Rebel with a cause, Jamaican deejay, the music of Josey Wales featured in an exclusive mix.
Josey Wales is one of my favorite original deejays. With a career starting in the late 1970s, Josey came to notoriety performing live on U-Roy‘s King Sturgav sound system. He recorded some of his biggest hits for producer Henry “Junjo” Lawe’s Volcano record label and was a dominant figure while touring with the Volcano sound system.
Josey Wales is an influential Jamaican dancehall deejay.
Wales is considered to be one of the best dancehall toasters of the 1980s dancehall era. A confident entertainer with a powerful presence on stage, Josey Wale’s voice was rough and gritty. His lyrics embodied the content of a street-side reporter, comedian, and motivational speaker.
Josey Wales was one of dancehall’s founding fathers
Josey Wales Playlist:
- Rebel With A Cause ft. Luciano and Charlie Chaplin
- Weh Dem A Go Do
- Bobo Dread
- You Nuh Wrong Fe Send Come Call Me
- Pick Your Choice ft. Barrington Levy
- Everyone Hustling
- Swing Low ft. Charlie Chaplin
- Do Good ft. Charlie Chaplin, Yami Bolo, and Jack Radics
- Whole Heap of Corn
- Bowl Dem
- Sweet Jamaica Vibes ft. Mr. Vegas and Shaggy
- Na Lef Jamaica
- Free and Single ft. Beres Hammond
- Right Move
- Stamp Out
- Kingston Hot
- Ready Fi Josey
- Leggo Me Hand
- Know How Fi Love Dem Up ft. Assassin
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The ‘A Love I Can Feel‘ rhythm was first released on a vocal by John Holt under the same name in 1970. It was produced by Coxsone Dodd at Studio One and was a sizeable hit. John Holt re-recorded his original vocal a number of times (about once per decade) including for Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes’ Volcano label, King Jammy, and the Parish label. The rhythm has been used around 100 times, most frequently by King Jammy and Donovon Germain of Penthouse Records.
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1 John Holt – A Love I Can Feel – Studio One
2 Dennis Alcapone – A Love I Can Feel – Studio One
3 Freddie McGregor – When I’m Ready – Studio One
4 George Scott – Love You Still – Studio One
5 Cornell Campbell – Give Your Love To Me – Gorgon
6 Prince Jazzbo – Straight To I-Roy Head – Lagoon
7 Shinehead – Golden Touch – African Love
8 Josey Wales – Weh Dem A Go Do “86″ – Tuff Gong
9 Nana McClean – Nana’s Medley – Penthouse
10 Sanchez – Wont Last A Day – Germain
11 Tony Tuff – I’ve Got To Get You – Penthouse
12 Richie Stephens – Trying To Get To You – Penthouse
13 Tony Rebel – Fresh Vegetable – Penthouse
14 Pinchers – Stand By Me Pt. 2 – Penthouse
15 Sanchez – I Can’t Wait – Digital B
16 Beres Hammond – Tempted To Touch
17 Beres Hammond and Cutty Ranks – Love Me Haffi Get
18 Pinchers – Dreams and Illusions – Jammys
19 Frankie Paul – Benefit of the Doubt – Black Scorpio
The Godfather of dancehall, the late Sugar Minott is joined by singers Al Campbell, Leroy Smart, Half Pint, Cocoa Tea, Anthony Malvo, Chuck Turner, and Trevor Sparks from the 1980s in this mix of crucial selections which also features the toasting of DJs like Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales, Shabba Ranks, Admiral Bailey, Lieutenant Stitchie, and Daddy Lizard in addition to giants from the 1990s dancehall reggae era such as Sanchez, Garnett Silk, Luciano, and Bounty Killer.
1 Sugar Minott – Dancehall Stylee
2 Charlie Chaplin and Sugar Minott – 4 Wheel Wheelie
3 Sugar Minott – Frontline
4 Luciano, Josey Wales and Charlie Chaplin – Rebel With A Cause
5 Sugar Minott – Jah Is On My Side
6 Al Campbell – They Talk About Love
7 Charlie Chaplin – Diet Rock
8 Josey Wales – Undercover Lover
9 Josey Wales – You Nuh Wrong Fe Send Come Call Me
10 Beres Hammond – Full Attention
11 Sugar Minott – Run Things
12 Sugar Minott – Good Thing Going
13 Sugar Minott – Bubbling
14 Sanchez – Don’t Worry
15 Garnett Silk – Its Growing
16 Leroy Smart – Some A Talk Friend
17 Half Pint – Substitute Lover
18 Santana (Dub) – Dead Tonight
19 Sugar Minott – Buy Off The Bar
20 Josey Wales – Leggo Me Hand
21 Cocoa Tea – I’ve Lost My Sonia
22 Anthony Malvo and Daddy Lizard – Greatest Gal Lover
23 Trevor Sparks – Bye Bye Love
24 Josey Wales – Grooving
25 Admiral Bailey – Old Time Something
26 Shabba Ranks – Get Up Stand Up And Rock
27 Bounty Killer – Inspired By God
28 Anhtony Malvo – Bad Minded People
29 Cornell Campbell – Mix Up Family
30 Super Black – Got To Be Careful
31 Johnny Osborne – On The Right Track
32 Al Campbell – Easy Loving
33 Chuck Turner – I Need You
34 Cocoa Tea – Come Again
35 Pinchers – Champion Bubbler
36 Little John – Block Traffic
37 Lt. Stitchie – Wear Yuh Size
38 Josey Wales – Whole Heap Of Corn
English: Sugar Minott performing at the 2008 Winnipeg Ska and Reggae Festival. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)