Sugar Minott | Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 86

Reggae lover podcast episode 86 is about Lincoln Barrington Minott, also known as dancehall music pioneer, Sugar Minott.

Sugar Minott Dancehall Hero

Sugar Minott, Dancehall Hero

In a live dancehall setting during the 1970s, it was common for artists to perform over pre-recorded instrumentals. Sugar Minott was the first artist to recreate that style inside the studio. He worked with Coxsone Dodd and sang new lyrics over the instrumentals of popular Studio One songs.

After leaving Studio One, Minott founded his own record label called the Black Roots. He also founded a sound system called Youth Man Promotions, and later a record label by the same name. His vision was to give young artists an outlet, and a chance to make their name in the music business.

Sugar Minott moved to England where he was achieving more success than he was in Jamaica. The lover’s rock craze started in the UK and Sugar was one of the major players in that movement. While in England he discovered the group Musical Youth.

Back in Jamaica, he’s also credited with discovering many young talents. He gave unknown artists the chance to perform live in the Dancehall and record for the first time. It was Sugar Minott who actually recorded Garnet Silk‘s first song. Other artists associated with the Black Roots and Youthman Promotion movements include Barrington Levy, Little John, Nitty Gritty, Tenor Saw, Junior Reid, Jah Stitch, Ranking Dread and Ranking Joe.

Sugar was a very Dynamic, versatile artist with successful records in different styles. Lovers rock, Roots, covers, dancehall style, and original written material. Sugar Minott recorded for his own record labels, and he worked with other top labels and producers. Working with Mikey Dread, George Phang, Sly and Robbie Jammys, Channel One and with the Bullwackies label out of New York City. Sugar Minott recorded over 60 albums and countless singles.

He passed away in 2010 to heart disease. To see him on stage I was very impressed. Even in his old age, he was a very energetic performer, acting out scenes, jumping, prancing and dancing across the stage. All with his voice still sounding sweet like sugar. Very comfortable in a dancehall setting, he would ask the band or the selector to play some Studio One, and he could sing for hours – entertaining and thrilling the crowd.

I salute the great Sugar Minott. His legacy lives on with his daughter Pashon Minott who is a bonafide recording artist in her own rights. If you enjoy this mix I hope you will add some of the songs to your music collection.

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Capleton Mix: The One Drop Hits | Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 70

Welcome to episode number 70 of the Reggae Lover podcast by Highlanda Sound. Capleton is one of the favorite artists of most reggae fans.

Reggae Lover Capleton Mix

Look out for Labor Day Sunday, September 3rd inside Bliss Lounge (5471 Memorial Drive) in Stone Mountain Georgia – Capleton will be live in concert for Labor Day weekend in the ATL. Atlanta dancehall that’s all about you.

This podcast is a dedication to every reggae lover in the whole entire universe. I hope you’re listening to the mixes and enjoying. I just want to say thank you and send my gratitude and appreciation to everybody who’s checked this out at least one time. Big up to anyone who’s listened to even a part of the show, who’s shared or told somebody about the podcast. Let’s keep the reggae music thing spreading around the world.

Thank you so much once again from Kahlil and the whole crew here and let’s keep reggae music spreading globally throughout the world.

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Junior Reid, Luciano to headline Reggae in the Hills 2014 in Northern California #festivals #reggae

This year will be the third consecutive year for one of the most highly rated Reggae festivals to take place in California, Reggae in the Hills.

Reggae in the Hills 2014 poster

Reggae in the Hills 2014 poster

Reggae in the Hills 2014 takes place in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills at the Calaveras County fairgrounds June 13-15, 2014.

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Uzman’s CLUB FOCUSED’ EP with Junior Reid and Jah Mason

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Toronto’s #1 crossover artist, Uzman, blends a unique fusion of hip hop and Jamaican dancehall music to the delight of radio deejays and club goers all over North America.  His EP, Club Focused, is set to hit stores April 20, 2014. The EP includes smash hit single “Night Life,” featuring reggae superstar, Jah Mason.  Night Life has already topped New York City’s Funk Master Flex Franchise Record Pool reggae charts and the anticipation is high for Uzman’s follow up tracks: Party Right, Stress Less, Tek Time, and Wine & Grind featuring Junior Reid and the remix produced by DJ Power the NYC Remix King (produced Mims’ platinum “Why I’m Hot” remix).

Uzman, born in Toronto to Jamaican parents has always been heavily influenced by the melodic vibrations of reggae music and the dancehall culture in whole. Add a distinctive blunt force flow, killer punch lines, and head banging club beats – and there’s the recipe for a memorable album that takes listeners from the club to the after party to the after after party! Uzman gives an energetic performance and lights up the microphone, especially on tracks, Wine & Grind and Party Right.

After major success with his Canadian Bar Hop Tour in 2013, Uzman is scheduled to embark on its US/Caribbean leg, stopping in at venues in New York, Miami, and Atlanta in the United States in April. The rapper also plans to visit Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica on a 2-week promotional media tour in support of the EP release and to perform Night Life live with Jah Mason. Night Life has been blazing up Jamaican radio since its release in late 2013; the song remains on heavy rotation on the island’s two most popular stations, IRIE FM and FAME FM.

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Reggae Vault Classics Mixshow Podcast (10-9-13)

Enjoy this Reggae Vault Classics mix segment from ‘Da Music Vault’ with Kahlil Wonda: DOWNLOAD or LISTEN now.

1 Tempo – Anthony Red Rose
2 Anthem – Junior Reid
3 In Deh – Pad Anthony
4 The Plane Land – Nicodemus
5 Lock Me Up – Junior Tucker
6 Complaint – Buju Banton featuring Garnett Silk
7 Dis The Trinity – Capleton
8 Greedy For More – Merciless
9 Thank You (Oh Lord) – Chevelle Franklin and Lady G
10 Hurry Up and Come – Cocoa Tea
11 I’m Not Sure – Sizzla
12 Never Dis The Man – Sanchez
13 Were All In This Thing Together – Luciano, Louie Culture, Terror Fabulous
14 Jah Blessing – Luciano featuring Sizzla
15 Give Praises – Luciano
16 Peace My Brethrin Peace – Luciano
17 Punchline – Luciano
18 La, la, la – Beres Hammond
19 Got This Feeling – Jah Cure
20 Spread Jah Love – Jah Cure
21 Lost Ones – Shooks
22 Who I Am – Capleton
23 Created By The Father – Leroy Gibbons
24 Declaration of Rights – Freddie McGregor
25 Declaration Dub – Freddie McGregor
26 Everyday Is A Holiday – Freddie Mcgregor
27 Holiday Dub – Freddie McGregor
28 Why You wanna Hurt Me – Dennis Brown
29 In The Streets – Courtney Melody
30 Bun Down Saddam – Anthony B
31 Double Trouble – Beres Hammond
32 Love Is Guaranteed – Jack Radicks featuring Reggie Stepper
33 Rearrange My Life – Sanchez

 

BEENIE MAN featuring CECILE – THUG LOVE – OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Hot off the heels of his appearance at the BET Awards, Beenie Man is back with a love song done in his own uniquely-worded way. The “King of the Dancehall” premiered his new joint “Thug Love” with a live walk-on on BET’s 106 & PARK on August 30th.

Music Video by Beenie Man feat. Cecile performing Thug Love (Explicit). (C) 2013 Grillaras Productions/Zojak World Wide.

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Filmed on location in the picturesque setting of Portland, Jamaica and Directed by United States-based filmmaker Mike Abela.  Abela’s past credits include videos for Vybz Kartel, Junior Reid, Sharon Tucker and many more.

The single is currently available on iTunes and a variety of online retailers.

LADY SAW and JUNIOR REID Live in Concert @ CLUB PISCES

SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013 SMP Allstars, Club Pisces, Shoville Ent, Love People and Island Jam Ent present LADY SAW and JUNIOR REID Live in Concert.

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CLUB PISCES: 5471 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA.  Tickets available here. For information, call 678.427.1004.

Third World Band Teams Up With Zojak World Wide

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Third World Music Group in association with Zojak World Wide is pleased to present the release of Third World’s 23rd album Patriots.  Known as one of the greatest reggae bands of all time, this release celebrates over 3 decades of music from the group.

Patriots is an album that spans eras and subgenres of reggae music with ease. Tracks like Front Door (featuring the late, great Gregory Isaacs), You Made Me So Very Happy (a cover of Alton Ellis‘ timeless hit featuring Marcia Griffiths), By My Side (featuring Tessanne Chin), Good Hearted People (feat. Capleton), and 96 Derees In the Shade (a remake of the band’s classic featuring Stephen and Damian Marley) demonstrate the undeniable skill and ageless quality of the band. Other guests on the album include Junior Reid, Mykal Rose,  Dean Frazer, Tarrus Riley, and Toots Hibbert. Quality reggae music is indeed still alive, and Patriots is a prime example of that.

Considering Third World is a band known as much for its impressive live performances as its studio output, fans will find themselves treated to a live version of Spirit Lives performed at the 2010 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. Listeners of all age groups, backgrounds, and tastes are sure to find something they love on this album. Fans can also look forward to Third World being on a world tour in 2011.

TRACK LIST:

1. Spirit Lives ft. Jr. Reid & Inner Circle
2. Revolutionary People
3. 96 Degrees ft. Stephen & Damian Marley
4. Front Door ft. Gregory Issacs
5. By My Side ft. Tessanne Chin
6. Good-Hearted People ft. Capleton
7. Always Around ft. Dean Frazier
8. That’s All We Have ft. Tarrus Riley
9. Island Girl ft. Toots
10. Freedom Must Be Now ft. Mykal Rose
11. You Made Me So Very Happy ft. Marcia Griffiths
12. Patriots Theme ft. Cat Coore on Cello
13. Spirit Lives (Live @ Ja Jazz & Blues 2010)

CONTACT INFORMATION

MANAGEMENT AND BOOKINGS

Victor E. Lewis

VicRae Inc.

347-216-6885 (U.S.A)

876-582-3970 (Jamaica)

Skype: VicRaeInc.

vicraeinc@gmail.com

MEDIA/PUBLICITY

Triple 7 Entertainment LLC

201-981-6960 (U.S.A)

876-475-5841 (Jamaica)

media@triple7entllc.com

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Reggae Vault Classics featuring Junior Reid

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Listen to and download our special featured artist mix with Junior “One Blood” Reid.

1   Ra Pa Pam Pam

2   Trod Up A Zion

3   Before Them Seek God feat. Bounty Killer

4   Forgive Them feat. Capleton

5   Respect Due feat. Don Carlos

6   Give Thanks

7   World Too Haunted feat. Bounty Killer

8   Bubblers

9   Dance Nah Keep Again feat. Dennis Brown

10  This is Why I’m Hot feat. Mims, and Baby Cham

11  One Blood

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