The Essential Leroy Smart

Leroy Smart, known as “The Don” has a mind-blowing voice that penetrates his audiences and an exuberant performance style.

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“The Don Smart” sang both roots and lovers reggae masterfully.

He was most active from the early 70s through the 90s with over 35 albums released.

He still performs and is one of Jamaica’s musical icons.

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Sugar Minott and Friends: Reggae Dancehall from the 80s and 90s

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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.

Sugar-Minot

Tracklist:

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 W...

English: Sugar Minott performing at the 2008 Winnipeg Ska and Reggae Festival. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Music of Leroy Smart Featured

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Leroy Smart

Leroy Smart

Kingston Jamaica born  reggae singer, producer and actor Leroy Smart is the featured artist on this episode of the Reggae Vault Classics podcast as heard live on Daflavaradio.com.  This mix includes some of my favorites from ‘The Don’ like his 1982 Volcano hit I Am The Don, his Channel One smash Ballistic Affair, and a solid cover of Bob Marley’s Waiting In Vain in a roots reggae style.

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Reggae Vault Classics 11 – Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor and friends

Freddie McGregor

Freddie McGregor (via last.fm)

This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound for the week of March 23, 2009 featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format with no talking.

Episode 11 is like a concert with Dennis Brown and Freddie McGregor headlining and sharing the stage. Those reggae giants sing 10 out of the 26 songs on the playlist. They invite a few other singers to come up and perform too including Gregory Isaacs, Sanchez, Lukie D, Thriller U, Garnett Silk, Leroy Smart, Linval Thompson, Wayne Wonder, and Half Pint. Deejay performers include Buju Banton, Merciless, and Simpleton. My favorite highlight from this show is the mix out of Sancho’s “Biltmore Ballroom” era smash hit, Chase Vampire, into Freddie McGregor’s Loving Pauper. The 6 selections that follow make you wanna grab a dance partner and take it to the floor for some wining and grinding (water pumping, cool and deadly, rent a tile, etc.)

Right Click the file and select “Save As…” to download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections and mixing. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to podcast@highlanda.net or feel free to comment here. If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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Playlist

1 No More Will I Roam – Dennis Brown
2 True Love Will Never Die – Conrad Crystal
3 Push Come To Shove – Freddie McGregor
4 Not Because I Smile – Gregory Isaacs
5 Look How Me Sexy – Linval Thompson
6 Time To Say Goodbye – Wayne Wonder
7 Sitting In the Backseat – Glen Ricks
8 Some A Talk Friend – Leroy Smart
9 Substitute Lover – Half Pint
10 Breaking Up – Freddie McGregor
11 Undying Love – Freddie McGregor
12 Do You? – Wayne Wonder
13 Fussing And Fighting – Garnett Silk
14 If Loving Was A Crime – Buju Banton
15 Turn It Up – Lukie D
16 I’ve Been Missing – Thriller U
17 Mr. Old Nail – Simpleton
18 Mr. War War – Merciless
19 Chase Vampire – Sancho
20 Loving Pauper – Freddie McGregor
21 Danger In Your Eyes – Freddie McGregor
22 Slow Down Woman – Dennis Brown
23 Shine On – Dennis Brown
24 Come On Little Girl – Freddie McGregor
25 Love By The Score – Dennis Brown
26 Chemistry – Sanchez

Media files Reggae_Vault_Classics_11.mp3 (MP3 Format Sound, 55.9 MB)

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