Welcome to episode number 70 of the Reggae Lover podcast by Highlanda Sound. Capleton is one of the favorite artists of most reggae fans.
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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Biggest One Drop Anthems 2015 puts a new spin on the longstanding compilation series with 13 all new one drop productions from famed producer Clive Hunt.
The album features new and exclusive songs from reggae legends Luciano and Capleton plus emerging artists: Raging Fyah, Jah 9, Iba Mahr, Jah Vinci, Yahsha and more.
The album release date is October 23, 2015.
We salute a living legend, reggae singer Luciano who has released 21 studio albums over the course of a brilliant 22 year career. One of my favorite artists and live performers, Luciano gained prominence around the world during the “Rastafari renaissance” in dancehall that took place in the mid-late 1990s. He established himself as a name synonymous with roots reggae and became one the sub-genre’s pillars.
This 1 hour mix of 42 songs focuses heavily on Luciano’s material from Where There Is Life, and Messenger, which were albums produced by Phillip “Fattis” Burrell and his Xterminator label. His latest album,The Qabalah Man, was released on the 29th of November 2013. Please support this phenomenally talented artist by buying his music/merchandise and patronizing his live concerts. You will not be disappointed.
After All (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
2 Guess Whats Happening
3 Never Give Up My Pride
4 Final Call
5 Jah Is My Navigator
6 Sweet Jamaica
7 Business Lock
8 Jah Lives
9 If There Was No God
10 Good God
11 Skank If You Skanking
12 Sweep Over My Soul
13 Should I Slumber
14 Come Away
15 Level Up The Unity
16 Glory Be
17 Wicked Haffi Run Away
18 Where There is Life
19 Shake It Up Tonight
20 In This Together
22 Peace My Brethren Peace
23 Punchline 24 Jah Kingdom featuring Capleton
25 Give Praise/Jah Blessing (dub plate)
26 Who Could It Be
27 Love Jah and Live
28 Ulterior Motive
29 One Way Ticket
30 Oh Father I Love You
31 What We Gonna Do featuring Buju Banton
32 We Be Alright featuring Buju Banton
33 Heaven Help Up All
34 How Can You?
35 Thank You Lord (dub plate)
36 He Is My Friend
37 As the Beat Goes On
38 Win or Lose
39 Your World and Mine
40 Lord Give Me Strength
41 Jah Jah Never Let Me Down
42 Write My Name
Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 34 opens with Queen Ifrica, Anthony B, and Bushman singing about police brutality from a Jamaican perspective.
Riddims featured include Tempo, Shank I Sheck, Rockfort Rock, Promised Land, and Darker Shade of Black plus 1996’s masterpiece from Flames Productions, the Lalabella among others, while the subject-matter is conscious, spiritual and cultural.
The finale is “Splashing Dashing” (the 23rd Psalm) being performed by Garnett Silk on the Champion of the Arena riddim, released on the Fattis Burrell’s Exterminator record label. Rest In Peace to Garnett Silk who flew away home to Zion almost exactly 20 years ago.
1 Queen Ifrica – Babylon Blunder
2 Anthony B – Good Cop
3 Anthony B – Police
4 Anthony B – Fire Bun Now
5 Bushman – Robbery
6 Aaron Silk – The Right Path
7 Uton Green – No Looking Back
8 Lebanculah and Sugar Black – Oh Jah
9 Everton Blender – Ghetto People Song
10 Tony Rebel – Why Be Afraid
11 Bounty Killer and Junior Reid – This World Too Haunted
12 Glen Washington – Why
13 Garnett Silk and Capleton – Complaint
14 Luciano – One Way Ticket
15 Luciano – Raggamuffin
16 Everton Blender – Blow Your Nose
17 Beres Hammond – Freedom
18 Garnett Silk – Splashing Dashing
This Sizzla mix was suggested by a fellow Reggae Lover, Kris in Atlanta, and truthfully I am grateful for such a suggestion. The messages in Sizzla’s music have aroused and inspired many people over the past 20 years including me. This mix goes through the best of Kalonji’s catalog from 1995 to now and includes singles from ‘Radical,’ one of 2014’s Sizzla albums – a real “throwback” and a surefire treat. Listen now, and spread the download link around when you get a chance.
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The Reggae Lover Podcast presents Sizzla
1 No White God
2 Really and Truly
3 Praise Ye Jah
4 Solid As A Rock
5 Smoke Marijuana
6 No Wicked Man
7 Dem Ah Wonder
8 Babylon A Listen
9 Jah Never Fail I
11 One Love
12 Clean Up Your Heart
13 Made Of
15 Babylon Homework
16 Jah Blessing with Luciano
18 Kings Of The Earth
19 Police in Helicopter with John Holt
20 Do You Ever?
21 Good Ways
23 Gwaan Star
24 Like Mountain
26 Good Things
27 Dem Ah Try Ah Ting
28 Lovely Morning
29 Freedom Cry
30 Render Your Heart
31 Chant Dem Down
32 Take Myself Away
33 To The Point
34 King In The Jungle with Jah Cure
35 Holding Firm
36 Explain To The Almighty
38 Till It Some More
39 Show Us The Way
40 Love Is Always There
41 Beautiful World
42 Give Them A Ride
43 Trust and Love
44 Sad Mistake
45 Blaze Fire Blaze
46 No Other Like Jah
47 Collie with Sugar Minott
48 Dem Ah Gaze
“The passing of 57 year old Phillip Fatis Burrell at a time of great nostalgia for his 1990s productions resulted in a huge outpouring of sadness and love for his music. Burrell’s Xterminator empire was a chief architect of the 90s roots revival that helped make Sizzla and Luciano’s names — while giving valuable grounding to next generation artists such as Chezidek and Lutan Fyah.
His son Kareem “Remus” Burrell’s reboot label XTM.Nation has been attracting attention for similarly distinctive rhythms that continue the tradition of clean-sounding,
intricate, eclectic live instrument based reggae. And to commemorate a quarter century of the parent imprint he has released this compilation of unreleased material
produced by his father, along with his own creations. The cover depicting Luciano, Sizzla, Beres Hammond, Sly & Robbie, Dean Fraser and Earl Chinna Smith is illustrated by Original Jeremiyah and the heartfelt liner-notes are penned by writer and friend of Burrell, John Masouri.”
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
He hit it big in 1999 with the single “Love So Nice“. Since then, he released at least one album a year.
He also collaborated with all the best dancehall artists like Capleton, Anthony B, Luciano and many others. Between 2001 and 2005, he released many hits like “Can’t Get Away”, “Clean Heart”, “One Love” or “Jah Jah Live On” and “Rasta Should Be Deeper”.
From his early life as a youth in Jamaica to becoming one of the most popular reggae artists on the festival network, Junior Kelly has always fought and preached for social justice, economic equality and freedom for all in and through his songs and performances. They are filled with messages for the betterment of all people. This year’s tour will be amazing in all sense.
In the July issue of Triple the Focus E-Magazine in which Konshens was featured on the cover, he was asked if there were any plans to do another collaboration with brother Delus. He responded, “Yes, definitely but both our solo careers have become our main focus so as soon as time allows it, it will get done.” Well the time has arrived. The brothers teamed up to record new single “Live Mi Life” on the Mad Panamera Riddim, produced by FE2 Music. The Riddim also features I-Octane, Voicemail, Flippa Mafia, Navino, Darrio and Lincoln.
Fans of both Delus and Konshens have often expressed that the two sound alike, reference singles “She’ Happy,” “Chalice Load,” and have even mistook Delus’ single “Another Gal” as Konshens’. However there is no confusing their voices on this track. It is Konshens smooth delivery of – tell you what’s really good, got money in my pocket and I’m feeling good – that opens the song, while Delus’ raspy singjay style on the second verse that begins – suh wah if mi spend pon gyal, suh wah happen if mi love alcohol – that makes the distinction clear.
But way before their solo success, Delus and Konshens achieved duo notoriety when they recorded under the name SOJAH. Their first single entitled “Medz Pon Di Corner” went number one in Japan in 2004, which afforded them the opportunity to tour in Japan. The tour prompted the release of the duos debut album titled “Sons of Jah.” In 2009 they released their Sophomore Album “Modern Revolutions,” at which time the duo went on tour in Europe to promote the album. The album featured artists such as Luciano and Iriepathie.
“Live Mi Life” is just one of the many singles that both Delus and Konshens are promoting. On the heels of his highly successful album, Mental Maintenance, Konshens kept his fan intrigued when he released dancehall singles “Gal Siddung,” “Bubble Gal a Bubble,” “Stop Sign,” “A Suh Mi Tan,” which have been heating up the clubs and airwaves. Similarly, Delus’ singles “What Tomorrow May Bring,” “Mi Find Har,” “Gal My Ting Deh” and his 2011 hit single “Another Gal,” have been in rotation on various radio stations which has garnered him wide spread appeal with fans globally.
Will there be other projects in the works, Delus remarks, “Without a doubt. We have always worked well together. Even when you don’t hear Konshens’ voice on my track, his input is definitely there and vice versa.”
This episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast was produced for promotional purposes only by Highlanda Sound for 2010 featuring classic reggae music in a radio broadcast mix-show format.
Reggae Vault Classics features and re-introduces Classic reggae music from the 1960s to the early 2000s in a mixed format. Songs are selected and blended together in an entertaining fashion. Turn up your speakers or headphones and enjoy the nostalgic vibes!
This episode of Reggae Vault Classics includes excepts from The Vault Classics Radio show recorded live on Da Flava Radio.
This episode of Reggae Vault Classics includes excepts from The Vault Classics Radio show recorded live on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 for Da Flava Radio.
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1 Smile – Dennis Brown
2 Declaration Of Rights – Freddie McGregor
3 Everyday Is Just A Holiday – Freddie McGregor
4 Nanny Goat – Freddie McGregor
5 Watch This Sound – Freddie McGregor
6 Hold On To What You’ve Got – Dennis Brown
7 Fill Us Up With Your Mercy – Garnett Silk
8 Show Us The Way – Dennis Brown
9 Donkey Want Water – Yellowman
10 Green Line – Garnett Silk
11 Jammin – Bob Marley
12 Kinky Reggae – Bob Marley
13 Natural Mystic – Bob Marley
14 Murderer (Remix) – Beenie Man and Barrington Levy
15 Under Me Sensi (Remix) – Beenie Man and Barrington Levy
16 Jah Power – Beenie Man and Tristan Palmer
17 Healing – Beenie Man and Lady Saw
18 Going Away – Beenie Man and Sanchez
19 Slam – Beenie Man
20 The Wickedest Ride – Beenie Man
21 Certain Gal – Beenie Man
22 Number One – Beenie Man
23 Memories – Beenie Man
24 Christmas – Beenie Man
25 World Dance – Beenie Man
26 Blessed – Beenie Man
27 New Suzuki – Beenie Man
28 Crazy Baldheads – Beenie Man and Luciano
Make sure to download this show for the exclusive combinations within such as the remix of ‘Brooklyn Go Hard’ which features Wayne Wonder, Foxxy Brown, M.I.A, and Jay-Z, & ‘Automatic’ by Marcia Griffiths and Busy Signal.
Since Trinidad Carnival (aka the greatest show on Earth) is currently taking place, this episode of Dancehall Now features Jamaica’s Dancehall King Beenie Man doing the Soca thing alongside Trinidad’s lyrical giant, Bunji Garlin on the remix of ‘Plenty Gal,’ a bonafied 2009 mega hit. Also in the mix is Beenie Man featuring Trini Jacobs with the Soca version of rapper T.I.’s ‘Live Your Life’ entitled ‘Superstar.’ Other carnival themed highlights featured are ‘Tonight’ by Reggae songstress Alaine featuring Machel Montano, and ‘Fly Away’ sung by Machel Montano and Collie Budz out of Bermuda.
Dancehall Now Episode 17 also includes new music from Daville, Vybz Kartel and Spice, Tarrus Riley, Laden, and Ms. Triniti featuring Beenie Man by request.
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1 Automatic – Marcia Griffiths/Busy Signal
2 Brooklyn We Go Hard (Remix) – Wayne Wonder/Foxy Brown/Jay-Z/M.I.A
3 You Have It – Beenie Man
4 Fly Away – Machel Montano HD feat. Collie Budz
5 Burnin Burnin – Ms. Triniti feat. Beenie Man
6 Human Nature – Tarrus Riley
7 U A De Boss – Sizzla
8 Baby Mother Drama – Kiprich
9 Time To Shine – Laden
10 Ramping Shop – Vybz Kartel feat. Spice
11 No Games (Remix) – Serani feat. Raekwon
12 Sleepless Nights – Buju Banton
13 Jah Live – Luciano
14 Tonight – Alaine feat. Machel Montano
15 Superstar – Beenie Man feat. Trini Jacobs
16 Plenty Gal (Remix) – Bunji Garlin feat. Beenie Man
17 Start A New – Tarrus Riley
18 The Best In Life – Sizzla
19 Missing You Right Now – Daville
20 Know How Fi Love Dem Up – Assassin feat. Josey Wales
Highlanda Sound has put together something for the fans of that “Finest Years” era of dancehall. Reggae Vault Classics is here to represent the foundation of the music.
Listen to an episode and you will hear right away that Reggae Vault Classics features only classics mixed and blended so you can turn up your speakers or headphones and get lost in Kahlil Wonda’s mixes.
RVC Episode 2 starts off with Dennis Brown singing ‘Stop the Fussing and Fighting’ on the Real Rock riddim. The mix also includes tunes on some of the biggest riddems ever such as Stalag, Far East, Swing Easy, and The General.
English: Reggae Singer Dennis Brown in Paris, France Français : Le chanteur de Reggae Dennis Brown à Paris (Palace) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Expect to hear artists and selections you don’t hear everyday, or maybe even every year for that matter. The selection order and mixing are masterful, which makes it easy for anyone to enjoy, whether you are a dancehall novice or a foundation reggae enthusiast.
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1 Stop the Fussing and Fighting – Dennis Brown 2 Drop It Cool – Terror Fabulous 3 Putting Up Resistance – Beres Hammond 4 He Is My Friend – Luciano 5 Know Jah – Tony Rebel 6 Ganja Song – Spragga Benz/Baby Cham 7 Sensimelia Persecution – Buju Banton 8 Every Knee Shall Bow – Garnett Silk/Cocoa Tea/Charlie Chaplin 9 True Love – White Mice 10 Send Them Come – Terry Ganzie 11 Murderer – Buju Banton 12 Cold Blooded Murderer – Capleton 13 Nuh Have No Heart – Bounty Killer 14 Blood Stain – Pinchers 15 Reality – Shabba Ranks 16 Tune In – Cocoa Tea 17 Here I Am – Sanchez 18 Are You Still In Love With Me – Sanchez 19 Dances Are Changing – Barrington Levy 20 Ever Changing Times – Alton Black 21 Goodie Goodie – Colin Roach/Galaxy P 22 Kill A Sound – Quench Aid
First off let me say for the record that since the mid 1990’s, when asked which artist puts on the best live stage show performance, my answer was and is Luciano. I found out that he was going to be performing in Atlanta through word of mouth the day before the concert and decided to go since it had been a while since I attended a stage show. Knowing that Caribbean events in Stone Mountain typically start late, I was in no rush to arrive. I got inside Club Intrigue at around 2am after paying $30. I had no problem forking up the money, because after all, it was for Luciano – my favorite live performer. At that time there was a short line outside and the venue, which can hold approximately 1000 people was about half full. More people continued to arrive over the next couple hours but the club wasn’t packed at all.
English: Photo of Tony Rebel, Jamaican reggae legend (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Early Warm (part 1)
Local sound man, Danger Marcus finished up his set on the turntables and turned the controls over to Adonai Sound from Jamaica. Dred from Adonai selected and mixed, while Atlanta’s Mix Master David acted as MC. Adonai’s Dred started out with some foundation music, but then brought it to more recent conscious and lover’s rock reggae before starting to juggle with songs like ‘Living Dangerously‘ by Bounty Killer featuring Barrington Levy. The music was decent though I would have liked to hear more culture played since it was a culture show. Also, Mix Master David’s specialty is mixing, hence his name, and he struggled to connect with the audience while talking over music being played by the Adonai. I don’t recall any forwards (big crowd responses) being achieved.
The Early Warm (part 2)
At around 3am, the stage show began with opening acts performing dirty south style hip-hop. The first 4 acts took the stage rapping about various subject matter unrelated to the theme of the night (Spiritual Fyah), performing at least 2-3 songs each which made me think to myself, among other questions, “are the promoters familiar with the music of Luciano at all?” After that the MC introduced Fire Harp, the first reggae artist, followed by Ras Idon, Ishmael Turner, and a female duet that reminded me of the group Floetry called Last Lyricists. These performances were good and much more appropriate, but I think this whole portion of the show was too long. Standing up and watching 8 artists you have never heard of sing songs you never heard before for over an hour doesn’t exactly energize a crowd, especially at that time of morning.
The MC then announced that the DJ would take over for a while until the remaining artists were ready to take the stage so Nolan from King Eternity began to select and was joined by Danger Marcus as MC. I think Danger Marcus was better than Mix Master David as he ventured away from the DJ booth in the corner of the stage out to front stage a few times to interact with the crowd. He had more energy, but It didn’t transfer over to the audience. This whole time, the majority of the people were at the back of the club, near the bar or in the far corners so it was pretty empty in front of the stage and on the main dance-floor. During his set, Nolan selected 2002 – 2003 tunes and juggled on riddims like Diwali, Buyout and the Buzz at 4 o’clock in the morning. The selection was not fitting with the theme of the night in general and this prevented the vibes from reaching anywhere. I still can’t believe that I heard no Beres Hammond, Garnett Silk, Capleton, conscious Sizzla… No Anthony B, Everton Blender, Chuck Fender, Bob Marley or any other Marley… You get my drift.
It is at this point that the event started suffering from attrition and people began to trickle out one by one. I am sure patrons wondered if the artists they had paid to see were even in Atlanta at all, I know I did. Eventually the MC came back on stage to resume the stage show after the long break and brought out Anthony Malvo. There was still no band in sight, but at least there was a known reggae artist. Anthony Malvo was able to entertain the crowd singing covers of different reggae hits mostly, and his biggest response was in tribute to the late great Alton Ellis.
It was great to see band members emerge and take there place along with Delly who travelled from Jamaica to be the official MC/host. It was around 5am now, and whoever had stuck around that long had to be glad to know that Luciano would be coming out soon. Delly then introduced Papa Michi, Michigan from the foundation DJ duo Michigan and Smiley. I was shocked just to see this artist still performing at his age, but he went through some covers, another Alton Ellis tribute with the same songs Anthony Malvo sang, and also performed the 1980 hit, Diseases. Not bad at all, I just wished it was at least 3 hours earlier.
Queen Ifrica touched the stage and pulled stragglers in from the far corners of Club Intrigue to the front of the stage. She was well received and sang all her hits from the past 2 years, stopping only to give relevant speeches and introduce her songs like a pro. She worked well with the band and stayed on stage for approximately 30 minutes, ending off with her current hit tune, ‘Keep it to Yourself.’ Her performance was short and sweet.
Tony Rebel was up next. Rebel Tony showed poise and veteranship while on stage. He immediatley commanced attention from the crowd and went through the hits that he is know for globally, including Fresh Vegetable, Chatty Chatty, and If Jah. He also gave some lyrics about the rise of President Barack Obama to bring it current. Tony Rebel’s segment was longer than Queen Ifrica’s – I’d say about 45 minutes, which meant that now it was 6:30am.
Luciano took the stage to close the show and was well worth the wait. I will continue to support this artist because of the vibes and energy he puts into his shows. He skanked, jumped, and tumbled across the stage. He prayed for Barack Obama and gave good reports from his trip to Kenya, which was during the time of the recent Presidential election in the US. Luci did hits from different albums, but while singing Glory Be, given the signal that he had to leave to catch his plane. His performance ended up being not much longer than some of the opening acts which is sad, however in the short time he was on stage (at almost 7am) he was still able to completely energize the audience and get everyone back onto their feet and in a vibes. Then he stopped the last song and had the band start over, playing low so he could at least finish properly, kneeling down to say a prayer in the process. The Messenger Luciano shook the hands of all who were near enough to the stage and posed for pictures as if truly grateful for the opportunity to carry out his life mission – to spread Jah love and a conscious message through singing.
Please share your comments on these artists, concerts or events you have been to, etc. I will be breaking down the Atlanta dancehall scene in depth in future posts so you will want to stay tuned, trust me. That’s all for now.