Joe Gibbs Mix | Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 99

The producer Joe Gibbs, hardcore Jamaican entrepreneur, engineer, and record producer started recording artists in the back of his electronics repair shop in 1966.

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He worked with Lee “Scratch” Perry who had left the employ of Coxsone Dodd‘s Studio One. Bunny Lee helped them form The Amalgamated record label. Soon ‘Niney The Observer‘ joined the team and they were able to produce Rocksteady era hits.

In 1972, Errol Thompson came on board as the chief engineer and together with Joe Gibbs formed “The Mighty Two.” Their studio band called The Professionals featured bassist Sly Dunbar, drummer Robbie Shakespeare, and guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith.

Hundreds of hits came out including “Money in My Pocket” by Dennis Brown and “A So We Stay” by Big Youth. In 1977 the Culture album entitled “Two Sevens Clash” debuted and became a smash hit which coincided with the punk rock craze in the UK. 

Artists recorded and produced by Joe Gibbs included Dennis Brown, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Junior Byles, Barrington Levy, Cornell Campbell, Delroy Wilson, Beres Hammond, JC Lodge, Marcia Aitken, Althea and Donna, Ranking Joe and Peter Tosh. The list goes on and on.

In the new millennium, Joe Gibbs focused on marketing his back catalog.  Joe Gibbs passed on to Zion in February 2008.  He had over 100 Jamaica number one hits and over a dozen UK hits.

He released music on an array of different record labels. An amazing body of work, the Joe Gibbs catalog includes some very important songs in the story of Jamaican music.  Salute to the icon, the giant, one of the greatest producers ever – Joe Gibbs. 

Please subscribe to the reggae lover podcast. Please share and invite others to listen. Email your requests and feedback to reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com.   Until next time, keep it positive. This is Kahlil Wonda from Highlanda Sound saying Jah bless.

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Bushman Mix | Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 95

Hear some of my favorite tracks from Bushman’s catalog on episode 95 of the reggae lover podcast. Bushman has released nine full-length albums to date.

Born in Prospect Beach which is in the parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica, he was raised as a Rastafarian. Singing in school and church choirs led to singing dubplates for local sound systems. Bushman actually worked as a selector under the name Junior Melody for black star line sound system.  He took part in singing competitions and talent searches in and around St. Thomas. His popularity grew as more people heard him sing.

Bushman decided to pursue his music career. He went to Kingston where he ended up working with Steely and Clevie at Studio 2000. His first tracks were “Grow Your Natty” and “Call the Hearse” which was his first major hit. Bushman moved on to work with King Jammy who produced his next two albums. He later teamed up with Bobby Digital, the UK-based Stingray team, and other producers.

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I respect Bushman for being a down-to-earth, authentic person who stays true to the values in his music. He still lives with his wife and children in St. Thomas enjoying nature and an “Ital” lifestyle.

Bushman is a living legend with a vocal range encompassing tonality reminiscent of Luciano and Peter Tosh. I want to highlight the “Bushman sings the bush doctor” album released in 2011 on VP records which is a fantastic Peter Tosh tribute. Also look out for “Conquering Lion” which is a 2018 released album from Bushman. There are few better examples of authentic Roots reggae music than Bushman.

Indeed on that tip please look out for the annual Health and Wellness Reggae Music Festival at the Wren’s Nest in the West End area of Atlanta. Taking place on Saturday, July 14th, this festival is an open-air, family-friendly, daytime event where I will play music alongside the Lion of Judah sound. There will be live bands and many performers. There will be Health practitioners, vendors, and lots of information. If you are vegan, vegetarian, or have an interest in learning more about healthy living, this event is for you. If you love reggae music, its an event for you. 

Thank you to all my listeners around the world. Special big ups to Ras Jamal in Savannah, GA, Collin Cameron out in New Jersey, and James Kajob out in Kenya. You guys are not only listening, but I appreciate that you take the time to send feedback and suggestions. Because of you, this podcast is a collaborative effort and it’s a beautiful thing. Big ups to Ali Carter for granting me that dope interview released earlier this week.

Look out for more interviews and mixes. Download and subscribe to the podcast. This show is dedicated to all reggae lovers. Thank you so much for listening. Give thanks. Until next time, one love.

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Live Concerts Mix | Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 93

Imagine being in the house for the ultimate reggae concert headlined by Bob Marley and friends.

Bob opens the show setting the mood for a night of stellar entertainment. Steel Pulse performs, then to the crowd’s surprise, Dennis Brown takes the stage. After D. Brown rocks, he invites U-Roy to come up and sing. The Wailers, Dennis Brown, and daddy U-Roy take turns thrilling the audience.

Next, on stage, we have Culture with original singer, Joseph Hill at his peak. Freddie McGregor joins in to deliver one of his greatest hits. Peter Tosh follows with two of his notorious numbers. Bob and U-Roy return to partake in the elevating vibes before making way for Frankie Paul.

F.P. displays crowd control and exemplifies dancehall style as the crowd jumps and sings out loud. The Steel Pulse band returns to contribute more musical excitement infused with meaning. Then to close the show, the legend, Ms. Lauryn Hill shuts it down as only L Boogie could.

Now that would be a bucket-list concert experience!

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Bob Marley 70th Birthday Bash Promo Mixtape *Side A*

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Bob Marley Birthday 2015 Promotional Mix by Highlanda and Archangel

Bob Marley Birthday 2015 Promotional Mix by Highlanda and Archangel

Please enjoy this mixtape, a collaboration between Superpec and Kahlil Wonda comprised of music from Bob Marley, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, and Kymani Marley along with Sizzla, Capleton, Tessanne Chin, Trey Songz, Bobby Brown, Spragga Benz, and Queen Ifrica.

Also listen out for foundation reggae giants like Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Toots, Third World, Freddie McGregor, Horace Andy, Ed Robinson, Gregory Isaacs, Willie Williams, Ini Kamozi, Papa Michigan, Johnny Osborne, Half Pint, Garnett Silk, and Steele Pulse.

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REGGAE ARTIST TRANQUILITY CHOOSES POSITIVITY

Tranquility Reggae

Reggae artist Tranquility

Tran-Quility means “calm” which basically says a lot about this upcoming artist and songwriter that is on a journey to become one of reggae music’s great. Though his genre of music is mainly cultural Reggae, TranQuility is incredibly versatile as he pulls his inspiration from many different artists such as; Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Buju Banton, Marcia Griffiths and Jah9. TranQuility is inspired by POSITIVENESS AND LIFE and this is what his music reflects.

He defines his music as relaxing, realistic, while at the same time, youthful and fun. His goal is to send a Positive Message to today’s Youths. TranQuility’s songs can be found on ITUNES, AMAZON, and other online music stores. Anyone wanting to work with him should contact his manager; Christine Dinel (Chrissy fox) via email at chrissypromo20@gmail.com

Check out TranQuility’s latest video here.

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Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 18 – 100% Peter Tosh

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This one is for all fans of rebel music.  The passionate artistry and instrumentation of reggae legend Peter Tosh is highlighted here in a 1 hour mix consisting of 32 crucial cuts.  Dedicated to all revolutionaries and reggae lovers.

#ReggaeLover Podcast 18 - Peter Tosh Mix. Photo courtesy of PeterTosh.com

#ReggaeLover Podcast 18 – Peter Tosh Mix. Photo courtesy of PeterTosh.com

Peter Tosh performing reggae on stage

Tracklist

1    Stepping Razor
2    Nothing But Love
3    Soon Come
4    Mystic Man
5    Bush Doctor
6    Get Up, Stand Up
7    Apartheid
8    Crystal Ball
9    Here Comes The Judge
10   Guide Me From My Friends
11   Legalize It
12   Fight On
13   Them A Fi Get A Beatin’
14   Johnny B Goode
15   Rastafari Is
16   Reggaemylitis
17   Ketchy Shuby
18   Brand New Second
19   Downpressor Man
20   What You Gonna Do
21   Equal Rights
22   Jah Guide
23   Burial
24   African
25   Coming In Hot
26   No Sympathy
27   Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)
28   The Poor Man Feel It
29   I’m The Toughest
30   Rock With Me
31   Buk-In-Hamm Palace
32   The Day The Dollar Die

“Cool Runnings,” from Duane Stephenson’s new album Dangerously Roots

“Cool Runnings” is the lead single from Duane Stephenson’s new album Dangerously Roots, in stores September 23rd.

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Duane Stephenson – Dangerously Roots – Artwork

Check out Duane’s retro flavored video that pays tribute to the song’s writer and original artist Bunny Wailer.

 

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Bob Marley, The Legend #ReggaeLover #Podcast

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Lover podcast produced for promotional purposes by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format.

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Reggae Lover Episode 11 – Bob Marley Still Rules. Click image to listen now.

This episode deals strictly with the music of “The Legend” himself, The Honorable Robert Nesta Marley. This is an audio montage in tribute to the man who has influenced world culture through his music and brought reggae music to the far corners of the universe.

Download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. I sincerely hope you enjoy the selections and mixing. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com or feel free to comment here.

Bob Marley Playlist

1 Roots Rock Reggae
2 Kinky Reggae
3 Slave Driver
4 Pimpers Paradise
5 Exodus
6 Rastaman Live Up
7 Natural Mystic
8 Roots Natty Roots
9 Easy Skanking
10 Natty Dread Rides Again
11 Buffalo Soldier
12 Jamming
13 Ambush In The Night
14 Redemption Song
15 We Don’t Need No More Trouble
16 Coming In From The Cold
17 Revolution
18 War

Anthony B: ‘Tribute To Legends’ in stores August 20, 2013

Check out roots reggae culture crusader Anthony B‘s new album Tribute To Legends.

Anthony B revealed why he decided to pay homage to the greats on his new album.

“I chose to make a tribute album to first show how much these legends influence my music and my life.I think a lot of our young people need to know where we are coming from musically and to help them be better in the future,” said Anthony B.

The 16 track album features covers of songs from ten musical legends. Included are reggae icon Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, the late John Lennon, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Peter Tosh to name a few. Tribute to Legends is a joint project with Born Fire and Masterone Productions.

 

 

Reggae Artist Matik Keeps It Burning

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Reggae Artist Matik

Reggae Artist Matik

Jamaican-born, Los Angeles-based fusion reggae artist Matik is featured on Yahoo for his ineffable stance against the war on medical marijuana, which is addressed in his new single and video, “Keep It Burning.” Born Matthew Seow in Kingston and raised in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Matik returns to his roots for this musical journey with a message.

“The mission is to really connect with the people,” reveals Matik. “I’m always trying to innovate and build on the foundation that all the greats before me have set.” Matik embarked on his mission over 5 years ago, with the ultimate goal of causing a revolution through music. His attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who depend on medical marijuana to ease their pain and suffering, and the legal battle to halt the distribution of medical marijuana to those who are in dire need. His message propelled his name across media, including cyber giant Yahoo, which recently shared his fight and message with their global audience. (Read Yahoo feature here.)

Matik is signed to Rootstar Entertainment, and has teamed up with some stellar names in reggae and dancehall music over the years, including producers Tony “CD” Kelly and Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee of Black Chiney. He has also collaborated with the likes of dancehall star Ce’Cile and Latin rapper Don Dinero. Matik’s unique style is greatly influenced by a diverse array of artists, including Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Frank Sinatra, Bounty Killer and Buju Banton, just to name a few.

“Keep It Burning” is now available digitally worldwide, on the Sunset Blvd Riddim compilation album, released on November 2, 2012 from Typhoon Music Group. It has been embraced by reggae radio, both in the U.S. and Jamaica, receiving airplay on Jamaica’s top radio stations including IRIE FM, Hitz92 FM, ZIP FM, and HOT97BOSTON in the US.

The “Keep It Burning” video was directed by Jonathan Chia and portrays various lifestyles of medical marijuana users, from the elderly to businessmen. The video was shot at a dispensary in Los Angeles, just days before getting shut down. It debuted in late November on YouTube, and has amassed an astounding 25,000 views in less than a month, keeping this budding entertainer a burning topic for his growing audience, worldwide.

Matik will be releasing more singles, with an EP currently in production for early 2013. For more information on Matik, log on to matikmusic.com, and like him at Facebook.com/OriginalMatik or follow at Twitter.com/theMatik, YouTube.com/theRealMatik or Instagram.com/Matik_Music. For all inquiries, contact Rootstar Entertainment at Rootstar.Ent@gmail.com.