2017 Roots | Reggae Lover Podcast – Episode 71

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2017 has seen terrific progress for the sound of roots reggae music with the release of some powerful albums.

2017 Roots Reggae

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Traditional roots music which is beloved by many and hailed as the sweetest vibe is refreshed and on display in the works of today’s artists featured here.  This is message music of the positive variety.

Chronixx, Jah9, Samory I, Kristine Alicia, Iba Mar, Spiritual, Queen Ifrica, and Protoje, along with veterans Anthony Malvo, Nadine Sutherland, Sizzla, Capleton and more paint pictures that speak loudly with powerful songs.

It brings me great pleasure to present Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 71 – dedicated to you, the #REGGAELOVER.

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VP Records Reggae Gold 2015 to Hit Stores in July 2015

Various Artists: Reggae Gold 2015 Genre: Reggae   Label: VP Records   Release Date: 17 July 2015

Reggae Gold 2015 – Artwork

Featuring Beres Hammond, Ikaya, Queen Ifrica, Yasha, Jah Cure and more, look out for various artists compilation album Reggae Gold 2015 which VP Records has slated for a release date of July 17.

1990s Roots Reggae: Garnet Silk, Luciano, Anthony B #BlackLivesMatter

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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.

Playlist:
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

32nd Annual Tribute To The Reggae Legends

Broadway Pier in San Diego hosts the 32nd Annual Tribute to the Reggae Legends 2 Day Concert on February 16th and 17th, 2013.

Updated flyer for Tribute to the Reggae Legends 2013 with Don Carlos and Luciano Just Added!

Updated flyer for Tribute to the Reggae Legends 2013 with Don Carlos and Luciano Just Added!

 The legendary line-up boasts the likes of Mykal Rose, Don Carlos, Israel Vibration, Luciano, Queen Ifrica, Frankie Paul, Little John, Triston Palmer, and Warrior King among others.

“Stay Classy San Diego.”  My city is yet to host such an enormous reggae show.

Junior Kelly Furthers Musical Journey, Completes Obligation with VP Records

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internationally-acclaimed reggae artist, Junior Kelly

As far as internationally-acclaimed reggae artist, Junior Kelly, is concerned, his years spent under contract with VP Records were not only productive and interesting, they contributed significantly to his development and progress globally.

“They were seven good years musically and otherwise,” Kelly said in an interview. “And seven is really such an awesome number, so it was significant and appropriate that after seven years, we closed the chapter on what proved to be a mutually beneficial agreement,” the conscious Rasta Artiste stated.

It was in 2003 that Junior Kelly inked the deal with reggae music giant, VP Records, and began a musical journey of exploration that took him along a meandering learning curve. The 2010 opus, Red Pond, signaled the delivery of the final album for VP under the contractual obligations. However, while Red Pond gained critical acclaim, there are some who feel that the true potential of the album was never fully capitalized and that the artist would have benefited more had there been an effective and penetrative marketing thrust in place.

Kelly’s management admit that they have heard all the critics, but for them, that chapter has been closed and they are looking towards a future filled with more conscious, uplifting music. However, they were quick to point out that this doesn’t mean that they would never work with VP again.
“The vibes between us and VP is great. All respect is due to them and we salute the Chin family for their contribution to the development of reggae and dancehall music,” was the message from Junior Kelly’s team.

“We were even considering extending the contractual period and doing another album for Chris (Chin), but we finally made the decision to do some work on our own and explore other options,” a representative for Junior Kelly explained.
The VP contract, as is the norm with many binding recording contracts, demanded exclusivity, giving the artiste little room to manoeuvre in terms of production choices. Now that Kelly has regained his independence, so to speak, he has been linking with other producers, listening keenly to the riddims and experiencing the beat of reggae music on various levels.

One of the first singles that he dropped in the post-VP era was “Been There”, a Big Bomb Entertainment release on the Broadleaf Riddim. “Been There” worked its way to number one on the Richie B Jamaica Music Countdown, made the Top 5 on the long-running New York Reggae Singles Chart and dominated the Stampede Street Chart during the summer.

When Junior Kelly heard that the single had topped the chart, he commented, “I give thanks to all those who worked assiduously to make this single number one. Naturally, it’s a good feeling when fans endorse your music and it gives me the encouragement to continue along this path.”

“Been There” adds to Junior Kelly’s list of songs which have impacted in a huge way. Among them are the “Sunshine,” “Boom Draw”, “Hungry Days,” “Missing You” (with Bar-bee)”, “Too Late” with Queen Ifrica, “Receive” and the blockbuster, breakout single, “Love So Nice“, which spent a record 15 weeks at number one.

Junior Kelly has been in the business of making uplifting and empowering reggae music for more than 25 years. Beginning his career during Dancehall’s ‘rude boy’ era in the late ’80s, Kelly’s inspiring messages have always made him a standout artist within Jamaica’s heavily populated entertainment scene.

His breakthrough single “Love So Nice” established him as a bonafide star in 2000. His commanding juxtaposition of precisely timed, deejayed rhymes and melodic singing, coupled with his vivid storytelling abilities, took the song to #1 on the Jamaican charts. The album “Love So Nice”, released in 2001, also spawned the well-received singles which brought him recognition throughout the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.

 

STATEMENT FROM BUSY SIGNAL

STATEMENT FROM BUSY SIGNAL
May 26, 2012

In this a time of reflection, I would like to thank my fans who have supported me through this difficult situation and who will continue to support me. Your messages and prayers via social networks and via members of my team are what have brought light to the darkness of my cell.

I have never admitted that I was involved in any drug deal or drug arrangement. I waived my rights to an extradition trial here in Jamaica, so that I can return to the US to face a charge of absconding bail ONLY. This incident took place ten (10) years ago before I even considered becoming an artiste.

As you can understand, this is a difficult time for me, however during my time away, my fans will not be left with a void – there are several unreleased tracks that will definitely keep you “busy” until my return. I recently released my album Reggae Music Again, which debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Reggae charts. On my recent tour of Amsterdam and Paris, we shot elements for the video to the title track of the album. It features cameos from Marcia Griffiths, Queen Ifrica and Anthony B and that will be released in a couple of weeks.

For my fans overseas, my management team has been in dialogue with promoters who have all shown their support for me and my situation and for that I thank them.

For my family, you have stood by me through thick and thin and I know you will continue to do so. In my time away, I have made the necessary arrangements with my management team to have you taken care of until my return.

To my band. Hi-Voltage, you have toured the world with me and have been a tower of strength. Continue to make good music until I return, cause the mission will continue.

I know that my facebook page has been inactive for a while, but, starting this week, Shane Brown, head of Juke Boxx management team, will assume direct control of my twitter account – @busysignal_turf and my facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/OneBusySignal. I will be kept updated so please continue to send your love, support and prayers through these channels, as they keep me going.

To my legal team, KD Knight, Bert Samuels and Roxanne Mars, your positive words and unfailing belief and support in me and my case have made this situation a little easier to bear. Thank you very much.

Finally my friends, my fans and my family, thank you again from the depths of my heart. Please keep me in your prayers. “We not going down, cause God alone controls my destiny”

Jamaica’s Top Artists Set To Perform – Live On The Waterfront 2011

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“Live On The Waterfront” is a 4 day event brought to you by The Live Entertainment Group to Stimulate and revamp your taste for our Jamaican music on April 22 – 25 2011 . This phenomenal event will feature a few genres of our Jamaican musical culture like, Roots Rocking Reggae, Dancehall and Gospel etc.

Live On The Waterfront is geared towards bring back to Jamaica’s event calendar a truly authentic musical showcase, with a focus on the local talent rather than foreign acts. The Representation of Jamaican music will be from originators and innovators in the industry current and Old stars.

Acts such as Vintage line up; Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales, U Roy and many more, Roots Rocking Reggae; Tarrus Riley, Tony Rebel, Etana and many more, Dancehall; Bounty Killa, I-Octane, Lady Saw and many more, Gospel; Carlene Davis, Dj Nicholas, Prodigal Son and many more. There will be various bands providing melodious rhymes that will soothe your ear and better yet Byron Lee’s Dragonairs will be there to electrify you with their wide collection of high energy soca music.

Pier One Montego Bay Jamaica will be the place where this new phenomenon will be born and staged. This venue as you know is the home for some of Jamaica’s/Montego Bay’s most luxurious sunset viewing with a wide view of the night sky as it touches the ocean and to top it off Pier One is also Montego Bay’s number 1 dining location. Pier One is also the home for some of Montego’s Bay biggest events like Short Circuit, Dancehall Queen, Fame Road Show and many more hit events.

Come meet, greet, eat and party responsibly in a safe and relaxing environment among friends, family and to sum it up great people.  Come and experience entertainment in a way you have never experienced before.

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Reggae Vault Classics Mothers Day Show with Marcia Griffiths

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for May 5, 2010 featuring the very best classic reggae and dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.
This episode includes the Featured Artist Special Mix which broadcasts weekly on the Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show (Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio.

Mother’s Day Podcast Playlist

1   Telephone Love – JC Lodge
2   Hold A Cuff – Sister Charmaine
3   Kuff – Shelly Thunder
4   Bam Bam – Sister Nancy
5   Uptown Top Ranking – Althea and Donna
6   I’m Still In Love – Marcia Aitken
7   Thank You – Chevelle Franklin and Lady G
8   I’m In Love – Nadine Sutherland
9   Babyface – Nadine Sutherland
10  You Don’t Know – Tanya Stephens

Marcia Griffiths Mix Playlist

1   Truly
2   Tell Me Now feat. Bounty Killer
3   Live On feat. Beres Hammond
4   Fire Burning (Half Idiot) feat. Cutty Ranks
5   Closer To You
6   I Shall Sing
7   All My Life
8   Sea Of Love
9   Always Together feat. Bob Andy
10  Undying Love
11  Childish Games

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Dancehall Now Episode 34 – The Ladies Edition

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for October 20, 2009 featuring the very latest dancehall music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.

This episode includes live footage from Highlanda’s Dancehall Now Radio Show (Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on Da Flava Radio.

The Ladies Edition featured the music of artists including the following: Raine Seville, Etana, Cherine Anderson, Alaine, Queen Ifrica, Phylissia, Alison Hinds, Marcia Griffiths, Jodain Pantry, D’Angel, Tifa, Cecile, Lady Saw, and Spice.

On DANCEHALL NOW, Top Rated Highlanda features new and pre-release dancehall music that we deem the best of the best and bound to become hits along with established chart toppers and records getting radio and club spins in current rotation. Dancehall Now also includes artist features and delivers news pertinent to the dancehall community.

Dancehall Now is in keeping with Highlanda Sound’s stated mission to entertain and promote reggae music world wide. This show may contain language that may be considered by some to be offensive. Views expressed by artists and guests on this show are not necessarily shared or endorsed by Highlanda Sound.

Please download the entire mp3 file or just click to listen to the audio stream now. We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections. Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to kahlil.wonda@gmail.com or feel free to comment here. If you like what you hear please subscribe and become a fan to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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