Crucial Selections from The ‘A Love I Can Feel’ Rhythm

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AloveIcanfeelThis is another listener suggested mix specially prepared for the reggae lover podcast.

The ‘A Love I Can Feel‘ rhythm was first released on a vocal by John Holt under the same name in 1970. It was produced by Coxsone Dodd at Studio One and was a sizeable hit. John Holt re-recorded his original vocal a number of times (about once per decade) including for Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes’ Volcano label, King Jammy, and the Parish label. The rhythm has been used around 100 times, most frequently by King Jammy and Donovon Germain of Penthouse Records.

Please download using the link below, and feel free to spread the word to fellow reggae lovers. Also email reggaeloverpodcast@gmail.com to make suggestions, requests or comments, and to get additional information.

Playlist:

1 John Holt – A Love I Can Feel – Studio One
2 Dennis Alcapone – A Love I Can Feel – Studio One
3 Freddie McGregor – When I’m Ready – Studio One
4 George Scott – Love You Still – Studio One
5 Cornell Campbell – Give Your Love To Me – Gorgon
6 Prince Jazzbo – Straight To I-Roy Head – Lagoon
7 Shinehead – Golden Touch – African Love
8 Josey Wales – Weh Dem A Go Do “86″ – Tuff Gong
9 Nana McClean – Nana’s Medley – Penthouse
10 Sanchez – Wont Last A Day – Germain
11 Tony Tuff – I’ve Got To Get You – Penthouse
12 Richie Stephens – Trying To Get To You – Penthouse
13 Tony Rebel – Fresh Vegetable – Penthouse
14 Pinchers – Stand By Me Pt. 2 – Penthouse
15 Sanchez – I Can’t Wait – Digital B
16 Beres Hammond – Tempted To Touch
17 Beres Hammond and Cutty Ranks – Love Me Haffi Get
18 Pinchers – Dreams and Illusions – Jammys
19 Frankie Paul – Benefit of the Doubt – Black Scorpio

Essential Reggae Riddims that Originated at Studio One

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studio1_Sir Coxsone Dodd‘s legacy is large and in charge here at the Reggae Lover Podcast. This episode was created to feed the demand for more Studio 1 sounds. Listen for remakes of foundation riddims like Far East, Boops, Entertainment, Love Bump, and more.

Playlist:

1 Wayne Wonder – Can’t Test Highlanda (dub plate)
2 Lady Ann – Informer
3 Yami Bolo – The Father Vex And Strike Back
4 Robert French – Meet Me By The River
5 Icho Candy – Selassie I
6 Tristan Palmer – Entertainment
7 Amazin Papa G (R.B.I Crew) – Miss Good Looking (dub plate)
8 White Mice – True Love
9 Andrew Bell – Listen To The Words (dubplate)
10 Mikey Melody – Highlanda A Big Bad Sound (dubplate)
11 Johnny Slaughter – Confusion
12 Gregory Isaacs – Lead Me
13 Cocoa TeaRikers Island
14 Sanchez featuring Bounty Killer – Searching
15 J.C. Lodge – Love Rewind
16 Maxi Priest – Bonafied Love
17 Sanchez – Rearrange My Live
18 Gregory Isaacs – Greedy For You Love
19 Singing Melody featuring Mad Cobra – Your Wish
20 Busy Signal – Dem Nuh Care
21 Busy Signal – Dat Me Love
22 Romain Virgo – Live Mi Life

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Super Stars of Reggae (1987-1989)

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Thanks for joining me on this Reggae Lover journey.  This is the 5th episode of the podcast in and I’m truly thankful for the feedback coming. It has been very encouraging.  Each episode has a brief intro and outro, but I do not talk over the music, nor do I place sound effects over the mixes.  You can actually hear all the songs, the mixing and blending clearly as they are recorded live. Within this episode I feature the Super Star Riddim from 1989, the I Need You Riddim from 1987, a nice Delroy Wilson off the More Ideas Riddim (1988), the Enquirer Riddim from 1988 with Sanchez covering Bobby Brown‘s “My Prerogative,” and finally ending off with Singing Melody and Shabba Ranks on the Gal Yu Look Good riddim.

Late 1980s Super Stars of Reggae

Late 1980s Super Stars of Reggae

I have many ideas and themes for upcoming episodes, some already recorded, and some still in my brain.  If you too have ideas of stuff you would like to hear me put down in a mix feel free to hit me up using the hash tag #ReggaeLover onTwitterFacebookGoogle +Instagram, or Pinterest.

Also you can email me at ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com.

Tracklist

1 Gregory Isaacs – Love Contract
2 Ken Booth – Call Me
3 Colin Roach – Oh Girls (Don’t Be Cruel)
4 Thiller U – Have Fun
5 Brian and Tony Gold – Bullseye
6 Cocoa Tea, Home T and Shabba Ranks – Who She Love
7 Tiger – Boombastic
8 Cocoa Tea – Come Again
9 Al Campbell – Easy Loving
10 Chuck Turner – I Need You
11 Super Black – Got To Be Careful
12 Cornell Campbell – Mix Up Family
13 Pinchers – Champion Bubbler
14 Little John – Block Traffic
15 Delroy Wilson – Ease Up
16 Sanchez – My Prerogative
17 Carl Meeks – Rawborn Rub A Dub
18 Ini Kamoze – Stress
19 Sugar Minott – Jah is the Way
20 Singing Melody – Hurry Back Home
21 Shabba Ranks – Gal You Good

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Sanchez, L.U.S.T, and Friends – Reggae Lover #4

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This installment of the Reggae Lover podcast is comprised of mostly lovers rock vibes with the likes of SanchezThriller U and Singing Melody, among others featured.

The selection here remains almost exclusively inside of the 1980’s era so you will hear covers of R&B hits from that period in abundance.

These tracks all share a very danceable tempo and are meant to keep you rocking, swinging, skanking, and bouncing throughout.  Please download and share!

Thank you for listening!  Requests? Feedback? Email ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com to interact directly with me and also leave a comment below.

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Jamaican reggae singer, Sanchez

TRACKLIST

1   Sanchez – Love Me Forever
2   Beenie Man – Show Fi Flop
3   Sanchez – Lonely
4   Thriller U  – Just Once
5   Admiral Tibett – Destroy A Sound
6   Wayne Wonder – Ebony Eyes
7   Thriller U – Ribbon In The Sky
8   Singing Melody – In This Love Together
9   Super Cat and Chuck Turner – Dolly My Baby
10  Pinchers – Request To Denise
11  Sanchez – Joy
12  Singing Melody – Groovy Kind Of Love
13  Frankie Paul – I Wanna Rock
14  Alton Black and Blacka Ranks – A Gal A Watch You
15  Admiral Bailey – Girl Your Body Good
16  Shabba Ranks – Wicked Inna Bed
17  Shevell Francis – Dreaming
18  Trevor B – Tears On My Pillow
19  Pad Anthony – Slow Dancing
20  Clement Irie and Robert French – Bun and Cheese
21  Copper Ranking, Sixy Morris, Mark Wonder & Johnny Lee – Friends
22  Johnny P and Pliers – Money Bribe

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The Biggest Lovers Rock Anthems of the 90s

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Episode 2 - Greatest Lovers Rock Combination Anthems of the 90s

Reggae Lover Episode 2 – Greatest Lovers Rock Combination Anthems of the 90s

1   Yami Bolo and Merciless – Curly Locs

After a short intro from yours truly, this mix starts off with a 1996 hit, Yami Bolo and Merciless singing Curly Locs – a lovely representation of the Junior Byles original song.

2   Andrew Bell and Shelene Thomas – Can You Give Me What I Want?

A big lover’s tune that can be found on one of the VP Records “Strictly the Best” compilation albums from the 90s.  Andrew Bell is still performing today and goes by the name Joseph Quote (aka “Bello”.

3   Sanchez and Beenie Man – Going Away

Quite simply one of the biggest songs on the prolific “Love Bump” riddim.  The King of the Dancehall alongside Sanchez, one of Jamaica’s most beloved voices.

4   Beres Hammond and Buju Banton – My Woman Now (Kahlil Wonda Extra Buju Mix)

In the original version of this song, Buju takes too long to come in.  Here, I have taken care of that problem.  Let me know if you like the sound of this “Extra Buju Mix.”

5   Cocoa Tea and Nadine Sutherland – Its Now or Never

Many have forgotten that these two artists ever sang together on a track. The combo of silky smooth male and female vocals make this tune simply SWEET.

6   Cocoa Tea and Cutty Ranks – Waiting In Vain

This is one song I just don’t mind hearing at any time.  Done nicely by Cocoa and Cutty, this Bob Marley classic is bound to live forever

7   Beres Hammond and Buju Banton – Who Say

Stop everything!  No keep going.  This is one of the top combinations in the business period.

8   Cocoa Tea and Buju Banton – Too Young

I had a tough time selecting only one song from this riddim, but the production on this track is just perfect.  Forward, Rewind and pull up dat!!!

9   Cocoa Tea and Cutty Ranks – I’m Not A King

Once again, hear back-to-back entries from the sweet voice of Cocoa Tea, this time accompanied by Cutty Ranks, who remained relevant in the 90s with solid lyrical delivery in this style.

10  Buju Banton and Wayne Wonder – Lonley

The “Swing Easy” is always a riddim that one can I listen or skank to for an extended period.  In this selection, I am pulling out some of the best cuts to feature, and Buju Banton along with Wayne Wonder have a winner with “Lonely.”

11  Chevelle Franklin and Lady G – The Right Slam (Kahlil Wonda Spicy Mix)

As a second song on in a row on the “Swing Easy” riddim, this song features two of the finest ladies of the era (80s – 90s dancehall).  I have reworked the song here to bring Lady G in at the proper time, thus maintaining the vibes of the mix.

12  Twiggi and Buju Banton – I Want Your Love (Kahlil Wonda Extra Buju Mix)

Buju is my artist, but here again the original press of this Penthouse Records Tempo riddim single makes you wait for a few verses to hear Gargamel come in.  I have made some adjustments to the arrangement so that the singer, Twiggi, goes back and forth with the DJ. This creates the ultimate in vibes.

13  Beres Hammond and Josey Wales – Free and Single (Sweetness)

Beres is the living legend – what more can I say? With father Josey in combination on the Conversation riddim, this remix to “Sweetness” is dancehall solid gold.

 

Thank you for listening!  Requests? Feedback? Email ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com to interact directly with me and also leave a comment below.