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Playlist:

  1.  Bob Marley ft. Lauryn Hill – Turn Your Lights Down Low (Remix)
  2.  Jah Cure – Call On Me
  3.  Black Uhuru ft. Shabba Ranks – Shine Eye Girl (Remix)
  4.  Garnett Silk – Complaint (Remix)
  5.  Jah Cure – Ghetto Girl
  6.  Jah9 – Hardcore (Mad Professor Dub Mix)
  7.  Jah9 ft. Chronixx – Hardcore (Remix)
  8.  Ras Fraser Jr. – Vacation For Two
  9.  Morgan Heritage – She’s Still Loving Me
  10.  Queen Ifrica ft. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Trueversation
  11.  Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Affairs of the Heart
  12.  Ikaya – Love Note
  13.  Ikaya – For You
  14.  Christopher Martin – Give You My Love
  15.  Gyptian ft. Estelle – Majestic Love
  16.  Simpkin Project – Hustling
  17.  Raging Fyah – Ready For Love
  18.  Shawn Antoine – I Love You
  19.  Sizzla – Give Them A Ride (Morgan Heritage Mix)
  20.  Sizzla – Give Me A Try
  21.  Etana – Warrior Love
  22.  Junior Mervin – Cool Out Son
  23.  Welton Irie & Prince Weedy – Nice Up the Dance
  24.  Lady Ann – Informer
  25.  Wayne Wonder – Talk About (Dubplate)
  26.  Tristan Palmer – Entertainment
  27.  Gregory Isaacs – Lead Me
  28.  Cocoa Tea – Rikers Island
  29.  JC Lodge – Love Rewind
  30.  Maxi Priest – Bonafide Love
  31.  Sanchez – Rearrange My Life
  32.  Sanchez – Missing You
  33.  Garnett Silk – Oh Me Oh My
  34.  The Tamlins – Baltimore
  35.  Tessanne Chin – Firework
  36.  Rihanna – Right Now (Jr. Blender Remix)
  37.  Chronixx – Alpha and Omega
  38.  Usher – Climax (Walshy Fire Remix)
  39.  Etana – All I Need
  40.  Stephen & Damian Marley ft. Buju Banton – Traffic Jam
  41.  Cocoa Tea – Tune In
  42.  Shabba Ranks – Reality
  43.  Sizzla – Just One of those Days
  44.  Mikey Melody – Mellow (Dubplate)

The Dominance of King Jammy and Biltmore Era Riddims

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Reggae Lover Podcast 39The episode commences with the Sly and Robbie produced version of the Randy Newman song,

Reggae Lover Podcast 39B

The episode commences with the Sly and Robbie produced version of the Randy Newman song, “Baltimore” from 1979 sung by The Tamlins. Courtney Melody and Dennis Brown follow with big tunes on the Baltimore Riddim before the hit from mighty King Jammys catalog, Dennis Brown’s “The Exit.”

Wayne Fire’s “Sexy Body” (1991) and “Come Down” by Super Cat from 1988 on the Wild Apache label launch the mix into the late 1980s. Listen for a Kenneth Hoo Kim produced version of the Hypocrite riddim released in 1984, and then almost every song after that point involves producers Bobby Digital, Steely and Clevie, and/or King Jammys.

The highlight is the Duck aka Duck Dance riddim from 1988. This was a time when Jammy’s label usually had 10 out of the top 20 songs on Jamaica’s charts and Admiral Bailey was the dominant artist in dancehall and on stage shows.

Tracklist

1 The Tamlins – Baltimore
2 Courtney Melody – In The Streets
3 Dennis Brown – The More I Excel
4 Dennis Brown – The Exit
5 Wayne Fire – Sexy Body
6 Super Cat – Come Down
7 Wayne Smith – Karma Chameleon
8 Tony Tuff – Gone Clear
9 Don Angelo – Settlement
10 Earl Sixteen – Come A Long Way
11 Midnight Rider – Hypocrite
12 Pad Anthony – Rub A Dub A Play
13 Johnny Osbourne – Gentle Is The Sound
14 Derrick Parker – My Heart Is Gone
15 Singing Melody – Hurry Back Home
16 Shabba Ranks – Gal Yuh Good
17 Shabba Ranks – Pay Down Pon It
18 Little Twitch – Watch Your Friends Them
19 Anthony Malvo – Run For Your Life
20 Josey Wales – Stamp Out
21 Tiger – The Dam Thing
22 Ninja Man – More Reality
23 Admiral Bailey – Them Have Fe Wait
24 Papa San – Style and Fashion
25 Chaka Demus – Bad Bad Shaka
26 Flourgon – Bounce
27 Red Dragon – Duck Dance
28 Singing Melody and Johnny P – Say You Love Me Baby
29 Bunny General – Must Get Defeat
30 Johnny P – Sound A Sound
31 Cocoa Tea and Charlie Chaplin – Lets Give Thanks
32 John Mouse – Me A Me
33 Chevell Franklyn – No One In The World
34 Lady Venus – Best Friend A Gi You Bun
35 Clement Irie – Loving
36 Johnny P – Cut Up
37 Lady Patra – Gun Inna Panty
38 Ninja Man – Heartical Don

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)

Shabba Ranks Greatest Hits MP3 Download

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This is an 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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Shabba Ranks

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The only dancehall artist to win the Grammy award in consecutive years, Shabba Ranks paved the way for all who came after him.  I omitted overly violent or slack lyrics here.  

This mix was requested by the Brooklyn, New York-based, AGARD, a fellow DJ and #reggaelover.

TRACKLIST

1 Heart Of A Lion
2 Respect
3 Flag Flow High featuring Cocoa Tea
4 Just Reality
5 Time Is Red featuring Cocoa Tea
6 Love Me Truly featuring Cocoa Tea
7 Don’t Follow Rumors featuring Carlton Livingston
8 Live Blanket
9 Housecall featuring Maxi Priest
10 Peanie Peanie
11 No Bother Dis Soundboy
12 Girls Wine
13 Golden Touch featuring Kadian Dixon
14 Roots and Culture
15 Kushungpeng featuring Mikey Spice
16 Champion Lover featuring Deborahe Glasgow
17 Don’t Test Me featuring Deborahe Glasgow
18 God Bless
19 Real Real featuring Thriller U
20 Best Baby Father
21 Caan Dun
22 Gal Yuh Good
23 Can’t Do The Work
24 Ting A Ling
25 Trailer Load

Dancehall Time Travelling Back to the 80s and 90s #ReggaeLover

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My passion for, and in-depth knowledge of the 1980s dancehall reggae era is displayed in Reggae Lover #10 as incredibly authentic selection is combined with shockingly consistent mixing. The episode starts out with reality tunes and then transitions to lovers rock with the tempo gradually increasing throughout.

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Supercat, Nicodemus, Junior Demus – Cabin Stabbin’ (Classic 1990 Album cover)

Reality Tunes
1 Anthony Johnson – Gunshot
2 Philip Frazer – Morning Mr. Officer
3 Early B – Take Up Your Bible
4 Michael Palmer – Lickshot
5 Michigan and Smiley – Diseases
6 Beenie Man – Dont Dis Me
7 Tenor Saw – Golden Hen
8 Shinehead – Rough and Rugged
9 Barrington Levy – Money Move
10 Cocoa Tea and Ninja Man – Kingston Hot
11 Admiral Tibet, Ninjaman, and Shabba Ranks – Serious Times
12 Courtney Melody – Down In The Dancehall
13 Super Black – Bad Bwoy Gone A Jail
14 Cocoa Tea – Nah Look No Work
15 Conroy Smith – Dangerous
16 Buju Banton – Mass Murderer
17 Bounty Killer – Inspired By God
18 Super Cat – Teach Dem Something
19 Josey Wales – Hustling
20 Shabba Ranks, Cocoa Tea and Home T – Pirates Anthem
21 Mighty Diamonds – Heavy Load
22 Gregory Isaacs – Rumors
23 Lady G – Nuff Respect
24 Sebastian – Bad Boy
25 Wayne Wonder and Don Yute – Sensi Ride
26 Luitenant Stitchie – Almighty God
27 Colin Roach – Johnny Too Bad
28 Eccleton Jarrett – Kill A Sound
29 Pad Anthony – Death To A Sound
30 Colin Roach – Champion Sound
31 Knight Rider – Bad Boy Steppin’
32 Tiger – Bam Bam
33 Lieutenant Stitchie – Great Ambition
34 Little Twitch – Respect Due
35 General Trees – Road Code
36 Hammermouth – The Great
Lovers Tunes
37 Leroy Sibbles – Need You Beside Me
38 Ansel Collins – Carried Away
39 Leroy Gibbon – Four Season Lover
40 Shabba Ranks – Original Fresh
41 Admiral Bailey and Chaka Demus – One Scotch
42 SuperCat – Boops
43 Thriller U – My Love
44 Jennifer Lara – I’ll Give You Love
45 Is It Love – Anthony Malvo
46 Cocoa Tea – Saturday Night
47 Frankie Paul – I Know The Score
48 Sanchez – End Of The World
49 Sanchez – Love Songs
50 Sanchez – Sad Songs
51 Courtney Melody – Bad Boy
52 Daddy Lizard – A Fi Fly Out
53 Supercat, Nicodemus, Junior Demus – Cabin Stabbin’
54 Dean Fraser – Can’t Run Sax
55 Pinchers – Loving That You Want
56 Gregory Isaacs – Bits and Pieces
57 Leroy Gibbons – Why Are You Going Away
58 Frankie Paul – Sara
59 What One Dance Can Do Version
60 Tenor Saw – No Work On Sunday
61 Johnny Osbourne – Rock A Dub
62 Sugar Minott – Cool Down
63 Beres Hammond – What One Dance Can Do
64 Audrey Hall – One Dance Can’t Do

SLY & ROBBIE PRESENT DANIELLE “DI” – THE REBEL, Now In Stores

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Reggae/dancehall blockbuster hit makers Sly & Robbie present dancehall female singjay Danielle “DI” in her debut studio effort, The Rebel, now in stores from Tad’s Record.

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Born Danielle Isaacs and raised a stone’s throw away from the home of the legendary Bob Marley in Kingston, Jamaica, Danielle is determined to follow in his footsteps as an ambassador for her homeland.

The Rebel accomplishes this ambitious goal and catapults this music sensation towards fulfilling her dream of being a global sensation.

Working with legendary producers and songwriters on eight sizzling tracks, Danielle “DI” is following a formula for sure success.

She also collaborates with some of the top names in reggae and dancehall, including Cherine Anderson on the title track “Rebel,” dancehall great Shabba Ranks on “Big Man,” and reggae royalty Gramps Morgan on “Sexual Healing.”

“Putting out this album has a bit of excitement to it because it’s a different kind of a showcase of dancehall from a female point of view,” reveal producers Sly & Robbie and Orville “Rory” Baker.

Known to fans as the ‘Rebel Princess of Dancehall,’ Danielle “DI” has been on the scene for some time, honing her skills and working on her craft with the likes of Beenie Man, Ce’Cile and Vybz Kartel.

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King Jammy’s Hit Songs: A History and Musical Mix

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The ‘80s was the age of dancehall and Lloyd ‘Jammy’ James was King.  King Jammys’ label churned out hit after hit, while his Sound System ruled the streets of Jamaica.

The ‘80s was the age of dancehall and Lloyd ‘Jammy’ James was King.  King Jammys' label churned out hit after hit, while his Sound System ruled the streets of Jamaica.     Listen to this Reggae Vault Classics  Featured Icon segment paying tribute  to the pioneering producer that forever changed the sound of reggae music.

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 Listen to this Reggae Vault Classics  Featured Icon segment paying tribute  to the pioneering producer that forever changed the sound of reggae music.

 

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.

Highlanda Presents Live from ATL: Reggae Vault Classics 16 (Audio)

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Playlist:

1 Driver – Buju Banton
2 Come Around – Collie Budz
3 Welcome To Jamrock – Damian ‘Junior Gong‘ Marley
4 Mama Africa – Akon
5 Ganja Farmer – Marlon Asher
6 Lord Is My Salvation – Bounty Killer
7 Holding Firm – Sizzla
8 Come Down Father – Beres Hammond
9 You Don’t Know My Name (Remix) – Alicia Keys
10 Housecall – Shabba Ranks featuring Maxi Priest
11 Girls Wine – Shabba Ranks
12 Tonight Is The Night – Foxy Brown
13 A Gal A Chat – Alton Black feat. Blacker Ranks
14 Wicked Inna Bed – Shabba Ranks
15 Twice My Age – Shabba Ranks featuring Krystal
16 First and The Last – Buju Banton
17 Love Is Always There – Sizzla
18 Dead This Time – Bounty Killer
19 Jump And Spread Out – Johnny P
20 Caan Dun – Shabba Ranks
21 Wrong Or Right – Mega Banton
22 You Nuh Kotch A Gal Yard – Terror Fabulous
23 Number Two – Terror Fabulous
24 Nuff Man A Look – Buju Banton
25 Call The Hearse – Bushman
26 Wine Down Wine Round – Shooks (Dub)
27 PUSSY – Spragga Benz (Dub)
28 Bun Dem – Frisco Kid
29 Gal A Chat – Mad Cobra
30 Memories – Beenie Man
31 Suspense – Bounty Killer
32 Mudup – Supercat
33 Drum Pan Sound – Reggie Stepper
34 Dun Wife – Mad Cobra
35 Slapper Dapper – Lizard
36 Bag Juice – Fabby Dally
37 1/4 To Twelve – Simpleton
38 Anything For You – Snow, Nadine, Buju, Beenie, Terror
39 Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth
40 Stalk of Sensimelia – Mykal Rose
41 To The Foundation – Dennis Brown
42 Greetings – Half Pint
43 Under Pressure – Supercat
44 Gunshot A Burst – Michael Palmer
45 Talk About Love – Al Campbell
46 Pass The Kushungpeng – Frankie Paul
47 Solid As A Rock – Sizzla
48 I Wanna Be Loved – Buju Banton
49 Chuck It So – Buju Banton
50 Champion (Remix) – Buju Banton
51 Dolly My Baby – Supercat, Puff Daddy, Biggie Smalls

 

Gramps Morgan Releases NEW album REGGAE MUSIC LIVES

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With a mission to heal the world through music, Soul Train Award nominee, Gramps Morgan unleashes his second, solo, album Reggae Music Lives tomorrow (April 24th), independently, on his Dada Son Entertainment label. A musical therapy of sorts, Reggae Music Lives is filled with angelic harmonies, authentic compositions and a unique sound brand, Gramps calls “Rockaz”. Reggae Music Lives is more than Reggae; it’s world-beat, with a little bit of country, a taste of what Americans call rap-Jamaicans call it toasting; mix it with a hint of r ‘n’ b, a dash of blues synthesized with contemporary reggae that maintains the integrity of the original art form and you get a sense of the musical accents that help to make Reggae Music Lives complete.

After two years in the making, Reggae Music Lives arrives with inspiration, healing and Gramps’ determination to make positive changes in the world. The album’s first single ‘The Almighty’ topped the charts in Jamaica, South Florida and New York while ‘Life Too Short’, released on March 28th, advanced in the fight for justice in the case

of Trayvon Martin. Consequently, team Dada Son decided to donate part of the sale proceeds to the family of the slain Florida teenager. The song has since been added to the Justice for Trayvon Martin Foundation website (http://justicetm.org/tributes/) where he is listed as an “Official Donor” for his commitment.

Meanwhile, Mark Brantley, Senior Lawyer and Leader of the Opposition in the National Parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis says: “There is no voice in reggae music today as distinctive as that of Gramps Morgan. His sophomore album reminds us of the deeply spiritual roots of reggae music. Gramps’ ability to make music with a global appeal which touches the human spirit and soothes the soul has been taken to new heights in his latest release. I believe that this new effort by this Grammy award winning artist will be a major hit with lovers of conscious reggae music the world over. But don’t take my word for it. Pick up a copy, put your feet up and let the music wash over you.”

Reggae Music Lives is an evolution of Gramps’ professional and musical growth expressed through his singing, narratives, arrangements and compositions. His melodies and hooks are seasoned with mature, worldly lyrics that are delivered flawlessly. All of his experiences have culminated in the creation of a universal sound that he says stems from exposure.
“I’ve grown so much as a producer, song writer and vocalist. Overall, my experience from touring and working with India Arie; watching John Legend perform every night; touring with different artists; working with the different producers (on this album) and getting a chance to work with my brother Peetah one-on-one writing songs; it’s brought me to a whole other level. My experience really came into play in making this. I think this album is really the best of the brand called Gramps Morgan; as a product, you finally get the sound of Gramps Morgan. The first album was just discovering, getting it and learning myself. Gramps Morgan has been born on this album. ”

The Sound of Gramps Morgan
A personal favourite of Morgan’s on the album sees the return of India Arie, reuniting with Gramps on “Want Fi Charge Wi” a song whose distinct sound is inspired by African rhythms as is “I Hear You Calling”, an ode to Africa. Meanwhile new creative partnerships were also forged on this project, one such collaboration was with renowned duo, Stanley “Rellee” Hayden and Alberto “AL” Cruz also known as the A-Team (Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Sean ‘P-Diddy’ Combs,
The Notorious B.I.G., KRS 1, Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lauryn Hill, Deborah Cox, etc…) on the song called DREAM.

One of the most promising tracks on the album, DREAM, is as inspiring as it is universal, in message and in sound. When Gramps sings “…celebrate wherever you are, keep on striving for your dream, just lift your head high, let your spirit fly, dream away…” one is reminded to persevere; the song offers hope and is that motivator everyone needs.

Another first, and what Gramps describes as “a dream” was working with the legendary, Clive Hunt (The Rollings Stones, Maxi Priest, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Beres Hammond). Hunt produced three of the thirteen songs on Reggae Music Lives including the title track, which is an unapologetic declaration of the state of Reggae music; and on two love songs that will create their own ‘baby boom’ “Find Myself Thinking” and “I Know It’s Love”. Gramps Morgan fans get a different side of Gramps on “Could Dj (Dem Neva Know)” here the singer switches to a toasting style delivery over a phat beat infused with elements of rap, blues, and some rock riffs.

Like his first album 2 Sides of My Heart Vol. 1 Gramps has again assembled an incredible pool of talent from the novice to the accomplished musicians and producers alike, including his seventeen year old son Jemere Morgan, Jason ‘J-Vibe’ Farmer, Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown, Delroy “Delly” Foster and Kemar “Flava” McGregor.

The songs on Reggae Music Lives are well rounded and crafted with diverse themes from romantic and universal love; to global consciousness and justice, to living in the moment and being grateful. Reggae Music Lives is mature and contemporary, it’s the kind of music that can rock on any gadget at work, home or at play.

Reggae Music Lives is about the preservation of art, music and culture and Gramps wants the world to know that “Reggae music is here to stay.”

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Dancehall and Reggae’s Top Rated 50 Songs of 2011

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THE DANCEHALL NOW SHOW

Buju Banton performing at New York's Apollo th...

Buju Banton performing at New York’s Apollo theater during the 26th International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


TOP RATED INTERNATIONAL REGGAE AND DANCEHALL COUNTDOWN BEST OF 2011
BY HIGHLANDA SOUND
(Based on the Dancehall Now weekly Top Rated International 8 @ 8 Countdown compiled from a composite of all major global reggae and dancehall charts)

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# – Artist – Song – Label
1 Laza Morgan ft Mavado – One By One – Elektra
2 Gramps Morgan – The Almighty – Pure Music
3 Baby Cham ft. Mkyal Rose & Bounty Killer – Stronger – Madhouse
4 Vybz Kartel – Summer time – Addjahiem
5 Sean Paul ft. Alexis Jordan – Got To Love You – Atlantic
6 Romain Virgo – Dark Skin Girl
7 Courtney John – Love Is
8 Buju Banton – Innocent
9 Duane Stephenson ft. Gramps Morgan – Rescue Me
10 Beenie Man – Nah Talk Too Long – Seanizzle
11 Romain Virgo – I Am Rich In Love
12 Kiprich – Caan Get Brown – Birch Hill Records
13 Da’Ville – When I’m With You – Tad’s Records
14 Damian Marley – Things Just Ain’t The Same
15 Wayne Marshall – Good Ole Wife – Washroom Ent.
16 Wayne Wonder – If I Ever
17 Wayne Marshall ft Tifa & Fambo Swaggin –  Washroom Ent.
18 Tarrus Riley – Peer Pressure – John John
19 Vybz Kartel – Dancehall Hero – CR203
20 Lady Saw – Wife A Wife – TJ Records
21 Beres Hammond – Pull Up Selector
22 Junie Ranks – Bring Back The Love
23 Mavado – Settle Down – JA Production
24 Vybz Kartel – Dumper Truck
25 Khago – Blood A Boil – TJ Records
26 Mavado – Delilah
27 Queen Ifrica – Times Like These – 2Hard Music
28 Assassin – Talk How Mi Feel – DJ Frass
29 PopCaan – Only Man She Want – Sounique
30 Shaggy – Sugarcane
31 Toya ft Beenie Man – One Man Woman – Downsound
32 Richie Stephens ft Gentleman – Live Your Life – Pot Of Gold
33 Maxi Priest – Bonified Love – Lockdown Records
34 Stevie Face – Thank You For Loving Me – Penthouse
35 Mavado – Star Bwoy – Chimney
36 Hezron – Forever &  Always
37 I-Octane – Nuh Love Inna Dem
38 Stephen Marley ft Damian Marley & Buju Banton – Jah Army  – Ghetto Youths
39 Ikaya – Hard Way
40 I-Octane – Puff It – Cashflow
41 Mavado – Final Destination – Chimney Records
42 Gyptian – Nah Let Go – VP Records
43 Lovers Rock – Sophia Brown – Music Mecka
44 Etana – People Talk – VP
45 Mavado – Pepper Big Ship
46 Jahdore – This Love Is Over – Heartcour Productions
47 Shabba Ranks – None A Dem – Big Ship
48 Mavado – Messiah
49 Alaine – You Are Me – 1Thirty1 Records
50 Ray Darwin – False Alarm  – Joe Fraser

New Classic Reggae Podcast: 98 Tunes In A 3-Hour Mega Mix

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for December, 2010. The Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show airs on Da Flava Radio (http://www.daflavaradio.com) every Wednesday at 6pm EST.

Listen as we blend all the best from the 1980s through 2000s including Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Thriller U, Singing Melody, Wayne Wonder, Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Super Cat and much more.  This mega mix contains 98 songs – almost 3 hours of music!

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PLAYLIST

FIRST HOUR

1   Cry Cry  Baby – Beres Hammond

2   I’ve Been Missing You – Thriller U

3   Turn It Up – Lukie D

4   Mr. Old Nail – Simpleton

5   Mr. War War – Merciless

6   Pirate’s Anthem – Home T featuring Cocoa Tea and Shabba Ranks

7   Tell Me Which One – Shabba Ranks featuring Admiral Tibet

8   Telephone Love – JC Lodge

9   Deh Pon Me Mind – Shabba Ranks

10  Nuff Respect – Lady G

11  Rumors – Gregory Isaacs

12 Everyone Hustling – Josey Wales

13 Woman Nuh Fret – Buju Banton

14 I Am Moving – Buju Banton

15 Love Me Browning – Buju Banton

16 Love Black Woman – Buju Banton

17 The Grudge – Buju Banton

18 When I’m With You – Wayne Wonder

19 Do You – Wayne Wonder

20 Fussing and Fighting – Garnet Silk

23 If Loving Was A Crime – Buju Banton

24 Face It – Wayne Wonder

25 Cellular Number – Bounty Killer

26 Center Of Attraction – Lukie D

27 Babyface – Nadine Sutherland

28 That Girl – Sanchez

29 I’ll Be Loving You – Wayne Wonder

30 That Sound – Sanchez

31 The Bomber – Cutty Ranks

32 Baby Can I Hold You Tonight – Foxy Brown

33 Fast Car – Wayne Wonder

34 Anything For You – Wayne Wonder

35 Reasons – Johnny Osborne

SECOND HOUR

36 Ribbon In The Sky – Thriller U

37 We’re In This Love – Singing Melody

38 Shower Me With Your Love – Singing Melody

39 Groovy Kind Of Love – Singing Melody

40 Gal A Chat- Alton Black featuring Blacka Ranks

41 Wicked Inna Bed – Shabba Ranks

42 Jump and Spread Out – Flourgon

43 Give It A Chance – Sanchez

44 Rosemarie – Sanchez

45 Hot – Major Mackerel

46 G.C. Tax – Capleton

47 Almshouse – Capleton

48 Jump Up And Swear – Spragga Benz

49 Rise To Meet Jah – Sanchez featuring Flourgon

50 Cherish The Love – Sanchez

51 All This Time – Wayne Wonder

52 Workie Workie – Chaka Demus

53 Young Gal Business – Chaka Demus

54 Tatie – Snagga Puss

55 Camouflage – Spragga Benz

56 Mud Up – SuperCat

57 Scalp Dem – SuperCat

58 Don Dada – Supercat

59 Twice My Age – Shabba Ranks featuring Crystal

50 Hot Gal Nuh Wear Second Hand – Spragga Benz

51 Man Confuse – Merciless

52 Blackboard – Beenie Man

53 Gal Dem Way – Beenie Man

54 Benz And Bimma – Bounty Killer

55 When I Hold You Tonight – General Degree

56 Nothing Nah Go Gwan – Delta

57 She Wrong – Spragga Benz

58 Bad Inna New Clothes – General B

59 Call The Hearse – Bushman

60 Do You Wanna – Tony Curtis

THIRD HOUR

61 Foundation – Beenie Man

62 Mission Impossible Instrumental – Sly and Robbie

63 Impossible Mission – Innocent Crew

64 Living Dangerously – Barrington Levy and Bounty Killer

65 Good In Her Clothes – Capleton

66 Call Me On The Phoneline – Capleton

67 Badman Nuh Dress Like Girl – Scare Dem Crew

68 Has The World Gone Mad? – Beenie Man

69 What You A Say Star? – Spragga Benz

70 100 Dollar Bag – Beenie Man

71 Whoa – Capleton

72 Calling My Name – Sean Paul

73 Dance The Angel – Harry Toddler

74 Log On – Elephant Man

75 Online – Elephant Man

76 Jamaica – Elephant Man

77 Cook – Lexxus

78 Go Up – Mr. Vegas

79 Shake Your Bam Bam – TOK

80 Nah Get No Bligh – Sean Paul

81 Everyone Falls In Love – Tanto Metro and Devonte

82 Crazy Looks – Capleton

83 Be My Love Tonight – Buju Banton

84 Nah Run Back A Nuh Gal – Scare Dem Crew

85 Tell Me – Beenie Man

86 Opportunity – Buju Banton

87 Got To Be – Wayne Wonder

88 New Millennium – Wayne Marshall / Vybz Kartel

89 The Bombing – Elephant Man

90 Whining  Machine – Elephant Man

91 Say You Love Me – Sizzla

92 Dollar Wine – Colin Lucas

93 Whoa Donkey – Burning Flames

94 Faluma -Square One

95 Togetherness – Square One

96 Its Carnival – Destra

97 You Make Me Wanna Jump – Rupee

98 Roll It – Alison Hinds featuring Machel Montano

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ATL’s Best Kept Reggae Secret – Sunday’s On Da Drive (SODD)

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The event is known as Sundays On Da Drive and has been going on in Atlanta for approximately 3 years.
Club Xpose, located at 6013 Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain has hosted this reggae music weekly event for the last 2 years. Sundays On Da Drive

I popped in this past Sunday (April 12th, 2009) to check out the vibes and as usual, was not disappointed. The highlight of S.O.D.D for me is John Wayne’s segment, usually between 2 and 4am. The selections this time were very nostalgic – I heard songs I haven’t heard since I lived in Kingston, J.A. over 20 years ago!

Selector John Wayne, who I first met while he worked on Atlanta and Virginia based sound, King Eternity, has a long and distinguished music industry resume. John showcased classics from the 80s and 90s in fine style before turning the stage over to Mix Master David who brought the vibes up to the current time again and juggled into the early Monday morning hours.

I would recommend Sundays On Da Drive especially to anyone who enjoys listening to Reggae Vault Classics, likes foundation, conscious, or lovers rock reggae. Not having to wake up early on Monday would be an added bonus.

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Give Them The Shabba – Reggae Vault Classics 14

This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound for the week of April 6, 2009 featuring classic reggae music in a DJ mixed format with no talking.

I had this idea to play all Shabba in a mix so here it is. This episode of Reggae Vault Classics is a 35 minute mix consisting of Shabba Ranks hits. I don’t think we often realize just how prolific of an artist Shabba Ranks is and the body of work that he has amassed over the years through which he was been awarded numerous accolades including the Grammy award for reggae music. This dancehall artist has blazed the trail and opened up the doors for all who have since risen to follow in his footsteps.

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 sign Highlanda’s guestbook. If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

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Shabba Ranks Playlist

1 Heart of A Lion
2 Flag Flown High featuring Cocoa Tea
3 You Think You Have It All
4 Respect
5 Reality
6 Shine and Criss
7 Don’t Follow Rumors featuring Carlton Livingston
8 Love Me Truly featuring Cocoa Tea
9 Housecall featuring Maxi Priest
10 Tell Me Which One featuring Cocoa Tea and Home Tea
11 Deh Pon Me Mind
12 Pirates Anthem featuring Cocoa Tea
13 Girls Wine
14 No Mama Man
15 Peanie Peanie
16 Original Fresh
17 Wicked In A Bed
18 Don’t Test Me featuring Deborah Glasgowe
19 Twice My Age featuring Crystal
20 Roots and Culture
21 Pass The Kushumpeng featuring Mikey Spice
22 God Bless
23 Needle Eye Pum Pum
24 Halla Fi Buddy
25 Halla Fi Buddy (Dog Mix)
26 Caan Done
27 Ting A Ling
28 Dem Bow
29 Give Dem Di Shabba

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Reggae Vault Classics 9 – 80s and 90s Freestyle Mix

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Reggae Vault Classics 9 is another Kahlil Wonda 80s and 90s freestyle mix consisting of hardcore dancehall and commercial hits from singers such as Pinchers, Sanchez and Wayne Wonder.  Anthem tunes from Junior Reid, Jesse Gender, Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, Papa San, Supercat, Ninja Man, and Papa San and featured along with other essentials from the 80s and 90s.  This is a must listen, guaranteed to take you back in time if you are familiar with the reggae music from this era, and a great resource, along with the other Reggae Vault Classics podcast episodes if you have recently been introduced to or are less familiar with this great music.

We sincerely hope you enjoy the selections and mixing.  Please send your comments, feedback, and requests to kahlil.wonda@gmail.com or feel free to comment at here.  If you like what you hear please subscribe to get automatic updates when new shows are added.

Reggae Vault Classics 9

1  Ra Pa Pam Pam – Junior Reid
2  Rudebwoy Remember – Jesse Gender
3  Borderline – Pinchers
4  Dolly My Baby (Groove Me) – Supercat
5  Boom Shack Attack (Remix) – Born Jamericans
6  Champion Lover – Deborah Glasgowe & Shabba Ranks (noisy)
7  Strange – Papa San
8  Cover Me – Tinga Stewart & Ninja Man
9  Gal A Watch You – Alton Black
10 Wicked In A Bed – Shabba Ranks
11 No Mama Man – Shabba Ranks
12 I’ll Be Loving You – Wayne Wonder
13 That Girl – Sanchez
14 That Sound – Sanchez
15 When I’m With You – Wayne Wonder
17 The Grudge – Buju Banton
18 Peanie Peanie – Shabba Ranks
19 Cellular Phone – Bounty Killer
20 Gun Fool – Terror Fabulous
21 Today Was A Good Day – Spragga Benz
22 Lazy Body – Echo Minott
23 Black Scorpio – Johnny Clark
24 Boops – Supercat

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Reggae Vault Classics Podcast Series – Episode 2

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, ...

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.

Click here to Listen: Reggae Vault Classics Episode 2.

1   Stop the Fussing and Fighting – Dennis Brown
2   Drop It Cool – Terror Fabulous
3   Putting Up ResistanceBeres 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

 

Highlanda Baby Cham Interview

This interview conducted in Atlanta after a Baby Cham performance is original content from the award-winning Highlanda.net. Big ups to top rated Baby Cham! Look out for the something new from Highlanda coming at you over the internet very soon.

Baby Cham


Kahlil: Cham you just mashed up and leveled Planet Q. What do you have to say about the show?

Cham: Its like a regular night. Everyday of the week we work; Monday through Friday. We just thank the fans for coming out and showing us so much love. Each time we try to give them at least 190% worth of work, you know…?

Kahlil: When can we expect the next album?

Cham: At the end of this year or early next year. I’m in the studio right after this tour. I’ve been touring since last year October, non-stop. I’ll get a break now so I’ll be in the studio trying to get some tracks together for the next album.

Picture of Baby Cham with Kahlil Wonda

Baby Cham with Kahlil Wonda

Kahlil: As far as influences and motivation, what’s your driving force right now?

Cham: I feel its my mother and son–straight up. And just love for the music and trying to see the music reach places. Music, in regards to reggae music and dancehall music as a whole.

Kahlil: …And who were some of the artists you looked up to when you were coming up also?

Cham: Dave Kelly, Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder, Major Worries, Shabba Ranks, the majority of the top entertainers from Jamaica. Every single entertainer that was mashing up the dancehall scene while I was attending school, those were the artists I tried to portray–DJ their lyrics. And now I can do my own and hopefully have youth trying to portray me and DJ my styles.

Kahlil: How do you deal with the negative people and influences in the music industry?

Cham: I stick around the positive. I never go around the negative. Negative ain’t good for you at all. I stick to my family. My family is positive to me and never show me a negative side. And that’s it. …Go get the album Wowow! The Story.”