Live Photos Events : 2014-07-29 Johnny Osbourne & Lone Ranger, with Fatta / Soul Stereo Soundsystem, Toulon , France

i was last night in Toulon, a nice city in the south east of France, i got lucky enought to catch up Johnny Osbourne & Lone Ranger backed up by Fatta from Soul Stereo Soundsystem.

the concert was held inside a club named ‘le Satyn’s’.

Here for you photos of this event :

Lone Ranger , Live - Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Lone Ranger , Live – Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Fatta / Soul Stereo - Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Fatta / Soul Stereo – Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Johnny Osbourne , Live - Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Johnny Osbourne , Live – Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Lone Ranger , Live - Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Lone Ranger , Live – Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Johnny Osbourne , Live - Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Johnny Osbourne , Live – Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Johnny Osbourne  & Lone Ranger , Live - Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Johnny Osbourne & Lone Ranger , Live – Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Fatta / Soul Stereo - Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Fatta / Soul Stereo – Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Johnny Osbourne , Live - Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Johnny Osbourne , Live – Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Lone Ranger , Live - Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Lone Ranger , Live – Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Johnny Osbourne , Live - Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Johnny Osbourne , Live – Photo Fred reGGaeLover 2014

To Learn More About the artists :

Johnny Osbourne Discography at Discogs

Lone Ranger At Facebook

Soul Stereo at Facebook

Thanks to Le Satyn’s, Chakanimator, Fred Caza, Adrien Zagatti,Fatta, Lone Ranger, Johnny Osbourne

Live Photos Event : Trinity & Irie Ites Sound, Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France

While at the Garance Reggae Festival 2014, i had the chance to catch up the legendary deejay Trinity, backup by Irie Ites Sound .

Festival Off meaning that it was outside of the Garance Reggae Festival era instead it was in the beautiful Bagnols Sur Ceze city.

Here For You Photos Of This Concert, held inside the city of Bagnols Sur Ceze :

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Trinity & Irie Ites , Live Festival Off Bagnols Sur Ceze, France – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014


Here a short video of this show :

To Learn More About Trinity & Irie Ites :

www.irieites.net , Irie Ites Official Website

Trinity discography at Roots Archives

Thanks to : Trinity , Irie Ites, Garance Reggae Festival , Adrien Zagatti.

Live Photos Event : Garance Reggae Festival 2014 Day 1

hi dear friends, i got lucky to have been at Garance Reggae Festival 2014, in Bagnols Sur Ceze , France

It’s one of the biggest reggae festival in France.

the first day inclued : Tarzan / Soul Stereo Soundsystem & Guive , Lord Zeljko & Big Red, Jah9, Dubtonic Kru, Capleton, Chineseman Records & Johnny Osbourne.

Garance Reggae Festival 2014

Garance Reggae Festival 2014

Here photos of the first day for your viewing pleasure :

Tarzan  / Soul Stereo Sound System  - Warm Up Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Tarzan / Soul Stereo Sound System – Warm Up Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Tarzan  / Soul Stereo Sound System  - Warm Up Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Tarzan / Soul Stereo Sound System – Warm Up Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Lord Zeljko , Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Lord Zeljko , Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Big Red / Raggasonic, Backstage Garance 2014 - - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Big Red / Raggasonic, Backstage Garance 2014 – – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Big Red / Raggasonic  & Lord Zeljko, Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Big Red / Raggasonic & Lord Zeljko, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Jah9 & Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Jah9 & Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Jah9 & Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Jah9 & Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Jah9 & Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Jah9 & Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Jah9 & Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Jah9 & Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Jah9 & Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Jah9 & Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Jah9 & Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Jah9 & Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Garance Reggae Festival 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Garance Reggae Festival 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 -  Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 -  Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Dubtonic Kru, Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Chineseman & Johnny Osbourne  , Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Chineseman & Johnny Osbourne , Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Chineseman & Johnny Osbourne  , Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Chineseman & Johnny Osbourne , Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Chineseman & Johnny Osbourne  , Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Chineseman & Johnny Osbourne , Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Garance Reggae Festival 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Garance Reggae Festival 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Capleton , Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Capleton , Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Capleton , Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Capleton , Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Capleton , Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Capleton , Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Capleton , Live Garance 2014 - Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Capleton , Live Garance 2014 – Photo : Fred reGGaeLover 2014

Be Sure To Check :

Garance Reggae Festival Official Website

jah9.net – Jah9 Official Website

Soul Stereo Soundsystem at Myspace

Dubtonic Kru Official Website

Capleton Official Website

Raggasonic At Facebook

Chineseman Records Official Website

Thanks to Garance Reggae Festival Crew, Jah9 , Johnny Osbourne, Soul Stereo Crew (Tarzan, Peter), Capleton, Big Red, Adrien Zagatti.

Stephen Marley’s “Rock Stone” remarkably “Marley”

I posted “Rock Stone,” the first single from Stephen Marley’s new album Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life when it first hit the web. However, at the time I was so busy with other projects I did not have the chance to really listen and evaluate it. With all of the great reggae that’s been released so far this year, Stephen has a harder path to trod to the top. However, “Rock Stone” is an extraordinary track, which places him far ahead of the pack.

The track opens with Stephen chanting the words his father once sang in “Talkin’ Blues,” a reggae/rhythm and blues song from the Natty Dread LP. It is significant that Stephen chose these words from that song because it is that song in particular in which Bob speaks so eloquently about life on the rock. In “Talkin’ Blues,” Bob speaks directly from his heart without much reservation about living a life where surviving is not just about day to day subsistence but instead a daily struggle to overcome the ruthless politricks and overwhelming poverty on the rock.

Even the most respected, revered, rock and folk musicians from the Stones to Dylan did not live the life they described in song. Bob Marley lived the life of a poor man from birth through death , much of his wealth given away to Rastafari, charitable organizations, and to his bredren and sistren on the rock. So when he sang “Cold ground was my bed last night, and rock was my pillow too” he was being sincere. I remember interviewing Al Anderson of The Wailers about what it was like to go from 1974 London (where he was recording with Traffic at the time) to Bull Bay, Jamaica, which was where he joined Bob when he was asked to play guitar with the group.

“I lived it. I was there. I slept on the floor for a year until they released Natty Dread. I slept on Bull Bay Beach because there was no money.”

“Rock Stone” is a song built around this reality. Just like the lives lived by Bob and his people, the track is hard and it is fast and it is heavy. Just like life it is absolutely unpredictable – going from roots to ragga to EDM in less than 5 minutes. The lines chanted by Capleton and Sizzla (who just released the best album of his career) bring a toughness and edginess to the song, which distinguishes “Rock Stone” from the tracks included on Revelation Part I: The Root of Life.

In the end “Rock Stone,” with all of its modern sounds, edgy performances and brilliant production is somehow remarkably “Marley.”

Rockstone-Stephen-Marley

You Live, You Learn

I spent two hours yesterday at Doctor Dread’s house doing part one of a multi-part interview with Delroy “Barry” Wright, founder of Live & Learn Records and one of the most respected reggae record producers alive today.  Along with his brother Hyman “Jah Life” Wright, Barry served the right coast, and the world, with some of the most legendary and noteworthy recordings from “the golden age of reggae,”  and especially in the earliest days of the dancehall era from 1979 through 1986 and beyond.  The list of his productions is absolutely mind-blowing and way too long to share here.  But you should CHECK IT HERE if interested.  And that list is incomplete!

For those who do not know, Wright emigrated to NYC in the early 1970s with his brother and sisters and eventually established the Live & Learn store on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, MD.  I would call it a label and record store, but he sold everything there from ital food, vegetables, magazines, books, music, phone cards, you name it he had it.

So we will be sitting down soon to complete this in-depth interview about his life and career, but in the meantime here are just a few of his productions from my record collection.  There will be big news to come from these interviews about Live & Learn.

Don Carlos’ “Black History” is one of my favorite Wright productions.  I always assumed that the Roots Radics are on the riddim, however, according to Wright he used Jimmy Cliff’s Oneness band.

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Michael Prophet’s best album IMHO is Jah Love on the Live & learn imprint.

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The best album to see a release on Live & Learn is Winston Hussey’s The Girl I Adore.  Timeless heavy roots rock reggae from start to finish.

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Double shot from Anthony Johnson.  Produced by Delroy Wright.

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Love all the stuff that Wright did with Al Campbell, especially this one.

“Fence too tall, can’t go over de wall.
Time get hard, some a holla some a bawl.”

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Little John is a must every time.

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When it comes to Junior Reid, Wright recorded him de best…

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Remember this one?

Check the alternative mix titled “Dread In The Mountain” by engineer Jim Fox, which appears on the Doctor Dread-produced Brutal LP by Black Uhuru.  Is that Chinna or Frank Stepanek with the searing guitars?  I think Chinna had moved on to Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers by this point.

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Trinity took on the name “Junior Brammer” to sing this one.

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Wright recorded Ernest Wilson in the early 1970s before he went to Studio One.  Wright just gave me this record yesterday and I love it.  Serious, serious track here.

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Some scans from my vinyl collection:

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