Eek-A-Mouse, born Ripton Joseph Hylton, is one of the early artists to be described as a “singjay”. His brilliant work with producer Scientist in the 1980s is nothing if not wholly original. He has a career spanning more than… Continue Reading
happy sunday dear readers, i was invited last night at a nice reggae festival held in south east of France, in a little town named Aubagne. The performers, band were : Jo Corbeau as MC, Sista Lovin, Groovators, Paul Morgan… Continue Reading
Here is an outstanding 2006 performance by Damian Marley at one of the premiere music festivals in the U.S. Marley was hot on the heels of the Welcome To Jamrock LP, which would make him an international superstar.
20TH CENTURY DEBWISE – DEB Music Players Produced by Dennis Brown and mixed by a young Prince Jammy at King Tubby’s studio in 1977, 20th CENTURY DEBWISE, featuring Dennis Emmanuel Brown’s Music Players, is an unparalleled adventure in dub and… Continue Reading
The criminally neglected roots singer Sylvan White, who recorded a number of singles in the late ’70s and early ’80s for the Freedom Sound and Cornerstone labels, is bittersweet to listen to. Sweet because the songs are so consistently good,… Continue Reading
From the ultra-obscure ‘Time To Remember’ album, released on the Prophet Records label in 1982, we have a sound called “Jah Mercies.” The tune is a remixed version of Yabby You’s “Jah Over I” from the Prophecy album.
FROM THE SUMMER TOUR 2013 Big up emch of Subatomic Sound System for always supporting roots foundation music. On tour with Lee “Scratch” Perry for the past 2 years, I met emch here in DC when they came to town… Continue Reading
MIDNITE ‘UNPOLISHED’ Upon it’s second release in 2001 on the Rastafaria label (it was originally released in Namibia, Africa in December 1997), reggae critics and album reviewers the world over recognized this album as one of the best reggae albums… Continue Reading
1977, the that the two sevens clash. This rare 7″ contains the DJ version to Culture’s “Two Sevens Clash,” a reference to the prophecies of Marcus Mosiah Garvey. On the flip side is the phenomenal version titled “Fulfillment,” produced by… Continue Reading
Here I present to you one of the great voices of reggae, and a dear friend to this blog. Garth Dennis’ “Slow Coach”/”Slow Coach Rock,” on which Dennis is backed by The Wailers Band, was first released on the Andy’s… Continue Reading