I’d like to give some love right now to a local group who I’ve been watching since about 2001. I labeled them the “Baltimore Bomb Squad” in the piece I wrote about them last year. I’m speaking of course of JAH WORKS, the finest reggae collective in the DC-MD-VA region. I’ve seen them play lunch break at my job and I’ve seen them open for Stephen Marley. They represent real roots reggae to the fullest every time. Looking forward to seeing them this summer.
Here is an excellent audio recording by Sean Wahlburg from Alley Katz in Richmond, VA, May 27, 2005. Click the player to listen to the show.
01. Intro 02. Here We Go 03. What You Gonna Do? 04. Casual Fling 05. Jamaica > 06. Chalice > 07. Right Here 08. That Day…The More I See 09. Small Axe 10. Masterpiece > 11. The Mirror
01. So Dem Bad 02. Could You Be Loved? 03. Hard To Find 04. If You Wit Me > * 05. Tentative 06. One For You 07. Encore: Bad Mind
This is great audio from Stephen’s performance at Lollapalooza 2007 during the Mind Control tour. Many thanks to my friend chico at www.reggaetraders.net for this show. He has been sharing tons of noteworthy shows lately.
01. Stephen Marley – Intro 02. Stephen Marley – Punky Reggae Party 03. Stephen Marley – Chase Dem 04. Stephen Marley – Duppy Conqueror 05. Stephen Marley – Mind Control 06. Stephen Marley – Hey Baby 07. Stephen Marley – No Woman No Cry 08. Stephen Marley – Lonely Avenue 09. Stephen Marley – Buffalo Soldier 10. Stephen Marley – Let Her Dance 11. Stephen Marley – Iron Bars @ 12. Stephen Marley – Iron Lion Zion 13. Stephen Marley – Traffic Jam 14. Stephen Marley – Jammin’ 15. Stephen Marley – Could You Be Loved
It’s a real pleasure for me to share a Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers show with everyone. The soundtrack of my life. Stay tuned! A bunch more soon come, as they say.
Great show here from ZM&MM’s performance on the Furthur Festival tour in 2000. Spirit of Music was in stores and the family would be calling it quits soon. Each so they could pursue their solo interests. It’s no surprise that Ziggy and Stephen have been so successful in their solo efforts. Say what you will about their famous name-almost royalty-still they stand alone as brilliantly talented musicians with a positive message.
But, let’s be real for a minute, they will never match the magic that they had together. In my opinion, the best musical collective of the past 25 years.
Photo by Jim Crowley
01. Small Axe 02. Jah Will Be Done 03. Jah Bless 04. One Good Spliff 05. Black My Story 06. Justice 07. Higher Vibration 08. Postman 09. Jammin 10. Africa Unite 11. Uncle Sam