Mega set of rare gems! #reggaemusic
Today we dig deep to bring you some really fine reggae gems…
A stellar reggae tune from a mediocre reggae album (Natural Wild). The players on this one are sick, sick, sick…Prince, Ranchie, Mikey Boo, Ansel Collins, Joe Jackson. Even our friend Chris Lane is credited!
Album features significant contributions from Joe Jackson (who dropped this stupefying bombtrack in 1982). Natural Wild was originally issued with a limited bonus disc God Sent Dub.
Rod Taylor backed by Fully, Santa, Chinna…one of the great riddims from Soul Syndicate.
I told you I was digging deep! Rare Sly & Robbie Black Uhuru dubs coming your way live and direct from the Raiders of the Lost Dub LP!
“Fire and Brimstone” (version to “Journey”) and “The Monkey Is A Spy” (version to “Sensimilia”)
DEB Music 7″ single “Rent Man” vocal and dub.
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2014 singles. #shaquille
History from the bass
(Excerpted from The Bassist’s Bible: How to Play Every Bass Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco (2nd ed.), by Tim Boomer. This material originally appeared in slightly different and shorter form in The Drummer’s Bible (2nd ed.), by Mick Berry and Jason Gianni. All chapters in both books begin with brief histories of the styles covered.)
Caribbean music is the result of the fusion of many different musical cultures, including South American, Cuban, African, North American, and even European. The compositions, rhythms, and instruments (such as the signature steel drums) which characterize Caribbean music, sometimes referred to as “Island Music,” usually reflect a celebratory atmosphere. In keeping with Island Music’s upbeat, danceable nature, most Caribbean music is rather simple rhythmically and does not usually stray outside of 4/4.
This chapter explores the most commonly played styles within the broad Caribbean-music classification: Calypso, Soca, Ska, and Reggae.
The role of the…
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Mark Balet – Love of a Father (Official Video): http://youtu.be/786DK0i8R2A
We’ve just seen this tweeted and had to share! Great song, powerful and brilliant production. We’ll try and get this added onto our playlist!
Here comes Chronixx! Here comes another hit tune!
The magic of Grenada
Grenada, specifically Levera Beach on the north end of the island, is home to one of the Caribbean’s Leatherback Turtle nesting beaches. These are the largest species of sea turtle. More information can be found here: http://www.conserveturtles.org/seaturtleinformation.php?page=leatherback
Stan and I got picked up at Secret Harbor Marina at 6 p.m. and picked up the rest of the group at Prickly Bay before making the long drive north. The drive is about 1.5 hours through Grenada’s winding, narrow roads to get to the visitor’s center where we listen to a 15 minute talk on why these turtles are critically endangered and what the volunteers and researchers are doing to help their survival. We were not allowed any white lights (e.g. no flashlights or…
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Here is ‘The Drop’ #reggaemusic
The new single from The Drop – ‘Waiting For’ – is out on June 16th with Reggae Roast as a digital download package. The release comes with remixes by LV; well established bass music producers whose garage flavoured take on the track gives it a firm place on the dance floor, and The Future Dub Project who bring out the dubwise in The Drop’s latest crossover piece.