The World of Reggae Music Collection: Soul inna Reggae Version

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector explores reggae cover versions of soul songs.  Reggae legends Ken Boothe, Toots & The Maytals, and Delroy Wilson have lots of soul and listeners can really hear that on some of these classic tunes. It makes sense that these Jamaican superstars paid tribute to the icons of soul music. The reggae greats often covered Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Bill Withers, and Otis Redding. This collection includes the covers of old school crooners like Motown sensations Smokey Robinson and Four Tops to 80s soul diva Whitney Houston to the neo-soul singer John Legend. Tarrus Riley, Alton Ellis, and John Holt take on these mighty artists, turning soul gold into reggae gold. So “Let’s Get It On” with the best of soul inna reggae stylee!

John Legend & Buju Banton – Can’t Be My Lover

Ken Boothe Let’s Get It On

Tarrus Riley – Human Nature

Toots & The Maytals – (I’ve Got) Dreams To Remember

James Hunter – People Gonna Talk

Courtney John – Have You Seen Her

Pat Kelly – I Wish It Would Rain

Amy Winehouse – Cupid

Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now

The Neville Brothers – Rivers of Babylon (KGSR Live Broadcast)

Bruce Ruffin – Are You Ready

Chosen Few – Tears of a Clown

Courtney John – I Want To Next To You

The Deltones – I’ll Take You There

Amy Winehouse – Our Day Will Come

Delroy Wilson – Baby I Need Your Loving

Don Campbell – You Remind Me

Jah Boys – I Can’t Get Next To You

Steel Pulse, Mojo Morgan, & Easy Star All-Stars – The Girl Is Mine

The Soul Messengers – Do It (Till Your Satisfied)

Ali Cambell – Being With You

Elephant Man & Harry Toddler – Dis Scare Dem

Jackie Edwards – In The Mood

Teddy Brown Midnight Train to Georgia

Tarrus Riley – Cum Get Your Ish

Cornell Campbell – Only Sixteen

Amy Winehouse – Just Friends

B.B. SeatonLean on Me

Alton Ellis & Phyllis Dillon – I’m Just A Guy (Soul Style)

Inner CircleRock the Boat

Al Brown Love and Happiness

Pat Rhoden Boogie on Reggae Woman

Junior Murvin – Just My Imagination

Toots & the Maytals – Pain In My Heart

Byron Lee & the DragonairesExpress Yourself

Barry BiggsI’ll Be There

Frankie Paul  – Stuck On You

Chosen FewI Second That Emotion

Horace AndyAin’t No Sunshine

Darker Side of Black – War

I-Tones & RAM – Walk on By

Chosen Few Everybody Plays the Fool

Fiona & Stevie Face – Baby Come To Me

Bruce RuffinOoh Child

Alton Ellis – What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)

Tomorrow’s ChildrenSister Big Stuff

Pat Kelly – (I Love You For) Sentimental Reasons

Luciano & Easy Star All-Stars – Billie Jean

Toots & the Maytals I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Byron Lee & the Dragonaires – Green Onions

Chosen FewDo Your Thing

Delroy WilsonThis Old Heart Of Mine

The Aggrolites – Pop The Trunk

Alton Ellis It’s Your Thing

Derrick Harriott & the Chosen FewSince I Lost My Baby

Mike Dorante – You Keep Me Hangin’ On

Zap Pow If You Don’t Know Me By Now

John HoltKilling Me Softly with Her Song

Junior Byles Fever

Carl Dawkins & the WailersCloud Nine

The Wailing Souls –Whiter Shade of Pale

Chosen Few Theme from Shaft

NoiseshaperKung Fu Fighting Feat. Carl Douglas (Noiseshaper Remix

Lloyd CharmersJust My Imagination

UB40The Way You Do The Things You Do

Ziggy Marley & the Melody MakersPeople Get Ready (LP Version)

Toots & the MaytalsHard To Handle

Alborosie – Soul Train

The PioneersPapa Was a Rolling Stone

Lukie D & M’Lonie – No Air

Jimmy RileySexual Healing

Alton Ellis – La La (Means I Love You)

Chalice – Master Blaster (Jammin’)

Don Campbell – Tired of Being Alone

The Neville Brothers – Sitting In Limbo

George Nooks – If You Don’t Know Me By Now

Pat Kelly – In The Midnight Hour

The Aggrolites – Funky Fire

Slim Smith & The Uniques – Build My World Around You

Cas Haley & Easy Star All-Stars – Human Nature

Chaka Demus & Pliers One Nation Under A Groove

Alaine – You Are Me

Michael Rose & Easy Star All-Stars – Beat It

Charlie Chaplain – Killer

Don Carlos – Too Late To Turn Back

L.U.S.T. Just As I Am

Lionel Richie – Stand Down

Marvin Gaye – Third World Girl (Raggae)

Pam Hall – Why We Sing

Jimmy Cliff – Outsider

The Aggrolites – Jimmy Jack

Frankie Paul – The Girl Is Mine

Slim Smith & The Uniques – Gypsy Woman

Roland Alphonso – (Straighten Up And) Fly Right

The Shades – Never Gonna Give You Up

Sean Paul & Spanner Banner – Ladies Night

Spragga Benz, Mikey General, & Easy Star All-Stars – Thriller

Toots & The Maytals – Missing You

Smokey Robinson & Ali Campbell – Hallelujah Time

Leroy & Junior – Break Up To Make Up

Frankie Paul – Sarah

NEED

Jackie EdwardsI Want A Love I Can See

The Heptones My World Is Empty Without You

Slim SmithA Place In The Sun

Derrick Harriott The Girl’s Alright With Me

The TechniquesSince I Lost You

Pat Kelly The Tracks Of My Tears

Slim SmithMy Girl

Jimmy RileyIt’s Growing

Ken Parker My Girl Has Gone (When You Were Mine)

Bob Andy Since I Lost My Baby

Busty Brown Don’t Look Back

Delroy Wilson I Can’t Help Myself

The Heptones Born To Love You

The HeptonesBorn To Dub You

Delroy WilsonEverybody Needs Love

Pat KellyGonna Give Her All The Love I’ve Got

The Uniques – The Love I Saw In You (Just A Mirage)

Slim SmithFor Once In My Life

Ken Boothe & B.B. Seaton(It’s The Way) Nature Planned It, Parts 1 & 2

Inner Circle Your Kiss Is Sweet

Lloyd Charmers Let’s Get It On

Byron Lee & the Dragonaires Way Back Home

Hopeton LewisGod Bless Whoever Sent You

Norman BrownJust My Imagination (Running Away With Me)

Alton Ellis It’s A Shame

A Darker Shade of BlackBall Of Confusion

Bob & Marcia The Onion Song

John HoltYester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday

Byron Lee & the Dragonaires Message From A Black Man

Desi Young Don’t Know Why (I Love You)

Roman Stewart & the Tennors The Whole World Is A Stage

The Techniques You’re My Everything

Roland AlphonsoA Whiter Shade Of Pale

Slim SmithAin’t Too Proud To Beg

The Harry J All StarsMy Cherie Amour

Lloyd Charmers & the Soul Leaders Come See About Me

Denzel Dennis Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Robin Thicke & the Bombist – Lost Without You

The Soul LeadersMother’s Advice (Shop Around)

Derrick Harriott Reach Out (I’ll Be There)

Roger RobinApologise

Carl BradneySlipping Into Darkness

Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing (Jay Dusty Smith Remix)

Jackson 5 – I Want you Back (Natty Dread Riddim)

Murvin Gaye – Hear Me Through the Grapevine

John Legend – Ordinary People (Stranger Riddim)

Al Fingers – What’s Going On? (Truth and Rights Remix)

Smokey Robinson – Going to a Go Go (Slimmy Taylor Remix)

Al BrownAin’t No Love In The Heart Of The City

Jimmy London I’m Your Puppet

Denzel DennisHaving a Party

Pam Hall I Will Always Love You

Dennis BrownNever Can Say Goodbye

The Upsetters – Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)

The Untouchables – Tighten Up

Slim Smith & the Uniques – That’s the Way Love Is

Yami Bolo – Isn’t She Lovely

Duane Stephenson – You Are Not Alone

Delroy Wilson – It’s The Same Old Song

Delroy Wilson – Ain’t That Peculiar

Derrick Harriott – You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me

John Holt – Wherever I Lay My Hat

Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths – Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

John Holt – The Further You Look, The Less You See

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Soul inna Reggae Version

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae inna Golden Oldies Version

GOLDEN OLDIES VERSION

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector uncovers some of the greatest reggae cover songs. This particular edition focuses on the Golden Oldies. Form pop sensations Elvis Presley, Neil DiamondBobby Darin, and Fats Domino to the singer/songwriters Bob Dylan and James Taylor to  the rock and roll greats like the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and the Animals, to the soul crooners like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and Bill Withers this compilation of tracks explores the greatest reggae versions of pop hits.

Groups like Three Dog Night, The Association, and The Archies dominated American and British pop charts. And many Jamaicans took these tunes and transformed them into Jamaican reggae hits. One of my favorites in this edition is Bob Marley’s cover of the Archies tune “Sugar Sugar.”  Some of the greatest reggae performers including Gregory Isaacs, Jimmy Cliff,Toots & The Maytals, Dennis Brown, and John Holt took on these rock and roll legends and covered excellent pop songs from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.  And of course, Ub40 made an entire career at the art of the reggae oldies cover, making smash top 40 hits out of Sonny And Cher‘sI Got You Babe” and Elvis Presley’s(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You.”

Gregory Isaacs House Of The Rising Sun

Derrick MorganStand By Me

Desmond Dekker – Yakety Yak

Toots & the Maytals Louie, Louie

Alton Ellis Duke Of Earl

Big Youth Hit the Road Jack

Anonymously Yours Get Back

Chaka Demus & PliersTwist And Shout

UB40 – (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You

Joy White My Guy

The GayladsIt’s All in the Game

Susan CadoganFever

Slightly Stoopid Leaving On A Jet Plane

Ken Boothe Ain’t No Sunshine

B.B. SeatonSummertime

Dennis Brown(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay

Glen AdamsI Wanna Hold Your Hand

Toots & The Maytals – Let the Four Winds Blow

UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – I Got You Babe

The Heptones – Our Day Will Come

Morgan Heritage – The Lion Sleeps Tonight

John Holt Hey Jude

Sugar Minott Never My Love

Judy Mowatt Joy to the World

Bob Marley & The Wailers – How Many Times

Stephen Marley – Pale Moonlight (How Many Times)

Busy Signal – Dream Dream

Alton Ellis – Bye Bye Love

Bruce Ruffin – Candida

Honeyboy MartinHave You Ever Seen the Rain

Shaggy & Samira – Never Knew What I Missed (Till I Kissed You)

Jackie Edwards – Take Me As I Am

The GayladsFire and Rain

Bruce RuffinCecilia

The Heptones(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Horace Andy Dream Lover

Irving BrownListen to the Music

Dennis Brown – Good Lovin’

C.J. Lewis Why Do Fools Fall In Love

Cornell Campbell Wonderful World

SizzlaSubterranean Homesick Blues

Sizzla – Subterranean Homesick Blues Dub

Wayne Armond – Maggie May

John Holt I’d Love You To Want Me

The Wailing Souls – My Generation

Judy Mowatt & the GaylettesSon Of A Preacher Man

Yami BoloJohnny B. Goode

Steel Pulse & Juki Rank We Can Work It Out

Tenor Fly Bright Side Of Life

Cynthia Richards & Irving Brown – You’ve Got a Friend

Susan Cadogan As Tears Go By

Bunny Rugs, U-Roy, & the Easy Star All Stars Lovely Rita

John HoltTouch Me In The Morning

Brent Dowe Knock Three Times

B.B. SeatonEverything Is Beautiful

Max Romeo Cracklin’ Rosie

Steel Pulse Brown Eyed Girl

Alton Ellis & Hortense Ellis Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Ben Harper & The Skatalites – Be My Guest

Bob Marley & the Wailers Sugar Sugar

Big Youth – Sugar Sugar

The Wailing Souls – My Sweet Lord

Maxi Priest Some Guys Have All The Luck

Johnny Clarke – Soul and Inspiration

Bob Marley & the Wailers And I Love Her

YellowmanBlueberry Hill

BushmanDowntown

Stevie Face – In The Living Years

Cornell Campbell – Just My Imagination

John Holt Girl from Ipanema

Devo – Whip It (Techno Remix)

Ken Boothe – Yesterday

Delroy Wilson Do That To Me One More Time

Freddie McGregor – Starting All Over

Derrick Harriot Eighteen with a Bullet

Alton Ellis – Diana

The Now Generation Alone Again, Naturally

Ken Boothe – Help Me Make It Through The Night

John Holt Baby I’m A Want You

Tessanne – I Want To Know What Love Is

Bruce RuffinCandida

Eric DonaldsonCandle in the Wind (Goodbye Norma Jean)

YvonneClose to You

Cornell Campbell – My Baby Just Cares For Me

Jackie Edwards – The Last Farewell

Bitty McClean – Dedicated To The One I Love

Lascelles Perkins – Pledging My Love

Taxi Gang – Mission Impossible

Marcia Griffiths – Play Me

Slim Smith – Love Me Tender

Jackie Edwards – High School Dance

Adina Edwards – Why Don’t You Write Me

Lascells Perkins – Mood For Love

Diana King – I Say A Little Prayer For You

Dave Barker & The Wailers – Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying

Jackie Edwards – It’s All In the Game

Ali Campbell – Devoted To You

UB40 – I Wanna Be Like You

NEED

Susan Cadogan In the Ghetto

The Gaylettes Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday

Don Carlos – Hello Goodbye

Chosen Few – Drift Away

Pat Kelly – A Hard Day’s Night

The Cables – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Horace Andy – Mother and Child Reunion

B.B. Seaton – Eleanor Rigby

Boris Gardiner – Hooked On A Feeling

The Uniques – Crimson And Clover

Hopeton Lewis – Mighty Quinn

Ken Lazarus – Sugar Sugar

Bob Andy – Baby I Need Your Loving

Delroy Wilson – Get Ready

Alton Ellis – And I Love Her

Peter Tosh – Here Comes The Sun

Freddie McGregor – Sweet Caroline

Joe White – Yesterday

Judy Mowatt – Rescue Me

Ben Harper – Michelle

Horace Andy & Massive Attack – Light My Fire (Live)

Singing Sweet – Donna

Derrick Morgan – Ain’t That a Shame

Tommy McCook & the Supersonics – Ode To Billie Joe

Sister Carol – Wild Thing

Boris Gardiner & the Happening – Spooky

Horace Andy – Sea of Love

Ernie Smith – Kansas City

Denzil Dennis – (All I Have to Do Is) Dream

Chaka Demus – Don’t Be Cruel

John Holt – Soul & Inspiration

Joya Landis – Kansas City

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae inna Golden Oldies Version

World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae Instrumentals

In the edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector explores the greatest Reggae Instrumentals. Some of the finest riddims grace this list of classic tracks.

Ernest Ranglin Stop That Train

Tommy McCook – Tunnel One

The Upsetters Return Of Django

Sound Dimension – Real Rock

Technique All Stars – Stalag 17

Augustus Pablo – Java

Dean Frazer – Overdue Riddim

The Aggrolites – 5 Deadly Venoms

Brentford All-Stars – Race Track

The Now Generation – Boney Dog

Joe Gibbs & The Love Generation – Fat Dog

Sound Dimension – Mojo Rock Steady

Brother Dan’s All Stars – Easter Organ

Harry J All-StarsLiquidator

Val Bennet The Russians Are Coming (aka Take 5)

Lynn Taitt & the BoysStorm Warning

Sound Dimension – Rockfort Rock

The Aggrolites – Burning Bush

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rebel’s Hop [Version]

G.G. All Stars Ganja Plane

Earl “Wire” Lindo White Rum

Beverly’s All Stars – Double Shot

Baba BrooksRiver Bank (aka River To Bank)

The Simplicity People Anywhere But Nowhere

Roland Alphonso & the Supersonics Never To Be Mine (O Solo Mio)

Karl Bryan & Count Ossie – Black Up

Lee “Scrach” Perry & The UpsettersClint Eastwood

Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor – Moving Riddim [Version]

The Aggrolites – Sound of Bombshell

Tommy McCook One Trainload Of Collie

Jackie MittooFreak Out

Augustus PabloEast of the River Nile

Slightly Stoopid – Deal With Rhythm

Don Drummond – JFK’s Memory

Rupie Edwards All Stars – Kinky Funky Reggae

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Don’t Rock the Boat [Version]

Lee “Scrach” Perry, Lynn Taitt, & the Jetts Soul Food

Soul Vendors – Swing Easy

Boris Gardiner – Elizabethan Reggae

The Revolutionaries – ’79 Rock

Sound Dimension – Full Up

Brentford Road All Stars – Moon Ride

Rockamovya – Brown Stew Fish

Cecil Lloyd & Roland Alphonso – Oceans 11

Sound Dimension – Heavy Rock

Ernest Ranglin – Rasta Roots Woman

Augustus Pablo – Too Late

Aswad – Warriors Charging

Dub Specialist – Banana Walk

Long Beach Dub All Stars – Grass Cloud

Beverly’s All-Stars – Smoke Screen

Sound Dimension – Heavy Beat

The Society Squad – Skylarking [Version]

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Soul Almighty [Version]

Don Drummond – Spitfire

Soul Vendors – Death in the Arena

Cas Haley & Tanya Stephens – Wolfman’s Brother (Instrumental)

The Dynamites – Rahtid

Beverly’s All Stars – Be Yours

Soul Agent & the Soul Defenders – Popcorn Reggae

Slightly Stoopid – Basher

Bob Marley & The Wailers – It’s Alright [Version]

Sound Dimension – Return of the Scorcher

Winston Wright – Tonight

Soul Vendors – Darker Shade of Black

Bob Marley & The Wailers – No Sympathy [Version]

Jackie & The Invaders – Love Again

Val Bennett & The Upsetters – South Parkway Rock

Sound Dimension – Baby Face

Brentford All-Stars – Throw Me Corn

Winston Wright & Larry McDonald – Reuben

Don Drummond – Green Island

The Technique All-Stars – Eldora

Dean Fraser – Overdue Riddim [Version 2]

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Soon Come [Version]

Hot Rod All Stars – Virgin Soldiers

Beverly’s All Stars – Busy Bee

Don Drummond – Saling On

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Cornerstone [Version]

NEED

Count Ossie – Count Ossie Special

Bub Roberts – Is This Love

The Upsetters Live Injection

The Silverstars Last Call

Bub Roberts – I Shot the Sheriff

Lester Sterling – Skaramont

Jackie Mittoo & Ernest Ranglin – Jericho Skank

Carl “Cannonball” Ryan Soul Scorcher

Hubert Lee – Something on your Mind

The Skatalites – Malcom X

Tommy McCook & the Supersonics – Soul Serenade

Baba BrooksPortrait Of My Love

Lyn Taitt & the Jets – Rock A Shock

The Skatalites – Confucious

Rico Rodriquez – Rico Special

Randy’s All-Stars – End Dust

Charlie Organaire – Royal Charlie

Don Drummond – Machine Shop

Baba Brooks and Trenton Spence Orchestra – Distant Drums

Roland Alphonso – Magic

Lyn Taitt – Ska To Shot

Baba Brooks – Shock Resistance

The Heptones – In Love With You

Niney the Observer – Acoustic Dub

World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae Instrumentals

The World of Reggae Music Collection–Reggae UB40: The UB40 Versions

Reggae Ub40
In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector explores Ub40.  The boys from Birmingham, England brought reggae to an international audience.
  1. Johnny Too Bad
  2. Sweet Sensation
  3. Many Rivers To Cross
  4. Wear You To The Ball
  5. Just Another Girl
  6. She Caught The Train
  7. Red Red Wine
  8. Cherry Oh Baby
  9. Stick By Me
  10. Singer Man
  11. Guilty
  12. Kingston Town
  13. Keep On Moving
  14. Version Girl
  15. Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
  16. Crying Over You
  17. It’s My Delight
  18. Blood And Fire
  19. Please Don’t Make Me Cry
  20. Good Ambition
  21. Kiss And Say Goodbye
  22. Holly Holy
  23. Mr Fix It
  24. Legalise It
  25. Come Back Darling
  26. Don’t Break My Heart
  27. Tears From My Eyes
  28. The Train Is Coming
  29. Stay A Little Bit Longer
  30. Soul Rebel
  31. Never Let You Go
  32. Groovin’ (Out On Life)
  33. Homely Girl
  34. My Best Girl
  35. Impossible Love
  36. The Time Has Come
  37. The Earth Dies Screaming
  38. Breakfast In Bed
  39. Bring Me Your Cup
  40. One In Ten
  41. Higher Ground
  42. C’est La Vie
  43. Until My Dying Day
  44. Sing Our Own Song
  45. Superstitious
  46. The Pillow
  47. You’re Always Pulling Me Down
  48. My Way Of Thinking
  49. I Shot The Sheriff
  50. Dance Until The Morning Light
  51. Rat In Mi Kitchen
  52. Swing Low (Radio Edit) (Feat. The United Colours Of Sound)
  53. Every Breath You Take
  54. If It Happens Again
  55. Light My Fire
  56. Reggae Music
  57. Food For Thought
  58. It’s All In The Game
  59. Mi Spliff
  60. Where Did I Go Wrong
  61. I Would Do For You
  62. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today
  63. Madam Medusa
  64. Lamb’s Bread

Bonus Versions

  1. Ali Campbell – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
  2. Toots Hibbert & UB40C’est La Vie
  3. Ali Campbell, Sly & Robbie – Milk & Honey
  4. Pato Banton & UB40 – The King Step Mk 1
  5. Gregory Isaacs & UB40Bring Me Your Cup
  6. Ken Boothe & UB40The Earth Dies Screaming
  7. John Holt & UB40The Pillow
  8. The Mighty Diamonds & UB40You Could Meet Somebody
  9. Bob Andy & UB40Love Is All Is Alright
  10. Alton Ellis & UB40I Love It When You Smile
  11. Ali CampbellEvery Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  12. Freddie McGregor & UB40 You’re Always Pulling Me Down
  13. Brent Dowe of the Melodians & UB40Silent Witness
  14. Jackie Robinson of the Pioneers & UB40Don’t Do The Crime
  15. Max Romeo & UB40 Watchdogs
  16. Ali Campbell – That Look In Your Eye
  17. Winston Groovy & UB40 Don’t Slow Down
  18. Leroy Sibbles & UB40Higher Ground
  19. Ali Campbell & Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Many Rivers to Cross (Live)
  20. Honeyboy & UB40 Always There
  21. Ali Campbell & ShaggyShe’s A Lady
  22. Ali Campbell, Sly & RobbieSeems To Be I’m Losing
The World of Reggae Music Collection–Reggae UB40: The UB40 Versions

The World of Reggae Music Collection–UB40 Reggae: The Original Versions

In this section of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector explores the influence and influences of Ub40. This particular edition focuses on the original reggae bands and musicians that UB40 covered. The boys from Birmingham, England made reggae music popular from the European continent to the backfields of north Texas. And more importantly it made inquisitive listeners follow the tracks back to their original performers. The first time many people heard “Johnny Too Bad” and “Cherry Oh Baby” was on the album Labour Of Love, the same album that featured the hit single “Red Red Wine.” Music fans around the world followed many of these tracks back to their Jamaican roots. In the stacks of records they found the amazing sounds of The Slickers, The Melodians, John Holt, Lord Creator, and Eric Donaldson. Ub40 turned many of these delightful tracks into electric 80s pop music for the masses. Albeit “Red Red Wine” is a Neil Diamond song, Jamaican artists like Tony Tribe had already made “Red Red Wine” wicked reggae music. Here in this list are the original reggae tracks from which UB40 found inspiration. From the reggae legends like Bob Marley and The Wailersand Jimmy Cliffto the more obscure artists like Boy Friday and Ken Parker, Ub40 reintroduced some of the greatest 60s and 70s reggae tunes to the modern world.

The Slickers Johnny Too Bad

The Melodians Sweet Sensation

Jimmy Cliff Many Rivers To Cross

U-Roy & John Holt Wear You To The Ball

Keith & TexStop That Train

Ken Boothe – Just Another Girl

Tony TribeRed Red Wine

Ken ParkerGroovin’ Out on Life

Eric DonaldsonCherry Oh Baby

John HoltStick By Me (And I’ll Stick By You)

The KingstoniansSinger Man

Lord Creator Kingston Town

NineyBlood & Fire

Winston GroovyPlease Don’t Make Me Cry

Bob Marley & the WailersKeep On Moving

Ray MartellShe Caught the Train

Boy Friday Version Girl

Ken Boothe The Train Is Coming

The Melodians – It’s My Delight

The Ethiopians – Good Ambition

Max Romeo – Mr. Fix It

Ken BootheCrying Over You

Bob Marley & the WailersSoul Rebel

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Soul Rebel (Version 4)

Slim SmithTime Has Come 

The Fabulous FlamesHolly Holy

Ken Boothe – Kingston Town

Eric Donaldson – The Way You Do the Things You Do

NEED

Tiger – Guilty

Jackie Robison – Homely Girl

John Holt – Here I Am (Come and Take Me)

Honeyboy – Impossible Love

Delano Stewart – Stay a Little Bit Longer

The Paragons – My Best Girl

Hopeton Lewis – Grooving Out On Life

Ken Boothe – Red Red Wine 

Johnny Clarke – Keep On Moving

Cornell Campbell – I’ll Never Let Go

Teddy Davis – Tears from my Eyes

Honeyboy – Sweet Cherry

Sonny Bradshaw – Singer Man

The World of Reggae Music Collection–UB40 Reggae: The Original Versions

World of Reggae Music Collection–Marley Family and Friends

Roots, Rock, Reggae

MARLEY FAMILY & FRIENDS

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector focuses on the music of Robert Nesta Marley and his family. Bob Marley’s mother Cedella Booker Marley, wife Rita Marley, grandson Judah Marley, and his sons Julian “JuJu” Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragamuffin” Marley, Ziggy Marley, and Kymani Marley all make great reggae music. Members of the Wailers, including Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Aston “Family Man” Barrett and the I-Threes, including Rita, Judy Mowatt, and Marcia Griffiths all made records and beautiful tunes

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Stir It Up

Bob Marley & The Wailers – One Love (People Get Ready)

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Don’t Rock The Boat

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rainbow Country

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Sun Is Shining

Bunny Wailer & the Wailers – Dreamland

Peter Tosh & The Wailers – You Can’t Blame The Youth

Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Brand New Second Hand

Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Maga Dog

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Bad Card

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Them Belly Full

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Crazy Baldheads

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Survival

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Mr. Marley

Damian Jr. Gong” Marley – Me Name Jr. Gong

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Stephen Marley – Hey Girl 

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Stephen Marley – All Night

Stephen Marley – Freedom Time

Stephen Marley & Ben Harper – Inna Di Red

Stephen Marley & Mos Def – Hey Baby

Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Mr. Cheeks, & Spragga Benz – Iron Bars

Julian Marley & Stephen Marley – A Little Too Late

Julian Marley – Awake

Julian Marley, Stephen Marley & Dead Prez – Dem Crazy

Stephen Marley – Now I Know

Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, & The Melody Makers – One Good Spliff

Rita Marley, Stephen Marley, & Tony Rebel – Generation Bob

Rita Marley & Stephen Marley – Who Colt The Game

Rita Marley, Ziggy Marley, & Stephen Marley – One Draw

Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – Conscious Party

Ziggy Marley – True To Myself (KGSR Broadcast Volume 11, Disc 2)

Ziggy Marley & Judah Marley – Family Time (Live)

Daniel Bambaata Marley – Treat You Right

Jo Mersa – Comfortable

Stephen Marley – Rebel in Disguise

Stephen Marley, Kymani Marley, Julian Marley, Damian Marley, & Spragga Benz – Master Blaster (Jammin’)

Kymani Marley – Warriors

Kymani Marley – One Time

Kymani Marley – Dear Dad

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Mellow Mood

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Burnin’ and Lootin’

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Concrete Jungle

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Who The Cap Fit

Bob Marley & the Wailers – No Woman, No Cry

Judy Mowatt – Many Are Called

Marcia Griffiths & Busy Signal – Automatic

Rita Marley – Who Feels It Knows It

The I-Threes – Waiting In Vain

Bob Marley, The I-Threes, & The Wailers – Exodus (Live Babylon By Bus Tour)

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Small Axe

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Soul Shakedown Party

Bunny WailerDance Rock

Bunny Wailer – Fighting Against Conviction

Peter Tosh – African

Peter Tosh – Til Your Well Runs Dry

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Trenchtown Rock

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Coming In From The Cold

Joe Higgs & the Wailers – Steppin’ Razor

Earl “Wire” Lindo – Mystic Mood

Glen Adams & the Boys – Talk Of The Town

Lee “Scratch” Perry & Bob Marley – Shocks of Mighty

Bob Marley & The Upsetters – Natural Mystic

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Want More

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Africa Unite

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Thank You Lord

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – One Cup of Coffee

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – And You Be Loved

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, & Black Thought – Pimpa’s Paradise

Damain “Jr. Gong: Marley & Stephen Marley – Kingston 12

Stephen Marley, Michael Franti & Spearhead – Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Roadblock)

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – African Herbsman

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Rainbow Country

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – High Tide or Low Tide

Kymani Marley & Alborosie – Burnin’ & Lootin’

Kymani Marley – Who The Cap Fit

Julian Marley – Harder Days

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Nice Time

U-Roy, Bob Marley & The Wailers – Nice Time

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Screw Face

Augustus Pablo, Bob Marley & The Wailers – Screw Face Pablo [Dub]

Marcia Griffiths – Put A Little Love In Your Heart

Marcia Griffiths & Spragga Benz – No Way No How

Marcia Griffiths – No, No, No

Marcia Griffiths & Cutty Ranks – Half Idiot

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Put It On

Bob Marley & The Wailers – One Drop

Bob Marley & The Wailers – One Dub

Bob Marley & The Wailers – So Much Things To Say

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Stand Up Jamrock (Ashley Beedle Remix)

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Catch A Fire

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – The Master Has Come Back

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, Capleton, & Drag On – It Was Written

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – There For You

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Punky Reggae Party

Bob Marley & The Wailers – No More Trouble

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Running Away

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – What’s True

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Won’t Let You Down

Ziggy Marley – Take Me To Jamaica

Ziggy Marley – I Love You Too

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Beautiful Day

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Bend Down Low (Version 2009)

Bob Marley & The Wailers – High Tide or Low Tide (Version 2009)

Kymani Marley – Breakdown

Kymani Marley & Alborosie – Natural Mystic

Kymani Marley – Emperor

Bob Marley & The Wailers – So Jah Seh

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Misty Morning

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Stephen Marley – For The Babies

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, & Yami Bolo – Still Searchin’

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, & Third World – 96 Degrees

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, & Nas – Leaders

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Stephen Marley – Strike Hard

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Corner Stone

Culture – Psalm Of Bob Marley

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Wake Up and Live, Part 1

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Guiltiness

Stephen Marley – Fed Up

Stephen Marley & Erykah Badu – In Love With You

Stephen Marley – False Friends

Stephen Marley – You’re Gonna Leave

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Caution

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Chant Down Babylon

Jo Mersa – Rock and Swing

Jo Mersa – Bad So

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I, Biggz General, illestr8 – The Living Breed

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Wayne Marshall, Tarrus Riley, & T.O.K. – In Dependence

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Love and Inity  

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, & Inner Circle – Smoke Gets In My Eyes

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rebel’s Hop

Bob Marley & The Wailers – The Heathen

Julian Marley – Arm Your Soul

Julian Marley & Junior Reid – Never Too Ruff

Julian Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, & The Mighty Underdogs – So Sad

Julian Marley – Stay With Me

Julian Marley – On The Floor

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Fussing & Fighting

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Freedom Time

Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Arise Blackman

Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Them A Fi Get A Beaten

Peter Tosh & The Wailers – Downpressor Man

Peter Tosh & The Wailers – Can’t You See

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Back Out

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Feel Alright

Judy Mowatt – I Shall Sing

Judy Mowatt – Mellow Mood

The I-Threes – Redemption Songs

Rita Marley – Rainbow Island

Rita Marley & The Soulettes – (You’re) My Desire

Rita Marley, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, & the SoulettesDoctor Dick

Rita Marley & Ernie Smith – Put Your Hand in the Hand

Rita Marley – Bus Dem Shut

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Craven Choke Puppy

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Craven A [Dub Plate Mix]

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Wrong Right Wrong

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Brotherly Sisterly Love

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Born To Be Lively

Ziggy Marley – ABC

Ziggy Marley – Family Time

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Stir It Up [Version 2009]

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Who Feels It Knows It

Bunny Wailer & The Wailers – Dreamland (Version 2)

Bunny Wailer & Dave Barker – What A Confusion

Bob Marley & The Wailers – This Train

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Talkin’ Blues

Cedella Marley – Rock It Baby

Cedella Booker Marley & Cedella Marley – Sweet Guava Jelly

Cedella Booker Marley & Taj Mahal – The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Stand Alone

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Soul Captives

Carl Dawkins & the Wailers – Picture On The Wall

Joe Higgs – Don’t Mind Me

Joe Higgs – You Hurt My Soul

Aston “Family Man” Barrett – Sly Mongoose

Aston “Family Man” Barrett & King Tubby – Ten Thousand Tons of Dollar Bills

Aston “Family Man” BarrettDeep River

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Soul Almighty

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Time Will Tell

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Smile Jamaica

NEED

Ziggy Marley – Love Is My Religion

Junior Marvin – Life Without You

Judy Mowatt – Concrete Jungle

Marcia Griffiths – Fire Burning

Kymani Marley & Ms. Dynamite – Seed Will Grow

The Melody Makers – Sugar Pie

Everton Blender – Bob Marley

World of Reggae Music Collection–Marley Family and Friends

Gasland

Last night I went to see the documentary Gasland at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. The environmental consequences of gas drilling are tremendous. The industry harms humans, animals, and rivers around the country. This particular  film focused on the dire impacts of fracture drilling around the United States. Peaceful rural people seemed to suffer the most from the destructive drilling practices. The fracturing caused farmers’ water supplies to be tainted and even poisoned. In some cases the water could be lit on fire. That’s right so much gas has seeped into water reserves that water (that once ran pure) can now be lit on fire.

This film is a warning, and not of the Al Gore alarmist type. It is an objective treatment of an issue that has been muddied by the natural gas industry. It is shocking to see the environmental damage wrought by the gas companies, but it is even more shocking when one considers this is but one of the many large energy producers (coal, oil, and gas) polluting our communities. Between the big producers it is amazing that we can still breathe. And I am not even talking about carbon emission. I’m talking about arsenic, acids, and other major hazardous chemicals.

Filmmaker and now modern-day muckraker Josh Fox has put together an excellent expose of the gas industry. There is a reason the gas industry runs so many commercials on television, radio, and billboards. It is a brainwashing campaign to dupe regular citizens into supporting a harmful and destructive, yet lucrative practice. Fort Worth, Texas and the industrialization of the Barnett Shale plays a central role in this film, especially the plight of the tiny community of Dish, Texas. This topic is not only of global significance it is of the utmost local importance. HBO will be showing this film soon. Catch it on cable if you can. If not, go see this great award-winning (it won a Sundance award) film! I even found parts of it on youtube.

Plus I really like Fox’s use of the banjo and the  Woody Guthrie song “This Land Land Is Your Land.” The song is appropriate, especially when exploring the opening of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands during the Bush-Cheney years. Much of the public lands of the American West were exploited by natural gas extraction. And much of the water tables in the surrounding areas were completely ruined. Josh Fox hopes that his beloved creek in Pennsylvania will escape such a fate. Hopefully, Fox’s film will shed a bright light on the supposedly “clean energy” industry. In light of the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas needs to reevaluate our energy sources, strategies, production, and needs.

Gasland