Top Ranking Albums of 2016

Stephen MarleyRevelation Part. II–“The Fruit of Life” [Ghetto Youth International]

Paul SimonStranger to Stranger [Concord Records]

A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service [Epic Records]

Unified HighwayUnified Highway [MRI]

Sturgill SimpsonA Sailor’s Guide to Earth [Atlantic Records]

Graham Wilkinson#Because of You [Little Windmill Records]

RebelutionFalling Into Place [Easy Star]

BeyonceLemonade [Columbia]

SolangeA Seat at the Table [Columbia]

AlborosieFreedom & Fyah [VP Records]

Mykal RoseSidewalk Steppa [Foreign Key Reords]

AssassinTheory of Reggaetivity [Sound Age Ent]

Raging FyahEverlasting [VP Records]

Leonard CohenYou Want It Darker [Columbia]

Willie NelsonSummertime–Willie Sings Gershwin [Legacy]

UB40Unplugged [HIP-O]

Various ArtistsDay of the Dead [4AD]

Anderson .PaakMalibu [Steel Wool]

 

 

 

Top Ranking Albums of 2016

Top Ranking Albums of October 2016

Various ArtistsStudio One Radio Show [Studio One 2016]

A Tribe Called Quest  – We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service [Epic 2016]

RebelutionLive at Red Rocks [Easy Star 2016]

Jim JamesEternally Even [ATO Records 2016]

SOJALive in Virginia [ATO Records 2016]

Van MorrisonKeep Me Singing [Caroline International 2016]

AlborosieAlborosie Presents His Majesty’s Riddim [VP Records 2016]

TafariDesire Fulfilled [RUD3 Music 2016]

Mr. VegasThis Is Dancehall [MV Music 2016]

CommonBlack America Again [Def Jam 2016]

Suga Roy & The Fireball CrewHonoring the King of Reggae [Fire Ball Records 2016]

Top Ranking Albums of October 2016

Lovers’ Rock for Valentine’s Day

LOVERS’ ROCK FOR VALENTINES

Here Are 200 Lovers’ Rock songs for the perfect Valentine’s Day Mix.

Since the early origins of reggae music, love songs have formed an important part of the musical landscape. The sultry voices of Beres HammondKen Boothe, and Dennis Brown alongside the  falsetto voices of Courtney John and Bitty McLean bring real soul power to lovers’ rock. And the reggae legends Gregory Isaacs, Delroy WilsonJohn HoltSugar Minott, and Freddie McGregor shined in this style.

Plus, many reggae supergroups, including Bob Marley & the Wailers and Steel Pulse have made some beautiful lovers’ rock tunes, while some artists like Maxi Priest, Jah Cure, Peter Hunningale, Gyptian, and Tarrus Riley have relied on the genre producing a plethora of lovers’ selections. And there are some classic cuts here, including Tyrone Taylor’s “Cottage in Negril” and Terry Linen’s “No Time To Linger.”

Some artists surprise their audiences with softer sides, for example, roots reggae artists Alborosie, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, and Kymani Marley, dancehall singjays Busy Signal and Vybz Kartel, and the R&B “overweight lover” Heavy D  have recorded very sweet songs for the ladies. And there are many women, including Etana, Cherine AndersonEstelle, and Hortense Ellis, who have recorded lush reggae songs filled with love. From Alton Ellis to Cocoa Tea to Sean Paul, love music has been an integral part of reggae.

Courtney John – Lucky Man

Delroy Wilson – I Want To Love You

Beres Hammond – Love Mood

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Turn Your Lights Down Low

Sugar Minott – Good Thing Going

Busy Signal – Sweet Love (Nightshift)

Terry Linen – No Time To Linger

Tarrus Riley – She’s Royal

Delroy Wilson – I’m Not A King

Cocoa Tea & Cutty Ranks – Rip and Run Off

Heavy D – Queen Majesty

Gregory Isaacs – Love Is Overdue

Courtney John – Love Is

Bob Marley & The Wailers – High Tide or Low Tide

Tyrone Taylor – Cottage In Negril

Dennis Brown – Love Has Found Its Way

Ken Boothe – Everything I Own

Busy Signal – Come Over (Missing You)

Estelle – Come Over

Beres Hammond – There For You

Freddie McGregor – Lovers Rock, Ja. Style

Gyptian – Beautiful Lady

Johnny Clarke – Do You Love Me

Heavy D – Hugs and Kisses

Sean Paul & Keri Hilson – Hold My Hand (I’ll Be There)

Slim Smith – Love and Devotion

Stevie Face – Can’t Go Round It

Courtney John – So Beautiful

Delroy Wilson – Your Love Is Amazing

Beres Hammond – Can’t Say I Never Tried

John Holt – Love I Can Feel

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Affairs of the Heart

Horace Andy – The Love of a Woman

Busy Signal – Tempted To Touch

Tarrus Riley & Dean Fraser – Cry No More

Heavy D – No Matter What

Ken Boothe – Moving Away

Tanya Stephens – If You Only Knew

Etana & Busy Signal – Love Love Love

Sizzla – Give Me A Try

Tarrus Riley – Burning Desire

Cornell Campbell – Please Be True

Denyque – Summer Love

Barrington Levy – Vice Versa Love

Courtney John, Sly & Robbie – Baby Tonight

Bitty McLean – Walk Away From Love

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Satisfy My Soul

Cocoa Tea – Can’t Be Real

Beres Hammond – Songs of Happiness

Etana & Alborosie – Blessings

Mikey Spice – Roller Coaster

Gappy Ranks – Heaven In Her Eyes

Courtney John – Like Magic

Beres Hammond – No Disturb Sign

Jah Cure – Never Find

Cherine Anderson & Chuck Fender – Coming Over Tonight

Busy Signal – One More Night

Courtney John – Never Keep You Waiting

Beres Hammond – Groovy Little Thing

Shabba Ranks – Slow and Sexy

Tarrus Riley & U-Roy – Sail Away

Horace Andy – Riding For A Fall

Heavy D – Chasing Windmills

John Holt – After All

Courtney John – Run To You

Dennis Brown – I’m Coming Home

Barry Biggs – Love Come Down

Richie Stephens & Maxi Priest – My Girl Dis

Beres Hammond – Hold On

Gyptian – Where You Belong

Gregory Isaacs – Promised Land

Collie Buddz – Won’t Be Long

Tarrus Riley – Version of Love (My Story)

Delroy Wilson – I’m Still Waiting

Junior Reid – Love Is The Answer

Heavy D – All I Have

Cocoa Tea – All Night Saturday Night

Alton Ellis – I’ll Be Waiting

Luciano – Love & Devotion

Wowski – Everything Seal

Horace Andy – Take My Hand

Major Lazer, Mr. Vegas, & Jovi Rockwell – Can’t Stop Now

Courtney John – Everyday

Terry Linen – Look Like Love

Beres Hammond – See You Again

Seeed – She Got Me Twisted

Richie Spice – Black Woman

Cocoa Tea – Tek Weh Yu Gal

Beres Hammond – Where Is The Love

Vybz Kartel – Spend Tim Dubb’n

Romain Virgo – Alton’s Medley: Breaking Up / Ain’t That Loving You / My Willow Tree

Pat Kelly & the Uniques – Daddy’s Home

Tarrus Riley – Groovy Little Thing

Dermott Lynch – Adults Only

Dennis Brown – If I Had The World

Shabba Ranks – Let’s Get It On

Maxi Priest – Should I

Cornell Campbell – Only Lover

Jamelody – Love Crazy

Tarrus Riley – Love’s Contagious

Heavy D – Delilah

Gyptian – Rendezvous

Beres Hammond – Love You Like That

Slim Smith – Everybody Needs Love

Sugar Minott – Lovers Rock Medley (Part 1)

Tyrone Evans & The Paragons – Lovers Rock Medley (Part 2)

Sade – No Ordinary Love

Jah Cure – Forever

Cocoa Tea – Come Love Me

Alborosie – Moonshine

Tarrus Riley – Lost For Words (Speechless)

Green – Alone

Freddie McGregor & Roots Radics – Don’t Play The Fool

Peter Hunnigale – Oh Honey

Alborosie & Etana – You Make Me Feel Good

Johnny Clarke – If You Should Loose Me

Ky-Mani Marley – Love in the Morning

Gregory Isaacs – Coming Home

Da’Ville & Sean Paul – Always On My Mind Remix

Tarrus Riley – 123 I Love You

Willie Williams – Easy

Aswad – My Love

Rebelution – Count Me In

Tarrus Riley – Young Heart

Jah Cure & Phylissa – Unconditional Love

Busy Signal – Royal Night

Raging Fyah – Far Away

Ini Kamoze – Rapunzel

Alborosie – Good Woman

Frankie Paul – Ain’t Nothing In This World

Errol Dunkley – Darling Ooh

Cornell Campell – Whenever You Need Me

Barry Biggs – Why Must You Cry

John Holt – My Desire

Beres Hammond – Emptiness Inside

Kymani Marley – The Conversation

Tarrus Riley – Superman

Sugar Minott – You’ve Got the Love

Alborosie & Perfect Harmony – Rude Bwoy Love

Slim Smith – Sitting in the Park

Jah Cure – To Your Arms of Love

Gramps Morgan – Come Back To Bed

Johnny Clarke – Satisfaction

Andy Livingston – My Promise

Cornell Campbell – Undying Love

LUST – Just As I Am

John Holt – It’s A Pleasure

Peter Hunningale & Janet Lee Davis – We Can Work It Out

Frankie Paul – I Wanna Sex You Up

Hortonese Ellis – Unexpected Places

Beres Hammond – I Surrender

Gyptian – So Much In Love

Slim Smith & The Uniques – Born To Love

Romain Virgo – Dark Skin Girl

The Heptones – Pretty Looks Isn’t All

Phyllis Dillon – Win Or Lose

Bitty McLean – Forever Be Mine

Sugar Minott – Mr. Fix It

Pat Kelly – Ebony Eyes

Seeed – Love Is The Queen

Jackie Edwards – Come On Girl

Steel Pulse – House of Love

Alton Ellis – Play It Cool

Beres Hammond – Fly Like An Angel

Di Genius – Need My Love

Chris Martin – What Can I Do (Without A Woman)

Jah Cure – How Can I Forget

Copper Cat – Since You Came In

Maxi Priest – Strollin’ On

Cornell Campbell – I Love You Madly

Ken Boothe – Without Love

Brent Dowe – Swing & Dine

Shuga – Wet Dream

Al Campbell – Lover To Lover

Chris Martin & Alaine – Still In Love

Johnny Clarke – Wating in Vain

Tifa – Into The Night (If I Could Fly)

Ambelique – Sharing the Night

Jamelody – This Time

Ken Boothe – Don’t Stay Out Late

Beres Hammond – I Am Missing You

Claudette Miller – Tonight Is The Night

Maxi Priest – Woman In You

Cornell Campbell – Never Found A Love

Derrick Harriott – Being In Love

Glen Ricks – Story Book

Pat Rhoden – What About You

John Holt – Memories By The Score

Johnny Clarke – I’ve Got The Handle

Leroy Mafia – Sweet Like Honey

Max Romeo – Out of Reach

Pat Kelly – Loving Pauper

Maxi Priest – Let Me Know

Lovers’ Rock for Valentine’s Day

Top Ranking Reggae Songs of 2014

Top Ranking Reggae Songs of 2014

Stephen Marley, Capleton, and Sizzla – “Rock Stone”
Protoje & Chronixx – “Who Knows”
Rebelution – “Fade Away”
Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, & Spragga Benz – “Bongo Nyah”
SOJA & Collie Buddz – “She Stills Love Me”
Pressure, Tarrus Riley, and Damian Marley – “Mental Disturbance”
Damian Marley – “Is It Worth It (Gunman World)”
Dre Island – “Live Forever”
Jah Sun – “Roots, Rock, Reggae”
Kabaka Pyramid – “Never Gonna Be A Slave”
Collie Buddz & Rebelution – “Had To Be The One”
Josey Wales – “Ready Fi Josey”
Tarrus Riley & Dean Frazer – “Cry No More”
Sean Paul & Iggy Azelea – “Wickedest Style”
Ali Campbell – “Cyber Bully Boys”
Kymani Marley – “Get High”
Anthony B & Dubmatix – “Detonator”
Chronixx – “Capture Land”
Wayne Marshall – “On The Corner”
Stick Figure & Collie Buddz – “Smokin’ Love”
Delly Ranx – “Sweet Reggae”
Richie Spice – “Reggae Music”
Tarrus Riley, Big Youth, & Mr. Cheeks – “Five Days”
Busy Signal – “Money Flow”
Tanya Stephens – “Wine Up On Mi”
Sean Paul & Konshens – “Want Dem All”
Prince Fatty, Top Cat, & Mungo’s Hi-Fi – “Herbalist”
Chronixx – “Rastaman Wheel Out”
Young J.R – “General”
Papa Michigan & Yami Bolo – “People Rise”
Busy Signal – “Nah Follow Dem”
Wayne Marhsall – “The Boom Draw”
Exco Levi – “Reggae Calling”
Sean Paul & Major Lazer – “Come On To Me”
Lutan Fyah – “Play It (Drums Them Beating)”
Notis & Iba Mahr – “Diamond Sox”
Kabaka Pyramid – “World Wide Love”
Spring Wata – “Hold Firm”
Ali Campbell – “Silhouette”
Pressure – “Virgin Islands Nice”
Richie Spice & Jah Sun – “Can’t Live Good”
Tarrus Riley & Whippa Demus – “Special Occasion”
Sizzla – “Gangsta”
Don Carlos & Rebelution – “Roots Reggae Music”
I-Wayne & Kabaka Pyramid – “Versatile”
Anuhea & SOJA – “Easier”
Jahdan Blakkmoore & Kabaka Pyramid – “For the Children”
Ali Campbell – “History”
Gyptian – “Stuck”
Sizzla – “Champion Sound (Spoonbill Remix)”
Sizzla – “Champion Sound”
Burro Banton – “Bad Like Mi”
Gentleman & Shaggy – “Warn Dem (Unplugged)”
Cham – “Wah Gwaan”
Gentleman’s Dub Club – “Give It Away”
Raging Fyah – “Jah Glory”
Million Stylez & DJ Hard2Def – Baddis Ting (Trappin’ Refix)
Tarrus Riley – “Burning Desire”
Matisyahu & Collie Buddz – “Confidence”
Jah Sun – “Babylon Funeral”
Chronixx – “Like A Whistle”
Jah Cure – “All of Me”
Micah Shemaiah, Infinite, & Matthias – “Reggae Rockit”
Duane Stephenson – “Cool Runnings”
Cornell Campbell & Burro Banton – “Pressure”
Tanya Stephens – “Unapologetic”
Jah Sun – “Rise As One”
Christopher Martin – “Steppin’ Razor”
Popcaan – “Everything Nice”
Magic! – “Rude”
Busy Signal – “Greetings”
Michael Franti & SOJA – “I Believe”
Tommy Lee Sparta – “Hero”
No Maddz – “Shotta”
Romain Virgo – “Stay With Me”
Jah Sun – “Never Give Up”
Stephen “Ragga” Marley & Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – “Strike Hard”
Skrillex – “Ragga Bomb”
Marina P & Mungo’s Hi Fi – “Divorce A L’Italienne”
Wayne Marhsall, Baby Cham, Ace Hood, & Waka Flocka – “Go Harder”
Toian – “Rude Boys”
Gentleman – “Superior (Unplugged)”
J Boog – “Love Me”
Damian Marley & SOJA – “Your Song”
Julian Marley & Junior Reid – “Never Too Ruff”
Jah Sun & Chronixx – “Top Rankin”
I-Wayne – “Seeking Souls”
Sizzla – “Make It Right”
Jah’lil – “One Wrong One Right”
Etana – “Trigger”
Jo Mersa – “Sunshine”
Konshens – “The Journey”
Shaggy – “Work So Hard”
Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – “Hard Work”
Pressure & Jah Mason – “My Herbs”
Busy Signal & Chris Martin – “Lock Di Endz”
Burro Banton – “Inna Mi League”
Collie Buddz – “Nice Up Yourself”
Saba Tooth & Adena Myrie – “Love Is Overdue, Part 2”
Matthew McAnuff – “Be Careful”
Toian – “Kingston Town”
Jo Mersa – “Rock and Swing”
Mala Rodriquez & SOJA – “Like It Used To”
Maxi Priest – “Easy To Love”
Ali Campbell – “Reggae Music”
Lady Ann & Alborosie – “Informa”
Jah Mason – “Wings of Wind”
Sizzla – “Sweet To My Brain”
Gappy Ranks – “Selling Stories”
Exco Levi – “Herb Man”
Mr. Williamz – “Ganja Palace”
Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Black-Am-I, Biggz General, Jo Mersa, Illestr8 – “The Living Breed”
Bugle – “Anointed”
Brooklyn Jungle Soundsystem – “Kulture (Dubmatix Remix)”
Black-Am-I – “In the Ghetto”
Alkaline – “Gyal Bruk Out”
Mavado & Nicki Minaj – “Give It To Me”
Shuga – “Ride De Riddim”
Raging Fyah – “Dance With Me”
Rocky Duwani – “African Thriller”
Queen Ifrica – “Love Is Not Blind”
Lutan Fyah – “Roll It Up”
Bushman & Skarra Mucci – “Pretty Looks”
Zagga – “Heal the Soul”
Clay – “Shadow After Dark”
Busy Signal – “Professionally”
Jah Cure – “Life We Live”
Christopher Ellis & Irie Love – “Better Than Love (Remix)”
Maxi Priest – “Gravity”
Nahko & SOJA – “Lucid Dreams”
Ali Campbell – “I Want You”
Cham – “Sh@T!”
Tarrus Riley & U-Roy – “Sail Away”
Alborosie & Black Uhuru – “Guess Who’s Coming”
Mavado – “My Own”
DeMarco – “Good Book”
SOJA – “Treading Water”
Ward 21 – “No Trouble We”
D Major – “Real Know Real”
Wayne Marhsall & Tarrus Riley – “Nah Give Up”
Christopher Ellis – “Roller Coaster”
Spice – “Like A Man”
Gyptian & Estelle – “Majestic Love”
Jemere Morgan – “Don’t Mean A Thing”
Gyptian & Kes The Band – “Fete Wet”

Top Ranking Reggae Songs of 2014

Top Ranking Songs of 2014

Sturgill Simpson – “Turtles All The Way Down”
Stephen Marley, Capleton, and Sizzla – “Rock Stone”
The Temples – “Shelter Song”
Protoje & Chronixx – “Who Knows”
Hurrary for the Riff Raff – “The Body Electric”
Rebelution – “Fade Away”
Bleached – “For The Feel”
Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, & Spragga Benz – “Bongo Nyah”
Sturgill Simpson – “Life of Sin”
SOJA & Collie Buddz – “She Stills Love Me”
Robert Plant – “Little Maggie”
Pressure, Tarrus Riley, and Damian Marley – “Mental Disturbance”
Willie Nelson – “Crazy Like Me”
Damian Marley – “Is It Worth It (Gunman World)”
Conor Oberst – “Zigzagging Toward The Light”
Dre Island – “Live Forever”
Sturgill Simpson – “Long White Line”
Gentleman – “Superior (Unplugged)”
Blitzen Trapper – “To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)”
Clay – “Shadow After Dark”
Frazey Ford – “September Fields (Acoustic)”
Busy Signal – “Money Flow”
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
Jah Sun – “Roots, Rock, Reggae”
Sylvan Esso – “Coffee”
Kabaka Pyramid – “Never Gonna Be A Slave”
Zack De La Rocha & Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)”
Collie Buddz & Rebelution – “Had To Be The One”
Beck – “Morning”
Josey Wales – “Ready Fi Josey”
Roseanne Cash – “The Long Way Home”
Tarrus Riley & Dean Frazer – “Cry No More”
Willie Nelson & Jamey Johnson – “The Git Go”
Sean Paul & Iggy Azelea – “Wickedest Style”
Belle & Sebastian – “The Party Line”
Ali Campbell – “Cyber Bully Boys”
The Black Keys – “Fever”
Kymani Marley – “Get High”
Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
Anthony B & Dubmatix – “Detonator”
Sturgill Simpson – “The Promise”
Chronixx – “Capture Land”
Chet Faker – “1998”
Papa Michigan & Yami Bolo – “People Rise”
Wayne Marshall – “On The Corner”
TV on the Radio – “Happy Idiot”
Stick Figure & Collie Buddz – “Smokin’ Love”
The Grouch & Eligh with Kyle of Slightly Stoopid – “People of the Sun”
Delly Ranx – “Sweet Reggae”
Old Crow Medicine Show – “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer”
Richie Spice – “Reggae Music”
Sturgill Simpson – “Voices”
Tarrus Riley, Big Youth, & Mr. Cheeks – “Five Days”
Dr. John – “Let ‘Em In”
Busy Signal – “Nah Follow Dem”
Gentleman’s Dub Club – “Give It Away”
J. Mascis – “Every Morning”
Tanya Stephens – “Wine Up On Mi”
Old Crow Medicine Show 
– “Sweet Amarillo”
Sean Paul & Konshens
– “Want Dem All”
Spoon
– “Inside Out”
Popcaan
– “Everything Nice”
Magic!
– “Rude”
Prince Fatty, Top Cat, & Mungo’s Hi-Fi
– “Herbalist”
Mary J. Blige
– “Whole Damn Year”
Chronixx
– “Rastaman Wheel Out”
Busy Signal
– “Greetings”
Alvvays
– “Archie, Marry Me”
Young J.R
– “General”
Mac Demarco
– “Passing Out Pieces”
Papa Michigan & Yami Bolo
– “People Rise”
Sturgill Simpson – “Just Let Go”
Wayne Marhsall – “The Boom Draw”
First Aid Kid – “My Silver Linings”
Exco Levi – “Reggae Calling”
Latasha Lee – “Watch Me Now”
Sean Paul & Major Lazer – “Come On To Me”
Spoon – “I Just Don’ Understand”
Lutan Fyah – “Play It (Drums Them Beating)”
Willie Nelson – “I Thought I Left You”
Bugle – “Anointed”
Sturgill Simpson – “It Ain’t All Flowers”
Notis & Iba Mahr – “Diamond Sox”
Perry Farrell – “Got To Get You In My Life”
Kabaka Pyramid – “World Wide Love”
Willie Nelson – “I’ve Got A Lot of Traveling To Do”
Spring Wata – “Hold Firm”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
I-Wayne & Kabaka Pyramid – “Versatile”
St. Vincent – “Digital Witness”
Ali Campbell – “Silhouette”
Sturgill Simpson – “Panbowl”
Pressure – “Virgin Islands Nice”
Benjamin Booker – “Slow Coming”
Richie Spice & Jah Sun – “Can’t Live Good”
Steve Miller – “Junior’s Farm”
Tarrus Riley & Whippa Demus – “Special Occasion”
Willie Nelson & Billy Joe Shaver – “Hard To Be An Outlaw”
Sizzla – “Gangsta”
Latasha Lee – “Pledging My Love”
Busy Signal & Chris Martin – “Lock Di Endz”
Michael Franti – “Same As It Ever War (Starts Today)”
Don Carlos & Rebelution – “Roots Reggae Music”
Willie Nelson – “The Wall”
Jahdan Blakkmoore & Kabaka Pyramid – “For the Children”
Benjamin Booker – “Violent Shiver”
Anuhea & SOJA – “Easier”
Phish – “Winterqueen”
Ali Campbell – “History”
Jack White – “High Ball Stepper”
Chronixx – “Like A Whistle”
Willie Nelson – “Yesterday”
Gyptian – “Stuck”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Sizzla – “Champion Sound”
Burro Banton – “Bad Like Mi”
Sizzla – “Champion Sound (Spoonbill Remix)”
Brett Dennen – “Wild Child”
No Maddz – “Shotta”
Cham – “Wah Gwaan”
Zara McFarlane – “Police & Thieves”
Million Stylez & DJ Hard2Def – Baddis Ting (Trappin’ Refix)
Moodyman & Andres – “Lyk U Use 2”
Chronixx – “Spirulina”
Phish – “The Line”
Tarrus Riley – “Burning Desire”
Weezer – “Back To The Shack”
Matisyahu & Collie Buddz – “Confidence”
Jah Sun – “Babylon Funeral”
Ezra Koenig & Karen O – “The Moon Song”
Jah Cure – “All of Me”
Micah Shemaiah, Infinite, & Matthias – “Reggae Rockit”
Phish – “Wombat”
Michael Franti & SOJA – “I Believe”
Skrillex – “Ragga Bomb”
Tanya Stephens – “Unapologetic”
Mr. Williamz – “Ganja Palace”
Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Jah Sun – “Rise As One”
Grimes – “Go”
Marina P & Mungo’s Hi Fi – “Divorce A L’Italienne”
The Black Keys – “Gotta Get Away”
Wayne Marhsall, Baby Cham, Ace Hood, & Waka Flocka – “Go Harder”
Trevor Hall – “The Mountain”
Damian Marley & SOJA – “Your Song”
Beck – “Blue Moon”
Jah Sun & Chronixx – “Top Rankin”
Duane Stephenson – “Cool Runnings”
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Mala Rodriquez & SOJA – “Like It Used To”
Phish – “Wingsuit”
I-Wayne – “Seeking Souls”
Christopher Martin – “Steppin’ Razor”
Brett Dennen – “Outta My Head”
Shaggy – “Work So Hard”
Sturgill Simpson – “Living the Dream”
Pressure and Jah Mason – “My Herbs”
Michael Franti – “Stay Human (Soulshine Remix)”
Collie Buddz – “Nice Up Yourself”
Burro Banton – “Inna Mi League”
Matthew McAnuff – “Be Careful”
Toian – “Kingston Town”
Julian Marley & Junior Reid – “Never Too Ruff”
Etana – “Trigger”
Willie Nelson – “Bring It On”
Maxi Priest – “Easy To Love”
String Cheese Incident – “Colorado Bluebird Sky”
Saba Tooth & Adena Myrie – “Love Is Overdue, Part 2”
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – “Another Life”
Ali Campbell – “Reggae Music”
Phish – “Halfway to the Moon”
Lady Ann & Alborosie – “Informa”
Jo Mersa – “Rock and Swing”
Rick Ross – “Coke Like The 80s”
Nahko & SOJA – “Lucid Dreams”
Beck – “Country Down”
Toian – “Rude Boys”
Willie Nelson – “Wives and Girlfriends”
Jah Mason – “Wings of Wind”
Michael Franti – “Yes I Will (Soulshine Remix)”
Sizzla – “Sweet To My Brain”
Mac Demarco – “Passing Out The Pieces”
Raging Fyah – “Jah Glory”
Sharon Van Etten – “Every Time The Sun Comes Up”
Gappy Ranks – “Selling Stories”
First Aid Kid – “Master Pretender”
Raging Fyah – “Dance With You”
SOJA – “Treading Water”
U2 – “Every Breaking Wave”
Exco Levi – “Herb Man”
Tommy Lee Sparta – “Hero”
Prince – “This Could Be Us”
Ali Campbell – “I Want You”
Sizzla – “Make It Right”
Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Black-Am-I, Biggz General, Jo Mersa, Illestr8 – “The Living Breed”
Bugle – “Anointed”
Brooklyn Jungle Soundsystem – “Kulture (Dubmatix Remix)”
Black-Am-I – “In the Ghetto”
Alkaline – “Gyal Bruk Out”
Mavado & Nicki Minaj – “Give It To Me”
Shuga – “Ride De Riddim”
Sinkane – “How We Be”
Tarrus Riley & U-Roy – “Sail Away”
Willie Nelson – “The Songwriters”
Alborosie & Black Uhuru – “Guess Who’s Coming”
Bruce Springsteen – “Frankie Fell In Love”
Ward 21 – “No Trouble We”
Foo Fighters – “Outside”
J Boog
– “Love Me”

Top Ranking Songs of 2014

Deep South Soundscape: Mississippi Delta Blues

Deep South Soundscape

In terms of music in the Deep South, the Blues define the region. The sound emanates from the people of the Mississippi River Delta where the ghosts of slavery haunt the cotton fields. The blues were songs of enslaved Africans and gospel hymns expressed through heartfelt moan and guitar.

Delta Blues

Furry Lewis – “Billy Lyons and Stack O’Lee” (1927)
Furry Lewis – “Why Don’t You Come Home” (1927)
Tommy Johnson – “Canned Heat Blues” (1928)
Tommy Johnson – “Big Road Blues” (1928)
Furry Lewis – “Kassie Jones” (1928)
Cannon’s Jug Stompers – “Big Railroad Blues” (1928)
Cannon’s Jug Stompers – “Feather Bed” (1928)
Charley Patton – “A Spoonful Blues” (1929)
Charley Patton – “Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues” (1929)
Skip James – “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” (1931)
Cannon’s Jug Stompers – “Minglewood Blues” (1933)
Big Joe Williams –“Baby Please Don’t Go” (1935)
Robert Johnson – “Sweet Home Chicago” (1937)
Robert Johnson – “Cross Road Blues” (1937)
Robert Johnson – “Hell Hound Blues” (1937)
Gatemouth Moore – “I Ain’t Mad At You Pretty Baby” (1945)
John Lee Hooker – “Crawling King Snake” (1948)
John Lee Hooker – “Boogie Chillen’” (1948)
The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi – Jesus Gave Me Water (1950)
Muddy Waters – “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” (1950)
Muddy Waters – “Honey Bee” (1951)
Elmore James – “Dust My Broom” (1951)
Howlin’ Wolf – “I’m The Wolf” (1952)
Little Walter – “Last Night” (1954)
Elvis Presley – “That’s All Right” (1954)
Howlin’ Wolf – “Baby How Long” (1954)
Muddy Waters – “(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man” (1954)
Muddy Waters – “I Just Want To Make Love To You” (1954)
B.B. King – “Everyday I Have The Blues” (1955)
Bo Diddley – “Bo Diddley” (1955)
Elvis Presley – “Mystery Train” (1955)
Muddy Waters – “Mannish Boy” (1955)
Little Walter – “My Babe” (1955)
John Lee Hooker – “Dimples” (1956)
Bo Diddley – “Who Do You Love?” (1956)
Howlin’ Wolf – “Smokestack Lightning” (1956)
Sam Cooke – “You Send Me” (1957)
Sam Cooke – “Summertime” (1957)
Bo Diddley – “I’m A Man” (1957)
Mose Allison – “Parchman Farm” (1957)
Muddy Waters – “Got My Mo-Jo Working” (1957)
Elvis Presley – “Crawfish” (1958)
Sam Cooke – “You Were Made For Me” (1958)
Howlin’ Wolf – “The Red Rooster” (1959)
Howlin’ Wolf – “Shake for Me” (1959)
Howlin’ Wolf – “Wang Dang Doodle” (1959)
Bukka White – “Fixin’ To Die” (1959)
Sam Cooke – “Only Sixteen” (1959)
Howlin’ Wolf – “Spoonful” (1960)
Elmore James – “The Sky is Crying” (1960)
Howlin’ Wolf – “Back Door Man” (1960)
Bo Diddley – “Road Runner” (1960)
Elvis Presley – “Are You Lonesome Tonight” (1960)
Sam Cooke – “Chaing Gang” (1960)
Sam Cooke – “Wonderful World” (1960)
Sam Cooke – “That’s It, I Quit, I’m Movin’ On” (1961)
Sam Cooke – “Cupid” (1961)
John Lee Hooker – “Boom Boom” (1962)
Muddy Waters – “You Shook Me” (1962)
Bo Diddley – “You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover” (1962)
Sam Cooke – “Bring It On Home To Me” (1962)
Sam Cooke – “Having A Party” (1962)
Sonny Boy Williamson II – “Bring It On Home” (1963)
Sam Cooke – “Another Saturday Night” (1963)
B.B. King – “How Blue Can You Get” (1964)
Howlin’ Wolf – “I Walked From Dallas” (1965)
Albert King – “Laundromat Blues” (1966)
Albert King – “Born Under a Bad Sign” (1967)
Albert King – “Crosscut Saw” (1967)
Albert King – “Cold Feet” (1968)
Albert King – “Wrapped Up In Love Again” (1969)
Albert King, Pop Staples, and Steve Cropper – “Tupelo” (1969)
B.B. King – “The Thrill Is Gone” (1970)
R.L. Burnside – “Got Messed Up” (2000)
R.L. Burnside – “Wish I Was In Heave Sitting Down” (2000)
Robert Belfour – “Black Mattie” (2000)
Junior Kimbrough – “You Better Run” (2002)
R.L. Burnside – “Someday Baby” (2004)
R.L. Burnside – “Goin’ Down South” (2004)

Deep South Soundscape: Mississippi Delta Blues

Deep South Soundscape: Louisiana Rhythm and Blues

Louisiana Rhythm and Blues

In this edition of the Deep South Soundscape, the selector explores the Rhythm and Blues of Louisiana.

Fats Domino – “The Fat Man” (1949)
Dave Bartholomew – “Who Drank My Beer While I Was In The Rear” (1952)
Dave Bartholomew – “My Ding-A-Ling” (1952)
Smiley Lewis – “Blue Monday” (1954)
Fats Domino – “Ain’t That A Shame” (1955)
Dave Bartholomew – “Four Winds” (1955)
Smiley Lewis – “I Hear You Knocking” (1955)
Fats Domino – “Poor Me” (1955)
Shirley & Lee – “Let the Good Times Roll” (1956)
Fats Domino – “Blueberry Hill” (1956)
Fats Domino – “My Blue Heaven” (1956)
Clarence “Frogman” Henry – “Ain’t Got No Home” (1956)
Smiley Lewis – “One Night of Sin” (1956)
Jerry Lee Lewis – “Whole Lot of Shaking Going On” (1957)
Jerry Lee Lewis – “Great Balls of Fire” (1957)
Chris Kenner – “Sick and Tired” (1957)
Dave Bartholomew – “The Monkey” (1957)
Fats Domino – “I’m Walkin’” (1957)
Fats Domino – “Valley of Tears” (1957)
Fats Domino – “The Big Beat” (1957)
Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns – “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu” (1957)
Fats Domino – “Whole Lotta Loving” (1958)
Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns – “Don’t You Just Know It” (1958)
Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns – “Little Chickee Wha Wha” (1958)
Al “Carnival Time” Johnson – “Carnival Time” (1959)
Lloyd Price – “Personality” (1959)
Fats Domino – “Be My Guest” (1959)
Fats Domino – “I Want To Walk You Home” (1959)
Fats Domino – “I’m In Love Again” (1959)
Fats Domino – “I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday” (1959)
Fats Domino – “I’m Ready” (1959)
Chris Kenner – “Rocket to the Moon” (1960)
Fats Domino – “Walking To New Orleans” (1960)
Fats Domino – “My Girl Josephine” (1960)
Jesse Hill – “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” (1960)
Lee Dorsey – “Ya Ya” (1961)
Lee Dorsey – “Do-Re-Mi” (1961)
Ernie K-Doe – “Mother-in-Law” (1961)
Clarence “Frogman” Henry – “(I Don’t Know Why) But I Do” (1961)
Chris Kenner – “I Like It Like That (Parts 1 & 2)” (1961)
Chris Kenner – “Land of 1000 Dances” (1962)
Louis Armstrong – “Hello Dolly” (1963)
The Dixie Cups – “Chapel of Love” (1964)
The Dixie Cups – “Iko Iko” (1964)
Irma Thomas – “Time Is On My Side” (1964)
Lee Dorsey – “Ride Your Pony” (1965)
Lee Dorsey – “Get Out of My Life” (1966)
Lee Dorsey – “Confusion” (1966)
Lee Dorsey – “Working in a Coalmine” (1966)
Lee Dorsey – “Holy Cow” (1966)
Aaron Neville – “Tell It Like It Is” (1966)
Aaron Neville – “She Took Me For a Ride” (1967)
Louis Armstrong – “What A Wonderful World” (1967)
Dr. John – “I Walk on Guilded Splinters” (1968)
Johnny Adams – “Reconsider Me” (1969)
The Meters – “Cissy Strut” (1969)
Lee Dorsey – “Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky From Now On” (1969)
Randy Newman – “Mama Told Me Not To Come” (1970)
The Meters – “Dry Spell” (1970)
The Meters – “Look-Ka-Py-Py” (1970)
The Meters – “Handclapping Song” (1970)
Lee Dorsey – “Yes We Can” (1970)
Randy Newman – “Sail Away” (1972)
Randy Newman – “Political Science” (1972)
Randy Newman – “You Can Leave Your Hat On” (1972)
Bobby Rush – “Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man” (1972)
The Meters – “Soul Island” (1972)
Dr. John – “Right Place Wrong Time” (1973)
Dr. John – “Such A Night” (1973)
The Meters – “Hey Pocky Way” (1974)
The Meters – “Jungle Man” (1974)
The Meters – “Fire on the Bayou” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Louisiana 1927” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Every Man A King” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Kingfish” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Rednecks” (1975)
James Booker – “Junco Partner” (1976)
Randy Newman – “Short People” (1977)
Randy Newman – “It’s The Money That I Love” (1979)
The Neville Brothers – “Fire on the Bayou” (1981)
The Neville Brothers – “Hey Pocky Way” (1981)
Randy Newman – “I Love L.A.” (1983)
Randy Newman – “Dixie Flyer” (1988)
Randy Newman – “New Orleans Wins the War” (1988)
The Neville Brothers – “Yellow Moon” (1989)
The Rebirth Brass Band – “Feel Like Funkin’ It Up” (1989)
The Rebirth Brass Band – “Shake Your Body Down To The Ground” (1989)
Dirty Dozen Brass Band – “Use Your Brain” (1991)
Kermit Ruffins – “If You’re A Viper” (1994)
The Rebirth Brass Band – “Let’s Get It On” (1997)
Galactic – “Crazyhorse Mongoose” (1998)
Kermit Ruffins – “Hide the Reefer” (1999)
Galactic – “Villified” (2000)
Galactic – “Working in a Coal Mine” [Live at Tipitina’s] (2001)
Galactic – “Moog Marmalade” [Live at Tipitina’s] (2001)
Kermit Ruffins – “Skokian” (2002)
Deacon John – “Going Back to New Orleans” (2005)
Randy Newman – “Harps and Angels” (2008)
Randy Newman – “A Few Words In Defense Of Our Country” (2008)
Mystikal and Galactic – “Move Fast” (2012)

Deep South Soundscape: Louisiana Rhythm and Blues