Top Ranking Albums of August 2011

We Remember Gregory Isaacs

Top Ranking Albums of August 2011

  1. Various ArtistsWe Remember Gregory Isaacs [VP Records 2011]
  2. Digitaldubs#1 [ROIR 2011]
  3. Robert Earl Keen, Jr. Ready For Confetti [Lost Highway 2011]
  4. Fyah T & Next Generation Family – Familywise [Family Music 2011]
  5. Various ArtistsMaximum Sound 2011 [Maximum Sound 2011]
  6. Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You [Warner Brothers 2011]
  7. Various Artists Steely & Clevie Presents Memories [VP Records 2011]
  8. 10 Ft. Ganja PlantShake Up The Place [ROIR 2011]
  9. BassnectarDivergent Spectrum [Amorphous Music 2011]
  10. I-WayneLife Teachings [VP Records 2011]
  11. Guy Clark Songs And Stories [Dualtone Records 2011]
  12. J BoogBack Yard Boogie[Washouse Records 2011]
  13. John Hiatt Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns [New West 2011]
  14. Shaggy  – Summer In Kingston [Ranch Entertainment 2011]
  15. Kanye West & JayZWatch The Throne [Roc-A-Fella 2011]
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Top Ranking Albums of August 2011

Top Ranking Albums of December 2010

Happy Talk
  1. Kermit Ruffins Happy Talk [Basin Street 2010]
  2. Various Artists – Strictly The Best Vol. 42 [VP Records 2010]
  3. Cee LoThe Lady Killer [Elektra 2010]
  4. David RodiganFabricLive 54 [Fabric 2010]
  5. Gyptian Hold You [Ministry of Sound 2010]
  6. Sly & RobbieOne Pop Reggae [Taxi 2010]
  7. Various Artists Strictly The Best Vol. 43 [VP Records 2010]
  8. The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt [Dead Oceans 2010]
  9. Various Artists – The Electricity Riddim [Tiger Records 2010]
  10. Buke and Gass Riposte [Brassland 2010]
  11. Lee “Scratch” PerryRevelation [State of Emergency 2010]
  12. Raul MaloSinners & Saints [Fantasy Records 2010]
  13. Sufjan StevensThe Age of Adz [Asthmatic Kitty 2010]

Strictly The Best Vol. 43

Top Ranking Albums of December 2010

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae Sisters

REGGAE SISTERS

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector explores the women of Reggae Music.

The I-Threes – Many Are Called

Marcia Griffiths – Steppin’ Out of Babylon

Judy Mowatt – Black Woman

Rita Marley – Harambe

Tanya Stephens – Handle The Ride

Spice – Like A Man

Althea – Down Town Thing

China – Cherry Garden

Cherine Anderson – Talk If Yuh Talking

Jah9 – Warning

Sister Carol – Dread Natty Congo

Natasja – Op Med Hovendet

Queen Ifrica – Far Away

Donna Hinds – Run Away Pet

Tanya Stephens – Boom Wuk

Lady Saw – Man Haffi Mind Wi

Foxy Brown & Sizzla – Come Fly With Me

Ce’Cile – Ride or Die

Kim Swain – Here We Come

Etana – Trigger

Louisa Mark – Keep It Like It Is

Tanya Stephens – Big Heavy  Gal

Shelly Thunder – Kuff

Queen Omega – Traveling

Easy Star All Stars – First Light (Dubmatix Remix)

Nadine Sutherland –Teach The Youth

Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping

Pam Hall – You’ve Caught Me Baby

Rita Marley & The Soulettes – Why Should I

Lady Saw – Been So Long

Sister Carol – International Style

Etana – 4 Play 2 Love (Start over)

Diana King – I’m Still In Love With You

Lady Patra – Ambition

Easy Star All-Stars – In The Light

Joya Landis – Moonlight Lover

Hortense Ellis – Jah Mysterious Works

Sister Carol – Down In the Ghetto

Joyce Bond – Help Me Make It Through The Night

Marcia Aitken – Narrow Minded Man

Lady G – Perform

Tanya Stephens – Freaky Type

Senya – Children Of The Ghetto

Marcia Griffiths & Lady Saw – Unconditional Love

Lady Saw – No Less Than A Woman

Dhaima – Inna Jah Children

Sister Carol – Me Come Back

Cecile – Ladies in the Club

Shan I-Benjamen – Look After Your Structure

Mad Professor – Structure Dub

Tanya Stephens – Bounce Me

Tessanne Chin – Firework

Mekeda – Real Love

Easy Star All Stars – First Light (Ramblin’ Fever)

Sasha – Kill The Bitch

Marcia Griffits & Queen Ifrica – Round and Round

Easy Star All Stars – Break Of Dawn

Tanya Stephens – Addiction

Tessane Chin – Broken Hearted Melody

Jazmine Sullivan – Need U Bad

Barbara Paige – Babylon Must Fall

Cecile – Hot Like Dat

Easy Star All-Stars – Universal Law

Aysha Loren – Keep It Like It Is

Hortense Ellis – Unexpected Places

Alaine – Another Love Song

Queen Ifrica – Dance Floor

Marcia Griffiths – Children at Play

Lady Apache – Bruk Buddy

Easy Star All-Stars – All The Way

Tanya Stephens – Need You Tonight

Tessanne Chin – Hide Away

Cecile – Rise Up

Alaine – You Are Me

Joy White – It Dread Out Deh

Easy Star All-Stars – Demons

Queen Ifrica – Love Is The Only Solution

Alaine – Bye Bye Bye

Worl-A-Girl – Murder He Wrote

Phyllis Dillon – Tell Me You Love Me (All The Time)

Melinda Slack & Lee “Scratch” Perry – Want A Grine

Cecile – Woot Woot

Shontelle – Focus Pon Me

Lady Flame – Grab It Up

NEED

Lady SawI’ve Got Your Man

Sister Nancy Dance Pon The Corner

Tanya StephensWho Is Tanya

Rita Marley & Bob Marley Hold On To This Feeling

Susan CadoganBaby I Love You

Althea & Donna – Gone To Negril

Dawn Penn, Tommy McCook, and the Supersonic Band Why Did You Lie

Lady Saw – Wildest Ride

Phyllis DillonPerfidia

Judy Mowatt & the Gaylettes – I Like Your World

The Webber Sisters My World

Marlene Webber – Hard Life

The Neutral Sisters – Dance Fever

Barbara Jones – Come and Get Some

J.C. LodgeWhat The World Needs Now

Audrey Hall Woman In Love

Norma Fraser – First Cut Is The Deepest

Ivy Queen Regge Respect

Lady G Nuff Respect

Ms. Dynamite Natural High (Interlude) [Explicit]

Ms. Dynamite Dy-Na-Mi-Tee

Pam HallSweetest Sound

SashaCoca Cola Shape (dat Sexy Body Remix)

Fiona – Yours Tonight

Etana – Happy Heart

Lady Saw Give Me The Reason

Phyllis DillonNice Time

Paulette Williams – My Island

Foxy Brown Sorry

Sister Carol – Decadence

Deborah Glasgow Champion Lover

Tanya StephensTo The Rescue

The Neutral Sisters – Hold On

Chrissy D – Make It Real Good

EtanaCaltariba System

Sister NancyOne Two

Marlene Webber One Life To Live

Audrey HallOne Dance Won’t Do

Aisha – I Can’t Change

Foxy BrownBaby Can I Hold You Tonight

SashaDefensive

Angie Angel – Go Through Di Race

Barbara JonesLong And Lasting Love

Carlene DavisBaby Be True

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae Sisters

The World of Reggae Music–Superhits: Popular Reggae

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector explores the most popular reggae hits. Pop Reggae helps to bring people from mainstream pop music to the reggae genre. The famous British selector David Rodigan, for example, became infatuated with reggae after hearing Millie Small performher megahit “My Boy Lollipop.”   That’s where this selection of popular reggae hits begins with the 1964 international ska hit from the Jamaican singer Millie Small. And like the famous ska artists that achieved international fame in the 1960s, the modern dancehall artists Sean Paul and Shaggy have appealed to pop music fans of the 1990s and 2000s, and their albums opened doors for music fans to explore more reggae music. These artists hook new reggae fans and trigger them to explore deeper into the reggae catalog. So this selection focuses on the reggae superhits like “Pass The Dutchie” and “Here Comes The Hotstepper” that were popular in the mainstream and prompted music lovers to listen to more reggae.

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jammin’

Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie

Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop

Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper

Shaggy – Boombastic

Sean Paul Estelle – Come Over

Snow & MC Shan – Informer

Inner Circle – Bad Boys (Theme From Cops)

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Could You Be Loved

Enur & Natasja – Calabria 2008

Born Jamericans – Boom Shak A-Tack

Sublime – What I Got

Sean Paul – Get Busy

Rihanna – Pon de Replay

Shabba Ranks & Chevelle Franklin – Mr. Loverman

Tanto Metro – Everyone Falls In Love

Sean KingstonBeautiful Girls

Mad Cobra – Flex

Diana King – Shy Guy 

Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me

Beenie Man Janet Jackson – Feel It Boy

Rihanna & Sean Paul – Break It Off

Eddy GrantElectric Avenue

Wyclef JeanPras, & Ky-Mani Marley Avenues

Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now

Apache Indian – Boomshackalack

Shaggy – Oh Carolina

Terror Fabulos Nadine Sutherland – Action

Wayne Wonder – No Letting Go

Lumidee – Never Leave You – Uh Ooh, Uh Oooh!

Nina SkyJabba, & Vybz Kartel – Move Ya Body

Shaggy – Intoxication

10CC – Dreadlock Holiday

Brick & Lace – Love Is Wicked

Sublime – Santeria

Shaggy & Rayvon – Angel

Estelle & Kardinal Offishall – Magnificent

Inner Circle Sweat (A La La La La Song)

Rihanna & Vybz Kartel – You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)

Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime

Alicia Keys – You Don’t Know My Name (Reggae Remix)

Maxi Priest & Shaggy – That Girl

Nelly Furtado – Turn Off The Lights (Reggae Remix)

J.C. Lodge – Telephone Love

Kevin Lyttle & Spragga Benz – Turn Me On

Eric Clapton – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Eddy Grant – Living On The Frontline

Maxi Priest – Close To You

Shaggy & Rayvon – Big Up

Michael Franti & Spearhead – The Sound of Sunshine

Reel 2 Reel – I Like To Move It

Rihanna & J-Status – Here I Go Again

Bruno Mars & Damian Marley – Liquor Store Blues

Sean Kingston – Fire Burning

Robyn – Dancehall Queen

Snoop Lion, Angela Hunte, and Major Lazer – Here Comes the King

Shaggy & Janet Jackson – Luv Me, Luv Me

Rihanna & Elephant Man – Pon De Replay (Remix)

Maxi Priest & Shabba Ranks – Housecall

Whitney Houston – My Love Is Your Love (Reggae Remix)

Beenie Man & Akon – Girls

Christopher Ellis & Bay C – Don’t Change Number

Wylcef Jean & Major Lazer – Reach For the Stars

Ziggy Marley – Dragonfly

SuperHeavy – Miracle Worker

Mariah Carey & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Cruise Control

Snoop Lion – La La La

Kevin Michael & Wyclef Jean – It Don’t Make Any Difference

Rihanna – Disturbia

Mann & Sean Kingston – Ghetto Girl

Kat Deluna Elephant Man – Whine Up

Beyonce & Collie Buddz – Ring The Alarm (Tranzformas Remix)

Rupee – Tempted To Touch

Sean Paul & Ziggy Marley – Three Little Birds

Madonna & Cherine Anderson – Give It 2 Me

Ace of Base – All That She Wants

Aswad – Shine

Elephant Man – Pon De River, Pon De Bank

Johnny Nash – Guava Jelly

Beenie Man & Chevelle – Dancehall Queen

Snoop Lion, Angela Hunte, and Elan Atlias – Get Away

Chubby Checker –  The Original Master of the Dancehall

Shaggy – Sugarcane

Big Mountain – Sweet Sensual Love

Marcia Griffiths – Electric Boogie

Maxi Priest & Shaggy – That Girl (Urban Remix)

SuperHeavy – SuperHeavy

Snoop Lion & Miley Cyrus – Ashtrays and Heartbreaks

Shaggy – End of the World (Drink Up)

Aswad – Don’t Turn Around

Sean Paul, Fatman Scoop, & Crooklyn Clan – Clap Your Hands Now

Snoop Lion & Iza – The Good Good

NEED

Johnny Nash – Hold Me Tight

Dr. IsraelArmagideon Time

PatraWorker Man

Rihanna – Redemption Songs

Snow & Nadine SutherlandAnything For You

Diana King – Yu Dun Know

Wayne Wonder Again

Kulcha Don & Beenie Man Drive You Crazy

SashaDat Sexy Body

Wyclef Jean & SharissaTake Me As I Am

R. Kelly & Big Tigga Snake

Mad Lion Take It Easy

PatraPull Up To The Bumper

Johnny Nash Mellow Mood

Che’Nelle & ChamI Fell In Love With The DJ

T.O.K. Gal You Ah Lead

Mr. Vegas & Sean Paul – Tiger Bone

Beenie Man & Cecile – So Fly

UB40 – Gonna Make You Sweat

Johnny Nash – Nice Time

 

The World of Reggae Music–Superhits: Popular Reggae

The World of Reggae Music–Dancehall Reggae: The New School

On this edition of the World Reggae Music Collection the dancehall is explored. This volume follows the New School Dancehall Reggae artists. The King of the Dancehall Beenie Man and the controversial Buju Banton make the New School, but it is the young talented new singjays that lead on this compilation of killer singles. The heavy hitting Busy Signal, Mavado, and Bugle alongside the popular Sean Paul, Shaggy, Mr. Vegas, and Collie Buddz provide original lyrics and styles over blazing riddims.

Dancehall Reggae: The New School

Chuckle Berry – Good Life

Beenie Man & Lil Kim – Fresh From Yard

Gyptian – Duggu Duggu

Busy Signal Jail

Vybz Kartel – Like A Movie

Stephen Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, & Buju Banton – Jah Army

Heavy D – Long Distance Girlfriend

Sean Paul Watch Them Roll

Shaggy, Rik Rok, & Tony GoldBonafide Girl

Jah Mason & Nico D – Ruff Times

Gyptian – Hold You

Lady Saw  – Me Hold You (Raw)

Protoje – Take Control

MungaBad From Mi Born

Laden – Time To Shine

Collie Buddz – Let Me Know

MavadoTop Shotta Nah Miss

Mr. Vegas Barrington Levy – Mus Come A Road

Elephant Man Bring It

Bugle – What Have I Done To You

Alborosie – Ragamuffin

Sean Paul & Konshens – Want Dem All

Whippa Demus & Tarrus Riley – Special Occasion

Beenie Man & Ms. ThingDude

Tanya Stephens – Can’t Breathe

Elan & Cutty Ranks – You Don’t Come Around

I-Wayne – Can’t Satisfy Her

Chino – Never Change (From Mawning)

Queen Ifrica – Welcome to Montego Bay

Collie Buddz – Movin’ On

Bounty Killer & Wayne Marshall – Smoke Clears

Gyptian – Nah Let Go

Popcaan – Everything Nice

Busy Signal, Anthony Red Rose, & Joe Lickshot – 119

Protoje – Kingston Be Wise

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Bounty Killer, Treach of Naughty By Nature, & Bunny Wailer – Educated Fools

Rankin’ SkrooRun Come

Chuck Fenda – Gash Dem

YTMillion StylezMr. WilliamzBlack JA, & Iver – Champion Sound

Assassin – Hand Inna Di Air

Elephant Man – Dance and Sweep

Sean Paul – So Fine

Noiseshaper – The Signal

ChezidekCall Pon Dem

Beres Hammond – Give It All You Got

Queen Ifrica – Below The Waist (Put on Yuh Thong)

Skarra Mucci & Delroy Wilson – Movie Star

Collie Buddz – No Time

T.O.K., Ms. Thing, & Major Lazer – Bruk Out

Barrington Levy & Slightly Stoopid – See It No Other Way

Alborosie – Sound Killa

Sean Paul & Iggy Azaela – Wickedest Style

Heavy D & Barrington Levy – Love Me Like This

Agent Sasco – She’s Gone

Gyptian – Tease Me (Haffi Easy)

Busy Signal – People So Evil

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Wanted (Just Ain’t The Same)

Tanya Stephens – Unapologetic

Gentleman & Red Rose – Tempolution

Jahdan Blakkamore & Major Lazer – Cash Flow

Collie Buddz & Major Lazer – Good Enuff

Tarrus Riley & Konshens – To The Limit Remix

Mr. Vegas Tek Weh Yuh Self

JavaughnRich Quick

Kymani MarleyThe March

Lone Ranger, Brisa Roche, Bost & BimJamaican Boy

Cham & Michael Rose – Stronger

I-Wayne – Leave If You Want To Leave

Demarco – Fallen Soldier

Kim Davis & SizzlaHush

Busy Signal Cool Baby

Collie BuddzMamacita

ShaggyMore Woman

Gentleman & Sugar Minott – Good Old Days

Seeed – Dancehall Caballeros

Sean PaulPick It Up & Drop It

Tanya StephensIt’s A Pity

Natural Black Far From Reality

Munga – Take My Place

Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, & Gaza Slim – Clarks

Wayne Marhsall, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Bounty Killer, I-Octane, Aidonia, & Vybz Kartel – Go Hard

Demarco – She Can’t Wait

Agent Sasco – Island Lover

Bounty Killer – Roots, Reality And Culture

Wayne Wonder & Trina – For My Love

Beenie Man – Blackboard

Chino & Denyque – Driving Me Insane 

Burro Banton – Bad Like Mi

Collie Buddz – Playback

AkonMama Africa

Serani – She Loves Me

Voicemail & Ding DongWacky Dip

DemarcoSort Dem Out

SizzlaSpring Break

BugleJourneys

Busy Signal – These Are The Days

Vybz Kartel & Major Lazer – Pon Di Floor

Beenie ManWine Gal

Collie Buddz – Gimmie Love

JamelodyPressure

Anthony B – Tease Her

Serani & BugleDoh

Collie Buddz – Come Down

T-Pain, Kardinal Offishall, & ChamShottas

KonshensWinner

Gentleman – Runaway

MavadoOvercome

ShaggyBody A Shake

Melanie “Syren” HallSomebody Come Get Me

SeraniPlaying Games

Bolistik, Lutan Fyah, Junior Reid, Rankin Scroo, & Ras Attitude – One Big Family

Bugle & Tarrus Riley Nothing Change

DeMarco – Love My Life

Everton Blender & Tony Rebel – Kanta Combination

Richie Spice Brown Skin

Laden – Money Over War

Mavado – On The Go (Faster Than Bullet)

Sean Paul Press It Up

Busy Signal – Unknown Number

Tarrus Riley & KonshensGood Girl Gone Bad

SizzlaGood Ways

Mavado & BugleSet Me Free

Collie Buddz – Eyez

Michael Rose – Short Temper

Shabba Ranks – None Ah Dem

Elephant Man & Bounty Killer – How We Do It

Junior Reid & Alborosie – Respect

Heavy D & Sizzla – Private Dancer

Collie Buddz – Phonecall

Tanya Stephens – Pon De Corner

Buju Banton – Don’t Follow

WASP – Unfair Officer

Shaggy, Sizzla, & Collie Buddz – Mad Mad World

Mavado & Nicky Minaj – Give It All To Me

Busy Signal – Fire Ball

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Set Up Shop

Snoop Lion & Mavado – Lighters Up

Wayne Marshall & Mavado – My Heart (Remix)

Sean Paul – Concrete

T.O.K. – Girlz, Girlz

Seeed – Ding

Mavado – Peppa

Snoop Lion & Mr. Vegas – Fruit Juice

Burro Banton – Inna Mi League

Collie Buddz – Nice Up Yourself

Bushman & Skarra Mucci – Pretty Looks

Sizzla – Rise To The Occasion

Busy Signal & Chris Martin – Lock Di Endz

Vybz Kartel – Summertime

YTMr. WilliamsBlackout JaMichie One – Bills

Sean Paul – Turn Me On

Richie Spice – Galang Yah Gal

Chino – Protected

Romain Virgo – What This Pon Me

I-Octane – Think A Little Time

Collie Buddz – My Everything

Apache Indian & Desmond Dekker – The Israelites

Jah Cure Junior Reid – Hot Long Time

DeMarco – Good Book

Lutan Fyah – Over Come Dem

YT – Real Music

Sean Paul – Tallest

Chino – God Nah Sleep (Rise and Fall Story)

MavadoSo Special

Anthony B – Just Can’t Live That Way

Wayne Marshall – Swaggin WTF!! (Too Bad For You)

Laza – One By One

Lutan Fyah – Come Over

Jah Cure – Respect

Rock City – All I Want

Vybz Kartel – Better Can Wuk (Stuck)

Delly Ranx, Taranchyla, & Froggy Madd Squad – Wifey Anthem/Video Light Meledy

Beenie Man – Let’s Go

Bramma – Bad

Tarrus Riley – Dem A Watch (Wanna See Us Break Up)

Mavado – Final Destination

Everton Blender & Beenie Man – Slackness

Marcia Griffiths – A Beer and A Girl

Gentleman & Christopher Martin – To The Top

M.I.A., Busy Signal, & Major Lazer – Sound Of Siren

Shaggy & Agent Sasco – Feeling Alive

Bounty Killer – Ready Fi Dem

T.O.K. – Couple Up

Popcaan – Ravin

Mr. Vegas – Good Life

Jah Vinci Watch Your Friends

Sean Paul – Got 2 Love U

Barrington Levy, Beenie Man, Suga Roy, & Conrad Crystal – She Call Mi Phone

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Dem Neva Mek It

MavadoMocking Bird

Alborosie – Bad Mind

Prodigal SonHead Cyaan Hot So

Chipmunk – Every Gal

Sean Paul – Caught

Da Professor – Summer Nice

Richie Spice – My Love

MavadoHope And Pray

Mr. Vegas – Gallis

Cutty Ranks – Blood Stain

Jimmy Riley – Contradictions

Lutan Fyah & Adeena Myrie – If That Girl

Bounty Killer – Mr. Pol-lu-tition

Charly Blacks – Bubble Again (That Mi Seh)

Jah Vinci – Gawn Home

Michael Rose – Dance Wicked

Mavado – Nine Life

Romain Virgo – Can’t You See

Busy Signal – How you Bad So

I-Octane – Nah Ramp Wid Me

Khago – Nah Sell Out

Beenie Man – I’m OK

Shaggy & Alaine – For Your Eyez Only

Seeed – Schwinger

Tony Matterhorn – Dancehall Duppy

Mavado – Don’t Worry

Harvey & Mista Brown – Hot Gyal

I-Octane – My Life

Bugle – Tell Me

Michael Rose – Never Give It Up

Konshens – Crossfire

NEED

Perfect – Corner Store

Mr. Vegas, Rayvon, Channel Live, U-Roy – Wear You to the Ball

Ms. Dynamite – Fall In Love Again

Mr. Vegas – Sassa Step

Mavado – House Cleaning

Bramma – Deh Body Dem

Demarco – Tru Friend

Beenie Man & Camar – Jamaican Party

Sean Paul – All Night Long

The World of Reggae Music–Dancehall Reggae: The New School

The World of Reggae Music Collection–Reggae’s Superstars: The Lion Youth (Over 230 Singles from Reggae’s Youth)

This week the Jam-Tex selector continues his exploration of the history of reggae music. The category “Reggae’s Superstars” has been divided into two volumes. The first volume included roots reggae masters from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s. It was entitled “Reggae Superstar’s: The Lions of Jah” and can be found by clicking this link. This second volume entitled, “The Lion Youth,” focuses on the most current superstars of the Reggae movement (from the 1990s and 2000s). Many artists made the list, including reggae queens Queen Ifrica, Tanya Stephens, Etana, Cherine Anderson, Natasja, and Jah9; male roots reggae crooners like Junior ReidMichael RoseTarrus Riley, Cocoa TeaLuciano, Gentleman, Alborosie, Jah Cure, Courtney John, Romain Virgo, Duane StephensonJunior Kelly, and Daweh Congo. Singjays Half PintMavado, Sizzla, Anthony B, Capleton, Jah Mason, Ranking Joe, and Richie Spicethe Marley Brothers including Ziggy Marley and the Melody MakersJulian Marley, Stephen Marley, Kymani Marley, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley; dancehall favorites like Sean Paul, Collie Buddz, Buju Banton, YTSweetie Irie, Shaggy, Vybz Kartel, and Spragga Benz; artists steeped in the roots and cultural tradition like Chronixx, ProtojeChezidek, Bushman, I-Wayne, Perfect, Gentleman, Lutan Fyah, Natty King, and Gyptian; and contemporary producers and reggae groups like Mungo’s Hi-FiSOJA, RebelutionSly & Robbie, Raging Fyah, Uprising Roots BandMorgan Heritage, Rootz Underground, Dubmatix, Rockamovya, Hot Like Fire, Inner Circle, Thievery Corporation, Long Beach Dub All Stars, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steel Pulse, and Dub Syndicate assemble on this chart for a great selection of modern reggae music.

The World of Reggae Music Collection

Reggae’s Superstars—The Lion Youth

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marle– Welcome To Jamrock

Collie Buddz – Come Around

Alborosie & Dennis Brown – Can’t Stand It

Stephen Marley, Capleton, & Sizzla – Rock Stone

Luciano – Messenger

Bushman – You Can’t Blame the Youth

Richie Spice – Righteous Youths

Tarrus Riley – Lion Paw

Queen Ifrica – Lioness On The Rise

Anthony B – Waan Back

I-Wayne – Living In Love

Damian Marley, Nas, & Dennis Brown – Land of Promise

Ky-mani Marley – Royal Vibes

Stephen Marley – Chase Dem

Julian “JuJu” Marley & Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – Violence in the Streets

Ziggy Marley – Personal Revolution

Protoje – Black Ciderella

Solo Banton – Walk Like Rasta

Alborosie – Kingston Town

Stephen Marley, Buju Banton, & Akon – My Conclusion

Junior Kelly – Love So Nice

Gyptian – My Fadah Seh

Gentleman – On We Go

Marlon Asher – Ganja Farmer

Sizzla – Solid As A Rock

Daweh Congo – Straight Up Conscious

SOJA & Collie Buddz – She Still Loves Me

Jah Mason – My Princess Gone

Busy Signal – Kingston Town

Spragga Benz – Shotta Culture

Morgan Heritage – Brooklyn & Jamaica

Luko Adjaffi – Brand New Day

Half Pint – Mind Over Matter

Raging Fyah – Irie Vibe

Tanya Stephens – What A Day

Sean Paul & Sasha – I’m Still In Love With You

Chezidek – Harvest Time

Cocoa Tea – Israel’s King

Buju Banton – Bobby Reds

Rootz Underground – Victims of a System

Ray Darwin – People’s Choice

Jah Cure – Sticky

J Boog & SOJA – Fuck Your System

Capleton – Mark of the Beast

Rebelution & Lutan Fyah – Good Vibes

Kabaka Pyramid – World Wide Love

Shaggy & Tarrus Riley – Just Another Girl

Romain Virgo – Mi Caan Sleep

Natasja – Mysterious

Sweetie Irie – Rebel With A Cause

Wayne Marshall – On the Corner

Jah 9 – New Name

Natty King – No Guns To Town

Protoje – Roll

Courtney John and Sly & Robbie – Ready to Go

YT – Tightrope

Screw Driver & Inner Circle – Never Give Up

Notch & Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man In Babylon

Mavado – Money Changer

Warrior King – Virtuous Woman

Hot Like Fire – Hot Like Fire Tonight

Chronixx -Warrior

The Uprising Roots – Skyfiya

Tanya Stephens & Seeed – Double Soul

Perfect – Hand Cart Bwoy

Joseph Israel – Gone Are The Days

Taj Weekes & Adowa – Hollow Display

Cherine Anderson – Good Love

Tony Rebel – Another Bill Again

Morgan Heritage – Nothing to Smile About

Etana – I’m Not Afraid

Richie Spice – The Plane Land

Ranking Joe & Dubmatix – Tornado

Cocoa Tea – Rikers Island

Fantan Mojah – Hungry

Luciano – Sweet Jamaica

Busy Signal – Wicked Man

Richie Spice – Youths Dem Cold

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Rude Boys Back In Town

Tarrus Riley – Shaka Zulu Pickney

Protoje – Who Dem A Program

SOJA & Rebelution – Here I Am

I-Wayne – Book Of Life

Gentleman & Sizzla – Lack of Love

Vybz Kartel – Poor People Land

Alborosie – Dutty Road

Stephen Marley & Spragga Benz – Working Ways

Tanya Stephens – These Street

Half Pint & The Long Beach Dub All-Stars – Pass It On

Collie Buddz – Blind To You

Capleton & Dub Syndicate – Time

Queen Ifrica – Dem Nah Learn

Tarrus Riley – Start A New

Jahmali – El Shaddai

Winston Francis & Prince Fatty – Dry Your Tears

Junior Kelly & Queen Ifrica – Too Late

Lutan Fyah – Crystal Clear

Busy Signal – Hard Drugs

Pressure – Love and Affection

Jah Cure & Mavado – Like I See It

Iba Mahr – Sound a Alarm

Natasja – 45 Questions

Sizzla – Babylon Ah Listen

SOJA – Rest of My Life

Richie Spice – Earth Ah Run Red

Pinchers & Dubmatix – Rock And A Hard Place

Chezidek – Ghetto People

Luciano – Sweep Over My Soul

Rebelution – Bright Side of Life

Daweh Congo – Ghetto Skyline

Alborosie – Mama She Don’t Like You

Cocoa Tea – Let The Music Play

Rockamovya – Horse Dance

I-Wayne – I Need Her In My Arms

Mavado – Last Night

Rootz Underground – Hammer

YT & Mungo’s Hi-Fi – World News

Sanchez – Feel Good All Over 

Romain Virgo – Who Feels It Knows It

Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – All Day, All Night

Julian Marley – Systems

Kymani Marley – Brave Ones

Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – More Justice

Stephen Marley & Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – Traffic Jam

Stephen Marley & Capleton – Break Us Apart

Capleton – Babylon A Use Dem Brain

Half Pint Dollar Man – Babylon Release The Chains

Richie Spice –  Wrap Up a Draw

Etana – Roots

Sizzla – Crucial Time

Busy Signal & Morgan Heritage – Run Dem Whey

SOJA, Gentleman, and Tamika  I Tried

Queen Ifrica – Keep It To Yourself

Duane Stephenson – Cottage in Negril

Alborosie & Gramps Morgan – One Sound

Mykal Rose & Dubmatix – Easy Down

Mykal Rose & Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – Shootout

Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – We’re Gonna Make It

Turbulence – Only Love

Chezidek & Perfect – Journey

Mavado – On The Rock

Gentleman – Changes

Gentleman & Morgan Heritage – Man of My Own

Morgan Heritage Raid Rootz Dance

Cocoa Tea – Tune In

Alborosie & Steel Pulse – Steppin Out

Tarrus Riley – Ease Off

Romain Virgo – Live Mi Life

Gyptian – I Can Feel Your Pain

Iba Mahr – Will I Wait In Vain

Richie Spice – Gideon Boot

Gappy Ranks – Butterflies

Rootz underground – Farming

Collie Buddz – Tomorrow’s Another Day

Sizzla – Be Strong

Half Pint & Sizzla – Bad Boy

Half Pint and Sly & Robbie – Blessing Darling

Gyprtian & Dean Frazer – Where You Belong

Kali Blaxx – Farmer Man

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Only Thing Missing Was You

Mr. Easy – Moving

Alborosie & Horace Andy – Money

Anthony Cruz – Halfway Tree

Richie Spice & Gentleman – Let’s Go

Queen Ifrica – Daddy

Sizzla – Pressure

Morgan Heritage – Gun Town

Jah Cure – Miles Away

Spragga Benz, Stephen Marley, Queen Ifrica, Sizzla, & Jah Cure – More Life

Christopher Ellis, Stephen Marley, & Jah Cure – End of Time

Stephen Marley – Tight Ship

Capleton & Stephen Marley – Sunshine Girl

Capleton – I Rise

Stephen Marley & Capleton – Chase Dem (Acoustic Version)

Stephen Marley Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – The Mission

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – One Loaf of Bread (Something For You)

Julian “JuJu” Marley & Bugle – Move Dem

Ziggy Marley – Reggae in my Head

Chronixx – Ain’t Know Giving In

Daweh Congo – Joy Brings Pain

Duane Stephenson – August Town 

Tarrus RileyEtana, & Duane Stephenson – Let Peace Reign

Etana – Warrior Love

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Soundsystem

Michael FrantiGentleman, & Spearhead – Is Love Enough?

Gentleman & Alborosie – Celebration

Alborosie – Work

Oba Simba – Pressure

Luciano – Trod Out

Luciano & Dub Syndicate – One In A Billion

Dub Syndicate – Jah Rasta

Junior Reid & Dub Syndicate – God Is A Man

Junior Reid – Love Is the Answer

Raging Fyah – Judgement Day

Richie Spice – The World Is A Cycle

Rebelution – Wake Up Call

Queen Ifrica – Pot Still Haffi Bubble

I-Wayne – Pure as the Nile

Busy Signal – Part of Life

Ed Robinson – Our Heroes

Jahdan Blakkamore – The General

Tarrus Riley – Living The Life Of A Gun

Romain Virgo – Murderer

Gyptian – My Number One 

Rootz Underground – In The Jungle

Rockamovya – Red Rose

Ini Kamoze – Hill & Gully Ride

Raging Fyah – Running Away

Jah Cure – Trod in the Valley

Rebelution & Jacob Hemphill – Meant to Be

Richie Spice – Street Life

Alborosie – Kingdom of Zion

Romain Virgo – I Am Rich In Love 

Tarrus Riley – Beware

Tarrus Riley and Sly & Robbie – Pul Up Selector

I-Wayne – Real and Clean

Collie Buddz – Too Watchy

Etana – People Talk

Fantan Mojah – Stronger

Rootz Underground – 20 Centuries

Raging Fyah – Karma

Queen Ifrica – Times Like These

Tarrus Riley – Protect Yu Neck

Alborosie – Still Blazing

Richie Spice – Yap Yap

Romain Virgo – The System

Queen Ifrica – It Hard

Tarrus Riley – Never Leave I

Alborosie – Rolling Like A Rock

Gentleman – Dem Gone

Cocoa Tea – Young Lover

Exco Levi – Reggae Calling

Bugle – Anointed

NEED

  1. Lutan Fyah – Gangsta Living
  2. Chuck Fenda – I Am For the Poor
  3. Alborosie and the Tamlins – Garrison
  4. Lukie D & Busy Signal – Man A Yardie
  5.  Gappy Ranks & Nerious Joseph – Soul Rebel

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TOP 10!!! September 2008

September 2008

1. Michael Franti & SpearheadAll Rebel Rockers [Anti 2008]
2. Graham WilkinsonGraham Wilkinson [Township Records 2008]
3. Burning SpearJah Is Real [Burning Music 2008]
4. John Brown’s BodyAmplify [MRI Associated 2008]
5. Busy Signal Loaded [VP Records 2008]
6. James Levy Blood Red Rose [Township Records 2008]
7. Beres Hammond A Moment in Time [VP Records 2008]
8. Queen IfricaFyah Muma [Flames 2008]
9. Kimya DawsonAlphabutt [K Records 2008]
10. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings 1000 Days, 1000 Nights [Daptone 2007]

Michael Franti & Spearhead have released an excellent reggae and pop album. The addition of the strong voice of reggae seductress Cherine Anderson over the heavy bass riddims of Sly & Robbie make this album a head nodder. “The Rude Boys Back in Town” and “Soundsystem” display Spearhead’s block rocking ability while two versions of “Hey World” encapsulate Franti’s ability to say something meaningful over good music.

The 2008 Austin City Limit’s Music Festival introduced the world to some of the best local music coming out of Austin, Texas. Christopher Denny an Arkansas native and presently an Austin-based singer-songwriter crooner and backed by Austin’s Underground Township rocked the Austin Ventures stage. Furthermore Graham Wilkinson of the Underground Township released an excellent compilation of solo acoustic gems this month. Many organic grooves are coming out of Austin. Wayne Dalchau’s Township Records released several great albums in the last month, including Wilkinson’s new album and James Levy’s Blood Red Rose. Wayne is also working on a much anticipated Township Records compilation that will include Chris Denny, Graham Wilkinson, and other Township Records artists.

Burning Spear’s new album Jah Is Real flows smoothly and feels refreshingly natural and original. One can see the party and imagery that emerges from the single “Jam Cruise.” It is amazing that the Spear can drop tunes like this over four decades. Rather live or in the studio Burning Spear embodies roots reggae music.

Plus a mention of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and their phenomenal performance at Austin City Limits is needed here. The soulful group dropped funk and love on Austin, bringing the audience alive on a hot Saturday afternoon. Much dancing ensued and these soul players deserve their props. John Fogerty kicked ass and took names, playing “Down on the Corner,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” and “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.”

TOP 10!!! September 2008