The World of Reggae Music Collection: Collie Herb

COLLIE HERB

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selecta explores the reggae songs dedicated to the ganja. It is believed that the term ganja came from India and from the Indians who migrated to Jamaica. Many of the great reggae artists performed songs about the herb, some taking the tunes to another level playing ganja anthems. From Bob Marley & the Wailers’ “Kaya” to Barrington Levy’s “Under Mi Sensi” to Peter Tosh’s anthem “Legalize It” the weed is a constant theme in reggae music.

According to Rastafarians, collie herb grew on the grave of the wisest man in history, King Solomon. For this reason the herb is to be smoked as a sacrament. Often the smoke is referred to as wine to be partaken in communion. The water pipe is called the chalice or cup from which the smoker draws or sups from the cup. Furthermore the great collie herb aids in meditation. The World of Reggae Music Collection presents the finest tunes about sensi.

Julian Marley – Boom Draw

Alborosie – Herbalist

Jah Thomas – Strong Ganja

Rupie EdwardsFree The Weed

Rupie Edwards – Feeling High

Bob Marley & the Wailers Kaya

Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace & Lee “Scratch” Perry Herb Vendor

Peter ToshLegalize It

U-Roy – Chalice In The Palace

Mr. Williamz – Ganja Palace

AswadJust A Little Herb

Eek A Mouse Sensi Party

Sublime – Get Ready

I-Wayne & Rebelution – So High

The EthiopiansLet Me Blow My Smoke

Carl MurphyLick I Pipe

Cornell Campbell A Hundred Pounds Of Collie

The Mighty Diamonds Pass The Kutchie

Josey Wales – It A Fi Bun

Black UhuruSinsemilla

The Uprising Roots – Steamers

Sugar Minott – Herbsman Hustling

Linval ThompsonI Love Marijuana

Barrington LevyCollie Weed

John HoltPolice In Helicopter

Bob Marley & the Wailers Easy Skanking

Rita Marley – One Draw

Ky-Mani Marley – Get High

Horace AndyBetter Collie (Better Calley)

Ben Harper – Burn One Down

Bobby Hustle – Real Ganja Man

The ObserversPass The Pipe

Barrington Levy Under Mi Sensi

Collie Buddz – Ganja Pipe

Collie Buddz & RoacheSensimillia

Slightly Stoopid – This Joint

Eek A MouseGanja Smuggling

Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor

Capleton & Slightly Stoopid – No Cocaine

Manu Chao – Welcome to Tijuana

Chino – Boom Draw

Big JoeSmoke Marijuana

NinjamanLegalize The Herb

Yellowman & Fathead – Herbman Hustling

Gyptian – Sensi

Jacob MillerLamb’s Bread Collie

SOJA – Talking To Myself

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Ganja Babe

Cypress Hill & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Ganja Bus

Frankie PaulPass The Tu Sheng Peng

Bob Marley & the WailersAfrican Herbsman

Wayne Smith Under Me Sleng Teng

Seeed & Denyo – Sensimilla

Slightly Stoopid Collie Man

Hopeton LewisCool Cool Collie

SublimeSmoke Two Joints

Million StylezPolice In Helicopter

Da Grynch – Police In Helicopter

Stick Figure & Collie Buddz – Smokin’ Love

Rebelution & Zumdi – So High

Rebelution – So High Dub

Jah TLick The Pipe, Peter, Part 4

Alborosie – No Cocaine

Chronixx – Perfect Tree

Sizzla – Sweet To My Brain

Kabaka Pyramid – Herb Defenda

Wayne Marshall – The Boom Draw

Don Carlos & Slightly Stoopid – Marijuana

Max Romeo My Jamaican Collie

Triston Palma & Jah ThomasJoker Smoker

Papa Bruce – Loafer Smoker

Vybz KartelSen On

U-Brown – Tu Sheng Peng

Bushman – Buk-In-Hamm-Palace

Alborosie – Camilla

Johnny Clarke – Collie Dread

Daweh Congo Ganja Baby

Tarrus Riley, Demarco, & Vybz Kartel Herbs Promotion

Richie Spice Marijuana (Pon Di Corner)

Slightly Stoopid No Cocaine

Culture – The International Herb

Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer, Baby G, & Don CorleonHigher Altitude

Alborosie & Michael Rose – Waan the Herb

Mr. Vegas, Alozade, & Hollow PointUnder Mi Sensi

Bounty Killer – Smoke The Herb

Sugar Minott – Oh Mr DC

Capleton – Acres

Wayne Smith & B-Real – Under Mi Sleng Teng (Remix)

Buju Banton – Sensemeila Persecution

Lone Ranger – Jamaican Weed

I-Octane – Puff It

Laden – Highest

Steel Pulse – Macka Splaff

Gyptian & Round Head – Through the Valley

Slightly Stoopid – Fruits “Legalize Them”

Tony Rebel – The Herb

Rootz Underground – Herb Fields

Horace Andy – Collie Weed

Alborosie – One Draw

Lloyd Charmers – Ishan Cup

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Ganja Babe

Raging Fyah – Ganja

Snoop Lion & Collie Buddz – Smoke the Weed

Mr. Williamz – Babylon In Helicopter

YT – Heat Seeking Camera

Jacob Miller – Tired Fi Lick Weed Inna Bush

Clancy Eccles – Ganja Free

Leftside – High (Friday Version)

Slightly Stoopid – Fat Spliffs

Bunny & Ricky – Bush Weed Corntrash

Willie Nelson & Mishka – Homegrown

Anthony B – One Chalice

Sizzla – Ganja in My Brain

Reggae Crusaders – Bring The Couchie Come

Burro Banton – Sensi Love That Cheeba

311 – Who’s Got The Herb

Josey Wales – Stalk Of Sensimilia

Slightly Stoopid – Sensimilia

Barrington Levy – Sensimilea

Capleton – High Grade

Gyptian – High Grade

Derrick Morgan – The Great Collie Herb

Lady G – Herbie

Chuckleberry – One Draw 2

Dillinger – Marijuana In My Brain

G.G. All Stars – Ganja Plane

Eek-A-Mouse – Juicy Juicy & Weedy Weedy

Onton – Hi Grade Way

Mr. Evil, Mapei, & Major Lazer – Mary Jane

Clint Eastwood – Ganja Baby

Eminem – Must Be Ganja

Tappa Zukie – Chalice to Chalice

Inner Circle & Slightly Stoopid – Mary Collie Weed

Barrington Levy & Beenie Man – Under Mi Sensi (’94 Spliff)

Israel Vibration – Red Eyes

Sister Carol – Red Eye

Sean Paul & Luga Man – Weed Indeed

Sizzla – Good Load Of Herb

Beenie Man & Silvercat – Chronic

Deadly Hunta – High Grade

Horace Andy – Good Vibes / Dub Vibes

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Barrington Levy Gimmie The Grass

CultureCollie Weed

Sister Carol – Wicked Draw of Sensi

Bounty Killer Eyes A Bleed (RZA Remix)

Anthony Red RoseGi Mi Di Weed

Lone Ranger – Quarter Pound of Ishen

Junior Reid – Sensi Breeze

Jah Mason Couple Chalice A Day

Lee “Scratch” PerryRoast Fish & Cornbread

SizzlaHealing Of The Nation

YellowmanBun The Kutchie

LucianoFree Up The Herbalist

SanchezChronic

JamelodyHigh Grade

The Mighty Diamonds Chalice In A Circle

CapletonChalice

Black Uhuru Puff She Puff

Tippa Irie & Long Beach Dub All StarsSensi

Jah Mason – Let’s Get Some High Grade

SizzlaMarijuana

Chuck FendaGwaan Plant

Charlie ChaplinJamaican Collie

Morgan HeritageGive We A License

Mykal Rose Rush On The Tonic

Billy Boyo One Spliff A Day

Jah THot Pipes

Warrior KingOh What A Feeling

Michael PalmerDon’t Smoke The Seed

Ranking Joe Natty The Collie Smoker

Junior Byles Lick the Pipe Peter

See I – Dinner of Herb

Ward 21Ganja Smoke

Morgan HeritageWisdom Weed

Horace FergusonSensi Addict

Little John Strong Sensi

YT – No Sandweed

King Kong – Legalize It

Jacob MillerHealing of the Nation

ChezidekA De Weed

Carlton Livingston 100 Weight of Collie Weed

Mr. Williamz No Cigarette

Top Cat – Push Up Ya Lighter

PressureGanja Make the World Go Round

ChezidekBun’ Di Ganja

Mojo Morgan & Peter Tosh Herbsman Anthem

Lloyd Clarke – Bad Weed

Israel VibrationHerb Is the Healing

Lutan FyahPlant The Herbs

Capital LettersSmoking My Ganja

Michael Palmer Smoke The Weed

Barry Brown – Natty Dread Nar Run

Triston PalmerSpliff Tail

U-Roy, Suga Roy, & Conrad CrystalHigh Grade

The Skatalites – La Ska Racha

PerfectBig Fat Ganja Spliff

Morgan Heritage Plant Up The Herbs

I-Roy – Jamaican Collie

U-Roy – Herbman Skanking

Little JohnSmoke Ganja Hard

Perfect10 Pound Of Ganja

Congo Ashanti Roy – Stay Red

The EthiopiansWell Red

The SkatalitesCollie Bud

Jah Lion – Columbia Colly

Prince Huntley and Colonel – Granny Iley

Boy Blue (Singer Blue) – A Long Time I No Smoke

Trevor Blyfield – Burning Bush

Rupie & Sidy – Herbert Spliffington

Sylford WalkerLambs Bread

Welton Irie – Lambs Bread International

Jah ThomasMarijuana-Marijuana

Vivian Jones – Got A Light

Flourgon – Bill A Spliff

Max Romeo – A Quarter Pound of Ishan

Rapper Robert & Jim Brown – Minister for Ganja

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Collie Herb

World of Reggae Music Collection: Boss Deejays

BOSS DEEJAYS

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector focuses in on the boss deejays. This list is heavily laden with the top ranking deejays U Roy, Big Youth, Dennis Alcapone, and I Roy. In this edition U-Roy “The Originator” especially shines. Also the unique stylings of Yellowman, Eek-A-Mouse, Ranking Joe, and Trinity appear alongside the famous female deejay Sister Nancy. And make sure to check out the deejay Early B and his amazing story songs “History Of Jamaica” and “Bible Story.” The boss deejays are the fathers and mothers of rap music. They were the first to take instrumental versions and dubs, and toast over the top of them. Thus these toasters are not only important to the foundations of reggae music, but also to the roots of rap and hip-hop music. Plus if you listen closely there is a message. There are many life lessons that can be learned from these Boss Deejays. Yes in fact these toasters make good teachers. So Remember when you ride like lightning, you crash like thunder. And if you can’t be good then you must be careful.

U-RoyTom Drunk

Big Youth Screaming Target

Sister NancyBam Bam

TrinityThree Piece Suit

ScottyDraw Your Brakes

Big Youth – Cool Breeze

General Echo – This Is A Lover’s Corner

U-Roy – Rule of The Nation

Josey Wales – Ready Fi Josey

Winston Scotland – My Little Filly

Yellowman – Mr. Chin

I-Roy – Welding

Dr. AlimantadoBest Dressed Chicken In Town

Dennis Alcapone – Shades Of Hudson

Lee “Sratch” Perry – Bathroom Skank

Toyan – Spar With Me

U-Roy – Wake The Town

Early B – History of Jamaica

Lone Ranger – Jamaican Weed

Welton Irie – Hotter Reggae Music

Nicodemus – Bone Connection

Josey Wales – Let Go Me Hand

Clint Eastwood – What A Hard Man Fe Dead

Billy Boyo – Scandal

Peter Metro – Front Line Get Raid

Trinity – Psalms

I-Roy – Maggie Breast

Dennis Alcapone – It Must Come

U-Roy – Your Ace From Outer Space

Lone Ranger – Natty Dread on the Go

Winston Williams – DJ’s Choice

Early B – Bible Story

Nitty Gritty – Hog In A Minty

Big Youth – S.90 Skank

Dennis Alcapone – Pop A Version

Yellowman – Mad Over Me

Peter Tosh & U-Roy – Rightful Ruler

Clint Eastwood – Shine Eye Gal

King Stitt & Andy Capp – Herbsman Shuffle

DillingerFlat Foot Hustling

I-Roy African Herbsman

Dave Barker Lock Jaw

U-Roy & John Holt – Tide Is High

Dennis Alcapone – King of the Track

Big Youth – Natty Dread She Want

Scotty – Unbelievable Sound

Dennis Alcapone & Lee “Sratch” Perry – Back Biter

U-Roy – Gorgon Wise

I-Roy – Queen of the Minstrel (Version)

Ranking Ann – Black Rock Posse

Big Youth – Solomon A Gunday

Josey Wales – Nah Lef You

Tiger – When

Cutty Ranks – What Can You Do

Dave Barker – Hot Sauce AKA the Agro Man is Back

U-Roy & Delroy Wilson – You Keep on Running

I-Roy – New York City

Dennis Alcapone – Ba-Ba-Ri-Ba Skank

Big Youth – Tipper Tone Rock

Ranking Joe & CultureBaldhead Bridge

Winston Williams – Sweet Like Candy

U-Roy – Dynamic Fashion Way

Big Youth – Waterhouse Rock

I-Roy – African Roots

Dr. Alimantado – Gimme Mi Gun

Dennis Alcapone – DJs Chocie

U-Roy – Ain’t The Loving You

Scotty – Children Children

Josey Wales – Throw Me Corn

Lee “Scratch” Perry – French Connection

U-Roy – Treasure Isle Skank

Dennis Alcapone & Hopeton Lewis – Judgement Day

Big Youth & Dub Syndicate – Togetherness

U-Roy – Version Galore

U-Roy & Love Trio in DubVersion Galore

Big Youth – Foreman Vs. Frazier

Ninjaman & Tinga Stewart Cover Me

U-BrownBlack Princess

Ranking Dread Marijuana In My Soul

Josey Wales – Undercover Lover

Big Youth – The Killer

U-Roy – Big Boy and Teacher

Nitty Gritty – Drape Her Up

Dillinger – Tickle Me

U-Roy & Love Trio in Dub Lovers Rock

U-Roy & Love Trio in Dub – Lovers Rock (Dreadbeat Knockout)

Ranking Trevor & Lee “Scratch” Perry – Caveman Skank

Toyan – Solomon Never Wise

Josey Wales – Kingston Hot

Dennis Alcapone – Teach the Children

Barrington Levy & Trinity – Give Thanks and Praise

Dillinger – Cocaine in my Brain

Big Youth – Facts of Life

U-Roy – Way Down South

I-Roy – Funky Punk Rock

Toyan – Stylee

Cocoa Tea – Diet Rock 

Peter Tosh & Winston Scotland – Skanky Dog

Bunny Lie Lie & Lee Van Cleef – Mr. Dynamite

U-Brown & Dub Syndicate – Lion King

Dave Barker – Funky Funky Reggae

U-Roy – Rock With I

Josey Wales – Music Diseases

Big Youth – Be Careful

Trinity – Peace Conference in Western Kingston

Dennis Brown & U-Roy – Money in my Pocket

I-Roy – Crisis Time

Toyan – Love & Devotion

Big Youth & Dub Syndicate – Jah Rasta

U-Roy & Horace Andy – Money Money

Trinity – Kendall Crash

Josey Wales – Look Work

U-Roy – Every Knee Shall Bow

Dennis Brown & Big Youth – Ride On/Wild Goose Chase

I- Roy – Musical Injection

Dillinger – Roots Natty Congo

U-Roy – Cool Down Your Temper

Marcia Aitken & Trinity – I’m Still in Love With You/Three Piece Suit

Triston Palmer, Jah Thomas, & Toyan – Entertainment

Michael Palmer & Jim Brown – Ghetto Dance

U-Roy – I Shall Not Be Moved

Little John & Toyan – Jah Guide I

Sammy Dread & Tappa Zukie – Dreadlocks Girl

Big Joe – Natty on Vacation

U-Roy – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

Clint Eastwood – Caroline

U-Roy – Higher on the Mountain

Jah Stitch – Cool Down Youthmn

U-Roy – Natty Rebel (Joe Strummer Intro)

Capleton – A So We Stay

U-Roy – King Tubby’s Skank

Poison Chang – Dance and Wine

U-Roy – Flashing My Whip

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Dennis Alcapone & Lizzy – Mr. Brown’s Coffin

Shorty the President – Mash Up the Resident

Prince Jazzbo – Lorna Banana

U-Brown & Culture – Innocent Blood/Rock It Up

Winston Scotland – Butter Cup

Sound Dimension – Psychadelic Rock (Rockfort Rock)

U-Roy – No. 1 in the World

U-Roy – Dreamland

U-Roy – Creation Rebel

U-Roy – Catty

I-Roy & Culture – Natty Dread Taking Over

I-Roy & Culture – I’m Not Ashamed

I-Roy – War and Friction

I-Roy – Hospitality Trolley

I-Roy – Loving Pauper

I-Roy & Johnny Clarke – Satta

I-Roy – Blackman Time

Dillinger – John Devour

Dillinger – Plantation Heights

Dillinger – Eastman Skank

Dillinger – Middle East Rock

Dillinger – C.B. 200

Big Youth – Three Blind Mice

Big Youth – All Nations Bow

Big Youth – Knotty No Jester

Big Youth, Conrad Crystal, & Suga Roy – Early This Morning

Dennis Alcapone – Run Run

Dennis Alcapone – Usain Bolt of Lightning

Sammy Dread – M16

Sammy Dread – Roadblock

Lone Ranger – M16

Lone Ranger – Love Bump

Lone Ranger – The Answer

Cutty Ranks – Experience

Trinity – Uptown Girl

Trinity – Jamaican Dollar

Trinity – Jesus Dread

Trinity – Freedom Style

Ruddy Thomas & Trinity – Loving Pauper/Judgement Time

Early B – Tour the World

Josey Wales – Man Shortage

Clint Eastwood & Culture – Send Some Rain

Clint Eastwood – Jump and Pawn

Dennis Brown & Prince Far I – Money in My Pocket/Cool Runnings

Prince Far I – Cream of the Crop

Prince Far I – Weatherman Tam

Prince Far I – Heavy Manners

Prince Far I & Culture – Burning All Illusion/The Same Knife

Lee Van Cliff – Bam Salute

Culture & Bo Jangles –Jah Love / Selassie I Cup

Bo Jangles & Culture – Two Sevens Clash / Prophecy Reveal

Nicodemus & Culture – Disco Train

Prince Jazzbo – Mr. Harry Skank

Nicodemus – The Best

Sir Lord Comic – Doctor Feelgood

Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Upsetters – French Connection

Kojak – Nice Up Jamaica

The Mighty Diamonds & Ranking Joe – Just Like A River

Errol Holt – Girl From Manchester

George Nooks & Welton Irie – Riding For A Fall/Gi Me One Fi Yuh Girlfriend

Jah Lloyd – Leggo

Prince Huntley – Granny Hey

Jah Bengie – I Am A Ethiopian

Jah Walton – Stay A Yard and Praise God

Count Machukie – Pepper Pot

Charlie Chaplin – Gilbert Disaster Over

Gregory Isaacs & U-Brown – Border / featuring D. J. U-Brown

Big Joe – In The Ghetto – Original

Jah Stitch – The Killer – Original

Jah Thomas – Style & Fashion

Yellowman – Walking Jewelry Store

Ranking Dread – Jean Green

Tapper Zukie – Man ah Warrior

Jah Woosh – Riding Melody

Ranking Dread – Love A Dub

Peter King – Me Neat Me Sweet

Sister Nancy & Degree – Only Woman DJ

Jacob Miller & Trinity – I’m Just a Dread/One Shut

Charlie Ace & Dirty Harry – Country Boy

Count Machuki Warfare

U-Brown & Dub Syndicate – Lion King

General Echo – Track Shoes

Buro Banton – Stumbling Block

Jah Stitch – Natty Dread Thing

Ranking Joe – Warrior Style

Toyan – DJ Crowd

Junior Murvin, Welton Irie, & Prince Mohammed – Cool Out Son/Nice Up the Party

Scorpion – What A Drought

Brigadier Jerry – Fred Locks A Dreadlocks

Ray I – Winey Tiney

Charlie Chaplin – DJ A Dance

Ranking Trevor – Love Is Not A Gamble

World of Reggae Music Collection: Boss Deejays

World of Reggae Music–Roots and Culture: Rastaman

World of Reggae Music: Roots and Culture

Rastaman

Red, gold, and green flags emblazoned with the Lion of Judah fly above swirling clouds of ganja smoke while pulsing bass and driving reggae riddims flow through sound systems stacked ten-feet high. This edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection is entitled Roots and Culture. This first volume of Roots and Culture features the Rastaman. The Rastaman is an integral part of Caribbean culture and the reggae movement.

Rita Marleyintroduced Robert Nesta Marley to the foundations of the Rastafarian religion or “way of life.” She had seen the Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I on his visit to Jamaica and had been struck by the spirit on seeing what she believed to be an incarnation of God, Jah Rastafari. Bob Marley and The Wailers later became a great messenger of the “king’s music.”

Bob Marley and The Wailers, the I-Threes (Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, and Marcia Griffiths), Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailerall professed to the wisdom of Jah in their music. Not only did Marley and the Wailer family play roots and culture reggae, but so did the great rastaman icons Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, and Jacob Miller. The Rastafarian-inspired bands The Abyssinians, Black Uhuru, Aswad, Gladiators, The Melodians, The Mighty Diamonds, Steel Pulse, Culture,Wailing Souls, Third World, Israel Vibration, The Itals, and The Heptones rocked reggae for crowds of thousands of listeners and fired the souls and imaginations of millions of fans.

Not only the great reggae bands played tribute to the roots and culture of the rastaman, but so did the finest singjays from Dillinger, Barrington Levy, Ranking JoeSizzla, and Luciano to Buju Banton, Half Pint, Capleton, Anthony B, and Konshens. From the young to the old, from Tarrus Riley, Gyptian, Morgan Heritage, Alborosie, and Bushman to the old-school reggae originals of Jimmy RileyHorace Andy, Johnny Clarke, and Cornell Campbell, Rastafarian culture and reggae still captures the pulse of an Island people.

The AbyssiniansSatta Massagana

Capleton – Raggy Road

Bob Marley & the WailersRastaman Chant

Sly & Robbie – Rastaman Chant

Stephen Marley & Ziggy Marley – The Chapel

Black Uhuru & the Revolutionaries Dread In The Mountain

AswadCandles

The Melodians Rivers Of Babylon

Linval Thompson & U-Roy – Don’t Cut Off Your Dreadlocks & Joyful Locks

Steel PulseNot King James Version

Josey Wales – Bobo Dread

VC – By His Deeds

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rastaman Live Up!

Burning Spear – Old Marcus Garvey

Burning Spear – Farther East of Jack

Chronixx – Capture Land

Sizzla – Praise Ye Jah

Peter ToshIgziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)

Alborosie & Michael Rose – Callin’

Barrington LevyA Yah We Deh

Bunny Wailer, Toot & the MaytalsTake A Trip

The Heptones Cool Rasta

Luciano – It’s Me Again Jah

The ShadowsBrother Noah

Buju Banton – Untold Stories

Gregory IsaacsThief a Man

Jacob MillerTenement Yard

Israel Vibration Jericho

Busy Signal – Nah Follow Dem

Morgan HeritageDown By The River

Bob Marley & the Wailers Positive Vibration

The Mighty Diamonds – I Need A Roof

Ini Kamoze – I Want Ital

Delroy Wilson – Rascal Man

Tony Rebel – Jah Is By My Side

Kiddus I – Graduation In Zion

Sizzla – Rastaman Chant

Third World – Cool Meditation

Jah Cure – Trod in the Valley

Dennis Brown – To the Foundation

Luciano & Sizzla – Jah Blessing

Fred Locks – Black Star Liner

Willie Williams – Armagideon Time

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live

Sly & Robbie – Jah Live

Raging Fyah – Jah Glory

The Abyssinians – Declaration Of Rights

Buju Banton – Give I Strength

Steel Pulse – Babylon Makes The Rules

Chronixx – Rastaman Wheel Out

Burning Spear – Red, Gold & Green

Burning Spear – Workshop

Alborosie – I Rusalem

The Wailing Souls – Kingdom Rise Kingdom Fall

Black Uhuru – Whole World Is Africa

Alton Ellis – Back To Africa

Gentleman – Jah Jah Never Fail

Tenor Saw – Jah Guide and Protect Me

Tenor Saw – Jah Guide Dub

Alborosie – Rastafari Anthem

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Natty Dread

Irie Love – Put Jah First

Garnett Silk – Kingly Character

Horace Andy – Psalm 68

Horace Andy – Dub 68

Half Pint – Bless Us

Buju Banton – ‘Til I’m Laid To Rest

Johnny Clarke – Satta Massagana

I-Roy – Satta

Cocoa Tea – Heathen

Anthony B & Horace Andy – Enter The Kingdom of Zion

J.O.E. – Rasta Chant

The Abyssinians – Y Mas Gan

Alborosie – Dung A Babylon

Toyan – Dread in a Babylon

Damian Marley & Nas – Africa Must Wake Up

Sugar Minott – Black Roots

Burning Spear – Lion

Third World – Dreamland

Tarrus Riley – Love Created I

Johnny Clarke – Be Holy My Brothers And Sisters

Israel Vibration – We a De Rasta

Burning Spear – Jah No Dead

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Iron Lion Zion

Tenor Saw – Who’s Gonna Help Me Praise

Black-Am-I – Samson Strength

Black Uhuru – I Love King Selassie

Mad Cobra – Salassi I Rule

The Mighty Diamonds – Africa

Busy Signal – Jah Love

Ranking Joe & Michael Rose – Poor Man Struggle

Alborosie – Humbleness

Steel Pulse – Biko’s Kindred Lament

The Gladiators – Roots Natty

Sizzla – Black Woman & Child

Busy Signal – Run Whey

Gentleman – Strange Things

Raging Fyah – Music Isn’t Biased

Alborosie – Still Blazing

Yabby You – Conquering Lion

Burning Spear – Calling Rastafari

The Itals – Roll River Jordan

Johnny Clarke – Enter Into His Gates

Third World – Satta Massagana

Raging Fyah – Behold

Israel Vibration – Sodom and Gomarrah

Cornell Campbell – Lion of Judah

Freddie McGregor – Be Alright

Anthony B – Give Praises

Cocoa Tea – Holy Mount Zion

Bunny Wailer – Rastaman

The Mighty Diamonds – jah Will Work It Out

Johnny Clarke – False Rasta

Alborosie – Grow Your Dreads

Richie Spice – Better Tomorrow

Alton Ellis – True Born African

Black Uhuru – Leaving to Zion

Culture – Get Ready To Ride The Lion To Zion

Aswad – Back To Africa

The Mighty Diamonds – Jah Jah Bless The Dreadlocks

Ras Michael And The Sons Of Negus – Rise Jah Jah Children (The Lion Sleeps)

The Wailing SoulsJah Give Us Life

Winston Francis Going to Zion

Sylford Walker & Welton Irie – Chant Down Babylon

Alborosie – Call Up Jah

Morgan Heritage – Hail Up the Lion

Michael Prophet – Jah Love

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Capleton & Luciano – Hail King Selassie

SizzlaReally And Truly

Patrick Andy – Living in Mount Zion

Wayne Wade – Poor and Humble

Ras Bug – Fisherman

I-Roy – Rootsman

Freddie McGregor – Rastaman Camp

Willie Francis – Let’s Go To Zion

Earth & Stone – False Ruler

BushmanKing Selassie I

Determinejah a mi sponsor

LucianoJah Is My Navigator

Horace Andy – Children of Israel

Justin Hinds & the Dominoes – Jordan River

Sugar Minott – Rome

Devon Irons – When Jah Comes

Max Romeo – Babylon’s Burning

Luciano – Jah Live

Morgan Heritage – Set Yourself Free

Bushman – What’s the Matter With the World

Beres Hammond & Flourgon – I Love Jah

Garnett Silk – Mama Africa

Culture – Humble African

Anthony Cruz & Marlene Johnson – Africa

Tarrus Riley – Marcus Teaching

Sylford Walker – Jah Golden Pen

Black Uhuru – Going To Zion

Hell & Fire – Show Us The Way

Little Roy – Bongo Nyah

Junior Byles – King Of Babylon

Konshens – Rasta Imposter

Luciano & Candy Man – Dem No Know Jah

Max Roemo, Conrad Crystal, & Suga Roy – Chant Rasta

Peter Tosh – Mama Africa

Alborosie – I Am

Frankie Paul – Red, Gold, and Green

Cornell Campbell – I Heart Is Clean/Zinc Fence

Dillinger – Gate Number

Pancho Alphonso & the Revolutionaries – Never Give Up In Babylon

Burning Spear – Jah Is Real

Jimmy Riley – Tell The Youths The Truth

Dolphin Morris & Prince Far I – Su Su Pan Rasta / Heavy Manners

Gregory Isaacs – Babylon Too Rough

Culture – Jah Rastafari 

The Wailing Souls – They Don’t Know Jah

Jacob Miller – I’m A Rastaman

Conrad Crystal, Suga Roy, & Gyptian – Jah Jah See Dem

Jah Is My Navigator

World of Reggae Music–Roots and Culture: Rastaman

Top 10 for November 2008!!!

November 2008

  1. Heavy D – Vibes [Federal Distribution 2008]
  2. Taj Mahal – Maestro [Heads Up 2008]
  3. UB40 – Twentyfourseven [Edel 2008]
  4. Ice Cube – Raw Footage [Lench Mob Records 2008]
  5. Dennis Brown – The Best of Dennis Brown: The Niney Years [Heartbeat 2008]
  6. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Repentance [Narnack 2008]
  7. Conor Oberst – Conor Oberst [Merge 2008]
  8. Blitzen Trapper – Furr [Sub Pop 2008]
  9. Randy Rogers Band – Randy Rogers Band [Mercury 2008]
  10. Gilberto Gil – Banda Larga Cordal [Warner Music Latina 2008]

Heavy D, yes that Heavy D, the guy who funkdafied Third World’s “Now That We Found Love” for the American pop charts in the 1990s. The original overweight lover dropped Vibes and kicked out a wicked dancehall jam “Long Distance Girlfriend.” This is the most head noddin’ song of 2008. Amazing!

Blues legend Taj Mahal unleashes blues, country, folk, and reggae on his new album Maestro. The track “Black Man, Brown Man” with Ziggy Marley has melody and a message. The song “Never Let You Go” sounds like a roots reggae groove. Guest musicians Ben Harper and Jack Johnson also make appearances on the album. 

UB40 lays down some great tunes on their new album Twentyfourseven. The tracks with special guest Maxi Priest “Dance Until the Morning Light” and “I Shot the Sheriff” (a Bob Marley cover) add to the impressive UB40 reggae discography.

Ice Cube’s pyroclastic flow on Raw Footage is gangsta rap music at its best. The tracks “Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It” and “Do Ya Thang” layer hardcore rhymes over heavy thumping beats. Ice Cube, going back to the days of N.W.A., has continued to make quality music with deep social insight and a political edge. 

Heartbeat’s release of Dennis Brown’s The Best of Dennis Brown: The Niney Years features the tracks produced by legendary reggae icon Niney the Observer. Tracks include classics like “Westbound Train” and extended and deejay versions of songs, including versions by boss dee-jays I-Roy and U-Roy

Top 10 for November 2008!!!