Top Ranking Albums of December 2012

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Samuel YirgaGuzo [Real World Records 2012]

Various ArtistsDjango Unchained [Universal Republic 2012]

Jah CureWorld Cry [SoBe Entertainment 2012]

Various ArtistsStrictly the Best, Vol. 46 [VP Records 2012]

Various ArtistsStrictly the Best, Vol. 47 [VP Records 2012]

Cypress Hill & RuskoCypress Hill X Rusko [EP] [Cooperative Music 2012]

Jah 9Mr. Right [Rorystonelove 2012]

Jah 9Jungle [Rorystonelove 2012]

Damien JuradoMaraqopa [Secretly Canadian 2012]

Irie LoveThis Is Irie Love [Irie Aloha Records 2012]

Wayne WonderMy Way [Singso Music 2012]

Morgan HeritageThe Return EP [VP Records 2012]

J BoogSmoke Bomb Bud [Washhouse Hawaii 2012]

Amy WinehouseAt the BBC [Universal Republic 2012]

Benjamin SchoolsChina Man Vs China Girl [Freaksville 2012]

Kelan Philip Cohran & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Kelan Philip Cohran & the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble [Honest Jon’s Records 2012]

The Cactus ChannelThe Haptics [Hope Street Recordings 2012]

Big BoiViscous Lies and Dangerous Rumors [Def Jam 2012]

Skillin JahSkillmatic [GanJah Records 2012]

SerynThis Is Where We Are [Seryn 2011]

Buddy Miller and Jim LauderdaleBuddy and Jim [New West 2012]

Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d. city [Aftermath 2012]

The MaldivesMuscle for the Wing [Spark and Shine 2012]

WaxahatcheeAmerican Weekend [Don Giovanni 2012]

Matthew DearBeams [Ghostly International 2012]

Public EnemyThe Evil Empire of Everything [King Midas 2012]

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Top Ranking Albums of December 2012

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Dancehall Reggae–Classic Tracks

Dancehall Reggae: Classic Tracks

This edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection focuses on the classic tracks of the dancehall. From the 1970s to the 2000s dancehall spread its sound across the globe. Female performers like Lady Saw, Lady G, Sister Nancy, and Tanya Stephensemerged on the scene, adding balance to a field of dancehall royalty.
The dancehall superstars included ShaggyMr. VegasSean Paul, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, and the king of the dancehall Beenie Man. This selection features original dancehall lions like Big Youth, Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, and Super Cat alongside the young lions of the dancehall Anthony B, Luciano, Spragga BenzSizzla, Lutan Fyah, Maxi PriestT.O.K., and Yami Bolo.

This list of classic tracks also illustrates the growing international character of the reggae music scene. From the solid Jamaican stars like Cocoa Tea, Tenor Saw, and Half Pint to the California stoners Slightly Stoopid to the German born reggae artist Gentleman, to the italian born Alborosie, to the U.K. based YT, to the New Orleans born (Bermudian-based) Collie Buddz, dancehall reggae has become truly global in nature.

Barrington Levy – Here I Come

Beres Hammond – Putting Up Resistance

Half Pint – Mr. Landlord

Cocoa Tea – Lost My Sonia

Tenor Saw – Golden Hen

Mega Banton – Sound Boy Killing

Conroy Smith – Dangerous

Lady SawOh Yeah

Sean Paul & Sasha Shake That Thing

Beenie ManGirls Dem Sugar

SizzlaJust One Of Those Days (Dry Cry)

LucianoGood Times

Buju BantonRampage

Mr. VegasHeads High

Bounty KillerWorthless Bwoy

Half PintGreetings

Shabba RanksWicked In Bed

Beres Hammond & Cutty RanksYou Could A Deal

Beenie Man – Who Am I

Cutty RanksLimb By Limb

Super CatDolly My Baby

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Give Dem Some Way

Bounty KillerCry For Die For

Beenie Man & Lady SawHealing

Chaka Demus & Pliers Love You To The Bone

Yami Bolo & CapletonPut Down The Weapon

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Bounty Hunter, & Eek A Mouse Khaki Suit

Beenie ManKing Of The Dancehall

Buju Banton Champion

Sean Paul Infiltrate

Lutan Fyah – Idiot Thing

Tanya Stephens – 119

Ini Kamoze – England Be Nice

Cocoa Tea – Informer

Bounty Killer – Benz and Bimma

Gentleman, Barrington Levy, & Daddy Rings – Caan Hold Us Down

Lady Saw & T.O.K. Hardcore Lover

Beenie Man, Lady Saw, & Sean PaulBossman

Shabba Ranks – Roots & Culture

SanchezPlace Mash Up

Super Cat Ghetto Red Hot

Anthony B – Give Me Some More

Sister Nancy & Thievery Corporation Originality

CapletonJah Jah City

Beres Hammond & Big Youth Good Old Dancehall Vibes

Mr. VeagasPull Up

Kid Kurupt – Pride

General Twos – Gimme Back My Money

ShaggyChica Bonita

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Yami Bolo, & Sabor – She Needs My Love

Beenie Man Romie

Maxi Priest & TigerI Know Love

Cocoa TeaHot Again

Anthony B World A Reggae Music

Bounty Killer Poor People

Beres Hammond & Buju Banton – Who Say

Beenie ManDengue Fever

Tanya Stephens – Goggle

DelicateBachelor Profile

Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas –  Haffi Get Da Gal Yah

SizzlaPressure

Super Cat – Girls Town

ShaggyChurch Heathen

CapletonTour

Barrington Levy & Bounty Killer Living Dangerously

Shabba Ranks – Pirates Anthem

Cocoa Tea, Home T, & Cutty Ranks – The Going Is Rough

Beenie Man Tell Me

Beenie Man Tell Me Remix

Wayne Palmer – Come See Me Ya

Lady SawMan Haffi Mind Wi

Spragga BenzShe Nuh Ready Yet

Tanya StephensYuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet

Buju Banton Murderer

Maxi Priest – Frienenemy

Yami BoloTurbo Charge

Bounty Killer – Sufferah

T.O.K.Galang Gal

Wayne Marshall – Overcome

The Mighty DiamondsStill In Love

Cocoa Tea & Nardo RanksRiker’s Island

Bounty Killer & PinchersTwenty One

The Wailing Souls Firehouse Rock

Shaggy – Hey Sexy Lady

Half Pint – Substitute Lover

Everton Blender – Slick Me Slick

Lady Saw – Strong Wuk and Devotion

Mr. Vegas – Everywhere I Go

Cocoa Tea – We Do The Killing

Shabba Ranks – Shine Eye Gal

Beres Hammond – Let The Good Times Roll

Baby Wayne – Low Me Gwaan

Ini Kamoze – Hill & Gully Ride

Red Dragon – Leave Yuh Man Alone

Maxi Priest – In The Springtime

Mr. Vegas – Wave

Shabba Ranks – Ice Cream Love

Capleton – Bad Mind

AlborosieRight Or Wrong

Buju Banton, Maxi Priest, & Beres Hamond – Heartbreak Lover

Cocoa Tea – No Threat

Mr. Vegas – Hands Up

Beres Hammond – Try If You Want

Shabba Ranks – Ram Dancehall

NEED

Pinchers – Blood Stain

Jah Wobble – Desolation

Barrington Levy & Ms. Dynamite – Too Experienced

Frankie Paul – Sara

General Echo – Bathroom Sex

Rayvon – No Guns No Murder

Tony Tuff – Come Fe Mash It

Sanchez – If I Ever Fall In Love

Lady G – Respect Woman

YT – England Story

Future Fambo – Tom Drunk

Admiral Tibet – Informer

Cutty Ranks – The Bomber

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Dancehall Reggae–Classic Tracks

World of Reggae Music Collection: Dancehall Reggae–The Old School

In this edition of The World of Reggae Music Collection the selector dives into the deep catalog of  Dancehall Reggae. This first exploration of the dancehall pulls from the Old School Dancehall tunes from the late 1970s through the 1990s. The kings of the dancehall make the list here, including Barrington Levy, Shabba Ranks, Cocoa Tea, Tenor Saw, Yellowman, and Super Cat. Unique voices, fat riddims, and heavy bass lines make for great dancehall reggae music.

From the creative stylings of Junior ReidTiger and Cutty Ranks to the rough-shod rhyming of Bounty Killer, Capleton, and Buju Banton to the smooth silky voices of Beres Hammond, Sanchez, and Frankie Paul, dancehall music filled the air in Jamaica where its was played over thundering soundsystems with speakers stacked mountain high. This collection of old school dancehall songs includes favorites from Half Pint, Johnny Ousborne, Eek-A-Mouse, Ninjaman, and Chaka Demus & Pliers, as well as the deeper cuts from classic dancehall artists like Early B, Anthony Red Rose, Brigadier Jerry and Super Beagle.

The selector has also made lists of dancehall reggae music, including Classic Dancehall Tracks, New School Danechall Selections, and ruff riding Ragga singles. Please comment on the selections.

Johnny Osbourne – Water Pumping

Mallory Williams – She Boom

Tenor Saw – Ring The Alarm

Nitty Grity – False Alarm

Super Beagle – Dust A Sound Boy

Cutty Ranks – A Who Seh Ne Dun (Wake De Man)

Chaka Demus & Pliers – Murder She Wrote

King Kong – Trouble Again

Tiger – You Dead Now

Yellowman – Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt

Major Worries – Sweet Little Rosie

Johnny Ousborne – Ice Cream Love

Super Cat – Boops

Eek A Mouse – Wa-Do-Dem

Cocoa Tea – Rocking Dolly

Barrington Levy Shine Eye Gal

Home T, Shabba Ranks, & Cocoa Tea Pirates’ Anthem

PinchersBandelero

Anthony Red Rose – Bangarang

Glamour Murphy – What the Woman Want

Michael Prophet Gunman

Cocoa Tea & Buju Banton – Too Young

Flourgon & NinjamanZig It Up

Dawn Penn & Bounty KillerNo No No (You Don’t Love Me Anymore)

Shabba Ranks Love Punnany Bad

Triston Palmer Entertainment

DirtsmanImpeccable

Bounty KillerDead This Time

Cutty RanksStopper

General Levy Heat

Anthony Red Rose Under Me Fat Thing

Delroy Wilson – It’s A Shame

Frankie PaulLittle Walter

Barrington LevyMurderer

SupercatDon Dada

YellowmanZungguzungguguzungguzeng

Chaka Demus & Pliers – Tease Me

DegreeBoom Boom

Anthony Johnson, Jah Thomas, & Toyan Gunshot

Cocoa Tea – Death In The Stadium

Admiral BaileyPunnany

Wayne WonderSpare Me

Frankie PaulI Know the Score

TigerNo Wanga Gut

Buju Banton – Buju Movin’

Cocoa Tea Good Life

Beres HammondFocussing Time

Chaka Demus – Young Gal Business

Admiral Bailey – Big Belly Man

Charlie ChaplainMiami Vice

Pato Banton Don’t Sniff Coke

NinjamanTest The Highpower

Anthony Red Rose – Tempo

SanchezBrown Eye Girl

Chaka Demus & PliersBam Bam

Smiley CultureCockney Translation

Captain Barkey & Angel Doolas2 By 4

CapletonCan’t Sleep Ah Night

Johnny Ousborne Reasons

Papa San & Lady GLegal Rights

Bounty KillerFitness

Tenor Saw – I Got To Be There (Roll Call)

Tristan Palmer – Shank I Sheck

Brigadier Jerry – Jamaica, Jamaica

Terror Fabulous and Nadine Sutherland – Action

Red DragonHol’ A Fresh

Anthony Red Rose & Bounty Killer Intimate Woman

Super Cat – Nuff Man A Dead

Tenor Saw – Pumpkin Belly

Bounty KillerLook

Barrington LevyBlack Roses

Sizzla – Got To Survive

Cocoa Tea – Lonesome Side

Papa SanHippitti Hippitti Hop

Gregory IsaacsSoon Forward

Bounty Killer War

Michael Palmer I’m Still Dancing

Eek-A-Mouse – Peenie Walli

Tenor Saw – No Work on Sunday

Lieutenant Stitchie – Hello Carol

Admiral Bailey – Horse Tonic

Shabba Ranks – Trailer Load A Girls

Anthony B – Fire Come Now

Capleton – Alms House

Echo Minott – Lazy Body

Louie Culture – Don’t Get Weary

Cocoa Tea, Home T, & Shabba Ranks – Holding On

Ninja Man & Bounty Killer – Bwoy Nuh Run

Tenor Saw – Fever

Admiral Bailey – No Way No Better Than Yard

Eek-A-Mouse – Operation Eradication

Carlton Livingston & Shabba Ranks – Don’t Follow Rumors

Bounty Killer – Ask Fi War

Cocoa Tea – She Loves Me Now

Lukie D & Shabba Ranks – Talk Talk (Remix)

Cocoa Tea – Love Me

Shabba Ranks – Ting-A-Ling

Tenor Saw – Shirley Jones

Tenor Saw – Shirley Dub

Eek-A-Mouse – Assassinator

Shabba Ranks – Well Done

Shinehead – The Real Rock

Cocoa Tea, Home T, & Shabba Ranks – Who She Love

NEED

Johnny Osbourne – Gangster Sound

Triston Palmer – Roaming Girl

Michael Palmer – Gunshot A Burst

Bobby Melody – Ram the Session

Reggie Stepper – Cu- Oonuh

Frankie Paul – Call the Brigade

Cornell Campbell – Mash You Down

King Kong – Dem Nah Do Nuttun

Lt. Stitchie – Wear Your Size

Pinchers – Lorna

Half Pint – Brother Love

Home T, Cocoa T, & Cutty Ranks – Another One For The Road

Ranking Joe – River Jordan

Terror Fabulous & Maxi Priest – Drop It

Wayne Wade – Poor And Humble

Brigadier Jerry – Lyrics Of Mine

Buju Banton – Love Black Woman

Charlie Chaplain – Nah Go Married

Frankie Paul – Nothing No Deh

Junior Reid – Boom-Shack-A-Lack

Mikey General – As A Man Thinketh

Nardo Ranks – Burrups

Ninjaman – Murder Dem

Shinehead – Jamaican In New York

Tippa Irie – Hello Darling

Tony Rebel – Money Tree

Junior Tucker – One of the Poorest People

Reggie Stepper – Under Mi Sin Ting

Yellowman – Bam Bam

Pinchers – Agony

Cutty Ranks – Chop Chop

Super Cat – Trash And Ready

Johnny Osbourne – Mission

Early B – Deaf Ears

Mikey General – In A Dis Ya Gideon

Barrington Levy – Strange

Shabba Ranks – Respect

Early B – Imitator

Tiger – Boombastic

World of Reggae Music Collection: Dancehall Reggae–The Old School