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