Top Ranking Singles of 2011

Graham Wilkinson – Focus

Stephen Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, & Buju BantonJah Army

Hayes Carll – KMAG YOYO

The Decemberists – This Is Why We Fight

Busy Signal – The Gambler

Stevie Face – Can’t Go Round

Emmylou Harris – My Name Is Emmett Till

Damian “Jr. Gong” MarleyWanted (Just Ain’t The Same)

Bright EyesOne For You, One For Me

Courtney John – Never Keep You Waiting

GyptianDuggu Duggu

Pokey LaForge & the South City Three – Feel So Good

Richie SpiceMy Life

Paul Simon Getting Ready For Christmas

Alborosie & Junior ReidRespect

Peter Bjorn & John – Second Chance

Iron & Wine – Tree By The River

Third World, Damian Marley, & Stephen Marley96 Degrees 

Amos Lee – Windows Are Rolled Down

Mr. Vegas, Shaggy, and Josey Wales – Sweet Jamaica

The Uprising Roots Band – Steamers

Mac MillerParty On Fifth Ave

Richie Spice – Soothing Sound 

Raging Fyah – Irie Vibe

Stuart Duncan, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, & Yo-Yo MaAttaboy

Sanchez – El Paso

The Decemberists – Down By The Water

Courtney John – Everyday

The Beastie Boys & Santigold – Don’t Play No Games

Cham – Stronger

Bright Eyes – Firewall

I-Wayne – Pure As the Nile

The Decemberists – June Hymn

Vybz Kartel – Poor People Land

Protoje – Take Control

Tarrus Riley – The Chair

Lil Wayne, Bun B, Nas, Shyne, & Busta Rhymes – Outro

Chino – Driving Me Insane

Iba Mahr – Will I Wait

Thievery Corporation – Culture of Fear

Laza – One By One

Gillian Welch – Scarlet Town

Stephen Marley – Pale Moonlight (How Many Times)

Robert Earl Keen, Jr. – Waves on the Ocean

Alborosie – La Revolucion

Brian Wilson – Listen To Me

Assassin – How Mi Feel

James Blake – Limit to Your Love

Shaggy  & Tarrus Riley – Just Another Girl

Stephen Marley – Can’t Keep I Down

Lyle Lovett – Well…Alright

Shabba Ranks – None Ah Dem

Wilco – I Might

Freddie McGregor – A House Is Not A Home

Smith Westerns – Weekend

Romain Virgo & Larry Gatlin – California

Das Racist – Booty in the Air

DeMarco – Love My Life

Tune-Yards – You Yes You

Richie Spice – Legal

Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes

Easy Star All Stars – Paid My Dues

Queen Ifrica – Pot Still Haffi Bubble

Wiz Khalifa & Too Short – On My Level

Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three – So Long Honeybee, Goodbye

Stephen Marley – No Cigarette Smoking In My Room

Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What

Collie Buddz – Playback

Bright Eyes – Shell Games

Gyptian – My Number One

The Decemberists – All Arise!

L.U.S.T. – Flowers on the Wall

Lil Wayne – How To Love

Romain Virgo – The System

Alexi Murdoch – Crinan Wood

Easy Star All Stars, Daddy Lion Chandell, & Junior Jazz – One Likkle Draw

Bright Eyes – A Machine Spiritual (In The People’s Key)

Richie Spice – Father

YACHT – Dystopia

Alborosie & Giuseppe Tarantino – International Drama

Zooey Deschanel – It’s So Easy

Tarrus Riley – Never Leave I

The Decemberists – January Hymn

Beres Hammond – Pull Up

Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three – Keep Your Hands of My Gal

Paul Simon – Love Is Eternal Sacred Light

Richie Spice – Yap Yap

Coldplay – Paradise

Stephen Marley – Old Slaves

Gillian Welch – Hard Times

Gramps Morgan – Feels So Right

The Decemberists – Calamity Song

Alborosie – Rolling Like A Rock

Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie

Beres Hammond – He Stopped Loving Her Today

Adele – Rolling in the Deep

Queen Ifrica – Times Like These

Gillian Welch – Six White Horses

Stephen Marley & Spragga Benz – Working Ways

James Blake – Wilhelm Scream

Tarrus Riley – Shaka Zulu Pickney

Robbie Robertson & Robert Randolph – How To Become Clairvoyant

Chino – God Nah Sleep (Rise and Fall Story)

Jeff Lynne – Words of Love

Richie Spice – Black Woman

Adele – Someone Like You

Alborosie – Ragamuffin

Paul Simon – The Afterlife

Stephen Marley – Freedom Time

Lil Wayne – President Carter

Vybz Kartel – Summertime

Alexander – In the Twilight

SuperHeavy – Miracle Worker

Ziggy Marley & Heavy D – It

Paul Simon – Rewrite

Alexi Murdoch – Through the Dark

Bounty Killer – Ready Fi Dem

Alexander – Truth

Snoop Dogg & T-Pain – Boom

Easy Star All Stars – Reggae Pension

Alexander – Awake My Body

Stephen Marley – Tight Ship

Robert Earl Keen, Jr. – Black Baldy Stallion

Luciano – He’ll Have To Go

Wilco – Dawned On Me

Vybz Kartel – Whine (Wine)

Ringo Starr – Think It Over

Stephen Marley – Now I Know

Robbie Robertson, Eric Clapton, & Steve Winwood – Fear of Falling

The Beastie Boys & Nas – Too Many Rappers (New Reactionaries Version)

Easy Star All Stars – Don’t Stop the Music

Smith Westerns – Only One

Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On

Ziggy Marley – Personal Revolution

Pokey LaForge & the South City Three – Drinking Whiskey Tonight

Alborosie – One Draw

Paul Simon – Love and Blessings

Stephen Marley – Break Us Apart

Das Racist – Relax

Richie Spice – Got To Make It

Wanda Jackson – You Know That I’m No Good

Beres Hammond – I Am Missing You

Mavado – Peppa

Hayes Carll – Stomp and Holler

Tarrus Riley – Groovy Little Thing

Tune-Yards – Bizness

Snoop Dogg & Willie Nelson – Superman

Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three – Weedwacker Rag

Shaggy & Agent Sasco (aka Assassin) – Feeling Alive

Alexander – Let’s Win

Alborosie – Camilla

Bright Eyes – Haile Selassie

Richie Spice – Serious Woman

Robert Earl Keen – Top Down

Stephen Marley – The Chapel

Alborosei & Etana – You Make Me Feel Good

Gillian Welch – The Way The Whole Thing Ends

Shaggy & Alaine – For Yur Eyez Only

Alexander – Let’s Make To Not Make A Deal

The Decemberists – Rise To Me

Etana – People Talk

Smith Westerns – Still New

Richie Spice – Confirmation

The Decemberists – Rox in the Box

Dr. Dre – Kush

Richie Spice – Mother of Creation

The Beastie Boys – Funky Donkey

Tune-Yards – Killa

Hayes Carll – Another Like You

Alborosie – Who You Think You Are

Robert Earl Keen, Jr. – Who Do Man

Hayes Carll – Hard Out Here

Richie Spice – Jah Never Let Us Down

Paul Simon – Questions For the Angels

Stephen Marley – She Knows Now

The Decemberists – Dear Avery

Wiz Khalifa – Black & Yellow

Jamelody – This Time

Stuart Duncan, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, & Yo Yo Ma – Less Is Moi

Chipmunk – Every Gal

Wanda Jackson – Thunder On The Mountain

Etana – Crazy

The Beastie Boys – Here’s A Little Something For You

Beenie Man – Let’s Go

Tessanne Chin – Firework

Dr. Dre – I Need A Doctor

Alexander – A Million Years

Easy Star All Stars, Lady Ann, Tony Tuff, and the Meditations – Easy Now Star

Paul Simon – Dazzling Blue

Stephen Marley – False Friends

Alexander – Bad Bad Love

Tune-Yards – Gangsta

Harvey and Mista Brown – Hot Gyal

Robbie Robertson – Tango for Django

The Decemberists – Don’t Carry It All

Mavado – Final Destination

Emmylou Harris – Hard Bargain

Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three – River Rock Bottom

Thievery Corporation – Overstand

Richie Spice – Better Tomorrow

Lil Wayne – 6 Foot 7 Foot

I-Octane – Nuh Ramp Wid We


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Top Ranking Singles of 2011

World of Reggae Music Collection: Hippy Music inna Reggae Version

Hippy Music inna Reggae Version

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector explores reggae versions of hippy songs. Jamaicans know good music when they hear it. Whether it is Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, or Donovan, a good tune is a good tune! From the British hippy rock bands Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, the Beatles,The Rolling Stones, and The Who to the American hippy groups like The Hollies, Simon And Garfunkel, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to the great American jam bands Phish and the Grateful Dead, many of the great reggae stars covered the tunes of the Hippy era. In this collection of songs, hippy music is played inna reggae version by the legendary Burning Spear, Jimmy Cliff, Gregory Isaacs, Black Uhuru, and many more.

Junior Jazz & Easy Star All Stars – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Luciano & Easy Star All-Stars – With A Little Help From My Friends

Luciano, U-Roy, & Easy Star All Stars – With A Little Dub From My Friends Dub

Maxi Priest – Wild World

Chalice & Yellowman – Bouncing Around The Room

Dennis Brown – Black Magic Woman

Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Tambourine Man

Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Tambourine Man Dub

Burning Spear – Estimated Prophet

Jimmy Cliff – Wild World

Rootz Underground – Baba O Riley

The Wailing Souls – For What It’s Worth

Max Romeo – Hotel California

John Holt – My Sweet Lord

Sugar Minott – 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)

Joseph Israel – Teach Your Children

Pat Kelly – He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother

Chalice – Paint It Black

The Israelites – Come Together

Eek A Mouse – Dyer Maker

Dollar Man, Gary “Nesta” Pine, & the Easy Star All-Stars – Money

Matisyahu – Watching The Wheels

Capleton – Love the One You’re With

Alton Ellis – You Make Me So Very Happy

Toots & the Maytals – Squeezebox

Michael Rose, Mennie More, & Easy Star All-Stars – A Day In The Life

Black Uhuru – Hey Joe

Bob Andy – Waste

Bob Andy – Waste (Dub)

The Wailing Souls – Casey Jones

The Gaylads – Fire and Rain

Beres Hammond – Just Like A Woman

Beres Hammond – Just Like A Woman Dub

Killer Bees & Cyril Neville – Groovin’

Big Mountain – Baby, I Love Your Way

The Gladiators – Time Is On My Side

Sugar Minott & Easy Star All-Stars – When I’m Sixty Four

Maxi Priest – Crazy Love

Rootz Underground – Makisupa Policeman

Rootz Underground – Makisupa Policeman (Dub)

The Wailing Souls – Love Her Madly

Steel Pulse – Franklin’s Tower

Easy Star All-Stars & Frankie Paul – Us And Them

Big Mountain & Utah Green – I Can See for Miles

Luciano – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Luciano – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door Dub

The Waling Souls – Mountain Song

Max Romeo & the Easy Star All Stars – Fixing A Hole

Joe Higgs – Uncle John’s Band

Ken Boothe – Brown Sugar

Steel Pulse – Farmhouse

The Abyssinians – Blowin’ in the Wind

The Wailing Souls – Tomorrow Never Knows

Satta – Behind Blue Eyes

Gregory Isaacs – Wild Horses

Max Romeo – Sexy Sadie

Garnett Silk – Let It Flow

Cas Haley & Tanya Stephens – Wolfman’s Brother

Cas Haley & Tanya Stephens – Wolfman’s Brother Dub

Chalice – Fire on the Mountain

Matisyahu & the Easy Star All Stars – Within You Without You

Steel Pulse – You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Luciano – Won’t Get Fooled Again

Apple Gabriel – The Times They Are A-Changin’

Apple Gabriel – The Times They Are A-Changin’ Dub

Frankie Paul & Easy Star All Stars – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

The Mighty Diamonds – Touch of Grey

Toots & the Maytals – Back On The Train

Sugar Black – Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Chalice – Who Are You

The Wailing Souls – Like A Rolling Stone

Ranking Roger & the Easy Star All Stars – Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

Satta – Gumbo

Freddie McGregor – Eyes of the World

Toots & the Maytals – Start Me Up

Billy Mystic – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Billy Mystic – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall Dub

The Mighty Diamonds – The Kids are Alright

Tessanne Chin – Free

The Wailing Souls – Love The One You’re With

Michael Rose – Wharf Rat

Kirsty Rock & Easy Star All Stars – She’s Leaving Home

Earl “Chinna” Smith & M – Slave to the Traffic Light

Rhytmation – Bargain

Toots & the Maytals – Maggie’s Farm

Toots & the Maytals – Maggie’s Farm Dub

Rula Brown – Everyday People

Steel Pulse & Easy Star All Stars – Good Morning Good Morning

Easy Star All-Stars – Sgt. Pepper’s (Reprise)

Wayne Armond – Let My Love Open the Door

Rootz Underground – Boogie on Reggae Woman

Marcia Griffiths – Don’t Let Me Down

Toots & the Maytals – Catfish John

Gregory Isaacs – My Generation/Magic Bus

Wayne Armond – Bug

Lasana Bandele – Cassidy

Tessane Chin – Reign O’er Me

Glen Ricks – Honky Tonk Women

Rita Marley & the Soulettes – Let It Be

Wayne Armond – Eminence Front

Andrew Francis – Under My Thumb

The Mighty Diamonds & the Easy Star All Stars – Getting Better

Hugh J. – Waiting on a Friend

Keeling Beckford – Cecilia

Michael Rose – Wharf Rat

Jacob Miller – I Shall Be Released

NEED

T.T. Ross – Imagine

The ParagonsBlack Birds Singing

Ernie SmithYou Won’t See Me

Joe the Boss – Hey Jude

John HoltEverybody’s Talking

Ernest Ranglin Everybody’s Talkin’

Chosen Few – Hang on Sloopy

Dawn PennHere Comes The Sun

Barry Briggs Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

Desmond Dekker Blackbird

Nicky Thomas Lola

The Beatles, Ras Pidow, & the Bombist – Because

Funky Brown African People (Indian Reservation)

Byron Lee & the Dragonaires Live And Let Die

Bob Andy & Marcia GriffithsIt Ain’t Me Babe

Susan Cadogan Something

John Holt Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

The MaytalsGive Peace A Chance

The Heptones – On-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Denzel Dennis People Got to Be Free

Jackie RobinsonIn My Life

The Pioneer All-StarsIn My Life (Dub)

Del Davis A World Without Love

Lloyd Charmers – California Dreamin’

Tarrus RileyKing Of Pain

Dobby DobsonCarry That Weight

Horace Andy Invisible Sun

Lee “Scratch” Perry Invisible Dub

BushmanOne Tin Soldier

World of Reggae Music Collection: Hippy Music inna Reggae Version

World of Reggae Music Collection–Marley Family and Friends

Roots, Rock, Reggae

MARLEY FAMILY & FRIENDS

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector focuses on the music of Robert Nesta Marley and his family. Bob Marley’s mother Cedella Booker Marley, wife Rita Marley, grandson Judah Marley, and his sons Julian “JuJu” Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragamuffin” Marley, Ziggy Marley, and Kymani Marley all make great reggae music. Members of the Wailers, including Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Aston “Family Man” Barrett and the I-Threes, including Rita, Judy Mowatt, and Marcia Griffiths all made records and beautiful tunes

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Stir It Up

Bob Marley & The Wailers – One Love (People Get Ready)

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Don’t Rock The Boat

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rainbow Country

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Sun Is Shining

Bunny Wailer & the Wailers – Dreamland

Peter Tosh & The Wailers – You Can’t Blame The Youth

Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Brand New Second Hand

Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Maga Dog

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Bad Card

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Them Belly Full

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Crazy Baldheads

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Survival

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Mr. Marley

Damian Jr. Gong” Marley – Me Name Jr. Gong

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Stephen Marley – Hey Girl 

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Stephen Marley – All Night

Stephen Marley – Freedom Time

Stephen Marley & Ben Harper – Inna Di Red

Stephen Marley & Mos Def – Hey Baby

Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Mr. Cheeks, & Spragga Benz – Iron Bars

Julian Marley & Stephen Marley – A Little Too Late

Julian Marley – Awake

Julian Marley, Stephen Marley & Dead Prez – Dem Crazy

Stephen Marley – Now I Know

Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, & The Melody Makers – One Good Spliff

Rita Marley, Stephen Marley, & Tony Rebel – Generation Bob

Rita Marley & Stephen Marley – Who Colt The Game

Rita Marley, Ziggy Marley, & Stephen Marley – One Draw

Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – Conscious Party

Ziggy Marley – True To Myself (KGSR Broadcast Volume 11, Disc 2)

Ziggy Marley & Judah Marley – Family Time (Live)

Daniel Bambaata Marley – Treat You Right

Jo Mersa – Comfortable

Stephen Marley – Rebel in Disguise

Stephen Marley, Kymani Marley, Julian Marley, Damian Marley, & Spragga Benz – Master Blaster (Jammin’)

Kymani Marley – Warriors

Kymani Marley – One Time

Kymani Marley – Dear Dad

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Mellow Mood

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Burnin’ and Lootin’

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Concrete Jungle

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Who The Cap Fit

Bob Marley & the Wailers – No Woman, No Cry

Judy Mowatt – Many Are Called

Marcia Griffiths & Busy Signal – Automatic

Rita Marley – Who Feels It Knows It

The I-Threes – Waiting In Vain

Bob Marley, The I-Threes, & The Wailers – Exodus (Live Babylon By Bus Tour)

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Small Axe

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Soul Shakedown Party

Bunny WailerDance Rock

Bunny Wailer – Fighting Against Conviction

Peter Tosh – African

Peter Tosh – Til Your Well Runs Dry

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Trenchtown Rock

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Coming In From The Cold

Joe Higgs & the Wailers – Steppin’ Razor

Earl “Wire” Lindo – Mystic Mood

Glen Adams & the Boys – Talk Of The Town

Lee “Scratch” Perry & Bob Marley – Shocks of Mighty

Bob Marley & The Upsetters – Natural Mystic

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Want More

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Africa Unite

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Thank You Lord

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – One Cup of Coffee

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – And You Be Loved

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, & Black Thought – Pimpa’s Paradise

Damain “Jr. Gong: Marley & Stephen Marley – Kingston 12

Stephen Marley, Michael Franti & Spearhead – Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Roadblock)

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – African Herbsman

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Rainbow Country

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – High Tide or Low Tide

Kymani Marley & Alborosie – Burnin’ & Lootin’

Kymani Marley – Who The Cap Fit

Julian Marley – Harder Days

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Nice Time

U-Roy, Bob Marley & The Wailers – Nice Time

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Screw Face

Augustus Pablo, Bob Marley & The Wailers – Screw Face Pablo [Dub]

Marcia Griffiths – Put A Little Love In Your Heart

Marcia Griffiths & Spragga Benz – No Way No How

Marcia Griffiths – No, No, No

Marcia Griffiths & Cutty Ranks – Half Idiot

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Put It On

Bob Marley & The Wailers – One Drop

Bob Marley & The Wailers – One Dub

Bob Marley & The Wailers – So Much Things To Say

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Stand Up Jamrock (Ashley Beedle Remix)

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Catch A Fire

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – The Master Has Come Back

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, Capleton, & Drag On – It Was Written

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – There For You

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Punky Reggae Party

Bob Marley & The Wailers – No More Trouble

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Running Away

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – What’s True

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Won’t Let You Down

Ziggy Marley – Take Me To Jamaica

Ziggy Marley – I Love You Too

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Beautiful Day

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Bend Down Low (Version 2009)

Bob Marley & The Wailers – High Tide or Low Tide (Version 2009)

Kymani Marley – Breakdown

Kymani Marley & Alborosie – Natural Mystic

Kymani Marley – Emperor

Bob Marley & The Wailers – So Jah Seh

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Misty Morning

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Stephen Marley – For The Babies

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, & Yami Bolo – Still Searchin’

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, & Third World – 96 Degrees

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, & Nas – Leaders

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Stephen Marley – Strike Hard

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Corner Stone

Culture – Psalm Of Bob Marley

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Wake Up and Live, Part 1

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Guiltiness

Stephen Marley – Fed Up

Stephen Marley & Erykah Badu – In Love With You

Stephen Marley – False Friends

Stephen Marley – You’re Gonna Leave

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Caution

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Chant Down Babylon

Jo Mersa – Rock and Swing

Jo Mersa – Bad So

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I, Biggz General, illestr8 – The Living Breed

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Wayne Marshall, Tarrus Riley, & T.O.K. – In Dependence

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Love and Inity  

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, & Inner Circle – Smoke Gets In My Eyes

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rebel’s Hop

Bob Marley & The Wailers – The Heathen

Julian Marley – Arm Your Soul

Julian Marley & Junior Reid – Never Too Ruff

Julian Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, & The Mighty Underdogs – So Sad

Julian Marley – Stay With Me

Julian Marley – On The Floor

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Fussing & Fighting

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Freedom Time

Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Arise Blackman

Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Them A Fi Get A Beaten

Peter Tosh & The Wailers – Downpressor Man

Peter Tosh & The Wailers – Can’t You See

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Back Out

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Feel Alright

Judy Mowatt – I Shall Sing

Judy Mowatt – Mellow Mood

The I-Threes – Redemption Songs

Rita Marley – Rainbow Island

Rita Marley & The Soulettes – (You’re) My Desire

Rita Marley, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, & the SoulettesDoctor Dick

Rita Marley & Ernie Smith – Put Your Hand in the Hand

Rita Marley – Bus Dem Shut

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Craven Choke Puppy

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Craven A [Dub Plate Mix]

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Wrong Right Wrong

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Brotherly Sisterly Love

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Born To Be Lively

Ziggy Marley – ABC

Ziggy Marley – Family Time

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Stir It Up [Version 2009]

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Who Feels It Knows It

Bunny Wailer & The Wailers – Dreamland (Version 2)

Bunny Wailer & Dave Barker – What A Confusion

Bob Marley & The Wailers – This Train

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Talkin’ Blues

Cedella Marley – Rock It Baby

Cedella Booker Marley & Cedella Marley – Sweet Guava Jelly

Cedella Booker Marley & Taj Mahal – The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Stand Alone

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Soul Captives

Carl Dawkins & the Wailers – Picture On The Wall

Joe Higgs – Don’t Mind Me

Joe Higgs – You Hurt My Soul

Aston “Family Man” Barrett – Sly Mongoose

Aston “Family Man” Barrett & King Tubby – Ten Thousand Tons of Dollar Bills

Aston “Family Man” BarrettDeep River

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Soul Almighty

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Time Will Tell

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Smile Jamaica

NEED

Ziggy Marley – Love Is My Religion

Junior Marvin – Life Without You

Judy Mowatt – Concrete Jungle

Marcia Griffiths – Fire Burning

Kymani Marley & Ms. Dynamite – Seed Will Grow

The Melody Makers – Sugar Pie

Everton Blender – Bob Marley

World of Reggae Music Collection–Marley Family and Friends

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

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

NEED

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

Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae

I was lucky enough to be in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to see the opening of the film Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae by Swiss director Stascha Bader. What a wonderful film. Just amazing. The film narrated by Stranger Cole captures rocktsteady legends reuniting to cut an album of legendary hits and perform a reunion concert. The impressive lineup included Stranger Cole, U-Roy, Hopeton LewisSly Dunbar, Ernest Ranglin, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, Rita Marley, Dawn Penn, Ken Boothe, Derrick Morgan, Leroy Sibbles, the Tamlins, Gladstone Anderson, Hux Brown, Bongo Herman, and Scully Simms. Moss “Mossman” Raxlen, the Montreal based reggae producer recorded the reunion session at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica.

The king of the toasters U-Roy performs “Stop that Train.” This version is amazing and steeped in deep meaning. For historical context one must know about the trains in Jamaica and the boom and bust of economic development in newly independent Jamaica (Jamaica won independence from the United Kingdom in 1963). The film does a brilliant job of contextualizing the songs. We know exactly where U-Roy is coming from when he toasts over this classic tune. After the bust the trains stopped, the jobs ran out, the rude boys started to roam the streets, and many Jamaicans sought jobs overseas. When U-Roy toasts over “Stop That Train” he talks about the trains stopping and the people leaving. There is so much soul and history and culture wrapped into one song.

The vocal-group trio the Tamlins are in tip top form and the band leader/guitarist Ernest Ranglin has still got the goods. The drummer Sly Dunbar forms the backbone of the band as he has for decades and the rest of the legendary studio musicians perform magnificently recapturing the fire of the past.

There are some real gems in this film. Hopeton Lewis lays down the rocksteady anthem “Take It Easy” and later sings an excellent rocksteady version of “Rivers of Babylon.” Dawn Penn records her bread and butter track “You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)” and she talks about the endurance and popularity of the song. Derrick Morgan’s “Tougher Than Tough,” Ken Boothe’s Freedom Street,” Leroy Sibbles’s “Equal Rights,” and Judy Mowatt’s “Silent River Runs Deep” all appear, as well as a great rendition of Desmond Dekker’s classic “007 (Shanty Town)” by Ken Boothe. Marcia Griffiths performs “The Tide Is High” and reminiscences with Judy Mowatt about their time with the producer Coxsone Dodd, the legendary vocal group the I-Threes and with Bob Marley and the Wailers. A guest appearance by Rita Marley follows the widow through Trenchtown where she elaborates on the conditions of the ghetto and recalls her time with Bob in the yard.

I don’t want to give too much away about the film, but it will make you smile, laugh, and tap your toes. For people interested in music and culture, I highly recommend seeing this film. The album will release on the heels of the movie. The Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae album, which releases in August 2009, promises to be a big hit too. Many critics are comparing it to the Buena Vista Social Club, but I think it will be even bigger than Ry Cooder’s classic documentary about Cuban jazzmasters. Rocksteady will be an instant classic!

Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae