Valentine’s Day Mix

Chet Baker – “My Funny Valentine”

Curtis Mayfield – “So In Love”

Julie London – “I’m in the Mood For Love”

Sam Cooke – “Cupid”

Fred Astaire – “The Way You Look Tonight”

Al Green – “Let’s Stay Together”

Buddy Holly – “True Love Ways”

Courtney John – “Love Is”

Herb Alpert – ‘This Guy’s In Love With You”

Johnny Ace – “Pledging My Love”

Paul McCartney – “My Valentine”

Outkast – “Happy Valentine’s Day”

Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Love”

James Moody – “Moody’s Mood For Love”

Elvis Presley – “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Busy Signal – “Sweet Love (Night Shift)”

The Isley Brothers – “Between the Sheets”

Conway Twitty – “I’d Love To Lay You Down”

Barry White – “Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up”

Willie Nelson – “Valentine”

Bill Withers – “Kissing My Love”

The Four Tops – “Baby I Need Your Loving”

Tom Waits – “Blue Valentine”

Smokey Robinson – “Being With You”

Billy Joe Shaver & Nanci Griffith – “Valentine”

Michael Franti, Gentleman, & Spearhead – “One Step Closer”

Frank Sinatra – “Come Rain or Come Shine”

Diana Ross & The Supremes – “Baby Love”

Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”

Otis Redding – “That’s How Strong My Love Is”

Louis Armstrong – “A Kiss To Build A Dream On”

Michael Franti & Spearhead – “Life Is Better With You”

Boyz-II-Men – “I’ll Make Love To You”

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Valentine’s Day Mix

Top Ranking Singles of 1957

Top Ranking Singles of 1957 
  1. Buddy HollyEveryday
  2. Chuck BerryJohnny B. Goode
  3. Jerry Lee Lewis & His Pumping PianoGreat Balls Of Fire
  4. The Del VikingsCome Go With Me
  5. Sam Cooke – You Send Me
  6. Fats DominoThe Big Beat
  7. Buddy Holly & the CricketsThat’ll Be The Day
  8. The BobbettesMr Lee
  9. Patsy ClineWalkin’ After Midnight
  10. Chuck BerryRock And Roll Music
  11. Elvis PresleyJailhouse Rock
  12. The DiamondsLittle Darlin
  13. The Everly BrothersBye Bye Love
  14. Sam Cooke – (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  15. Buddy Holly & the CricketsPeggy Sue
  16. Little RichardLucille
  17. Elvis PresleyAll Shook Up
  18. Bo DiddleyWho Do You Love
  19. Buddy HollyNot Fade Away
  20. The DriftersFools Fall In Love 
  21. Johnny CashRock Island Line – Original
  22. Chuck BerrySchool Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell)
  23. Danny & the JuniorsAt The Hop
  24. Jerry Lee LewisWhole Lotta Shakin’ Going On
  25. Larry Williams – Bony Moronie
  26. Buddy HollyWords Of Love
  27. Fats DominoValley Of Tears 
  28. The Everly BrothersWake Up Little Susie
  29. The DiamondsThe Stroll
  30. Dion & the BelmontsA Teenager In Love
  31. Johnny CashThere You Go
  32. Sam CookeSummertime
  33. Buddy Holly & the CricketsOh Boy!
  34. The CoastersThe Idol With the Golden Head
  35. Bobby HelmsFraulein
  36. Thelonious MonkBemsha Swing
  37. Sleepy LaBeef – All the Time
  38. Sam CookeI’ll Come Running Back To You
  39. Frank SinatraWitchcraft
  40. Patsy ClineThree Cigarettes In An Ashtray
  41. Chuck BerryNo Money Down
  42. Sonny RollinsI’m An Old Cowhand
  43. Elvis Presley(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  44. Thelonius Monk – Brilliant Corners
  45. Little RichardKeep A Knockin’
  46. Jim ReevesFour Walls
  47. The CoastersSearchin’
  48. Nat King ColeWhen I Fall In Love 
  49. Johnny CashHome Of The Blues
  50. Thelonius MonkI Surrender Dear
  51. The CoastersYoung Blood 
  52. Jerry Lee LewisYou Win Again
  53. Fats DominoWhen I See You 
  54. Miles Davis – ‘Round Midnight
  55. Chuck Berry – Sweet Little Sixteen
  56. Larry Williams – Short Fat Fannie
  57. Chuck Willis – C.C. Rider
  58. Thurston Harris – Little Bitty Pretty One
  59. Sam Cooke – Forever
  60. Miles Davis – Bye Bye Blackbird
  61. The Chantels – Maybe
  62. Marty Robbins – A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)
  63. Larry Williams – High School Dance
  64. Sam Cooke – Desire Me
Top Ranking Singles of 1957

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Soul inna Reggae Version

In this edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection the selector explores reggae cover versions of soul songs.  Reggae legends Ken Boothe, Toots & The Maytals, and Delroy Wilson have lots of soul and listeners can really hear that on some of these classic tunes. It makes sense that these Jamaican superstars paid tribute to the icons of soul music. The reggae greats often covered Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Bill Withers, and Otis Redding. This collection includes the covers of old school crooners like Motown sensations Smokey Robinson and Four Tops to 80s soul diva Whitney Houston to the neo-soul singer John Legend. Tarrus Riley, Alton Ellis, and John Holt take on these mighty artists, turning soul gold into reggae gold. So “Let’s Get It On” with the best of soul inna reggae stylee!

John Legend & Buju Banton – Can’t Be My Lover

Ken Boothe Let’s Get It On

Tarrus Riley – Human Nature

Toots & The Maytals – (I’ve Got) Dreams To Remember

James Hunter – People Gonna Talk

Courtney John – Have You Seen Her

Pat Kelly – I Wish It Would Rain

Amy Winehouse – Cupid

Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now

The Neville Brothers – Rivers of Babylon (KGSR Live Broadcast)

Bruce Ruffin – Are You Ready

Chosen Few – Tears of a Clown

Courtney John – I Want To Next To You

The Deltones – I’ll Take You There

Amy Winehouse – Our Day Will Come

Delroy Wilson – Baby I Need Your Loving

Don Campbell – You Remind Me

Jah Boys – I Can’t Get Next To You

Steel Pulse, Mojo Morgan, & Easy Star All-Stars – The Girl Is Mine

The Soul Messengers – Do It (Till Your Satisfied)

Ali Cambell – Being With You

Elephant Man & Harry Toddler – Dis Scare Dem

Jackie Edwards – In The Mood

Teddy Brown Midnight Train to Georgia

Tarrus Riley – Cum Get Your Ish

Cornell Campbell – Only Sixteen

Amy Winehouse – Just Friends

B.B. SeatonLean on Me

Alton Ellis & Phyllis Dillon – I’m Just A Guy (Soul Style)

Inner CircleRock the Boat

Al Brown Love and Happiness

Pat Rhoden Boogie on Reggae Woman

Junior Murvin – Just My Imagination

Toots & the Maytals – Pain In My Heart

Byron Lee & the DragonairesExpress Yourself

Barry BiggsI’ll Be There

Frankie Paul  – Stuck On You

Chosen FewI Second That Emotion

Horace AndyAin’t No Sunshine

Darker Side of Black – War

I-Tones & RAM – Walk on By

Chosen Few Everybody Plays the Fool

Fiona & Stevie Face – Baby Come To Me

Bruce RuffinOoh Child

Alton Ellis – What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)

Tomorrow’s ChildrenSister Big Stuff

Pat Kelly – (I Love You For) Sentimental Reasons

Luciano & Easy Star All-Stars – Billie Jean

Toots & the Maytals I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Byron Lee & the Dragonaires – Green Onions

Chosen FewDo Your Thing

Delroy WilsonThis Old Heart Of Mine

The Aggrolites – Pop The Trunk

Alton Ellis It’s Your Thing

Derrick Harriott & the Chosen FewSince I Lost My Baby

Mike Dorante – You Keep Me Hangin’ On

Zap Pow If You Don’t Know Me By Now

John HoltKilling Me Softly with Her Song

Junior Byles Fever

Carl Dawkins & the WailersCloud Nine

The Wailing Souls –Whiter Shade of Pale

Chosen Few Theme from Shaft

NoiseshaperKung Fu Fighting Feat. Carl Douglas (Noiseshaper Remix

Lloyd CharmersJust My Imagination

UB40The Way You Do The Things You Do

Ziggy Marley & the Melody MakersPeople Get Ready (LP Version)

Toots & the MaytalsHard To Handle

Alborosie – Soul Train

The PioneersPapa Was a Rolling Stone

Lukie D & M’Lonie – No Air

Jimmy RileySexual Healing

Alton Ellis – La La (Means I Love You)

Chalice – Master Blaster (Jammin’)

Don Campbell – Tired of Being Alone

The Neville Brothers – Sitting In Limbo

George Nooks – If You Don’t Know Me By Now

Pat Kelly – In The Midnight Hour

The Aggrolites – Funky Fire

Slim Smith & The Uniques – Build My World Around You

Cas Haley & Easy Star All-Stars – Human Nature

Chaka Demus & Pliers One Nation Under A Groove

Alaine – You Are Me

Michael Rose & Easy Star All-Stars – Beat It

Charlie Chaplain – Killer

Don Carlos – Too Late To Turn Back

L.U.S.T. Just As I Am

Lionel Richie – Stand Down

Marvin Gaye – Third World Girl (Raggae)

Pam Hall – Why We Sing

Jimmy Cliff – Outsider

The Aggrolites – Jimmy Jack

Frankie Paul – The Girl Is Mine

Slim Smith & The Uniques – Gypsy Woman

Roland Alphonso – (Straighten Up And) Fly Right

The Shades – Never Gonna Give You Up

Sean Paul & Spanner Banner – Ladies Night

Spragga Benz, Mikey General, & Easy Star All-Stars – Thriller

Toots & The Maytals – Missing You

Smokey Robinson & Ali Campbell – Hallelujah Time

Leroy & Junior – Break Up To Make Up

Frankie Paul – Sarah

NEED

Jackie EdwardsI Want A Love I Can See

The Heptones My World Is Empty Without You

Slim SmithA Place In The Sun

Derrick Harriott The Girl’s Alright With Me

The TechniquesSince I Lost You

Pat Kelly The Tracks Of My Tears

Slim SmithMy Girl

Jimmy RileyIt’s Growing

Ken Parker My Girl Has Gone (When You Were Mine)

Bob Andy Since I Lost My Baby

Busty Brown Don’t Look Back

Delroy Wilson I Can’t Help Myself

The Heptones Born To Love You

The HeptonesBorn To Dub You

Delroy WilsonEverybody Needs Love

Pat KellyGonna Give Her All The Love I’ve Got

The Uniques – The Love I Saw In You (Just A Mirage)

Slim SmithFor Once In My Life

Ken Boothe & B.B. Seaton(It’s The Way) Nature Planned It, Parts 1 & 2

Inner Circle Your Kiss Is Sweet

Lloyd Charmers Let’s Get It On

Byron Lee & the Dragonaires Way Back Home

Hopeton LewisGod Bless Whoever Sent You

Norman BrownJust My Imagination (Running Away With Me)

Alton Ellis It’s A Shame

A Darker Shade of BlackBall Of Confusion

Bob & Marcia The Onion Song

John HoltYester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday

Byron Lee & the Dragonaires Message From A Black Man

Desi Young Don’t Know Why (I Love You)

Roman Stewart & the Tennors The Whole World Is A Stage

The Techniques You’re My Everything

Roland AlphonsoA Whiter Shade Of Pale

Slim SmithAin’t Too Proud To Beg

The Harry J All StarsMy Cherie Amour

Lloyd Charmers & the Soul Leaders Come See About Me

Denzel Dennis Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Robin Thicke & the Bombist – Lost Without You

The Soul LeadersMother’s Advice (Shop Around)

Derrick Harriott Reach Out (I’ll Be There)

Roger RobinApologise

Carl BradneySlipping Into Darkness

Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing (Jay Dusty Smith Remix)

Jackson 5 – I Want you Back (Natty Dread Riddim)

Murvin Gaye – Hear Me Through the Grapevine

John Legend – Ordinary People (Stranger Riddim)

Al Fingers – What’s Going On? (Truth and Rights Remix)

Smokey Robinson – Going to a Go Go (Slimmy Taylor Remix)

Al BrownAin’t No Love In The Heart Of The City

Jimmy London I’m Your Puppet

Denzel DennisHaving a Party

Pam Hall I Will Always Love You

Dennis BrownNever Can Say Goodbye

The Upsetters – Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)

The Untouchables – Tighten Up

Slim Smith & the Uniques – That’s the Way Love Is

Yami Bolo – Isn’t She Lovely

Duane Stephenson – You Are Not Alone

Delroy Wilson – It’s The Same Old Song

Delroy Wilson – Ain’t That Peculiar

Derrick Harriott – You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me

John Holt – Wherever I Lay My Hat

Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths – Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

John Holt – The Further You Look, The Less You See

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Soul inna Reggae Version

Beres Hammond, Kenyatta Hill and Culture at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas

The King of Soulful Reggae brought down the house Sunday night.  My lovely wife and I went to see Beres Hammond and Kenyatta Hill with Culture at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas. We celebrated our first wedding anniversary in fine style with some excellent lovers rock. The deep, smooth, sultry, sweet voice of Beres Hammond was pure niceness and sweetness. The House of Blues makes for an excellent venue with great lighting, sound, and balcony seating and with Beres Hammond center stage, it all combines and creates musical magic.

The evening began with roots and dancehall reggae sets from DJ Infernal setting the mood with great selections and flawless mixes. The live music started when the band the Harmony House Musicians took the stage and displayed their superb musicianship. Kenyatta Hill brought the music of his father, Joseph Hill, to the stage. With the Harmony House Musicians laying down thundering drums and bass, Hill and the singers from Culture brought the best of 1970s and 1980s roots reggae to the metroplex.

Culture played some of their greatest hits, including the legendary song “Two Sevens Clash.” Kenyatta Hill performed a spirited version of “This Train,” which he called his favorite song from his father’s extensive catalog. The rollicking version of “This Train” fused the fervor of gospel with the easiness of reggae. The set list included the roots reggae singles “Zion Gate,” “Jah Rastafari,” and “See Them a Come.” Culture also played their ganja anthem “The International Herb.”

Culture’s set alone would have made for an excellent reggae show. But with Beres Hammond headlining the show it became extraordinarily spectacular. Beres Hammond might have the greatest voice on any living human being. The Harmony House Musicians and the Harmony House Singers warmed up the stage for Beres, playing an instrumental version of the Beatles’ classic “Norwegian Wood” and then the singers performed a sweet version of “Come Over.”

Beres took the stage to raucous applause and ladies screaming. The legendary reggae crooner played dancehall favorites, including “Thanks Fe Mi Pride & Joy,” “Come Down Father,” “Sweetness,” “Can You Play Some More,” “One Dance,” “She Loves Me Now,” “Tempted To Touch,” “Putting Up Resistance,” and “Pull It Up.” The three female singers that make up the Harmony House Singers wrapped their vocals around the lush voice of Mr. Beres Hammond. Beres made his lovely voice most noticeable on acapella versions of songs, like a wonderful take on “No Disturb Sign.” The most inspiring and beautiful tracks performed that night were “Rockaway” and “I Feel Good.” And finally I must mention “our song”–that is the song that is very special to my wife and I–“They Gonna Talk.” “Ay, some things were meant to be” Beres sang “So why not let it be…And stop worrying about it…Long as we know what’s in our hearts…We know our inner thoughts…Ay, no reason for concern no….”

Beres Hammond, Kenyatta Hill and Culture at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas