The Top Albums of June 2010

Big Red And Barbacoa

The Top 40 Albums of June 2010

This month has offered a wide variety of musical formats. The selector dug into Navajo, Reggae, Rap, Rock, Roots, Electronica, Dancehall, and Jam Band music. June’s selection of reggae music includes the smooth dancehall vibes of Tippa Irie & The Far East Band,  Jamaican sensation Rootz Underground, the positive message laden Mishka, the one drop oriented Romain Virgo, and the prolific singjay Capleton. Plus there has been recently released a reggae celebration of The Who called Out Here in the Fields – Legends of Reggae Celebrate the Who featuring artists like Chalice, Toots & The Maytals, The Mighty Diamonds, Luciano, and Gregory Isaacs.

From San Antonio, Texas Hacienda makes original music on their summer friendly Big Red And Barbacoa. The Houston-based Geto Boys member Scarface dropped another hard hitting gangsta rap album. And the Texas country artists Jason Boland & The Stragglers released the full length LP High In The Rockies and  Cory Morrowreleased an EP entitled Ramblin’ Man.

The psychadelic country rock of Phosphorescent recalls the best of The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Byrds. While jam-band staple Widespread Panic released another listener friendly studio album titled Dirty Side Down, which is a rare feet among jam bands. And on a side note this June the selector heard for the first time the amazing vocal stylings of Navajo musical artist Radmilla Cody. Cody should be an American legend!

Finally for some rap check out the female Baltimore duo the Get ‘Em Mamis and Atlanta-based Outkast sensation Big Boi‘s new single Shutterbugg. Take a wild ride with the dub reggae infused electronica of Heyoka and feel the rollicking  jazz of drummer Mike Reed’s People Places & Things. And just in time for summer flip-flop rockers Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, and Citizen Cope all released new albums

  1. Rootz UndergroundGravity [M’A Prod 2010]
  2. HaciendaBig Red And Barbacoa [Alive Naturalsound 2010]
  3. Various ArtistsOut Here in the Fields – Legends of Reggae Celebrate the Who [Red Hillz Music 2010]
  4. Big BoiShutterbugg [Def Jam 2010]
  5. MishkaTalk About [J.K. Livin Records 2010]
  6. PhosphorescentHere’s To Taking It Easy [Dead Oceans 2010]
  7. Widespread PanicDirty Side Down [ATO 2010]
  8. Truth and Salvage Co. – Truth & Salvage Co. [Silver Arrow/Megaforce 2010]
  9. HeyokaMarklar [Muti Music 2010]
  10. Romain VirgoRomain Virgo [VP Records 2010]
  11. Jack JohnsonTo The Sea [Jack Johnson 2010]
  12. Radmilla CodySeed Of Life: Traditional Songs Of The Navajo[Canyon 2002]
  13. CapletonI-Ternal Fire [VP Records 2010]
  14. Xavier RuddKoonyum Sun [Xavier Rudd 2010]
  15. Citizen CopeThe Rainwater LP [Rainwater Recordings 2010]
  16. ScarfaceDopeman Music [Facemob Music 2010]
  17. The Get ‘Em Mamis Pop Rocks and Soda [2010]
  18. Mike Reed’s People Places & ThingsStories and Negotiations [482 Music 2010]
  19. Tippa Irie & The Far East Band Stick to my Roots [Lockdown Productions 2010]
  20. Jason Boland & The StragglersHigh In The Rockies [Apex Music 2010]
  21. Talib Kweli & Hi-TekRevolutions Per Minute [Warner Brothers 2010]
  22. Robert Randolph & The Family Band We Walk This Road [Warner Brothers 2010]
  23. John Butler TrioApril Uprising [ATO Records 2010]
  24. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Mojo [Reprise 2010]
  25. Janelle MonáeThe ArchAndroid [Atlantic 2010]
  26. Super Chron Fly Brothers – Cape Verde [Backwoodz Studioz 2010]
  27. JavelinNo Más [Luaka Pop 2010]
  28. The Glitch MobDrink The Sea [Glass Air 2010]
  29. ApproachAloe Park [Clear Label 2010]
  30. ShigetoSemi Circle EP [Ghostly International 2010]
  31. Ja PrawnEverybody [vosotros 2010]
  32. PeasClarity Lost [Kanpai Records 2010]
  33. RJD2The Colossus [RJ’s Electrical Connections 2010]
  34. David Karsten Daniels and Fight the Big BullI Mean to Live Here Still [Fat Cat Records 2010]
  35. Homeboy SandmanThe Good Sun [High Water Music 2010]
  36. Crystal CastlesCrystal Castles ( II ) [Polydor 2010]
  37. Steve Miller BandBingo! [Roadrunner 2010]
  38. RhymefestEl Che [Rosehip Records 2010]
  39. KuruptStreetlights [Penagon 2010]
  40. Stone Temple PilotsStone Temple Pilots [Atlantic 2010]
  41. Macy GrayThe Sellout [Concord 2010]
  42. Dirty Side Down

Out Here in the Fields - Legends of Reggae Celebrate the Who
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The Top Albums of June 2010

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