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

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World of Reggae Music Collection–Marley Family and Friends

The World of Reggae Music Collection–Reggae’s Superstars: The Lion Youth (Over 230 Singles from Reggae’s Youth)

This week the Jam-Tex selector continues his exploration of the history of reggae music. The category “Reggae’s Superstars” has been divided into two volumes. The first volume included roots reggae masters from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s. It was entitled “Reggae Superstar’s: The Lions of Jah” and can be found by clicking this link. This second volume entitled, “The Lion Youth,” focuses on the most current superstars of the Reggae movement (from the 1990s and 2000s). Many artists made the list, including reggae queens Queen Ifrica, Tanya Stephens, Etana, Cherine Anderson, Natasja, and Jah9; male roots reggae crooners like Junior ReidMichael RoseTarrus Riley, Cocoa TeaLuciano, Gentleman, Alborosie, Jah Cure, Courtney John, Romain Virgo, Duane StephensonJunior Kelly, and Daweh Congo. Singjays Half PintMavado, Sizzla, Anthony B, Capleton, Jah Mason, Ranking Joe, and Richie Spicethe Marley Brothers including Ziggy Marley and the Melody MakersJulian Marley, Stephen Marley, Kymani Marley, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley; dancehall favorites like Sean Paul, Collie Buddz, Buju Banton, YTSweetie Irie, Shaggy, Vybz Kartel, and Spragga Benz; artists steeped in the roots and cultural tradition like Chronixx, ProtojeChezidek, Bushman, I-Wayne, Perfect, Gentleman, Lutan Fyah, Natty King, and Gyptian; and contemporary producers and reggae groups like Mungo’s Hi-FiSOJA, RebelutionSly & Robbie, Raging Fyah, Uprising Roots BandMorgan Heritage, Rootz Underground, Dubmatix, Rockamovya, Hot Like Fire, Inner Circle, Thievery Corporation, Long Beach Dub All Stars, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steel Pulse, and Dub Syndicate assemble on this chart for a great selection of modern reggae music.

The World of Reggae Music Collection

Reggae’s Superstars—The Lion Youth

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marle– Welcome To Jamrock

Collie Buddz – Come Around

Alborosie & Dennis Brown – Can’t Stand It

Stephen Marley, Capleton, & Sizzla – Rock Stone

Luciano – Messenger

Bushman – You Can’t Blame the Youth

Richie Spice – Righteous Youths

Tarrus Riley – Lion Paw

Queen Ifrica – Lioness On The Rise

Anthony B – Waan Back

I-Wayne – Living In Love

Damian Marley, Nas, & Dennis Brown – Land of Promise

Ky-mani Marley – Royal Vibes

Stephen Marley – Chase Dem

Julian “JuJu” Marley & Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – Violence in the Streets

Ziggy Marley – Personal Revolution

Protoje – Black Ciderella

Solo Banton – Walk Like Rasta

Alborosie – Kingston Town

Stephen Marley, Buju Banton, & Akon – My Conclusion

Junior Kelly – Love So Nice

Gyptian – My Fadah Seh

Gentleman – On We Go

Marlon Asher – Ganja Farmer

Sizzla – Solid As A Rock

Daweh Congo – Straight Up Conscious

SOJA & Collie Buddz – She Still Loves Me

Jah Mason – My Princess Gone

Busy Signal – Kingston Town

Spragga Benz – Shotta Culture

Morgan Heritage – Brooklyn & Jamaica

Luko Adjaffi – Brand New Day

Half Pint – Mind Over Matter

Raging Fyah – Irie Vibe

Tanya Stephens – What A Day

Sean Paul & Sasha – I’m Still In Love With You

Chezidek – Harvest Time

Cocoa Tea – Israel’s King

Buju Banton – Bobby Reds

Rootz Underground – Victims of a System

Ray Darwin – People’s Choice

Jah Cure – Sticky

J Boog & SOJA – Fuck Your System

Capleton – Mark of the Beast

Rebelution & Lutan Fyah – Good Vibes

Kabaka Pyramid – World Wide Love

Shaggy & Tarrus Riley – Just Another Girl

Romain Virgo – Mi Caan Sleep

Natasja – Mysterious

Sweetie Irie – Rebel With A Cause

Wayne Marshall – On the Corner

Jah 9 – New Name

Natty King – No Guns To Town

Protoje – Roll

Courtney John and Sly & Robbie – Ready to Go

YT – Tightrope

Screw Driver & Inner Circle – Never Give Up

Notch & Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man In Babylon

Mavado – Money Changer

Warrior King – Virtuous Woman

Hot Like Fire – Hot Like Fire Tonight

Chronixx -Warrior

The Uprising Roots – Skyfiya

Tanya Stephens & Seeed – Double Soul

Perfect – Hand Cart Bwoy

Joseph Israel – Gone Are The Days

Taj Weekes & Adowa – Hollow Display

Cherine Anderson – Good Love

Tony Rebel – Another Bill Again

Morgan Heritage – Nothing to Smile About

Etana – I’m Not Afraid

Richie Spice – The Plane Land

Ranking Joe & Dubmatix – Tornado

Cocoa Tea – Rikers Island

Fantan Mojah – Hungry

Luciano – Sweet Jamaica

Busy Signal – Wicked Man

Richie Spice – Youths Dem Cold

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Rude Boys Back In Town

Tarrus Riley – Shaka Zulu Pickney

Protoje – Who Dem A Program

SOJA & Rebelution – Here I Am

I-Wayne – Book Of Life

Gentleman & Sizzla – Lack of Love

Vybz Kartel – Poor People Land

Alborosie – Dutty Road

Stephen Marley & Spragga Benz – Working Ways

Tanya Stephens – These Street

Half Pint & The Long Beach Dub All-Stars – Pass It On

Collie Buddz – Blind To You

Capleton & Dub Syndicate – Time

Queen Ifrica – Dem Nah Learn

Tarrus Riley – Start A New

Jahmali – El Shaddai

Winston Francis & Prince Fatty – Dry Your Tears

Junior Kelly & Queen Ifrica – Too Late

Lutan Fyah – Crystal Clear

Busy Signal – Hard Drugs

Pressure – Love and Affection

Jah Cure & Mavado – Like I See It

Iba Mahr – Sound a Alarm

Natasja – 45 Questions

Sizzla – Babylon Ah Listen

SOJA – Rest of My Life

Richie Spice – Earth Ah Run Red

Pinchers & Dubmatix – Rock And A Hard Place

Chezidek – Ghetto People

Luciano – Sweep Over My Soul

Rebelution – Bright Side of Life

Daweh Congo – Ghetto Skyline

Alborosie – Mama She Don’t Like You

Cocoa Tea – Let The Music Play

Rockamovya – Horse Dance

I-Wayne – I Need Her In My Arms

Mavado – Last Night

Rootz Underground – Hammer

YT & Mungo’s Hi-Fi – World News

Sanchez – Feel Good All Over 

Romain Virgo – Who Feels It Knows It

Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – All Day, All Night

Julian Marley – Systems

Kymani Marley – Brave Ones

Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – More Justice

Stephen Marley & Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – Traffic Jam

Stephen Marley & Capleton – Break Us Apart

Capleton – Babylon A Use Dem Brain

Half Pint Dollar Man – Babylon Release The Chains

Richie Spice –  Wrap Up a Draw

Etana – Roots

Sizzla – Crucial Time

Busy Signal & Morgan Heritage – Run Dem Whey

SOJA, Gentleman, and Tamika  I Tried

Queen Ifrica – Keep It To Yourself

Duane Stephenson – Cottage in Negril

Alborosie & Gramps Morgan – One Sound

Mykal Rose & Dubmatix – Easy Down

Mykal Rose & Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – Shootout

Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – We’re Gonna Make It

Turbulence – Only Love

Chezidek & Perfect – Journey

Mavado – On The Rock

Gentleman – Changes

Gentleman & Morgan Heritage – Man of My Own

Morgan Heritage Raid Rootz Dance

Cocoa Tea – Tune In

Alborosie & Steel Pulse – Steppin Out

Tarrus Riley – Ease Off

Romain Virgo – Live Mi Life

Gyptian – I Can Feel Your Pain

Iba Mahr – Will I Wait In Vain

Richie Spice – Gideon Boot

Gappy Ranks – Butterflies

Rootz underground – Farming

Collie Buddz – Tomorrow’s Another Day

Sizzla – Be Strong

Half Pint & Sizzla – Bad Boy

Half Pint and Sly & Robbie – Blessing Darling

Gyprtian & Dean Frazer – Where You Belong

Kali Blaxx – Farmer Man

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Only Thing Missing Was You

Mr. Easy – Moving

Alborosie & Horace Andy – Money

Anthony Cruz – Halfway Tree

Richie Spice & Gentleman – Let’s Go

Queen Ifrica – Daddy

Sizzla – Pressure

Morgan Heritage – Gun Town

Jah Cure – Miles Away

Spragga Benz, Stephen Marley, Queen Ifrica, Sizzla, & Jah Cure – More Life

Christopher Ellis, Stephen Marley, & Jah Cure – End of Time

Stephen Marley – Tight Ship

Capleton & Stephen Marley – Sunshine Girl

Capleton – I Rise

Stephen Marley & Capleton – Chase Dem (Acoustic Version)

Stephen Marley Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – The Mission

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – One Loaf of Bread (Something For You)

Julian “JuJu” Marley & Bugle – Move Dem

Ziggy Marley – Reggae in my Head

Chronixx – Ain’t Know Giving In

Daweh Congo – Joy Brings Pain

Duane Stephenson – August Town 

Tarrus RileyEtana, & Duane Stephenson – Let Peace Reign

Etana – Warrior Love

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Soundsystem

Michael FrantiGentleman, & Spearhead – Is Love Enough?

Gentleman & Alborosie – Celebration

Alborosie – Work

Oba Simba – Pressure

Luciano – Trod Out

Luciano & Dub Syndicate – One In A Billion

Dub Syndicate – Jah Rasta

Junior Reid & Dub Syndicate – God Is A Man

Junior Reid – Love Is the Answer

Raging Fyah – Judgement Day

Richie Spice – The World Is A Cycle

Rebelution – Wake Up Call

Queen Ifrica – Pot Still Haffi Bubble

I-Wayne – Pure as the Nile

Busy Signal – Part of Life

Ed Robinson – Our Heroes

Jahdan Blakkamore – The General

Tarrus Riley – Living The Life Of A Gun

Romain Virgo – Murderer

Gyptian – My Number One 

Rootz Underground – In The Jungle

Rockamovya – Red Rose

Ini Kamoze – Hill & Gully Ride

Raging Fyah – Running Away

Jah Cure – Trod in the Valley

Rebelution & Jacob Hemphill – Meant to Be

Richie Spice – Street Life

Alborosie – Kingdom of Zion

Romain Virgo – I Am Rich In Love 

Tarrus Riley – Beware

Tarrus Riley and Sly & Robbie – Pul Up Selector

I-Wayne – Real and Clean

Collie Buddz – Too Watchy

Etana – People Talk

Fantan Mojah – Stronger

Rootz Underground – 20 Centuries

Raging Fyah – Karma

Queen Ifrica – Times Like These

Tarrus Riley – Protect Yu Neck

Alborosie – Still Blazing

Richie Spice – Yap Yap

Romain Virgo – The System

Queen Ifrica – It Hard

Tarrus Riley – Never Leave I

Alborosie – Rolling Like A Rock

Gentleman – Dem Gone

Cocoa Tea – Young Lover

Exco Levi – Reggae Calling

Bugle – Anointed

NEED

  1. Lutan Fyah – Gangsta Living
  2. Chuck Fenda – I Am For the Poor
  3. Alborosie and the Tamlins – Garrison
  4. Lukie D & Busy Signal – Man A Yardie
  5.  Gappy Ranks & Nerious Joseph – Soul Rebel

The World of Reggae Music Collection–Reggae’s Superstars: The Lion Youth (Over 230 Singles from Reggae’s Youth)

50 Reggae Singles for Summer 2009 – Top Reggae Singles 2009

TOP REGGAE SINGLES 2009 – 50 Reggae Singles for Summer 2009

  1. Courtney JohnLucky Man
  2. Major Lazer featuring Mr. Vegas and Jovi Rockwell Can’t Stop Now
  3. Daweh CongoStraight Up Conscious
  4. Richie Spice Street Life
  5. Chali 2na, Damian Marley, & Stephen Marley Guns Up
  6. Sean PaulSo Fine
  7. AlborosieNo Cocaine
  8. Terry Linen No Time To Linger
  9. Alborosie & I-Eye Mama She Don’t Like You
  10. RockamovyaThe Bounty
  11. Gyptian – Money Man
  12. Julian Marley Boom Draw
  13. BushmanYou Can’t Blame The Youth
  14. Ziggy Marley & Willie NelsonThis Train
  15. Easy Star All-Star’s, Luciano, & U-Roy – With A Little Help From My Friends Dub
  16. Easy Star All-Stars & LucianoWith A Little Help From My Friends
  17. Sean Paul & Estelle – Come Over
  18. Cherine Anderson Talk If Yuh Talking
  19. Black Ryno Real Stingers
  20. Daweh Congo Ghetto Skyline
  21. Julian Marley & Damian MarleyViolence In The Streets
  22. Buju Banton & John Legend Can’t Be My Lover
  23. LadenTime To Shine
  24. Romain Virgo Mi Caan Sleep
  25. Tarrus RileyHuman Nature
  26. Easy Star All Stars, Michael Rose, & Menny MoreA Day In The Life
  27. Black Rhyno – Dollar Coin
  28. Major Lazer featuring Ms. Thing & T.O.K. Bruk Out
  29. SeraniPlaying Games
  30. Sean Paul Press It Up
  31. Bounty Killer Corrupt
  32. Easy Star All Stars & Max Romeo – Fixing A Hole
  33. Damian Marley & B-Real Fire
  34. Queen IfricaKeep It To Yourself
  35. Tarrus Riley & KonshensGood Girl Gone Bad
  36. Busy Signal Praise & Worship
  37. Vybz Kartel – Mind Pon Mi Mind
  38. Beres HammondSee You Again
  39. RockamovyaRock in Place
  40. Queen IfricaBelow The Waist
  41. Jah VinciWatch Your Friends
  42. Da’Ville Never Gonna Cry
  43. Ziggy Marley, Jack Johnson, & Paula FugaCry, Cry, Cry
  44. Buju Banton & Third WorldSense Of Purpose
  45. Easy Star All Stars & Frankie PaulLucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  46. JahmaliEl Shaddai
  47. Ziggy Marley & Toots Hibbert Take Me To Jamaica
  48. Easy Star All Stars & Steel Pulse Good Morning Good Morning
  49. Easy Star All Stars & the Mighty DiamondsGetting Better
  50. Machel Montano HD & Collie Buddz – Fly Away
50 Reggae Singles for Summer 2009 – Top Reggae Singles 2009

Top 30 Albums of July 2009! – HOT SUMMER MUSIC for JULY 2009

July 2009

  1. Major Lazer Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do [Explicit] [Downtown 2009]
  2. Chali 2na Fish Outta Water [Decon 2009]
  3. Slaid CleavesEverything You Love Will Be Taken Away [Music Road 2009]
  4. Zee AviZee Avi[Brushfire Records 2009]
  5. Lady Saw Extra Raw: The First Lady of Dancehall [VP Records 2009]
  6. AswadCity Lock [Rhythm Riders 2009]
  7. Rhett MillerRhett Miller [Shout! Factory 2009]
  8. Mishka Above The Bones [J.K. Livin Records 2009]
  9. Bob DylanTogether Through Life [Columbia 2009]
  10. MicachuJewellery [Rough Trade 2009]
  11. ScientistInternational Heroes Dub [Tameki Wambesi Dove 2009]
  12. Mojo Morgangot Mojo? [Gedion Soldiers 2009]
  13. The LemonheadsVarshons [The End Records 2009]
  14. The AggrolitesIV [Hellcat 2009]
  15. The Low Anthem Oh My God Charlie Darwin [Nonesuch 2009]
  16. Various Artists Riddim Driven: Sweet [VP Records 2009]
  17. Dinosaur Jr.Farm [Jagjaguwar 2009]
  18. Ryan Bingham & the Dead HorsesRoadhouse Sun (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version) [Lost Highway Records 2009]
  19. EminemRelapse [Explicit] [Aftermath Records 2009]
  20. Jason LytleYours Truly, The Commuter [Anti/Epitaph 2009]
  21. Todd SniderThe Excitement Plan [Yep Roc Records 2009]
  22. Son VoltAmerican Central Dust [Rounder Records 2009]
  23. Mos DefThe Ecstatic [Downtown 2009]
  24. Levon HelmElectric Dirt [Amazon Exclusive] [Vanguard 2009]
  25. Tanya MorganBrooklynati [Explicit] [Independent Media/iM Culture 2009]
  26. DoomBorn Like This. [Explicit] [Lex Records 2009]
  27. Laura IzibiLet The Truth Be Told [Deluxe] [Atlantic 2009]
  28. J Dilla Jay Stay Paid [Explicit] [Nature Sounds 2009]
  29. St. Vincent Actor (Amazon Exclusive) [4AD 2009]
  30. Matthew Sweet & Susanna HoffsUnder The Covers: Vol. 2 [Shout! Factory 2009]
  31. WilcoWilco [The Album] [Nonesuch 2009]

Diplo and Switch present Major Lazer‘s Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do with special guests Santogold, Mr. Lex, Vybz Kartel, T.O.K., Mr Vegas, and many more. The creative DJ/producer duo amalgamates and mashes up tunes sampling from soca, calypso, merengue, and reggae, dropping fat beats, gun blasts, reggae air horns, and choice samples. An example of one of the more interesting and creative cuts is “Baby,” which adds an auto-tune to a crying baby. The killer reggae track on this work is “Can’t Stop Now,” which features Mr. Vegas and Jovi Rockwell. The harmonic Rockwell and Mr. Vegas create an easy-sounding classic reggae track among the hard-pounding dance jams. The track “Hold The Line” samples surf guitars from Dick Dale And His Del-Tones classic “Misirlou,” adding heavy beats and the vocal duo of Mr. Lex and Santogold. Some of my personal favorites on this album include the rough shod “Bruk Out” featuring T.O.K and Ms. Thing; “Cash Flow” featuring the roots reggae flavor of Jah Dan; “Anything Goes” with chaotic verses from Turbulance; and the dancehall sensation Vybz Kartel working “Pon De Floor.”

Chali 2Na‘s Fish Outta Water snap, crackles, and pops. A guest appearances by the Marley Brothers, Damian Marley and Stephen Marley, on the cut “Guns Up” piles deep booming funky fresh rhymes over a sweet melodic reggae chorus peppered by a Jr. Gong flow. The King of the Dancehall Beenie Man joins Chali 2Na on the tune “International” for searing dancehall reggae/hip-hop fusion. I found the single “Lock Shit Down” with Talib Kweli appealing and the track “Comin’ Thru” to be a hip-hop jam.

Texas songwriters Slaid Cleaves, Rhett Miller, and Ryan Bingham made the list this month. The Austin-based musician Slaid Cleaves sings heart-wrenching ballads playing Texas country music like it should be played. The song “Cry” on the album Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away will rip out your heart and have you reaching for the bottle of whiskey. American folk legend Bob Dylan dropped the new album Together Through Life featuring the ominous dark-sounding hit single “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’.

Zee Avi and Mishka add international flavors to the best albums of July, providing fun flip-flop rock and reggae sounds for the summertime. Jack Johnson‘s Brushfire Records handpicked Zee Avi for the label where she fits well with the laid back surfer motive. The Malaysian-born ukulele player’s new album is self titled Zee Avi. Reggae-drenched Canadian/Bermudian seafarer Mishka is the new artist appearing on Matthew McConaughey’s record label JK Livin Records. Mishka’s new album Above The Bones provides good summer tunes and positive vibes.

Top 30 Albums of July 2009! – HOT SUMMER MUSIC for JULY 2009