Top Ranking REGGAE songs of 2013

SOJA – She Still Loves Me (Acoustic)

SOJA and Collie Buddz – She Still Loves Me (Remix)

Jah Bouks – Angola

Stephen Marley, Buju Banton, and Akon – My Conclusion

Shaggy and Beres Hammond – Fight This Feeling

Alborosie – Who Run the Dance

Gentleman – Heart of Rub-A-Dub

Natty, Alborosie, and Busy Signal – Change (Vibe & Pressure Remix)

Protoje – Kingston Be Wise

Luciano – Weapons of War

Alborosie – Woman I Need You

Chronixx – Smile Jamaica

Protoje – Black Cinderella

The Courtney John Project – Black Cinderella

Jah9 – Avacado

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

Chronixx, Sizzla Kalonji, Protoje, and Kabaka Pyrmaid – Selsassie Souljahz

Addis Pablo & the Suns of Dub – Selassie Souljahz Dub

Tanya Stephens and Lone Ranger – If You Knew

Joe Lickshot – Vintage Conccert

Etana and Busy Signal – Love, Love, Love

Dre Island – Uptown Downtown

Sizzla – Good Love

Capleton and Slightly Stoopid – No Cocaine

Major Lazer, Busy Signal, The Flexican, and FS Green – Watch Out For This (Bumaye)

Freddie McGregor – For Your Love

Chronixx – Good Over Evil

Green Lion Crew, Kabaka Pyrmaid, Chronixx, and Dre Island – Rasta Road (Rough Road Remix)

Jah9 – Steamers A Bubble

Maxi Priest – Easy To Love

Gyptian – Wine Slow

Cocoa Tea, Shaggy, and Joe – Like Never Before

I-Wayne and Rebelution – So High

SOJA and J. Boog – Fuck Your System (Jr Blender Mentality Remix)

Snoop Lion, Mavado, and Popcaan – Lighters Up

The Aggrolites – Complicated Girl

Luciano – Create Our History (Freedom)

Jemere Morgan – Neighborhood Girl

Sizzla – Dem Nuh Business

Macka Diamond – Dye Dye

Chronixx – Here Comes Trouble

Snoop Lion and Akon – Tired of Running

Luciano and Anthony B – Never Leave the Roots

Bob Marley, Lee “Scratch” Perry, DJ Z-Trip, and the Wailers – Punky Reggae Party (Z-Trip Remix)

Richie Stephens and U-Roy – Real Reggae Music

Chronixx – Odd Ras

Black-Am-I – Samson Strength

Morgan Heritage – Here Comes The King

Mavado – Million Dollar Man

Ezra Koenig and Major Lazer – Jessica

Snoop Lion and Mr. Vegas – Fruit Juice

Eek-A-Mouse and the Expendables – Ganja Smugglin’

Major Lazer, Vybz Kartel, Santigold, Danielle Haim, and Yasmin – You’re No Good

Wayne Marshall, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Bounty Killer, I-Octane, Aidonia, and Vybz Kartel – Go Hard

Samantha J – Tight Up Skirt

Busy Signal – Bedroom Bully

Jo Mersa – Comfortable

Vybz Kartel – Business

Wyclef Jean and Major Lazer – Reach for the Stars

Gyptian – Non Stop

Sean Paul – Other Side of Love

Snoop Lion – La La La

Anthony B – Can’t Stop Loving You

Chronixx – Behind Curtain

Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, and the Wailers – Stir It Up (Ziggy Marley Remix)

 

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Top Ranking REGGAE songs of 2013

The Best of Albums of August 2010

Lazers Never Die [Explicit]

The Best of August 2010

  1. Busy SignalD.O.B. [VP Records 2010]
  2. John Prine In Person & On Stage [Oh Boy 2010]
  3. Pokey LaFarge and the South City ThreeRiverboat Soul [Free Dirt Records 2010]
  4. Major LazerLazers Never Die [Explicit] [Mad Decent 2010]
  5. Gappy Ranks Put The Stereo On [Greensleeves 2010]
  6. The Black Crowes Croweology [Silver Arrow 2010]
  7. Dennis Brown Reggae Sensation! [Delta 2010]
  8. Asleep at the Wheel & Leon Rausch It’s A Good Day [Bismeaux Records 2010]
  9. Die Antwoord5 – EP [Explicit] [Cherrytree/Interscope 2010]
  10. Lee “Scratch” Perry Sipple Out Deh: Best Of The Black Ark [Trojan 2010]
  11. Peter Case Wig! [Yep Roc 2010]
  12. April Smith & The Great Picture Show Songs For A Sinking Ship [Little Roscoe 2010]
  13. Los Lobos Tin Can Trust [Shout! Factory 2010]
  14. Inna De Yard All Stars Live in France [Makasound 2010]
  15. Various Artists Stand & Give Praise: Roots Reggae [Trojan 2010]
  16. The Sadies Darker Circles [Yep Roc 2010]
  17. Gov’t Mule By a Thread [Evil Teen 2010]
  18. Red Horse Red Horse [Red House 2010]
  19. Midnite Momentum [Fifth Son Records 2010]
  20. Various Artists – Neccesary Mayhem Presents Sess Retro & Electro Agony Riddim [Necessary Mayhem 2010]
  21. Pinteop Perkins & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith Joined at the Hip [Telarc Records 2010]
  22. Dangermuffin Moonscapes [Dangermuffin 2010]
  23. John Hartford Stringband Memories of John [Red Clay 2010]
  24. Jackie Greene Till the Light Comes [429 Records 2010]
  25. John Mellencamp No Better Than This [Rounder 2010]
  26. Irie Maffia What’s My Name?! [Shiftin Gears 2010]
  27. Various Artists Melody Life: Trojan Sisters [Trojan 2010]
  28. Sting Symphonicities [Deutsche Grammaphon 2010]
  29. Cornadoor Without Restrictions [SoundQuake 2010]
  30. Tim O’Brien – Chicken and Egg [Howdy Sky 2010]
  31. Markscheider Kunst Utopia [Eastblok 2010]
  32. Wavves King of the Beach [Fat Possum Records 2010]
  33. Maikal X Genesis [Rock N’ Vibes 2010]
  34. Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiBefore Today [4AD 2010]
  35. Turbulence The Journey [Sajay Production 2010]

D.O.B.

Riverboat Soul

Croweology

Sipple Out Deh: Best Of The Black Ark

The Best of Albums of August 2010

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Dancehall Reggae–Classic Tracks

Dancehall Reggae: Classic Tracks

This edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection focuses on the classic tracks of the dancehall. From the 1970s to the 2000s dancehall spread its sound across the globe. Female performers like Lady Saw, Lady G, Sister Nancy, and Tanya Stephensemerged on the scene, adding balance to a field of dancehall royalty.
The dancehall superstars included ShaggyMr. VegasSean Paul, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, and the king of the dancehall Beenie Man. This selection features original dancehall lions like Big Youth, Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, and Super Cat alongside the young lions of the dancehall Anthony B, Luciano, Spragga BenzSizzla, Lutan Fyah, Maxi PriestT.O.K., and Yami Bolo.

This list of classic tracks also illustrates the growing international character of the reggae music scene. From the solid Jamaican stars like Cocoa Tea, Tenor Saw, and Half Pint to the California stoners Slightly Stoopid to the German born reggae artist Gentleman, to the italian born Alborosie, to the U.K. based YT, to the New Orleans born (Bermudian-based) Collie Buddz, dancehall reggae has become truly global in nature.

Barrington Levy – Here I Come

Beres Hammond – Putting Up Resistance

Half Pint – Mr. Landlord

Cocoa Tea – Lost My Sonia

Tenor Saw – Golden Hen

Mega Banton – Sound Boy Killing

Conroy Smith – Dangerous

Lady SawOh Yeah

Sean Paul & Sasha Shake That Thing

Beenie ManGirls Dem Sugar

SizzlaJust One Of Those Days (Dry Cry)

LucianoGood Times

Buju BantonRampage

Mr. VegasHeads High

Bounty KillerWorthless Bwoy

Half PintGreetings

Shabba RanksWicked In Bed

Beres Hammond & Cutty RanksYou Could A Deal

Beenie Man – Who Am I

Cutty RanksLimb By Limb

Super CatDolly My Baby

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Give Dem Some Way

Bounty KillerCry For Die For

Beenie Man & Lady SawHealing

Chaka Demus & Pliers Love You To The Bone

Yami Bolo & CapletonPut Down The Weapon

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Bounty Hunter, & Eek A Mouse Khaki Suit

Beenie ManKing Of The Dancehall

Buju Banton Champion

Sean Paul Infiltrate

Lutan Fyah – Idiot Thing

Tanya Stephens – 119

Ini Kamoze – England Be Nice

Cocoa Tea – Informer

Bounty Killer – Benz and Bimma

Gentleman, Barrington Levy, & Daddy Rings – Caan Hold Us Down

Lady Saw & T.O.K. Hardcore Lover

Beenie Man, Lady Saw, & Sean PaulBossman

Shabba Ranks – Roots & Culture

SanchezPlace Mash Up

Super Cat Ghetto Red Hot

Anthony B – Give Me Some More

Sister Nancy & Thievery Corporation Originality

CapletonJah Jah City

Beres Hammond & Big Youth Good Old Dancehall Vibes

Mr. VeagasPull Up

Kid Kurupt – Pride

General Twos – Gimme Back My Money

ShaggyChica Bonita

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Yami Bolo, & Sabor – She Needs My Love

Beenie Man Romie

Maxi Priest & TigerI Know Love

Cocoa TeaHot Again

Anthony B World A Reggae Music

Bounty Killer Poor People

Beres Hammond & Buju Banton – Who Say

Beenie ManDengue Fever

Tanya Stephens – Goggle

DelicateBachelor Profile

Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas –  Haffi Get Da Gal Yah

SizzlaPressure

Super Cat – Girls Town

ShaggyChurch Heathen

CapletonTour

Barrington Levy & Bounty Killer Living Dangerously

Shabba Ranks – Pirates Anthem

Cocoa Tea, Home T, & Cutty Ranks – The Going Is Rough

Beenie Man Tell Me

Beenie Man Tell Me Remix

Wayne Palmer – Come See Me Ya

Lady SawMan Haffi Mind Wi

Spragga BenzShe Nuh Ready Yet

Tanya StephensYuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet

Buju Banton Murderer

Maxi Priest – Frienenemy

Yami BoloTurbo Charge

Bounty Killer – Sufferah

T.O.K.Galang Gal

Wayne Marshall – Overcome

The Mighty DiamondsStill In Love

Cocoa Tea & Nardo RanksRiker’s Island

Bounty Killer & PinchersTwenty One

The Wailing Souls Firehouse Rock

Shaggy – Hey Sexy Lady

Half Pint – Substitute Lover

Everton Blender – Slick Me Slick

Lady Saw – Strong Wuk and Devotion

Mr. Vegas – Everywhere I Go

Cocoa Tea – We Do The Killing

Shabba Ranks – Shine Eye Gal

Beres Hammond – Let The Good Times Roll

Baby Wayne – Low Me Gwaan

Ini Kamoze – Hill & Gully Ride

Red Dragon – Leave Yuh Man Alone

Maxi Priest – In The Springtime

Mr. Vegas – Wave

Shabba Ranks – Ice Cream Love

Capleton – Bad Mind

AlborosieRight Or Wrong

Buju Banton, Maxi Priest, & Beres Hamond – Heartbreak Lover

Cocoa Tea – No Threat

Mr. Vegas – Hands Up

Beres Hammond – Try If You Want

Shabba Ranks – Ram Dancehall

NEED

Pinchers – Blood Stain

Jah Wobble – Desolation

Barrington Levy & Ms. Dynamite – Too Experienced

Frankie Paul – Sara

General Echo – Bathroom Sex

Rayvon – No Guns No Murder

Tony Tuff – Come Fe Mash It

Sanchez – If I Ever Fall In Love

Lady G – Respect Woman

YT – England Story

Future Fambo – Tom Drunk

Admiral Tibet – Informer

Cutty Ranks – The Bomber

The World of Reggae Music Collection: Dancehall Reggae–Classic Tracks

The World of Reggae Music–Dancehall Reggae: The New School

On this edition of the World Reggae Music Collection the dancehall is explored. This volume follows the New School Dancehall Reggae artists. The King of the Dancehall Beenie Man and the controversial Buju Banton make the New School, but it is the young talented new singjays that lead on this compilation of killer singles. The heavy hitting Busy Signal, Mavado, and Bugle alongside the popular Sean Paul, Shaggy, Mr. Vegas, and Collie Buddz provide original lyrics and styles over blazing riddims.

Dancehall Reggae: The New School

Chuckle Berry – Good Life

Beenie Man & Lil Kim – Fresh From Yard

Gyptian – Duggu Duggu

Busy Signal Jail

Vybz Kartel – Like A Movie

Stephen Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, & Buju Banton – Jah Army

Heavy D – Long Distance Girlfriend

Sean Paul Watch Them Roll

Shaggy, Rik Rok, & Tony GoldBonafide Girl

Jah Mason & Nico D – Ruff Times

Gyptian – Hold You

Lady Saw  – Me Hold You (Raw)

Protoje – Take Control

MungaBad From Mi Born

Laden – Time To Shine

Collie Buddz – Let Me Know

MavadoTop Shotta Nah Miss

Mr. Vegas Barrington Levy – Mus Come A Road

Elephant Man Bring It

Bugle – What Have I Done To You

Alborosie – Ragamuffin

Sean Paul & Konshens – Want Dem All

Whippa Demus & Tarrus Riley – Special Occasion

Beenie Man & Ms. ThingDude

Tanya Stephens – Can’t Breathe

Elan & Cutty Ranks – You Don’t Come Around

I-Wayne – Can’t Satisfy Her

Chino – Never Change (From Mawning)

Queen Ifrica – Welcome to Montego Bay

Collie Buddz – Movin’ On

Bounty Killer & Wayne Marshall – Smoke Clears

Gyptian – Nah Let Go

Popcaan – Everything Nice

Busy Signal, Anthony Red Rose, & Joe Lickshot – 119

Protoje – Kingston Be Wise

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Bounty Killer, Treach of Naughty By Nature, & Bunny Wailer – Educated Fools

Rankin’ SkrooRun Come

Chuck Fenda – Gash Dem

YTMillion StylezMr. WilliamzBlack JA, & Iver – Champion Sound

Assassin – Hand Inna Di Air

Elephant Man – Dance and Sweep

Sean Paul – So Fine

Noiseshaper – The Signal

ChezidekCall Pon Dem

Beres Hammond – Give It All You Got

Queen Ifrica – Below The Waist (Put on Yuh Thong)

Skarra Mucci & Delroy Wilson – Movie Star

Collie Buddz – No Time

T.O.K., Ms. Thing, & Major Lazer – Bruk Out

Barrington Levy & Slightly Stoopid – See It No Other Way

Alborosie – Sound Killa

Sean Paul & Iggy Azaela – Wickedest Style

Heavy D & Barrington Levy – Love Me Like This

Agent Sasco – She’s Gone

Gyptian – Tease Me (Haffi Easy)

Busy Signal – People So Evil

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Wanted (Just Ain’t The Same)

Tanya Stephens – Unapologetic

Gentleman & Red Rose – Tempolution

Jahdan Blakkamore & Major Lazer – Cash Flow

Collie Buddz & Major Lazer – Good Enuff

Tarrus Riley & Konshens – To The Limit Remix

Mr. Vegas Tek Weh Yuh Self

JavaughnRich Quick

Kymani MarleyThe March

Lone Ranger, Brisa Roche, Bost & BimJamaican Boy

Cham & Michael Rose – Stronger

I-Wayne – Leave If You Want To Leave

Demarco – Fallen Soldier

Kim Davis & SizzlaHush

Busy Signal Cool Baby

Collie BuddzMamacita

ShaggyMore Woman

Gentleman & Sugar Minott – Good Old Days

Seeed – Dancehall Caballeros

Sean PaulPick It Up & Drop It

Tanya StephensIt’s A Pity

Natural Black Far From Reality

Munga – Take My Place

Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, & Gaza Slim – Clarks

Wayne Marhsall, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Bounty Killer, I-Octane, Aidonia, & Vybz Kartel – Go Hard

Demarco – She Can’t Wait

Agent Sasco – Island Lover

Bounty Killer – Roots, Reality And Culture

Wayne Wonder & Trina – For My Love

Beenie Man – Blackboard

Chino & Denyque – Driving Me Insane 

Burro Banton – Bad Like Mi

Collie Buddz – Playback

AkonMama Africa

Serani – She Loves Me

Voicemail & Ding DongWacky Dip

DemarcoSort Dem Out

SizzlaSpring Break

BugleJourneys

Busy Signal – These Are The Days

Vybz Kartel & Major Lazer – Pon Di Floor

Beenie ManWine Gal

Collie Buddz – Gimmie Love

JamelodyPressure

Anthony B – Tease Her

Serani & BugleDoh

Collie Buddz – Come Down

T-Pain, Kardinal Offishall, & ChamShottas

KonshensWinner

Gentleman – Runaway

MavadoOvercome

ShaggyBody A Shake

Melanie “Syren” HallSomebody Come Get Me

SeraniPlaying Games

Bolistik, Lutan Fyah, Junior Reid, Rankin Scroo, & Ras Attitude – One Big Family

Bugle & Tarrus Riley Nothing Change

DeMarco – Love My Life

Everton Blender & Tony Rebel – Kanta Combination

Richie Spice Brown Skin

Laden – Money Over War

Mavado – On The Go (Faster Than Bullet)

Sean Paul Press It Up

Busy Signal – Unknown Number

Tarrus Riley & KonshensGood Girl Gone Bad

SizzlaGood Ways

Mavado & BugleSet Me Free

Collie Buddz – Eyez

Michael Rose – Short Temper

Shabba Ranks – None Ah Dem

Elephant Man & Bounty Killer – How We Do It

Junior Reid & Alborosie – Respect

Heavy D & Sizzla – Private Dancer

Collie Buddz – Phonecall

Tanya Stephens – Pon De Corner

Buju Banton – Don’t Follow

WASP – Unfair Officer

Shaggy, Sizzla, & Collie Buddz – Mad Mad World

Mavado & Nicky Minaj – Give It All To Me

Busy Signal – Fire Ball

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Set Up Shop

Snoop Lion & Mavado – Lighters Up

Wayne Marshall & Mavado – My Heart (Remix)

Sean Paul – Concrete

T.O.K. – Girlz, Girlz

Seeed – Ding

Mavado – Peppa

Snoop Lion & Mr. Vegas – Fruit Juice

Burro Banton – Inna Mi League

Collie Buddz – Nice Up Yourself

Bushman & Skarra Mucci – Pretty Looks

Sizzla – Rise To The Occasion

Busy Signal & Chris Martin – Lock Di Endz

Vybz Kartel – Summertime

YTMr. WilliamsBlackout JaMichie One – Bills

Sean Paul – Turn Me On

Richie Spice – Galang Yah Gal

Chino – Protected

Romain Virgo – What This Pon Me

I-Octane – Think A Little Time

Collie Buddz – My Everything

Apache Indian & Desmond Dekker – The Israelites

Jah Cure Junior Reid – Hot Long Time

DeMarco – Good Book

Lutan Fyah – Over Come Dem

YT – Real Music

Sean Paul – Tallest

Chino – God Nah Sleep (Rise and Fall Story)

MavadoSo Special

Anthony B – Just Can’t Live That Way

Wayne Marshall – Swaggin WTF!! (Too Bad For You)

Laza – One By One

Lutan Fyah – Come Over

Jah Cure – Respect

Rock City – All I Want

Vybz Kartel – Better Can Wuk (Stuck)

Delly Ranx, Taranchyla, & Froggy Madd Squad – Wifey Anthem/Video Light Meledy

Beenie Man – Let’s Go

Bramma – Bad

Tarrus Riley – Dem A Watch (Wanna See Us Break Up)

Mavado – Final Destination

Everton Blender & Beenie Man – Slackness

Marcia Griffiths – A Beer and A Girl

Gentleman & Christopher Martin – To The Top

M.I.A., Busy Signal, & Major Lazer – Sound Of Siren

Shaggy & Agent Sasco – Feeling Alive

Bounty Killer – Ready Fi Dem

T.O.K. – Couple Up

Popcaan – Ravin

Mr. Vegas – Good Life

Jah Vinci Watch Your Friends

Sean Paul – Got 2 Love U

Barrington Levy, Beenie Man, Suga Roy, & Conrad Crystal – She Call Mi Phone

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Dem Neva Mek It

MavadoMocking Bird

Alborosie – Bad Mind

Prodigal SonHead Cyaan Hot So

Chipmunk – Every Gal

Sean Paul – Caught

Da Professor – Summer Nice

Richie Spice – My Love

MavadoHope And Pray

Mr. Vegas – Gallis

Cutty Ranks – Blood Stain

Jimmy Riley – Contradictions

Lutan Fyah & Adeena Myrie – If That Girl

Bounty Killer – Mr. Pol-lu-tition

Charly Blacks – Bubble Again (That Mi Seh)

Jah Vinci – Gawn Home

Michael Rose – Dance Wicked

Mavado – Nine Life

Romain Virgo – Can’t You See

Busy Signal – How you Bad So

I-Octane – Nah Ramp Wid Me

Khago – Nah Sell Out

Beenie Man – I’m OK

Shaggy & Alaine – For Your Eyez Only

Seeed – Schwinger

Tony Matterhorn – Dancehall Duppy

Mavado – Don’t Worry

Harvey & Mista Brown – Hot Gyal

I-Octane – My Life

Bugle – Tell Me

Michael Rose – Never Give It Up

Konshens – Crossfire

NEED

Perfect – Corner Store

Mr. Vegas, Rayvon, Channel Live, U-Roy – Wear You to the Ball

Ms. Dynamite – Fall In Love Again

Mr. Vegas – Sassa Step

Mavado – House Cleaning

Bramma – Deh Body Dem

Demarco – Tru Friend

Beenie Man & Camar – Jamaican Party

Sean Paul – All Night Long

The World of Reggae Music–Dancehall Reggae: The New School

The Top 30 Albums of August 2009

The TOP 30 ALBUMS of AUGUST 2009

1. Various ArtistsPecking Old School Young Blood Volume 2 [Pecking 2009]
2. Courtney JohnMade In Jamaica [Jamaica Records/FiWi Music 2009]
3. Yim YamesTribute To [Rough Trade 2009]
4. Tarrus RileyContagious [VP Records 2009]
5. George Strait Twang [MCA Nashville 2009]
6. Wayne HancockViper of Melody [Bloodshot 2009]
7. Various ArtistsRocksteady: The Roots of Reggae [Moll Selekta Germany 2009]
8. Groundation Here I Am [Young Tree Records 2009]
9. Various Artists Trojan Reggae Chartbusters Volume 1-5 [Trojan 2009]
10. Various ArtistsBeginners Guide to Ska [Nascente 2009]
11. Rebelution Bright Side of Life [Controlled Substance Sound Labs 2009]
12. The ImpressionsComplete A- and B-Sides: 1961-1968 [UMC 2009]
13. Tanya Stephens Tanya: Collection of Hits [VP Records 2009]
14. Various Artists Dubwise/Indiscretions: Greensleeves One Drop Rhythms 2 [Greensleeves 2009]
15. Lynn Taitt & the JetsRock Steady Greatest Hits [Federal 2009]
16. Various ArtistsFinest Delivery, Volume 2 [Greensleeves 2009]
17. KRSOne & BuckshotSurvival Skills [Duck Down Records 2009]
18. Amanda Blank I Love You [Downtown Records 2009]
19. TOKOur World [VP Records 2009]
20. 10 Ft Ganja PlantBush Rock [Roit 2009]
21. The Beasties Boys featuring NasToo Many Rappers (12 Inch) [Parlophine 2009]
22. Dead Prez & the Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern Pulse of the People [Boss Up/Invasion Music 2009]
23. Sean Paul Imperial Blaze [VP/Atlantic Records 2009]
24. Fort Knox FiveRadio Free DC Remixed [July 2009]
25. Blue Scholars – Oof! (EP) [Duck Down Records 2009]
26. Sly & the RevolutionariesChannel One: Maxfield Avenue Breakdown Dubs & Instrumentals 1974-1979 [Pressure Sounds 2009]
27. Charlie RobisonBeautiful Day [Dualtone 2009]
28. Maxwell Blacksummer’s Night [Sony 2009]
29. General Steele of Smif N Wessun – Presents… Welcome to Bucktown

Courntey John’s Lucky Man” is the dynamite track for August 2009. “Lucky Man” sounds like vintage lover’s rock reggae. Courtney John’s falsetto voice is smooth, sweet, and beautiful. “From this love there’s no holiday” Courtney John sings “we won’t take a break…no.” All the “special ladies” will dig these new Courtney John tunes. Take for instance the lovely cover of Rose Royce’sI Want To Get Next To You.”

In an indie rock meets classic rock vein, on a new EP release Tribute To George Harrison, Jim James (Yim Yames) of My Morning Jacket covers some of Harrison’s greatest songs, including “My Sweet Lord” and “All Things Must Pass.”

Some heavy hitters in the music industry made the charts this month, including Texan country music artist George Strait and Jamaican superstar Tarrus Riley. Both superstars pick enduring songs that capture the spirit of the land and its people. George Strait’s Twang as the title indicates swings with twangy vocals, fiddles, and steel guitars, making a classic Texas country sound. From the Jamaican perspective Tarrus Riley brings together a wide variety of reggae forms, such as dancehall, lover’s rock, and roots reggae, putting together a creative album with a sweet Jamaican vibe.

The popular dancehall performer, Sean Paul, dropped his new album Imperial Blaze with dance-friendly new singles like “So Fine” and “Press It Up.” T.O.K.’s new album Our World features the tracks “Guardian Angel” and “Couple Up,” which make for fun danehall music.

The Top 30 Albums of August 2009

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