World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae Around the World

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The World of Reggae Music Collection
Reggae Around the World

As the 2010 FIFA World Cup engages the world the selector wishes to offer up an international collection of reggae music in this latest edition of the World of Reggae Music Collection. Reggae has gone international! From the African musicians represented by Ivory Coast’s Alpha Blondy, Ghanian music man Rocky Duwani, and the South African legend Lucky Dube…to the European Noiseshaper of Austria, Seeed of Germany, and the UK supergroup UB40, reggae has spread around the globe beyond the shores of Jamaica. Its influence extends from the backwoods farms of Texas where the iconic Willie Nelson records reggae in the Hill Country to the farthest reaches of the Middle East and beyond to the South Pacific and Asia, where New Zealand’s Salmonella Dub and Japan’s Dry & Heavy lay down thick dubby bass lines full of roots and culture. Reggae is truly a global affair.

Alpha BlondyCocody Rock (Ivory Coast)

Manu Chao – Bongo Bong (France)

Manu Chao – Je Ne T’Aime Plus

Noiseshaper & Wayne Martin – Movin’ Together (Austria)

Seeed & Anthony B Water Pumpee (Germany and Jamaica)

Dry & Heavy – Love Explosion (Japan)

Alborosie and Giuseppe Tarantino – International Drama (Italy)

Blekbala MujikDrangkinbala (Australia)

Gilberto Gil – Kaya N’Gan Daya (Brazil)

Lucky DubeThe Other Side (South Africa)

Ziggi – Need To You This (St. Eustasius)

UB40Guilty (UK)

Intik – Notre Devoir (Algeria)

Cultura Profetica – La Complicidad (Puerto Rico)

Slightly Stoopid – Round the World (California)

Antidoping – Juego a Muerte (Mexico)

John Brown’s Body – A Little Bit of Dub (Massachusetts)

Manu Chao – Minha Galera (France)

Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars Living like A Refugee (Sierra Leone)

Nativus – Meu Reggae e Roots (Brazil)

Kana – Plantation (France)

Majek Fashek – Promised Land (Nigeria)

International Observer London (UK)

Dry & Heavy – Less Is More (Japan)

Slightly Stoopid – Older (California)

Seeed – Tide Is High (Germany)

Gnawa Diffusion – Ya Laymi (Algeria)

The Aggrolites – Free Time (California)

Manu Chao – Clandestino (France)

GondwanaArmonia De Amor (Chile)

Zeca Baleiro Salão De Beleza (Brazil)

Chris Combette – Babylone Buildings (Cayenne)

Lucky Dube – My Game (South Africa)

Chris Boomer & SOJA – You and Me (Guam & Virginia)

Cheb Aissa, U-Roy, & Dennis Brown Half 3 The Hard Way (Algeria and Jamaica)

Maria de Barros – Riberonzinha (Sengal)

The Streets Let’s Push Things Forward (UK)

The Killer Bees – Cool Down (Texas)

Manu Chao – Mama Call

Askia Modibo Wadjou (Mali)

Slightly Stoopid – Up on a Plane (California)

Amadou, Mariam, & Manu ChaoCoulibaly (A Better Day) (Mali)

Todos Tus MuertosRasta Vive (Argentina)

RashaSalib fuadi (Sudan)

Mala Rodriquez & SOJA – Like It Used To Be (Spain & USA)

GroundationBabylon Rule Dem (California)

Noiseshaper – We Love Reggae (Austria)

Rocky Duwani – In Ghana (Ghana)

The Gipsy KingsEscucha me (France)

Alpha Blondy – Lalogo (Ivory Coast)

G-Corp – Peacetime (UK)

Kreyol Syndikat – Roots Ragga (France)

SOJA – Mentality (Virginia)

Apache Indian – Om Numah Shivaya (UK)

John Brown’s BodyGarden Tree (Massachusetts)

Majek Fashek – African Unity

Slightly Stoopid – Wicked Rebel (California)

Sergeant Garcia – Revolucion (Spain)

SeeedNew Dubby Conquerors (Germany)

Kaissa – O Si Keka (Cameroon)

Simply Red, Sly & Robbie Night Nurse (UK)

Lumumba – En La Jungla (Argentina)

Lumumba – En La Jungla Dub (Argentina)

Thievery Corporation – The State of the Union (Washington DC)

Cultura Profetica – Verso Terso (Puerto Rico)

Gentleman – Fast Foward (Germany)

Ale Muniz – Maguinha Do So Viana (Brazil)

Slightly Stoopid – Serious Man (California)

Angelique Kidjo & Ziggy Marley – SeDjedo (Benin & Jamaica)

Kana – Pas De Problemes (France)

The Green – Ways & Means (Hawaii)

Mas Y Mas – Agua

Rebelution – Suffering

Manu Chao – Promiscuity

Manu Chao – Infinita Tristeza

Seeed – Aufstehn! (Germany)

SOJA – Gone Today (USA)

Mishka – Dead End Streets (Bermuda)

Cheb Mami & Aswad – The Best Times of Our Lives (Algeria & UK)

Cheb Mami & Aswad – The Best Times of Our Lives Dub (Algeria & UK)

Lucky Dube – Family Ties (South Africa)

John Brown’s Body – Give Yourself Over (Massachusetts)

Aloha Sex Juice – More Than Words (Hawaii)

Antidoping – La Noche (Mexico)

Rebelution – Route Around (California)

Cheb Mami & Ziggy Marley – Madanite (Algeria and Jamaica)

Natasja – Ilderbrand I Byen (Denmark)

Herbie Hancock, Tinariwen, K’naan, & Los Lobos – Tamatant Tilay/Exodus (Illinois, Mali, Senegal, and California)

Alborosie – Who You Think You Are (Italy)

Bernaud Uedre – Rawagu (New Caledonia)

SOJA – Born in Babylon (Virginia)

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – Siguiendo La Luna (Argentina)

Lord Bitum – Je Ne Lacherai Pas L’Affaire (France)

Slightly Stoopid – We Don’t Wanna Go

Lucky Dube – Different Colours/One People (South Africa)

Mishka – Just Keep Living (Bermuda)

The Aggrolites – More Hungry Woman (California)

Alpha Blondy – Wakiki Rock (Ivory Coast)

Rebelution – Life on the Line

Rebelution – Life on the Line Dub

The Green and Jacob Hemphill of SOJA – Come In (Hawaii and Virginia)

Steel Pulse and Tiken Jah Fakoly – African Holocaust (UK and Ivory Coast)

Cultura Profetica – Para Estar (Puerto Rico)

Seeed – Grosshirn

Manu Chao – Minha Galera (Live)

SOJA – Never Ever

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – Muerte Querida (Argentina)

Rebelution – Notice Me

Sergent Garcia – Je Sais

Seeed – Fire

Angela & Slightly Stoopid – Mona June

SOJA – True Love

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Fedayi Pacha – Pyramids (France)

Federico Abubele – Su Melodia (DJ Spooky Remix) (Argentina)

Dan I – Jah Muzik (Italy)

King Chango – Lil Sister (USA)

Dub Incorporation – My Freestyle (France)

Hotdrop & Carlos Alonso – Should I (Spain)

Volfoniq – Skango (France)

Crucial Alphonso – Warrior Fi Jah Jah Dub (Belgium)

Vlastur – Steppa9 (Greece)

Barbes.D – Black Is My Story (France)

No Name Dub – Dubolution (Argentina)

Warbass Live Dub – Grim Dub (France)

U-Stone – Darkside Of My Soul

K-Sänn Dub System – Sensoriel Dub Rmx Poulp (France)

Panda Dub – First Meet (France)

Jean Paul Dub – Holidays In Vaticaen

Jiang Lang meets Jerry Coox – Pure Asian Dub (China and France)

We & Dem – Let Them Grow (Spain)

Os Patto – Aquela Cachoeira (Brazil)

Tribuman & Solo Banton – Underground International (France)

Rastea – Luglius Dub (Italy)

El Fata – Londn City (United Kingdom)

King Dubby – Casual Casual (Indiana)

Andreia Dacal – Opinião Dub (Brazil)

Maurizio Miceli – No Dirme (Italy)

Dubzoic – Let There Be Dub (Italy)

Firuzaga – Serious Jokah (Turkey)

I&I Djangdan – Culture Tree (South Korea)

Bandulu Dub – Cultural Liberation(Portugal)

Dubosmium & Guitoud – Heart & Soul (Morocco)

Daily Bread Dub – Good Over Evil (Texas)

Riddim Conference – Struggle (Japan)

Dubalizer -Murro Dub (Brazil)

Kukan Dub League – Electric Shocking Dub (Israel)

Intergalaktik Sound & Jahvice – Beat Down Babylon (Finland)

Le Chaurdron Magique – Je ne ferais pas l’armee (France)

Finn the Giant – Black Scorpion Dub (Sweden)

MabafuSonido Del Callao (Germany)

Riddim – Como Elefantes (Argentina)

Emzk – Wy (Poland)

Grant Phabao & Lone Ranger – Sweet Talking (France)

Nico D – Nothing Nuh Change (Norway)

Bhundu Boys – Don’t Forget Africa (Zimbabwe)

Bomba – Hold Your Ground (Australia)

Dili Allstars – Oh Hele Le (Australia)

Herbs – Jah’s Son (New Zeland)

Izrael – Dża Ludzie (Poland)

Fat Freddy’s Drop – Hope (New Zeeland)

Emeline Michel – Many Rivers to Cross (Haiti)

Apache Indian – Teriyan Adawaa (India/UK)

Cultura Profetica – Inspiracion (Puerto Rico)

Chris Combette – Mo Kontan Tu (French Guiana)

Mas Y Mas – Respetame (UK/Spain)

Maria De Barroas – Reggadera (Cape Verde)

Pablo Molina – Vuelvo a Casa (Argentina)

Todos Tus Muertos – Jah Lion (Argentina)

Gondwana – Swim (Chile)

Cultura Profetica – Reggae Rustico (Puerto Rico)

Gnawa Diffusion – La Franse (Algeria)

10 Foot Ganja Plant – Ganja Plane Rider (Hawaii)

Sinead O’Connor – Throw Down Your Arms (Ireland)

Living like A Refugee

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World of Reggae Music Collection: Reggae Around the World

The Top Albums of October 2009

Never Give Up” with Screw Driverand Inner Circle is one of those uplifting songs that inspires and makes you want to take on all comers. It has the punch and message of the Jimmy Cliff classic “The Harder They Come.” This song is my new motto: “Never Give Up, Never Surrender.” Inner Circle’s State Of Da World deserves the attention of the world. This new album includes collaborations with reggae megastars Junior ReidGramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage, Bushman and Luciano.  Slightly Stoopid appears on “Mary Collie Weed” and Damian Marley and  Stephen Marley make guest appearances on “Smoke Gets In My Eyes.”

Texas musicians James McMurtryLyle Lovett, and Robert Earl Keen all released new albums this month. McMurty’s Live In Europe features rocking versions of “Ruby And Carlos” and “Just Us Kids.” Lyle Lovett‘s Natural Forces has a beautiful cover of Townes Van Zandt‘sLoretta.” And Robert Earl Keen has a Townes Van Zandt tune “Flyin’ Shoes” on his new album The Rose Hotel. The single “The Rose Hotel” is free and loose and classic Robert Earl.

On the rap/hip-hop scene Wu-Tang Clan Alumni Raekwon and Ghostface Killah released new albums. The sequel to Raekwon’s classic album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx has been released. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Part II features killer solo tracks like “Ason Jones.” Method Man, Inspectah Deck, and Ghostface Killah guest on “House Of Flying Daggers” and on “The New Wu.” Old School maestro Slick Rick joins Raekwon, GZA, and Masta Killa onWe Will Rob You.”  And new school rapper Lyfe Jennings appears on the track “Catalina.” Ghostface Killah’s album Ghostdini Wizard Of Poetry In Emerald City includes the notable tracks “Baby,” “Back Like That (Remix),” and “Do Over.” Also on the rap scene A Tribe Called Quest emcee Q-Tip released Kamaal The Abstract with the jazzy single “Even If It Is So.”

Greensleeves released two solid reggae compilations this month: The Biggest Reggae One-Drop Anthems 2009 and The Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2009. Great songs on this year’s one drop anthems include Beres Hammond’s Can’t Say I Never Tried” and Marcia Griffith and Busy Signal’s Automatic (Keeping It Real). The outstanding track is Romain Virgo’s tribute to the legendary Alton Ellis entitledAlton’s Medley: Breaking Up / Ain’t That Loving You / My Willow Tree.” Also Peetah and Assassin’sHot A Road,” Mr. Williamz’s No Cigarette” and Ziggi’sGonna Leave You” make this easy-going reggae collection worth the listen.

On the dancehall side of things with The Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2009 Black Ryno’sBend Over” and Vybz Kartel and Gaza Indu’sVirginity” induce the booty shaking while the catchy “Never Change (From Mawning)” by Chino will have you singing along. This newest addition to the dancehall anthems collection stocks up on heavy hitting dancehall singjays like Busy Signal, Demarco, Mavado, Jah Vinci, Laden, and Konshens.

  1. Inner CircleState Of Da World [Shanachie 2009]
  2. James McMurtry Live In Europe [Lightning Rod 2009]
  3. Lyle LovettNatural Forces [Curb/Lost Highway 2009]
  4. Monsters of FolkMonsters Of Folk [Shangri-La 2009]
  5. Various Artists The Biggest Reggae One-Drop Anthems 2009 [Greensleeves 2009]
  6. RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 [EMI 2009]
  7. Robert Earl KeenThe Rose Hotel [Lost Highway Records 2009]
  8. Various ArtistsJah Live Riddim [Joe Frasier 2009]
  9. International Observer Felt [Dubmission 2009]
  10. Roseanne CashThe List [Manhattan 2009]
  11. Various ArtistsPenthouse Showcase Volume 4 [Penthouse 2009]
  12. Various ArtistsPenthouse Showcae Volume 5 [Penthouse 2009]
  13. Kiddus IGreen Fa Life [Makasound/Makafresh 2009]
  14. Breakestra Dusk Till’ Dawn [Strut Records 2009]
  15. Danny MaloneCuddlebug [Township Records 2009]
  16. Kid CudiMan On The Moon: The End Of Day [Dream On/G.O.O.D./Universal Motown 2009]
  17. The XX xx [Young Turks 2009]
  18. Various ArtistsThe Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2009 [Greensleeves 2009]
  19. MuseThe Resistance [Warner Brothers 2009]
  20. Ghostface Killah – Ghostdini Wizard Of Poetry In Emerald City [Island/Def Jam 2009]
  21. Various Artists5: Five Years of Hyperdub [Hyperdub 2009]
  22. Gossip Music For Men [Columbia 2009]
  23. The Avett Brothers I And Love And You [Columbia 2009]
  24. Chuck FendaFulfillment [VP Records 2009]
  25. Omar Perry –  Can’t Stop Us [Makasound/Makafresh 2009]
  26. Tribal SeedsThe Harvest [Tribal Seeds 2009]
  27. Toddla TSkanky Skanky [1965 2009]
  28. Masta Ace & Edo GArts & Entertainment [Traffic 2009]
  29. Mark Stuart and the Bastard SonsBend In The Road [Dualtone 2009]
  30. Q-Tip Kamaal The Abstract [Jive 2009]
  31. Doveman –  The Conformist [Brassland Records 2009]
  32. DawesNorth Hills [ATO 2009]
  33. Kris KristoffersonCloser To The Bone [New West 2009]
  34. Mark KnopflerGet Lucky [Rerprise 2009]
  35. Takana ZionRappel à l’ordre [Makasound/Makafresh 2009]
The Top Albums of October 2009