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  • 03:17 Popular Sister Nancy - Bam Bam

    Sister Nancy - Bam Bam

    by Erdem Added 1,717 Views / 0 Likes

    Sister Nancy is one of the first, if not the first, female deejay to get a start on a sound system. Born Ophlin Russell, 41 years ago, Sister Nancy grew up in the Tavern area of Papine in St Andrew. Her entry in the music business dates back to 1977, when

  • 03:09 Popular Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm

    Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm

    by Erdem Added 3,608 Views / 0 Likes

    Ring The Alarm is the title of one of the classic dancehall tunes of all time. Written and performed by the late Tenor Saw (b. Clive Bright, 1966, Kingston, JA), released in 1985 at the start of the Jamaican recording industry's digital revolution, it bec

  • Popular Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse

    Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse

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    Gregory Isaacs is a Reggae singer/songwriter, born Gregory Anthony Isaacs on 15 July 1950 in Fletchers Land, Kingston, Jamaica, and is known as “The Cool Ruler” for his seductive crooning vocal style. Gregory attributes his greatest musical influences to

  • Popular Ken Boothe - Everything I Own

    Ken Boothe - Everything I Own

    by Erdem Added 1,731 Views / 0 Likes

    His recording career began with the legendary, West Indian record producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd. Rather strangely, Boothe started by recording a version of Sandie Shaw’s “Puppet On A String” in 1967. Later the same year, Boothe and Alton Ellis had a suc

  • Popular Mikey Dread - Roots and Culture

    Mikey Dread - Roots and Culture

    by Erdem Added 1,997 Views / 1 Likes

    Michael Campbell (1954-2008), better known as Mikey Dread, was a Jamaican multi-talented singer, producer, and broadcaster. From an early age, Campbell showed a natural aptitude for engineering and electronics. After he finished college, Campbell started

  • 04:06 Popular Yellowman - Zungguzungguguzungguzeng

    Yellowman - Zungguzungguguzungguzeng

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    “King” Yellowman as he is known, is one of the most popular reggae artists to have come from Jamaica. Born as Winston Foster in 1959, in Kingston, Jamaica, he was also an alumnus of the Alpha Boy’s school where many reggae artists and musicians got their

  • 02:56 Popular Chaka Demus - Spirit

    Chaka Demus - Spirit

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    Chaka Demus (born John Taylor in 1965, West Kingston, Jamaica) is a well known reggae musician and deejay, best known for a string of hits which enjoyed chart success in the 1990s, in both his native Jamaica and around the world. He is best known for the

  • Popular Michigan & Smiley - Rub A Dub Style

    Michigan & Smiley - Rub A Dub Style

    by Erdem Added 2,090 Views / 0 Likes

    Michigan and Smiley were a Jamaican singing combo of the late seventies first wave of Dancehall music, founded by Papa Michigan (born Anthony Fairclough) and General Smiley (born Erroll Bennett) and included Yellowman, Eek-A-Mouse, Lone Ranger, General Ec

  • Popular Johnny Osbourne - We Need Love

    Johnny Osbourne - We Need Love

    by Erdem Added 2,642 Views / 0 Likes

    Johnny Osbourne (born Errol Osbourne, 1948) is a popular Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer, who rose to success in the late 1970s and mid 1980s. His album Truths and Rights was a notable roots reggae success, and featured “Jah Promise” and the album’s

  • Popular Half Pint - Greetings

    Half Pint - Greetings

    by Erdem Added 2,352 Views / 0 Likes

    Born Lindon Roberts, but affectionately called Half Pint, he is a product of the West Kingston enclave of Rose Lane, a community which has produced the likes of Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Toots Hibbert and a host of other i

  • Popular U-Roy & Francois K. - Rootsman

    U-Roy & Francois K. - Rootsman

    by Erdem Added 1,656 Views / 0 Likes

    U-Roy (born Ewart Beckford September 21, 1942) is a Jamaican musician also known as The Originator and Hugh Roy. He was born in Jones Town, Jamaica. U-Roy’s musical career began in 1961 when he began DJing at various sound systems, eventually working with

  • Popular Tenor Saw - Pumpkin Belly

    Tenor Saw - Pumpkin Belly

    by Erdem Added 2,430 Views / 0 Likes

    Tenor Saw (born Clive Bright, February 11, 1966, Kingston, Jamaica) was a prominent dancehall singer in the 1980s. His best-known song was the 1985 hit “Ring the Alarm” on the “Stalag 17” riddim. Other well-known songs include “Roll Call” (1984, “Queen Ma

  • Popular Bob Marley - Soul Rebel (Afrodisiac Sound System Remix)

    Bob Marley - Soul Rebel (Afrodisiac Sound System Remix)

    by Erdem Added 2,886 Views / 1 Likes

    Reggae legend Bob Marley is being reintroduced to sound systems worldwide. A crop of today’s hottest producers – including Fort Knox Five, Jimpster, Yes King (Rhys Adams & Mark Rae), Afrodisiac Sound System, Trio Elétrico (Boozoo Bajou) and DJ Spooky

  • Popular Capleton - Prophet Rides Again (Extended Mix)

    Capleton - Prophet Rides Again (Extended Mix)

    by Ahmet Voltran Added 5,578 Views / 1 Likes

    King Shango, King David, The Fireman and The Prophet. A wise man once said that a prophet is not without honour save in his own country and so it has been with Capleton. While the veteran DJ’s words and works long ago earned him the title of “The Prophet”

  • Popular Nicky Bomba - Highgrade

    Nicky Bomba - Highgrade

    by Erdem Added 2,054 Views / 0 Likes

    After years of working with bands from Africa to the Middle East and honing his reggae, ska and mento expertise, Nicky has drawn on his musical journeys and philosophies to produce his first ever solo work. His new work sees him getting back to his roots;

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