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  • 03:17 Popular Sister Nancy - Bam Bam

    Sister Nancy - Bam Bam

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    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

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    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 Burning Spear - Slavery Days

    Burning Spear - Slavery Days

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    Winston Rodney (born March 1, 1948), also known as Burning Spear, is a Jamaican roots reggae singer and musician. Like many famous Jamaican reggae artists, Burning Spear is known for his Rastafari movement messages. Rodney was born in Saint Ann’s Bay, St.

  • Popular Horace Andy - Skylarking

    Horace Andy - Skylarking

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    Horace Andy is a legendary roots reggae singer, notable for such tracks as Government Land, PlayYou Are My Angel and PlaySkylarking.Born Horace Hinds on 19 February 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica, he made his earliest recordings in the late 1960s. Known for hi

  • Popular Iration Steppas - Mistikal Warrior

    Iration Steppas - Mistikal Warrior

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    Mark Iration speaks in a booming voice; his dub roots sound system prides itself on being one of the very best and certainly one of the loudest in Europe; and the man even writes in capital letters. Everything about his is about giving his all. The sound

  • Popular Ken Boothe - Everything I Own

    Ken Boothe - Everything I Own

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    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

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    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

  • Popular The Revolutionaries - Hot Steppers

    The Revolutionaries - Hot Steppers

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    Featuring Jamaica’s seminal rythm section: Sly Dunbar on drums and Robbie Shakespeare on bass. Sly and Robbie are considered one of reggae’s most prolific and iconic production teams.

  • Popular The Abyssinians - Satta Massagana

    The Abyssinians - Satta Massagana

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    The Abyssinians are a Jamaican roots reggae group, famous for their close harmonies and promotion of the Rastafari movement in their lyrics. The vocal trio was originally formed in 1969 by Bernard Collins, Donald Manning and Linford Manning. Their most fa

  • Popular U Brown - Train to Zion

    U Brown - Train to Zion

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    U Brown is a dj born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1956. He discovered Jamaican music by visiting local bars near the Treasure Isle studio with his father. He began mixing at the age of 15 for Philip Monroe at Sound Of Music. He became well known from his early

  • Popular Sugar Minott - Oh Mr Dc

    Sugar Minott - Oh Mr Dc

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    Sugar Minott (born Lincoln Barrington Minott, May 25, 1956, in Kingston) is a jamaican reggae singer, producer and sound-system operator known for his sweet roots dancehall style.Sugar Minott spent his youth hanging around the legendary “Studio 1” listeni

  • Popular Groundation - Jah Jah Know

    Groundation - Jah Jah Know

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    Groundation is an “Original Roots Reggae” Band from California. It was established in 1998 by Harrison Stafford, Ryan Newman and Marcus Urani.Groundation is bringing classic roots music into the serious times of the 21st century. Their sound is an organic

  • Popular General Echo - Arlene

    General Echo - Arlene

    by Erdem Added 1,986 Views / 0 Likes

    General Echo, a top reggae deejay of the late 1970’s, created a signature style of chatting nearly 100% explicit sexual content (now known as “slackness”) in dancehall reggae music, paving the way for future jamaican superstars such as Shabba Ranks and Ki

  • Popular Anthony B - Nah Run From People

    Anthony B - Nah Run From People

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    Anthony B is the stage name of Keith Blair (born March 31, 1976), a Jamaican musician.Blair grew up in rural Clarks Town in the northwestern parish of Trelawny. His deeply religious family life (his mother was a Seventh-day Adventist and his grandmother a

  • Popular Tenor Saw - Pumpkin Belly

    Tenor Saw - Pumpkin Belly

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    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 Lutan Fyah - Crystal Clear

    Lutan Fyah - Crystal Clear

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    Rastafari livity means to tolerate and to live side by side with those of other faiths no matter which race, no matter which class. The purpose of Haile Selassie is to see that we become one in unity and love … and that is my purpose.” Lutan Fyah Much, mu

  • 04:50 Popular Nasio Fontaine - Africa We Love You

    Nasio Fontaine - Africa We Love You

    by Ahmet Voltran Added 2,121 Views / 0 Likes

    From the rugged green mountains of Dominica a passionate manifestation of Rastafari comes forward in reggae. His name is Nasio Fontaine and his music has the power to flow into your consciousness and lift your energy. His voice has an unmistakable resonan

  • Popular Capleton - Prophet Rides Again (Extended Mix)

    Capleton - Prophet Rides Again (Extended Mix)

    by Ahmet Voltran Added 5,488 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 junior kelly - Red pond

    junior kelly - Red pond

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    This year heard the return of gruff roots veterans. After five years without an album Junior Kelly reminded us why he is so well regarded. The rhythms of the Fire House crew are slick but Kelly’s vocals, including a remarkable third verse on Stumbling Blo

  • Popular BONJAH - Go Go Chaos

    BONJAH - Go Go Chaos

    by Erdem Added 3,014 Views / 0 Likes

    Hailing from Tauranga, New Zealand, this four piece folk, funk, roots band has spent the last 20 months playing shows around Australia. After playing over 380 shows since their arrival in May 2006 they have cemented their place as one of Australia’s harde

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