One of my favorite dancehall vocalists, Pinchers, has been active since the mid-80s. “Lift it Up Again,” on the Answer riddim, is one of his early and very best hits where he flexes his unique vocal style. So good!
Ghanaian recording artist Rocky Dawuni comes hard on “African Thriller,” an Afro-pop / dancehall hybrid primed for the dance floor.
Toots & the Maytals’ immortal reggae classic “54-46 (That’s My Number)” gets a cavernous dub treatment from the always on-point Leftside Wobble.
The Scottish band Orange Juice lasted 9 years from 1976 to 1985 and this song, “Rip It Up,” was their biggest hit.
Kali Uchis’ style in her song “Know What I Want” is stylistically clever and refreshing
Louisa ‘Markswoman’ Mark was a romantic reggae singer. Her debut album, Breakout, is a landmark in the history of British reggae music.
Boss UK bass music by the Owiny Sigoma Band on Gilles Peterson‘s Brownswood Recordings label.
I don’t want summer to end so I’m going to post one of my all time favorite reggae songs, Gregory Isaacs 1978 classic “The Border.”
I just heard this cut by Ernest Soul Wilson for the first time last week. It’s got the trademark Studio One sound and oozes with soul.