Posts Tagged ‘reggae’

Song of the Day: Gregory Isaacs & U Brown “The Border”

Posted by: Neville C.
Sep 12, 2014
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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.”

Song of the Day: Ernest Soul Wilson “Pick Them Up”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
Aug 27, 2014
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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.

Song of the Day: Captain Planet feat. Brit Lauren “In the Gray”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
Jul 30, 2014
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Captain Planet is one of my favorite producers these days. On his latest single, “In the Gray,” he cooks up a viciously catchy reggae instrumental, but for me it Brit Lauren’s infectious vocals that make the tune.

Soul Brunch with DJ D-Mac this Sunday!

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
May 16, 2014
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I’m lugging a crate of my favorite jazz, funk, soul, and reggae 45s into the DJ booth for a rare all-vinyl set at The Lodge at Red Rocks!

Song of the Day: Pharrell “Happy (Cousin Cole’s Reggae Mix)”

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
May 13, 2014
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Cousin Cole’s reggae-fied “Happy” remix is the official antidote for Pharrell phatigue.

Song of the Day: Barrington Levy “Come”

Posted by: Neville C.
May 09, 2014
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One of the first reggae comps I came across was the 1987 Reggae Dance Hall Classics on Sleeping Bag Records. It was my first introduction to Barrington Levy.

Song of the Day: Zara McFarlane “Police and Thieves”

Posted by: Neville C.
Feb 24, 2014
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A few folks have covered Junior Murvin and Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “Police and Thieves,” but as far as I know no one has done a jazz version until Zara McFarlane!

Song of the Day: See-I “Reel Steel (Fort Knox Five Remix)”

Posted by: DJ Jayclue
Jan 09, 2014
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See-I is one of my favorite DC Metro area bands. Always bringing a fun mix of reggae mixed up with contemporary party music vibes.

Song Of The Day: Shinehead “Billie Jean”

Posted by: Steven Faith
Oct 28, 2013
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Shinehead is credited as one of the first Jamaican toasters—or MC’s—to fuse reggae and hip-hop in the 1980s, leading to a string of hits, including this cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.”

Song of the Day: Third World “96º in the Shade”

Posted by: Neville C.
Jul 17, 2013
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The song title says it all! Third World was/is a fairly commercial reggae band that’s usually too slick for my tastes but with “96° In the Shade,” they hit it right lyrically and sonically.

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