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!
Toots & the Maytals’ immortal reggae classic “54-46 (That’s My Number)” gets a cavernous dub treatment from the always on-point Leftside Wobble.
Louisa ‘Markswoman’ Mark was a romantic reggae singer. Her debut album, Breakout, is a landmark in the history of British reggae music.
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.
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.
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!
Cousin Cole’s reggae-fied “Happy” remix is the official antidote for Pharrell phatigue.
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.
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!