Category Archives: Reggae

SONG OF THE DAY Roger Robinson – Ruins

If Linton Kwesi Johnson and Tricky are your vibe, you may just find today’s offering right up your street! Roger Robinson is a writer, poet, singer and musician who lives between England and Trinidad.  Often merging the two locations in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ticklah – Nine Years

Today’s song takes us on a winding dub journey going back 10 years to 2007 when renowned producer Ticklah first released Nine Years.   Victor Axelrod, aka Ticklah, is an independent Brooklyn music producer and artist who has been an integral … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharaf Band feat. Xaawo Hiiraan – Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani (My Life is Full of Tribulations)

 “This stunning compilation of ’70s songs from Somalia (with an incredible backstory) has the verve of ’90s hip-hop & the soul of Ethio jazz.” The intriguing description above drew my attention to some more exciting new sounds tonight!!  New York’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Soul Sugar (feat Courtney John) – All I Know

Paris-based Guillaume “Gee” Metenier is an organist/keyboard player and producer who has been releasing music as Soul Sugar for nearly a decade. Mixing psychedelic soul, jazz, funk and early reggae, he collaborates with an all-star cast of musicians from all … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bobby Ellis with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – Sweet Lorna

This rare and rather alluring rocksteady single was released on the Treasure Isle label  Tommy McCook and the Supersonics band in 1967 with Norman Grant’s Matthew Mark Luke And John appearing on the flip-side. Tommy McCook was a saxophonist and founding … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Defenders – Our Rights

Five days ago UK reggae label, Pressure sounds released a fantastic compilation album titled, Every Mouth Must Be Fed.  This collection of rarities focuses on the somewhat minor reggae/dub label, Mircon Music which was started in 1971 by Ronnie Burke and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nora Dean – Angie Lala

Jamaican-born Nora Dean was a reggae and gospel singer who has often been described as one of reggae’s greatest mysteries.  With no interviews ever been published and very few photos ever taken, little is known about her, even her birthday … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Soul Vendors – Drum Song

When the Skatalites disbanded in August 1965, one of its founding members and tenor saxophonist, Roland Alphonso went on to form the Soul Brothers (with Johnny “Dizzy” Moore, and Jackie Mittoo also from the Skatalites); their name eventually changing to The … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Till Then

You may have noticed that Brooklyn’s reggae stars, The Frightnrs have cropped up on my pages a few times recently, I can’t help it, just love them! I finally got around to purchasing a hard copy of their Nothing More … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say

I know it was less than a couple of weeks that I featured the marvellous sounds of the Frigtnrs, but I am enjoying them so much that I really want share some more of their lovely sounds today! Daptone records pride … Continue reading

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