Category Archives: Reggae

SONG OF THE DAY Roger Robinson – Dis Side Ah Town

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 The Frightnrs – Lookin’ (Version)

When The Frightnrs released their single Dispute (a track that featured on their debut LP), it included a Dub version on the B-side which came courtesy of famed reggae producer Victor “Ticklah” Axelrod.  The single was a smash success which in return inspired … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Patsy with Lynn Tait & The Jets – A man Is Two Faced

This little gem has been kicking about in my long list of song of the day possibilities for a while now and I don’t know why I haven’t used this sooner, it’s great! This lively little brass-infused number was released … Continue reading

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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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