Tag Archives: Reggae

SONG OF THE DAY The Maytals – Night and Day

“The Maytals were unlike anything else … sensational, raw and dynamic.” (Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell) Many moons ago I heard this song, saved in one of my many playlists with the aim of revisiting it, but somehow never returned….until … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lew Hanson & the Islanders – Soul safari

Llewellyn Hanson, better known as Lew Hanson, was a Jamaican-raised Englishman who wrote Calypso songs in New York. He was a vocalist and percussionist but regretfully his recording career was rather short-lived, resulting in only a couple of singles and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Silvertones – Carmen

Consisting of Johnny Phillips on bass, Hector Lopez on (bongos), Mario Lopez (Congas), Wilfredo Robinson (drums), Roy Clark (guitar/vocals), Carlos Allen (lead vocals) and Eugenuio Dorch and Ricardo Bermudez on Saxaphone, the Los Silvertones emerged from Panama in the early … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Caribs – Taboo

With hints of early ska, reggae, surf and exotica all carefully blended into this intensely dreamy and deliciously sublime fusion of sound, there’s a little bit for everyone in this sonic delight! Issued on Island Records in 1960, Taboo was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dur-Dur Band – Dooyo

How much do I love this track!!! The groove is contagious, the melody shines like a diamond and the vocals cut a fine stance! The group behind this superb afro-funk/soul sound is Somalian duo, Dur-Dur band, a young outfit from … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cyril Diaz Et Son Orchestre – Feeling Happy

Set up by the late Henri Debs during the late ‘50’s, Disques Debs was a label that ran out of Guadeloupe.  Both the label and studio have continued to run for over 50 years, releasing  over 300 7” singles and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Vivien Goldman – Laundrette

You know when you stumble upon something real good, you just get this feeling there’s depth to explore here and you ask yourself why you have not heard of this before? Well, this is how Vivien Goldman made me feel … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jackson Jones – I Feel Good, Put Your Pants On

Jackson Jones was a producer, guitarist and bass player in the Hippy Boys who recorded today’s tremendous Funk/Disco/Reggae classic in the early 80’s in Canada! Created by Jackson Jones, I Feel Good Put Your Pants On, is a soulful disco-funk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Lijadu Sisters – Life’s Gone Down Low

Inspired by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Victor Olaiya and Miriam Makeba, twin sisters Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu were often known as West Africa’s answer to the Pointer Sisters. Their sound was a vibrant fusion of Afrobeat, reggae, jazz, Memphis … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dur-Dur Band – Ohiyee

When Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb arrived in Mogadishu in November of 2016, he was on a mission to track down some music he had heard many years before. In 2007 John Beadle, a Milwaukee-based musicologist and owner of the … Continue reading

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