Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Let It Rain” (Video – 2019)

May 31, 2019 at 11:10 pm (Jamaican Music, Music, Reggae)

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Max Romeo & the Upsetters – “War ina Babylon” (1976)

August 23, 2015 at 12:39 pm (Jamaican Music, Music, Reggae)

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Junior Murvin – “Police & Thieves” (1976)

August 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm (Jamaican Music, Music, Reggae)

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Pato Banton – “Never Give Up” (1987)

October 11, 2010 at 7:12 pm (Jamaican Music, Music, Reggae)

The title track from Pato Banton’s 1987 album which featured his pro-ganja hit “Don’t Sniff Coke.”

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Shinehead – “Hello Y’All” (1988)

April 13, 2010 at 7:34 pm (Jamaican Music, Music, Reggae)

Bronx toaster Shinehead’s 1988 rap-reggae hit “Hello Y’All,” which came out on the Unity album…

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Pato Banton – “Don’t Sniff Coke” (1987)

April 13, 2010 at 6:38 pm (Jamaican Music, Music, Reggae)

Pato Banton, who first came to national recognition, by appearing on The English Beat’s 1982 album Special Beat Service, came out with this humorous anti-coke and pro-gangja classic in 1987 on his Never Give In album. I spun this record quite a bit when I was 17.

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Noel Ellis – “To Hail Selassie” (1983)

January 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm (Dub, Jamaican Music, Reggae)

Another great track from Ellis’ self-titled 1983 dub-heavy reggae classic…

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Noel Ellis – “Memories” (1983)

November 7, 2009 at 2:19 pm (Dub, Jamaican Music, Reggae)

Great dub-inflected track from the little-known and unjustly ignored self-titled album by Noel Ellis from 1983.

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Bob Marley & the Wailers – “Is This Love” (1978)

October 15, 2008 at 11:46 am (Jamaican Music, Reggae)

Taken from the 1978 album Kaya, one of Bob’s greatest creations. This is simply one of those songs you never get tired of hearing.

NOTE: If this song says it’s no longer available, just click on it twice & it should bring up another screen that will automatically play it.

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The Clash w/ Mikey Dread – “Rockers Galore…UK Tour” (1980)

September 1, 2008 at 3:18 am (Jamaican Music, Reggae)

Jamaican producer and toaster Mikey Dread sings over the “Bankrobber” dub melody (this was the B-side) from June 1980. Very hard to find now.
Outside of Eek-A-Mouse, Dread probably had the strangest singing voice in reggae. This is in tribute to him, as he passed away not too long ago. He was a production genius and should not be forgotten. 

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