Good songs, up and down Mello Vibes Shabba’s X-Rated came in the middle of a set of songs by the ‘big dutty one’. Terror Fabulous’ Position was muffled, as the top end on the recording was low. The same went for Kriss Kross’ Jump. Dollar Wine was played too fast and Colin Lucas sounded like [...]
Archive for April, 2008
Giving rocksteady its due He may have played some of the ‘baddest’ bass lines in Jamaican popular music a but Jackie Jackson is far from a household name. In fact, most persons know him as the husband of singer Karen Smith. Get Ready To Rocksteady, a film on the beat that preceded reggae, gives musicians [...]
Mission In Progress – a complete fusion of pop, rock and reggae Sibling supergroup Morgan Heritage’s latest album is a conscious effort that seamlessly merges pop and rock sensibilities with the militancy of reggae. Aptly titled Mission In Progress, the 14-track release features masterful musical and poetic compositions.
Reggae Star Turbulence Spreading Message of Unity He performs tonight in Cayo but instead of resting up, reggae artist â€œTurbulenceâ€ has been busy all day. He is here for the unity concert organized by Synergy Promotions and Youth for the Future. So while heâ€™ll perform on the stage, part of his mission here is outreach [...]
Ft Lauderdale honours Freddie McGregor, John Holt at Reggae Symphony After an evening of exceptional entertainment, two of reggae’s most classic minstrels, John Holt and Freddie McGregor were honoured on Sunday by the community of Fort Lauderdale in Florida for their contribution to the development of reggae music, at Broward Centre for the Performing Arts.
Celebrating 50 years of Randy’s A three-disc set looking at the history of Randy’s Records will be released in October, a spokesperson for VP Records said last week. Clive Chin, whose father Vincent started Randy’s in October 1959, said the project will commemorate the label’s 50th anniversary. Two of the discs contain 50 of the [...]
Great response to Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall Since its October 9 launch, the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition has created quite a stir and has found favour with Jamaicans. The auditions in Savanna-la-Mar, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Portmore and Kingston brought in dancehall hopefuls by the hundreds and each Saturday night Jamaicans [...]
Thousands Jam to Reggae Thousands of people yesterday packed the Drill Hall Beach, St Michael, jamming to pulsating music at the third annual Reggae Beach Party. For many of the women there, it was an opportunity to sport the shortest of shorts, with many also showing off the latest fashions.
Magnum final four taking no prisoners It is now down to the wire, and the remaining four contestants in the Magnum King and Queen of Dancehall are taking no prisoners. Some have decided to take their campaign to the street in style. Singer Jah was seen on Thursday driving around in a small truck in [...]
Serani inks two-album deal One of dancehall’s hottest new artistes, Craig ‘Serani’ Marsh, has signed a two-album deal with Japan label JVC Entertainment. The producer, now turned singer, says, “It’s exciting for me because since I took the decision to add singing to my repertoire, the response has been great.”