Archive for January, 2008

Capleton – Live in Israel

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Capleton also known as Clifton Bailey II is a reggae and dancehall artist from Jamaica. Many of his fans refer to him as King Shango, King David, The Fireman or The Prophet. His record label, office and home is called David House Productions. Capleton first arrived on the scene in the late 1980s and dancehall music was very different than it is today. The present day Capleton announced his promising arrival with a string of hits such as “Bumbo Red”, “Number One on the Look Good Chart” and “Woman We Lotion”, jus to name a few. Capleton was making such a big hit that everything that touched the charts became a hit and pretty much established him as the Dancehall hit maker.

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The Ethiopians – Train to Skaville

Monday, January 14th, 2008

The Ethiopians is a ska, rocksteady, and reggae vocal group founded by Leonard Dillon, Aston Morris, and Stephen Taylor where they initially started recording for Clement Dodd in 1966.

After the group left Dodd, the group started recording for the W.I.R.L. label where they released the ska classic song, Train to Skaville, which is the video below.

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Stephen Marley – The Traffic Jam

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Stephen Marley was part of the reggae group Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers with his siblings Ziggy, Cedella, and Sharon. In 1985 Stephen was featured on a 12″ single of his father, Bob Marley, titled, “Jah Is The Healing”, and again on “Lord We A Come” from the 1986 Melody Makers release Hey World. Many tracks feature Stephen including the track “Unuh Nuh Listen Yet” from Play the Game Right (1985). Stephen produced much of his brother Damien Marley’s three solo albums, most notably 2005’s Welcome to Jamrock, where he is featured on the tracks “All Night”, “Pimpa’s Paradise”, “For the Babies”, and “Hey Girl”. He also produced for brother Julian Marley, and executive produced and performed on the 1999 Bob Marley mash-up, “Chant Down Babylon” tour. Stephen released the video for Traffic Jam (which also features brothers Damian and Julain) in December 2006. His debut album “Mind Control” was released March 20, 2000.  Stephen is a five time Grammy Award Winner.

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Historic reggae collection stolen in Jamaica – Music – Entertainment

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Historic reggae collection stolen in Jamaica – Music – Entertainment

“A massive collection of 1970s music including original recordings by reggae greats Bob Marley and Peter Tosh has disappeared from the archives of the former Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation.” This is indeed a sad event. The motivation, profit, or prank? Whatever the outcome, the fans of Reggae music and Jamaican culture are shocked to hear of this news story.