Category Archives: Reggae

(May 28, 2015): Visionary – Around the World (feat. Peter Ranking)

From the 2005 single (12″ 45rpm), Around The World / Tempest.  From the Canadian drum and bass duo Dave Whalen and Marcus Sills.  Active from 1996 to 2010.  Prominent 1980s reggae singer Peter Ranking (aka Peter Clarke, Peter Metro, Peter Legore), … Continue reading

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(Mar. 14, 2015): The Melodians – Sweet Sensation

From the 1969 single, Sweet Sensation / It’s My Delight.  This was the first tune by The Melodians that I heard.  It was during the period Leslie Kong was producing them.  It was a few years before their “Rivers of Babylon” contribution … Continue reading

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(Dec. 11, 2014): The Cables – Baby Why

From the a-side of the 1968 single, Baby Why / Be A Man.  A rocksteady crooner classic by Keble Drummond, Vincent Stoddart and Elbert Stewart.

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(Nov. 13, 2014): Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It If You Really Want

From the 1972 soundtrack, The Harder They Come.  The tune was originally released in 1970 as the title track of an album by the same name.  The soundtrack also contains tunes produced by the fabulous Leslie Kong.  If you have not … Continue reading

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(Aug 22, 2014): Midnite – A Reminder

From the 2014 album, Beauty for Ashes.  The first of a trilogy.  

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(Sept 20, 2013): Third World – 1865 (96 Degrees In The Shade)

From the 1977 album, 96° In The Shade.  With the core of Stephen “Cat” Coore, Richard Daley, and William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke, this Jamaican band has been kicking around for 40 years.  This is the band’s signature tune off their … Continue reading

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(Feb 4, 2013): Tijuana Cartel – Money

From the 2012 album, They Come.  This Australian Gold Coast band takes their name from one of the biggest and most violent criminal groups in Mexico.  The music, though, is anything but violent or criminal.  It is a mélange of latin, afro-cuban, … Continue reading

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