Monthly Archives: January 2015

Toots& the Maytals 54-46 was my number
Originally called simply The Maytals, are considered legends of ska and reggae music. They are from Kingston, Jamaica. Their sound is a unique, original combination of gospel, ska, soul, reggae and rock. Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, the leader of the group, was born in May Pen in the Parish of Clarendon, Jamaica. He was the youngest […]

The Specials – A Message To You Rudy
The Specials (sometimes called The Special AKA) are an English "2 Tone" ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England. Their music combines a danceable ska beat with punk's energy, underpinned by an informed political and social stance. The group was formed by songwriter/keyboardist Jerry Dammers, with Terry Hall (vocals), Lynval Golding (guitar, vocals) […]

“The Harder They Come” Jimmy Cliff
"The Harder They Come" is a famous reggae song by the Jamaican singer Jimmy Cliff. It was first recorded for the soundtrack of the movie by the same name. "The Harder They Come" has been subsequently covered by many artists. The song was ranked #341 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Jimmy […]

Steel Pulse – Soldiers
Probably the UK's most highly-regarded roots reggae outfit, Steel Pulse originally formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School, Birmingham, and comprised David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals) and Ronnie McQueen (bass). However, it is Hinds who, as songwriter, has always been the engine behind Steel Pulse, from their early days establishing themselves […]

Maxi Priest – Holiday | Official Music Video
Maxi Priest (born Max Alfred Elliott on June 10, 1961) is a reggae singer from England. Career Of Jamaican descent, and the second youngest of nine children, he was born in Lewisham, London. He is known as the 'King of Lovers Rock'. His music is sometimes closer to R&B, and pop, than to reggae music […]

Etana – Wrong Address
Arguably the most prolific female vocalist in present day Reggae singer/ songwriter Etana has struck a cord with the masses and like any beautiful melody she’s winning the hearts of the people one song at a time. Spirited in her approach to communicate fitting and inspirational messages to the youth she’s been described by critics […]

Mr. Vegas – I Am Blessed [Official Video]
He catapulted to the top of the Jamaican charts in 1997 with the dancehall boomshots "Heads High" and "Nike Air", his distinctive vocals fusing melodious singing with precision deejaying (rapping). Since then he has built an international fan base with hit singles like "Pull Up", "Tamale" and "Hot Gal Today" but it is on his […]

Beres Hammond – I Feel Good Official Music Video
Beresford Hammond (b.August 28,1955 Annotto Bay,St.Mary, Jamaica) has only really risen to become popular in the 'digital' age of Reggae, although his career stretches back to the 1970's. Considered by many to be one of Jamaica's finest contemporary vocalists, his best work has generally been captured on the 'Penthouse' and 'Xterminator' labels as well as […]