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105 - Reggae Lover - Tony Curtis Greatest Hits Mix

6/17/2018
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Best known for outstanding contributions in Lovers Rock, reggae singer Tony Curtis has prevailed over 3 decades in the music business. Tony Curtis has recorded many solo hit singles, 7 full-length studio albums, and a string of notable collaborations. Listen to Reggae Lover Podcast 105 to find out more about one of the best and most underrated contemporary Jamaican singers. This is an exclusive Tony Curtis mix with commentary at the end. With an unwavering respect for and deep knowledge of...

Duration:00:41:04

104 - Reggae Lover Interview - I-Octane

6/11/2018
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I caught up with I-Octane to dive into the story of his reggae journey. The bright reggae-dancehall star explained that he didn't choose music. Music chose him. "Music became like a person that I could correspond with and express myself... then I fell in love with music." In 2018 Octane committed to growth by giving his fans a better live music experience. Bringing old-school standards to the new school, he will be performing with a live band as much as possible moving forward. "Reggae...

Duration:00:27:21

103 - Reggae Lover - Poor People Governor Mix

6/3/2018
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Poor People's Governor Rodney Price Mix | Reggae Lover Podcast 103 This episode highlights some revolutionary lyrics and spiritual songs from Bounty Killer's catalog. Included here are tunes offering chastisement of government officials and petty thieves alike. Rodney charges both the murderers in the community and the policy makers who allow guns to prevail on the ghetto streets. Bounty pens exclamations on behalf of the Jamaican lower class, giving them a global voice. The so-called...

Duration:00:43:06

102 - Reggae Lover Interview - DJ Marlon

5/28/2018
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One of the founders of Reggae Vibes Radio, Mr. Marlon Folkes (DJ Marlon) walks us through his reggae journey. Marlon built up a sound system called Nitty Phonic in St. Andrew, Jamaica in the late 80s. Queens, New York became the Nitty Phonic's home in the 90s where they played out weekly. In October 2011 Reggae Vibes Radio set out to serve as a conduit for upcoming reggae artistes to showcase their skills and talents. A few years later the record label Reggae Vibes Music launched to carry...

Duration:00:34:55

101 - Reggae Lover - 2018 One Drop Reggae (Part 1)

5/21/2018
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This episode consists of one-drop (roots and lovers rock) reggae music that came out in late 2017 or early 2018. I’m committed to curating the best quality new music coming out. I select the best songs and mix them for you here on the podcast. Next week, look out for another great interview. Another unique mix will follow the week after that. In this mix you hear from: Spiritual with the title single off his new album, 'Reggae Music.' Micah Shemaiah with a single called 'Keep On Moving...

Duration:01:08:19

100 - Reggae Lover Interview - Ben Speight

5/14/2018
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I had an eye-opening conversation with Atlanta-based organizer for social justice, Ben Speight. Ben tells how and why he fell in love with Reggae. He talks about reggae as the soundtrack to movements of social change over the years. He discusses the history of Ska and Roots Reggae, highlighting the political content. He draws comparisons between Motown and music from the Rocksteady and UK Lover's eras. Hear his thoughts on dancehall, Cali reggae, and the new school of roots rockers coming...

Duration:00:29:37

99 - Reggae Lover - Joe Gibbs Mix

5/7/2018
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The producer Joe Gibbs, hardcore Jamaican entrepreneur, engineer, and record producer started recording artists in the back of his electronics repair shop in 1966. He worked with Lee "Scratch" Perry who had left the employ of Coxsone Dodd's Studio One. Bunny Lee helped them form The Amalgamated record label. Soon 'Niney The Observer' joined the team and they were able to produce Rocksteady era hits. In 1972, Errol Thompson came on board as the chief engineer and together with Joe Gibbs...

Duration:01:05:52

98 - Reggae Lover Interview - Ras Fraser Jr

5/1/2018
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Ras Fraser Jr discusses his new album "Journey to Greatness," tells how he got his start in music and why it is important to remember your roots. He offers solutions for upcoming reggae artists both in and outside of Jamaica to bump up to the next level and more. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-Reggae-Lover-29076656/ Stitcher Radio link:...

Duration:00:24:44

97 - Reggae Lover - I-Octane Miami Album Release Party Promo

4/26/2018
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Listen to the official promo mix for I-Octane's May 4th Miami Album Release/Birthday event. This is a special edition of Blackfyre Ent's Madhouse Fridays at Club Fate, 601 Silks Run # 2499, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009. I-Octane is celebrating his third full-length album "Love & Life!" Preview songs from the album "Love & Life," including "Up to We", "Pretty Loud (feat. J Boog)", "Let Me Love You" and many more. Shaggy, Demarco, Yanique the Curvy Diva, Ginjah, and Romain Virgo have features...

Duration:00:36:37

96 - Reggae Lover Interview - Dash Eye from Tribe of Kings

4/23/2018
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REGGAE LOVER PODCAST EPISODE 96 | INTERVIEW: DASH EYE On this episode, I talk to Dash Eye, selector from Tribe of Kings sound system, host of the Dash-A-Fire Podcast, and representative of Vegan in San Diego, to find out when and how he fell in love with reggae music and why he became a reggae dancehall selector. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2&app=podcast&at=11l6hT iHeartRadio link:...

Duration:00:29:32

95 - Reggae Lover - Bushman

4/19/2018
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Hear some of my favorite tracks from Bushman’s catalog on episode 95 of the reggae lover podcast. Bushman has released nine full-length albums to date. Born in Prospect Beach which is in the parish of St Thomas, Jamaica, he was raised as a Rastafarian. Singing in school and church choirs led to singing dubplates for local sound systems. Bushman actually worked as a selector under the name Junior Melody for black star line sound system. He took part in singing competitions and talent...

Duration:00:43:01

94 - Reggae Lover Interview - Ali Amin Carter

4/16/2018
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Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 94 | Interview: Ali Amin Carter Reggae has been a positive force in the lives of many people, groups, and movements. I want to use this platform to dispel some of the common myths about reggae and the people who enjoy listening to it. I will do this through a series of conversations with people from all around the world. You will get to hear from people from different walks of life who share a common interest in reggae. My guests may or may not work in the...

Duration:00:23:21

93 - Reggae Lover - Live Reggae Concert Mix

4/11/2018
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Imagine being in the house for the ultimate reggae concert headlined by Bob Marley and friends. Bob opens the show setting the mood for a night of stellar entertainment. Steel Pulse performs, then to the crowd's surprise, Dennis Brown takes the stage. After D. Brown rocks, he invites U-Roy to come up and sing. The Wailers, Dennis Brown, and daddy U-Roy take turns thrilling the audience. Next, on stage, we have Culture with original singer, Joseph Hill at his peak. Freddie McGregor joins in...

Duration:01:01:01

92- Reggae Lover Podcast - A Cry for Peace

4/5/2018
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A cry for peace from global reggae artists in a mix dedicated to all reggae lovers. This is crucial for today's society. The climate we exist in right now is one of escalating violence. War is on the rise throughout my beloved Caribbean islands and the areas where many of us live. I definitely want to send condolences to all the people who lost loved ones to violence. Gun violence is a hot topic with so many active shooter situations, police brutality, turf wars in the ghetto, the war on...

Duration:00:40:31

91 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Top Lyricist Mix

3/29/2018
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This is episode number 91 of the Reggae Lover Podcast with the top lyricists of Reggae music today. The selection features 20 lyrically potent songs. The concept was a suggestion by Kris Richards, a listener out of the Atlanta. Kris is a visual and graphic artist who enjoys listening to this podcast while he creates his art. He created the original artwork for this episode. Visit @iandidea on IG to see Kris Richards' magnificent works. A big shout out and thank you to Kris, representing...

Duration:00:39:59

90 - Reggae Lover Podcast - The Silky One

3/21/2018
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The emergence of Garnett Silk was as timely and triumphant as we've seen in the business of reggae music. Upon first hearing Garnet Silk sing you can see this is somebody that wants you to feel what he's singing about. You can feel that this is someone who has a deep conviction for the messages in his music. Garnett achieved iconic status within only a matter of years. His career took off between 1992 and 1994 when there was a conversion in the mood of the Dancehall. Silk sang cultural...

Duration:01:05:00

89 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Female Reggae Artists Love Songs

3/16/2018
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This episode features female artists: Etana, JC Lodge, Marcia Griffiths, Timeka Marshall, Tessanne, Tami Chynn, Alaine, Adele, Kayla Bliss, Nikisha Lindo, Jodain Pantry, Queen Ifrica and more. The theme of this mix is love. It makes you want to listen with friends or even with a special friend or loved one. Turn down the lights, turn up the music a little bit more, light a candle, sip some wine, and you know what to do. Its all about love which is a natural Vibes. There's reggae music for...

Duration:00:51:01

88 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Highlanda Sound Early Warm (Feb 2018 LIVE!!!)

3/7/2018
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Reggae Lover Episode 88 - Highlanda Sound live set from The Shrine of The Black Madonna in Atlanta with Kahlil Wonda at the controls for the BobFest ATL 2018 festival which featured Jah9 with the Dub Treatment band live from Kingston, Jamaica. Recorded live 2-16-18. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reggae-lover/id1126663530?mt=2h Stitcher Radio link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/reggae-lover/the-reggae-lover-podast Google Play link:...

Duration:01:03:24

87 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Jah Cure Mix

3/1/2018
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Reggae Lover Podcast episode 87 features the voice of Jah Cure. Born in October 1978 in Hanover, Jamaica, Jah Cure grew up in Kingston. He got the name Jah Cure from Capleton who he met while living in Kingston. Under the tutelage of Beres Hammond the hit song, King In This Jungle, a 1997 duet with Sizzla emerged. Many of the songs Jah Cure released around that time became popular and won critical acclaim. Beres took him on tour to Europe and through the Caribbean with his Harmony House...

Duration:00:53:00

86 - Reggae Lover Podcast - Sugar Minott

2/20/2018
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Why is Sugar Minott considered a dancehall pioneer? Listen to Reggae Lover Podcast 86 to find out. In a live dancehall setting during the 1970s, it was common for artists to perform over pre-recorded instrumentals. Sugar Minott was the first artist to recreate that style inside the studio. He worked with Coxsone Dodd and sang new lyrics over the instrumentals of popular Studio One songs. After leaving Studio One, Minott founded his own record label called the Black Roots. He also founded a...

Duration:01:04:31