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128 - Reggae Lover - Sound System Culture (Intro)

This episode gives a high-level overview of Jamaican sound system culture. We clarify some things that we've mentioned in the last three episodes and define a number of sound system related terms. AGARD and I each share stories about how we got introduced to sound system culture and offer pointers for up-and-coming selectors. Support Reggae Lover: Apple Podcasts (iTunes) link:...


127 - Reggae Lover - Women in Reggae

Many women have made a name for themselves in the male-dominated genre of Reggae music. Here we speak of some current notables and analyze some of the issues that have always existed. There is always a balance of positive and negative and we touch on that in this Reggae Lover episode. "Read more" Of the several female artists that continue to hold their own, we talk about some highlights. We also spotlight some leaders of the new school. There...


126 - Reggae Lover - Dancehall vs. Reggae

Most people define dancehall is a genre that stemmed from Reggae. Others contend that Reggae music is the genre, but dancehall is a place or a culture. In this ongoing debate, we analyze these points of view and list the pros and cons of each. Within that context, we uncovered issues that affect the perception of the music as an art-form and its viability as a business. This is a dedication to all reggae lovers and we invite you to share your opinion in the comments. Join the conversation...


125 - Reggae Lover - Buju Banton's Long Walk To Freedom

We discuss Jamaican icon, Buju Banton, also known as Gargamel. Buju returned to Jamaica in early December after serving seven years in a US prison on drug charges. In this first episode for the 2019 Reggae Lover season, we offer facts about Buju Banton before and after his incarceration. We also examine some of the news circulating about his upcoming appearances and discuss his phenomenal legacy. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link:...


124 - Reggae Lover - 90's Reggae

The 90s was the best era ever! If you agree or disagree, let me know in the comments. This one is for those who respect Buju, Sizzla, Anthony B, Luciano, Garnett Silk, Jah Cure, Morgan Heritage, Jahmali, Sanchez, Mad Cobra, Spragga Benz, Shabba Ranks, Cocoa Tea, Beenie Man, Determine, Fattis Burrell, Everton Blender, Dennis Brown, and all the other ICONS that solidified the 1990's. Thanks for checking out this season on the Reggae Lover Podcast. Looking forward to more good vibes in 2019....


123 - Reggae Lover - Jacob Miller

Jamaican reggae artist and Rastafari musician, nicknamed Jacob "Killa" Miller. Inner Circle lead singer, Jacob was a legendary Reggae singer with an exciting stage presence and memorable voice. Listen to songs from Jacob Miller like Tenement Yard, Healing of the Nation & more. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: iHeartRadio link: Stitcher Radio link:...


122 - Reggae Lover - Sammy Dread and Sluggy Ranks

Sammy Dread and Sluggy Ranks - both amazing singers born in Kingston, Jamaica relocated to Brooklyn, New York. They embraced the dancehall and sound system culture in the 80s and 90s but sang cultural roots and positive lyrics instead of slackness. Listen. reminisce, and learn more on Reggae Lover Podcast episode 122. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: iHeartRadio link:...


121 - Reggae Lover - Leroy Smart

Leroy Smart, known as "The Don" has a mind-blowing voice that penetrates his audiences and a flamboyant performance style. The Don Smart sang both roots and lovers reggae masterfully from the early 70s through the 90s with over 35 albums released. He still performs and is one of Jamaica's musical icons. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: iHeartRadio link:...


120 - Reggae Lover - Dub

Listen to this essential mix and overview of Dub, a Jamaican genre or sub-genre that grew out of Reggae music in the 1960s and has extended way beyond the scope of Reggae to inspire other genres including dubstep, hip-hop, jungle, grime, rock, house, techno, drum and bass, trip-hop, garage, and more. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: iHeartRadio link:


119 - Reggae Lover - Early B and Nicodemus

Nicodemus and Early B are legendary dancehall stars that were active from the late 70's until the 90s. Listen to this tribute mix and learn more about these two bad deejays that inspired the next generation of Jamaican artists. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: iHeartRadio link: Stitcher Radio link:...


118 - Reggae Lover - Non-Jamaican Reggae Artists

The global reggae phenomenon is highlighted in this Reggae Lover Podcast Episode. Full show notes: Nasio Fontaine was born on the Caribbean island of Dominica to a Carib Indian mother and Father of African descent. Alpha Blondy was born in the Ivory Coast to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. Joe Pilgrim and the Ligerians. Benin-born singer Joe Pilgrim spent his childhood in France. Lucky Dube was a multi-platinum,...


117 - Reggae Lover - GREGORY ISAACS Roots Reggae

Gregory Isaacs ROOTS is the theme for Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 117. This episode features roots reggae songs from the Gregory Isaacs catalog. I chose to curate his songs about the reality of everyday life and the strife of poor people. #download Gregory Isaacs was born in Jamaica on July 15, 1951. He made his debut in 1968 with a recording for Byron Lee. He then started the African Museum record label and shop along with Errol Dunkley. Isaacs recorded for other producers as well. His...


116 - Reggae Lover - GREGORY ISAACS Lovers Rock Exclusive

Gregory Isaacs LOVERS ROCK is the theme for Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 116. Gregory Isaacs is one of the greatest reggae singers of all times. He's in my Top 5 along with Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor, and Buju Banton. Many people around the world rate The Cool Ruler as their number 1. Gregory Isaacs was active from the 60s all the way through the 2000s. There is a great deal of material in his catalog. This mix provides sweet reggae music with a love-related theme. The music...


115 - Reggae Lover -HIGHLANDA SOUND EARLY WARM 8-18

Highlanda Sound live Throwback Thursday juggling. Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: iHeartRadio link: Stitcher Radio link: Google Play link: TuneIn Radio link:


114 - Reggae Lover - Alborosie and Gentleman

Today's mix featured Gentleman from Germany and Alborosie from Italy. Gentleman has been active in the music business since 1998 and is now signed to the Universal Music. He is the best-known reggae artist from Germany. The son of a Lutheran Pastor, his lyrical content contains no swearing or no gun talk. He expresses a deep belief in God. Love, unity and spiritual themes are prevalent in his music. Gentleman collaborated with Ky-Mani Marley on a 2016 album, “Conversations.” He has been back...


113 - Reggae Lover - Don Carlos

Jamaican reggae singer and composer Don Carlos began singing in 1973 as a member of Black Uhuru. Don continues to perform sweet roots reggae music all over the world. Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 113 Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: iHeartRadio link: Stitcher Radio link: Google Play...


112 - Reggae Lover - 2018 Roots Reggae Mix

This showcase of 2018 roots reggae material kicks off with ‘Movers and Shakers’ by Deep Jahi, one of Jamaica's breakout artists for 2018. New roots chanter Fyakin delivers ‘I Story’ on the Top Shelf Riddim produced by The Expanders and Walshy Fire from Major Lazer. Also listen out for: A few singles from Exco Levi's "Narrative," an excellent album released in November 2017 by Silly Walks Disco. Lutan Fyan with 'From the Dust' on the Anti-Racism Riddim. Queen Africa with 'Black Woman.' Sizzla...


111 - Reggae Lover Interview - Zack Reed (Rebel Sound Records)

Listen to gems dropped by my guest, Zack Reed, CEO of Rebel Sound Records, and General at EN Young's Roots Musician Records. I was amazed at how long the list was when I asked Zack what upcoming projects people need to look out for. Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 111 Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: iHeartRadio link: Stitcher Radio link:...


110 - Reggae Lover - 2018 Lovers Rock

Mix with Lovers Rock Reggae 2018 #Jah9 #FreddieMcGregor #RomainVirgo #Alaine #NaomiCowan #KabakaPyramid #JahCure #AgentSasco #DellyRanks #Jahvinci #Konshens #Chezidek #MikeyGeneral #NattaliRize #Protoje (Photo Cred: @AlaineSinga @kingsedwin) Apple Podcast (iTunes) link: iHeartRadio link: Stitcher Radio link:...


109 - Reggae Lover - Ras Fraser Jr Mix

Reggae Lover presents Ras Fraser Jr. in the mix for 40 minutes including exclusive songs that only can be played by Highlanda Sound along with tracks from the new album “Journey to Greatness.” I make sure to do my part in getting great music to you. This is a preview of an upcoming mixtape with songwriter/singer/DeeJay/ musician/artist/producer - RAS FRASER Jr. Journey to Greatness, released on the Rebel Sound Records imprint, is available any and everywhere that music can be purchased....