Archive for December, 2010

Hugh Mundell & Augustus Pablo “In the hills”

Posted in Videos with tags , , , , on December 26, 2010 by jahworksradio

This is one of the most DREAD videos I’ve ever seen.  Featuring the blessed youth, Hugh Mundell, alongside Mr. Augustus Pablo, singing thanks and praise “in the hills” of JA.  Maximum raspect to both of these artists – your works live on.

On a side note, the next Jah Works Radio Show will be Jan. 7th.  See you then!

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Jah Works Radio 12/10/10 w/ special guest Wayne Wonder

Posted in Downloads, Interviews, Radio Shows with tags , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2010 by jahworksradio

Wayne Wonder joins us as the special guest on this week’s edition of Jah Works Radio.  During the interview, we discuss his early days living in Rae Town, what it was like cutting his first singles with King Tubby, his new single “If I ever”, and much more.  Listen to the interview at about the half hour mark of the show. 

Two hot riddims from 2010 (“City Life” and Ghetto Steam”) start out the show this week, with big tunes from Queen Ifrica, Natel, and Ras Myrdak among others.  Soon after, the spotlight is on Wayne Wonder as he joins us for an exclusive interview.  All the talk about the old days of niceness in the dancehall inspires an old school dancehall set soon after the Wayne Wonder interview, featuring artists like Lloyd Hemmings, Sugar Minott, Johnny Osbourne, and Al Campbell.  The last set of the show is straight ROOTS with wicked cuts from Jacob Miller, Prince Irey, Pat Kelly, and Jimmy Cliff ends the show with his beautiful “Sitting in limbo”.  

This is the official end of the show at midnight, BUT I decided to go late night style and take it a bit longer.  The rest of the show is straight vibes with no talking.  The last 45 minutes of the show probably features the most crucial set of the show, but you won’t find the playlist for this.  Just check it – trust me!

Download the show here:
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Listen here:
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Playlist available at: http://wrmc.middlebury.edu/playlists/13878

Alborosie – Dub Clash (Review)

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on December 8, 2010 by jahworksradio

A lot of reggae fans look at the mid to late 1970s era as the “heyday” of reggae music, especially when speaking of dub reggae.  Whether you agree with this or not, that period of time certainly has a very distinct sound and FEEL to it, that for the most part has not been duplicated.  I would say Alborosie, with his new album “Dub Clash”, comes as close as anyone to creating a sound reminiscent of this era.  Using all vintage effects (Roland Space Echo, Multivox delay, etc.) and very rootsy riddims, many tracks from this album sound like they could be B Side dubs from King Tubby himself.  This is not surprising, since Alborosie has ranked the King as one of his greatest musical influences (the intro track is a “Tribute to the King”).  That said, Alborosie definitely has his own unique style and really shines on this album as producer, musician (he plays drums, guitar, keyboard, and percussion), and dub engineer.  Wicked from start to finish, “Dub Clash” features dubs of some of Alborosie’s popular tunes like “Kingston Town”, “No Cocaine”, “Baltimore” with The Tamlins, as well as some unique dub specials. 

“Marcus Dub” was featured on last weeks edition of the Jah Works Radio Show (12/3/10), and more tunes will be heard in upcoming weeks.  Keep it locked!

Jah Works Radio 12/3/10

Posted in Downloads, Radio Shows with tags on December 5, 2010 by jahworksradio

 

This week’s show starts out heavy in a roots vein, with artists like Dennis Brown, Marcia Griffiths, Culture and The Ethiopians.  The vibe really picks up with Black Uhuru’s classic “Fit you haffe fit”, featuring Jr. Reid mashing it on lead vocals.  New music selections on this week’s show include Fantan Mojah’s new tune on the Jaguar Riddim, and new songs from Luciano, Sadiki, Alborosie, Nesbeth, and Lutan Fyah.  All this rounded out with all time greats from Garnett Silk, Nasio Fontaine, Little John, a very blessed tune from Jamelody to end the show, and much more.

Thanks for tuning in.  Until next time, JAH BLESS! 

Listen to or download Pt. 1:
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Listen to or download Pt. 2:
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Playlist available at: http://wrmc.middlebury.edu/playlists/13864

“Holding On To Jah”

Posted in Videos with tags , , , , on December 2, 2010 by jahworksradio

“The film takes viewers on a journey to the heart of the Rasta movement and shows us how, against great odds, a message of salvation and redemption was born. With courage, tenacity, and faith, the Rastafarian movement emerged, struggled, and continues to thrive. Through all their tribulations they continue to stand firm in their convictions, HOLDING ON TO JAH.” – holdingontojah.com

This video is now touring the independent film circuit.  It should be available for purchase in the next few months.  Big up Harrison Stafford (From the group “Groundation”) and Roger Hall for their hard work filming and producing this movie over many years. 

R.I.P. Joseph Hill and Sugar Minott (featured in this film)