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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MORGAN HERRITAGE LIVE AT THE LONDON ASTORIA


















One of the better reggae bands to emerge during the '90s is Morgan Heritage, as evidenced by their 2002 home video/DVD Live at the London Astoria. As its title states, the release showcases a fine performance at London's Astoria, where the group is joined by reggae artist LMS. The show begins with all of its members at the front of the stage for a rendition of "Zion Gates" — half playing percussion, the other half singing — while all are dressed in white robes and wearing Rasta hats. But immediately afterward, the concert truly kicks off, as they play fine versions of such tracks as "Laws of the King," "Black Man's Paradise," and "Country Road," among others (intercut throughout the video are interviews with the bandmembers). Also included on the DVD version of Live at the London Astoria are several bonus features — including four music videos, a radio interview, and an inside look at the group's appearance on the 2001 Vans Warped Tour.



MORGAN HERRITAGE LIVE IN LONDON ASTORIA

LEGENDS OF THE 80'S




















DVD CALLED LEGENDS OF THE 80'S WITH LITTLE JOHN,ADMIRAL BAILY,YELLOWMAN

 LEGEND OF THE 80'S 

Monday, October 20, 2014

CLOCKERS
















Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug-lord Rodney Little, who, when not playing with model trains or drinking Moo for his ulcer, just likes to chill with his brothers near the benches outside the project houses. When a night man at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein doesn't buy the story, however, and sets out to find the truth, and it seems that all the fingers point toward Strike & Rodney.



CLOCKERS

SIZZLA BLAZING THE FIRE

On November 10th 2002, the ultimate reggae experience took place. Blazing The Fire a John Shop Records production, set musical fire to the Palladium (NY).

This spellbinding extravaganza featured performances by some of reggae's most outstanding luminaries.
Among them: Sizzla, Anthony B, Yami Bolo, Determine, Dawn Penn & Ras Shiloh.
Now we bring the Blazing The Fire experience direct to you living room with rare and never before seen footage, backstage and offstage happenings and breaking performances.
John Shop Records proudly presents this revolutionary DVD that will change the way you view reggae forever.
Keep Blazing The Fire!



















 BLAZING THE FIRE

Sunday, October 19, 2014

GENTLEMAN THE COLOGNE SESSION 2003


















Gentleman & The Far East Band Live - The Cologne session 2003

Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. Fire A Go Bun Dem (Short)
3. Ina Different Time featuring Daddy Rings
4. Love Chant
5. Man A Rise
6. Jah Jah Never Fail
7. Danger Zone
8. Daddy Rings : Check Dis
9. What She Deserves
10. Children Of Tomorrow
11. Dem Gone
12. Tamika & Mamadee : Good Days
13. Rainy Days featuring Martin Jondo & Tamika
14. Daddy Rings : Call Me On The Telephone
15. Runaway
16. Matthias The Dread : Stranded
17. Politition Bwoy
18. AllStars : Sunshine
19. Fire A Go Bun Dem
20. Leave Us Alone
21. Bonus : See Dem Coming
22. Jah Ina Yuh Life

 GENTLEMAN AND THE FAR EAST BAND LIVE 2003 PART 1
 GENTLEMAN AND THE FAR EAST BAND LIVE 2003 PART 2

MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL REGGAE FESTIVAL VOL.1

DVD CALLED IN THE BEGINNING VOLUME ONE WITH FOR THE YEARS 2004 & 2005 SHOWS FROM MORGAN HERRITAGE, CULTURE, GREGORY ISAACS,LUCIANO,CHAKA DEMUS AND PLIERS
















SHOWS FROM THE YEAR 2005 WITH CHAKA DEMUS AND PLIERS,GREGORY ISAACS,MORGAN HERRITAGE

  MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL REGGAE FESTIVAL 2005

INTERVIEW WITH CHAKA DEMUS,GREGORY ISAACS,MORGANHERRITAGE


SHOWS FROM THE YEAR 2004 WITH MORGAN HERRITAGE , CHAKA DEMUS AND PLIERS AND LUCIANO,CULTURE

 






STARS IN THE EAST SINGERS






















Two of Jamaica's most treasured artists -- John Holt and the late Dennis Brown -- join forces for this collection of performances that also features reggae singer Aaron Silk. Brown's career bridged nearly three decades before his death in 1999, but his legacy as one of the genre's most cherished artists lives on. Holt continues to reign supreme as an accomplished singer and composer whose style has helped outline the Jamaican sound.

STARS IN THE EAST SINGERS

LUCKY DUBE


















Early life

Lucky Dube was born in Ermelo, formerly of the Eastern Transvaal, now of Mpumalanga, on 3 August 1964. His parents separated before his birth and he was raised by his mother, Sarah, who named him Lucky because she considered his birth fortunate after a number of failed pregnancies. Along with his two siblings, Thandi and Patrick, Dube spent much of his childhood with his grandmother, while his mother relocated to work. In a 1999 interview, he described his grandmother as "his greatest love" who "multiplied many things to bring up this responsible individual that I am today."

Beginning of his musical career

As a child Dube worked as a gardener but, as he matured, realizing that he wasn't earning enough to feed his family, he began to attend school. There he joined a choir and, with some friends, formed his first musical ensemble, called The Skyway Band. While at school he discovered the Rastafari movement. At the age of 18 Dube joined his cousin's band, The love Brothers, playing Zulu pop music known as mbaganga whilst funding his lifestyle by working for Hole and Cooke as a security guard at the car auctions in Midrand. The band signed with Teal Record Company, under Richard Siluma (Teal was later incorporated into Gallo record company). Though Dube was still at school, the band recorded material in Johannesburg during his school holidays. The resultant album was released under the name Lucky Dube and the Supersoul. The second album was released soon afterwards, and this time Dube wrote some of the lyrics in addition to singing. It was around this same time when he began to learn English.

Moving into reggae

On the release of his fifth Mbaqanga album, Dave Segal (who became Dube's sound engineer) encouraged him to drop the "Supersoul" element of the name. All subsequent albums were recorded as Lucky Dube. At this time Dube began to note fans were responding positively to some reggae songs he played during live concerts. Drawing inspiration from Jimmy Cliff and Peter Tosh he felt the socio-political messages associated with Jamaican reggae were relevant to a South African audience in an institutionally racist society.
He decided to try the new musical genre and in 1984, released the mini album Rastas Never Die. The record sold poorly - around 4000 units - in comparison to the 30,000 units his mbaqanga records would sell. Keen to suppress anti-apartheid activism, the apartheid regime banned the album in 1985, because of its critical lyrics, for instance in the song "War and Crime". However, he was not discouraged and continued to perform the reggae tracks live and wrote and produced a second reggae album. Think About The Children (1985). It achieved platinum sales status and established Dube as a popular reggae artist in South Africa, in addition to attracting attention outside his homeland.

Commercial and critical success

Dube continued to release commercially successful albums. In 1989 he won four OKTV Awards for Prisoner, won another for Captured Live the following year and yet another two for House Of Exile the year after. His 1993 album, Victims sold over one million copies worldwide. In 1995 he earned a worldwide recording contract with Motown. His album Trinity was the first release on Tabu Records after Motown's acquisition of the label.
In 1996 he released a compilation album, Serious Reggae Business, which led to him being named the "Best Selling African Recording Artist" at the Wotl music awards and the "International Artist Of The Year" at the Ghana Music Awards. His next three albums each won South African Music Awards. His most recent album,Respect, earned a European release through a deal with Warner Music. Dube toured internationally, sharing stages with artists such as Sinead O'Conner,Peter Gabriel and Sting. He appeared at the 1991 Reggae Sunsplash (uniquely that year, was invited back on stage for a 25-minute-long encore) and the 2005 Live8 event in Johannesburg.
In addition to performing music Dube was a sometime actor, appearing in the feature films Voice In The DarkGetting Lucky and Lucky Strikes Back.
Lucky Dube is considered to be especially remarkable as a Dub Artist due to his lack of a diasporic cultural base. This was particular due to the nature of Reggae and Dub being a platform for expression of displacement from the homeland. In Prisoner, the South African artist makes the genre his own by applying themes of apartheid and internal displacement. In the song and music video, he is found disturbing the bounds of the genre by highlighting the toils of his own homeland. He was revolutionary in so far as he introduced a competing version to Reggae's constant tendency of romanticizing the utopian homeland of Africa.

Death

On 18 October 2007, Lucky Dube was killed in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville shortly after dropping two of his seven children off at their uncle's house.Dube was driving his Chrysler 300C, which the assailants were after. Police reports suggest he was shot dead by carjackers who did not recognize him, and believe that he was Nigerian. Five men were arrested in connection with the murder; three were tried and found guilty on 31 March 2009. Two of the men attempted to escape and were caught. The men were sentenced to life in prison. Until his death he was a Christian and refrained from smoking or drinking alcohol in order to set an example for his children and others who looked up to him.-


LUCKY DUBE SNIPPETS

LUCKY DUBE THE INSIDE STORY

LUCKY DUBE VIDEO COLLECTION

LUCKY DUBE TOURING



video

VYBZ KARTEL BIRTHDAY BASH 2010
























VYBZ KARTEL BIRTHDAY BASH 2010

REBEL MUSIC THE BOB MARLEY STORY
















The legend of Bob Marley (1945-1981) is well served by this comprehensive and clear-eyed look at the turbulent life and times of the reggae great. Jeremy Marre's documentary presents the man as a vitally important artist, but a flawed--if immensely appealing--human being. The trajectory of his rise is traced from his humble beginnings as the son of a poor, teenage mother in rural Jamaica to the heights of international superstardom in the 1970s. Along the way, Marre provides a context for the development of his artistry by exploring the political situation in Jamaica at the time, the roots of Rastafarianism (to which he was intensely devoted), and his unconventional relationships with women. Although he remained close to wife, Rita, until his death, Marley enjoyed a number of public relationships with other women (Rita admits she found this difficult; Marley claims he didn't see anything unusual about it). The sheer number of interviews is impressive. Aside from the clips of Marley himself, Bunny Livingstone and Peter Tosh (the Wailers), Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, two Jamaican prime ministers (Socialist Michael Manley and Conservative Edward Seaga), and even a CIA official (Philip Agee) all make an appearance. The breadth of Marley's music is represented by over 40 tracks, from the early ska hit "Judge Not" to later political numbers like "Africa Unite." Although Marley never actually considered himself a "political" person, he was surely a rebel--brave, passionate, committed--in the best sense of the word.



REBEL MUSIC BOB MARLEY STORY

DOCTOR RAMPUSS






















Life as a doctor is never an easy task. Especially for this doctor who attends to only female patients. Add jealousy to the mix and your result will be the hilarious Dr. Ram Puss.

DOCTOR RAMPUSS

SUGAR DADDY












It is said that Jamaican women are very hard to please. They want the best of both worlds, a man to fulfil their intimate desires "Sugar", and one to satisfy their financial needs "Daddy." This roots play depicts the reality of this lifestyle in a hilarious way.In a playful riff on the desires of Jamaican women, this comic play describes how they like their "sugar," or intimate encounters, sweetened with a little material generosity from a figure they refer to only as "daddy."


SUGAR DADDY

Saturday, October 18, 2014

BLACK UHURU DUBBIN IT LIVE


















In July 2001, Black Uhuru and Sly & Robbie took Europe by storm. This 1 hour, 20 minute DVD contains the unedited, uncut, entire concert they gave in Nyon, Switzerland, where they closed the Paleo Festival. Through the late 80's and 90's, Sly & Robbie revolutionized Jamaican music by turning Reggae into Dancehall. They chose to reunite with Black Uhuru, whom they had helped become a leading force in the Reggae industry in the late 70's, early 80's. Black Uhuru's harder, more urgent sound proved to be an ideal vehicle for Sly & Robbie's creativity and greatly benefited from the Riddim Twins' desire to push the boundaries of Jamaican music in new and unheard of directions.

Tracklist
01.Party Next Door
02.What Is Life
03.Here Comes Black Uhuru
04.I Love King Selassie
05.Bull In The Pen
06.World Is Africa
07.Solidarity
08.Sinsemilla
09.Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

BLACK UHURU DUBBIN IT LIVE

CULCHA CANDELA CLIPS


















Berlin Dancehall, reggae and Hip-Hop formation Culcha candela was on 7. July 2002 founded by Jonny, strange, Itchyban and Lafrotino later Chino joined Don Cali, DJ con Estilo, Larsito and Mr. Reedoo of the band. The members of Culcha candela singing and rapping in German, English and Spanish and access both fun and serious topics in their lyrics.  During the first Culcha candela on numerous concerts as live band made their reputation. The band was already with artists like gentleman, Söhne Mannheims and Saian Supa Crew on tour.
2004 released their debut album "Union Verdadera" Culcha candela, followed a year later a remix single hits "Sientelo" speedy by feat. Lumidee and the second album "next generation".
The single "HAMMA!" and the third album was released in August 2007 "Culcha candela", with which the band also went on tour.
14. February 2008 competed Culcha candela with the song "Chica" for Berlin at the Bundesvision song contest and the seventh place.



CULCHA CANDELA CHICA



CULCHA CANDELA EH DJ

CULCHA CANDELA FOLLOW ME

CULCHA CANDELA HAMMA

CULCHA CANDELA IN DA CITY

CULCHA CANDELA NEXT GENERATION

CULCHA CANDELA SIENTELO

CULCHA CANDELA UNION VERDADERA

Friday, October 17, 2014

WILD STYLE





















Wild Style was the first hip hop motion picture. Released theatrically in 1983 by First Run Features and later re-released for home video by Rhino Home Video, the movie was directed by Charlie Ahearn (director of the feature films Deadly Art of Survival and Fear of Fiction) and featured Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quinones, the Rock Steady Crew, The Cold Crush Brothers, Patti Astor, Sandra Fabara and Grandmaster Flash. The protagonist "Zoro" is played by the legendary New York graffiti artist "Lee" George Quinones. An early version of the 'Wild Style' logo appeared in the Fall of 1981 when Charlie Ahearn hired graffiti legend Dondi to paint the 'window down' subway car piece that appears in the film . The Dondi piece was the inspiration for the animated title sequence designed by the artist Zephyr in 1982 . The 'Wild Style' logo was designed by Zephyr and painted as a huge 'burner' mural by Zephyr, Revolt, and Sharp in the Summer of 1983 . The film is unique in that many of the actors' roles were written to express their real-life personalities.



WILD STYLE