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VP RECORDS TO RE-RELEASE THE CLASSIC HUGH MUNDELL ALBUM “AFRICA MUST BE FREE BY 1983!”

VP RECORDS TO RE-RELEASE THE CLASSIC HUGH MUNDELL ALBUM “AFRICA MUST BE FREE BY 1983!”

An exclusive re-release of Hugh Mundell and Augustus Pablo’s “Africa Must be Free by 1983,” will be released on VP Records on August 18th. The original 1978 release became a prominent title in the roots reggae genre earning a five-star review by Rolling Stone magazine. In commemoration of the Greensleeves 40th anniversary this year, the new release offers listeners a re-mastered and re-sequenced ‘showcase style’ of the classic album. The two-part CD includes eight tracks by … Read entire article »

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VETERAN CANADIAN-BASED SINGER LEROY BROWN, RETURNS WITH A REMAKE OF THE CLASSIC “SHELTER IN THE TIME OF STORM!”

VETERAN CANADIAN-BASED SINGER LEROY BROWN, RETURNS WITH A REMAKE OF THE CLASSIC “SHELTER IN THE TIME OF STORM!”

Veteran reggae artist Leroy Artist Brown has amassed a huge following over the years with his increasingly impressive performances and his infectious hit renditions. The reggae act is making his comeback with his new hit single Shelter In The Time Of Storm, a song that has been receiving tremendous feedback since its release earlier this month. The song is a remake of the older version which was done by Luther Ingram in the early ’70’s. In his earlier … Read entire article »

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UPSETTA RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW GREGORY ISAACS SONG!

UPSETTA RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW GREGORY ISAACS SONG!

Curtis Campbell   Overseas-based label, Upsetta Records, is gearing up to release a new Gregory Isaacs record. It is one of only two records to be released for the late king of lovers rock since his passing in 2010. According to Upsetta, they got the record through a deal with another label. “For two years, one of our bredren from VIS Records had been mentioning that they had a Gregory Isaacs session and would love to see what we … Read entire article »

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SOUTH FLORIDA’S SASHA DIAS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “JOURNEY” IN SEPTEMBER!

SOUTH FLORIDA’S SASHA DIAS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “JOURNEY” IN SEPTEMBER!

 Sasha Dias— Journey , the second album from singer Sasha Dias, is scheduled for release in September on LTK20 Records. Her first, Break Free , came out in 2014. Her manager Lindel Thompson said the set will have 14 songs including her covers of Olivia Newton John’s Borrowed Time and Will You Still Love Me Tomorroworiginally done by The Shirelles. Ten of the songs are originals, which Thompson said shows growth. “There’s nothing wrong with covers, but people want to hear original songs, stuff they … Read entire article »

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BUGLE TURNS PERSONAL TRAGEDY AND CONVERTS IT IN BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED SONG ‘CHERISH LIFE ’!

BUGLE TURNS PERSONAL TRAGEDY AND CONVERTS IT IN BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED SONG ‘CHERISH LIFE ’!

Considered one of the most prolific songwriters in the Jamaican music industry, Reggae luminary Bugle has taken personal tragedy and turned it into a masterfully crafted song titled ‘Cherish Life’. The masterpiece which stems from a number of personal experiences including the loss of his brother as well as close friend Kunte and more recently the near tragic encounter of famed sound system selector Nickomatic (Chromatic Sound System) provided the  blueprint for the thought provoking composition. “Losing a few friends and family … Read entire article »

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ROCK LEGEND MICK JAGGER, RELEASES BREXIT-BLUES SINGLE “ENGLAND LOST!”

ROCK LEGEND MICK JAGGER, RELEASES BREXIT-BLUES SINGLE “ENGLAND LOST!”

 Rock legend Mick Jagger (Photo: AFP)— LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Rock legend Mick Jagger has released a new track called England Lost that reflects the soul-searching in Britain since the Brexit vote in what he said was “a difficult moment in our history”. The song — released on Thursday; a collaboration with grime artist Skepta — starts out as a reflection on seeing England’s beleaguered football team lose. “But when I wrote the title I knew it would be … Read entire article »

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JAMAICAN PRODUCER TAD DAWKINS LOOKING TO CAPITALIZE ON DEEJAY POPCAAN BEING GRANTED A UNITED STATES VISA!

JAMAICAN PRODUCER TAD DAWKINS LOOKING TO CAPITALIZE ON DEEJAY POPCAAN BEING GRANTED A UNITED STATES VISA!

LABEL owner Tad Dawkins believes the recent granting of a United States visa to deejay Popcaan is a further boost for dancehall in that country. Popcaan has two songs ( Frass Box and Ova Dweet) on The Hit List Vol 6, the latest compilation album from Tad’s International Record, Dawkins’ company. According to Dawkins, being able to travel to the music industry’s biggest is “very, very beneficial. We will now be able to market him in these areas and reap more from sales … Read entire article »

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AFTER 50 YEARS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY JAMAICAN PRODUCER/MUSICIAN VIN MORGAN RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM!

AFTER 50 YEARS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY JAMAICAN PRODUCER/MUSICIAN VIN MORGAN RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM!

By Simone Morgan-Lindo Observer reporter   AFTER 50 years in the industry, veteran producer/musician Vincent Morgan has released his debut album called Vin Morgan Meet Lone Ark: Give Thanks. Released on June 6, the 12-track set comprises six vocals and six instrumentals. It is produced by Roberto Sanchez and Hervie Brizec of France’s Iroko Records. Singer Boris Gardener is credited as arranger. Morgan explained why his debut project took him half-a-century to materialize. “For years I was focused on teaching people how … Read entire article »

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ROOTS ARTIST SAMORY I, RELEASES HIS DEBUT ALBUM ‘BLACK GOLD’!

ROOTS ARTIST SAMORY I, RELEASES HIS DEBUT ALBUM ‘BLACK GOLD’!

AFTER a four-year journey, Samory I has released his debut album titled Rory Stone Love Presents Samory I: Black Gold . The 13-track set, produced by Rory Gilligan of Stone Love fame, was released on July 14. “Da album yah is fi everybody who thirst fi righteousness… for all the people who are deceived by the system. So ‘Black Gold’ is about worship, love, and freedom,” Samory I told the Jamaica Observer. The singer said he assembled a formidable team of session … Read entire article »

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HAWAII-BASED ROOTS BAND THE LAMBSBREAD, RELEASES NEW ALBUM “WORLD NEEDS LOVE!”

HAWAII-BASED ROOTS BAND THE LAMBSBREAD, RELEASES NEW ALBUM “WORLD NEEDS LOVE!”

The Lambsbread Spreads a Message of Love with New Album— The latest album from Reggae group The Lambsbread titled “World Needs Love” was unveiled on July 21, 2017. The Lambsbread is one of the foundational roots reggae bands from Hawaii, known specifically for delivering a profound message of upliftment , love, peace, justice, unity, community and positivity through brilliantly crafted lyrics. Truly a family band, lead singer Kaya says, “This is the first album that the whole family did together. … Read entire article »

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