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Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Reggae Files Of Urban Aspirines


This is not a compilation made by Music market CD's
It's The Reggae Files of this Blog .


TRACKS :

01. Alpha Blondie : Miwa
02. Peter Tosh : Legalise it
03. Marlene Johson : Africa
04. John Holt : If I Were A Carpender
05. Mystic Roots : Pass The Marijuana
06. Eek-A-Mouse : Ganja Sungglin
07. The Abyssinians : The Good Lord
08. Earl Sixteen : Rastaman
09. Amparanoia : El Destino
10. Gregory Isaacs : I' m Sorry
11. Waye Smith : No Cocaine
12. Bob Marley : Rat Race
13. Jacob Miller : Tenement Yard
14. Culture : I'm not ashamed
15. Errol Walker : Better Future
16. Groundation : Groundation
17. Ben Harper : Jah Work




1. Alpha Blondy

Alpha Blondy (born January 1, 1953) is an Ivorian reggae singer and international recording artist. Alpha Blondy was born Seydou Kone in Dimbokro, Ivory Coast. He sings mainly in his native language of Dioula, in French and English, and sometimes in Arabic or Hebrew. His lyrics convey serious political attitudes and a sense of humor. In particular, he coined the French term democrature (an English equivalent might be "democratatorship") to identify some African governments.

Alpha Blondy's respect for all religions and the spirituality he derives from them can be heard on the tracks “God is One” or “Jerusalem” where he sang for unity between all religions in 1986

2. Peter Tosh
Legalize it - don't criticize it
Legalize it and i will advertise it

Some call it tampee
Some call it the weed
Some call it Marijuana
Some of them call it Ganja

Legalize it - don't criticize it
Legalize it and i will advertise it

Singer smoke it
And players of instruments too
Legalize it, yeah, yeah
That's the best thing you can do
Doctors smoke it
Nurses smoke it
Judges smoke it
Even the lawyers too

Legalize it - don't criticize it
Legalize it and i will advertise it

It's good for the flu
It's good for asthma
Good for tuberculosis
Even umara composis

Legalize it - don't criticize it
Legalize it and i will advertise it

Bird eat it
And they leave it
Fowls eat it
Goats love to play with it .

3. MARLENE JOHNSON

Marlene Johnson (born January 11, 1946) was the 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota and the first woman to hold that office. She was elected as the running mate of Governor Rudy Perpich, and held the position from 1983 – 1991.

Marlene Johnson was born and raised in Braham, Minnesota.

As lieutenant governor, Johnson focused on strengthening and expanding the state’s connections with the rest of the world – in trade, tourism, education, and the arts.

She was a particularly outspoken advocate of international educational exchange at the secondary and post-secondary level. She was also awarded the Royal Order of the Polar Star by the Kingdom of Sweden in 1988.


4. JOHN HOLT


John Holt (born John Kenneth Holt, 11 July 1947, Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae singer and songwriter.

By the age of 12, he was a regular entrant in talent contests run at Jamaican theatres by Vere Johns.
He recorded his first single in 1963 with "I Cried a Tear" for record producer Leslie Kong, and also recorded duets with Alton Ellis.

He achieved prominence in his home country as lead singer of "The Paragons", with whom he enjoyed a string of hits, including "Ali Baba", "Tonight", "I See Your Face", and the Holt penned "The Tide Is High" (later made famous by Blondie and also covered by Atomic Kitten). "Wear You To The Ball" was another of his hits with The Paragons, later covered by U-Roy. During his time with the Paragons, he also recorded solo material for Studio One (including "Fancy Make-up", "A Love I Can Feel", "Let's Build Our Dreams", and "OK Fred") and Prince Buster ("Oh Girl", and "My Heart Is Gone").




5. Mystic Roots



"Well, it’s been a bit of a long wait for the much anticipated second album
from the ever-popular, and once-again local band, "Mystic roots".
But have no fear reggae lovers because Cali-HI was worth the wait. The band has grown
a lot since the days of Constant Struggle, and that growth is clearly appar-
ent on this new album. Though their original sound is definitely still intact,
Mystic roots has branched out for a more worldly sound on Cali-HI. Blaring
horns, phenomenal female vocals, and a plethora of featured artists litter
the album. "



Mystic Roots Lyrics - Pass The Marijuana
album: Constant Struggle (1999)



Let's focus our discussion first on marijuana......mmm k?
Marijuana has a very distinct smell....mmm k?
I'm gonna pass around just a little tiny bit
now I want you all take a smell, so that you when
someone is smokin' marijuana near you

I said you numb my feelings and now I feel okay
Give me such inspiration to look at things another way
You help me relax at the end of my day
So if you feel like I feel, than let me hear you say

Pass the marijuana, give Jah thanks and praise today
Pass the marijuana, any old kind a way (x2)

I like it when you roll it up real nice
But lord I hate the price
I like it in a Buddha bong bout two feet long
Don't have to hit it twice and you still feel nice

Pass the marijuana, pass the marijuana my way

I said you numb my feelings and now I feel okay
Give me such inspiration to look at things another way
I said you help me relax at the end of my day,
Lord
So if you feel like I feel, than let me hear you say

Pass the marijuana, give Jah thanks and praise today
Pass the marijuana, any old kind a way (x2)

I like it when you pack it up in a pipe
And ya pass it round with the light
Make sure the mood is right, be it day or night
Let your mind take flight, make you feel so right

Pass the marijuana, pass the marijuana my way

Puff the magic Buddha here I come once again
Takin' hit number ten and representin' West Marin
I be fillin' my mind with knowledge as my lungs are filled with smoke
Cough, chokin' on the potent smoke inside my throat
From Chico, California to my home in the Bay, say
We like to smoke out every day!

I be Northern Lights smokin' hit the joint until I'm chokin',
My eyes are turnin' red and I can barely keep 'em open
The Mystic Roots be knowin' that the way of the walk is stoned
Ask Seba, Irie, Johnny Kind or Shayne'll say: "It's on"
I got the thin mustache, I need another hit a hash
Cause I smoked all my grass just got a pipe all full a ash

I'm stankin' from the dank and I can only want some more
They call me Coot from Mystic Roots just like I told ya before
Give me the green bud, cause 215 legalized
I be the ganga connoisseur I likes it crazy crystallized so

Pass the marijuana my way, and some papers so that I can roll a Jay

I said you numb my feelings and now I feel okay
Give me such inspiration to look at things another way
I said you help me relax at the end of my day,
So if you feel like I feel, than let me hear you say

Pass the marijuana, give Jah thanks and praise today
Pass the marijuana, any old kind a way
Thank god we passed 215, we legalized the green
Thank god we passed 215, we legalized the green

I like it when you roll it up real nice
But lord I hate the price
I like it in a Buddha bong, bout two feet long
Don't have to hit it twice and you still feel nice
Make sure the mood is right, be it day or night
Let your mind take flight, make you feel so right (x2)

(Whoever has the marijuana just pass it up to the front row....mmm k?)

Pass the marijuana, pass the marijuana my way (x2)

6. Eek A Mouse

Eek-A-Mouse began his music career when he was in college, releasing two roots reggae singles under his own name, which were produced by his mathematics tutor, Mr. Dehaney.

He featured on several of the live dancehall albums from the era, including the Aces International and Live at Skateland collections.
In the second half of the decade his popularity began to wane slightly, and he targeted the United States with the Assassinator album in 1985 (his first US release), produced by Anthony and Ronald Welch.

He also travelled to the United Kingdom to record The King and I the same year, the album targeted at the rock crossover audience to which he had begun to appeal to.

7. The Abyssinians

The Abyssinians are a Jamaican roots reggae group, famous for their close harmonies and promotion of the Rastafari movement in their lyrics.

The vocal trio was originally formed in 1968 by Bernard Collins and Donald Manning. Their first song was "Satta Massagana",

"Satta Massagana" was first recorded for producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd in March 1969, but he decided against releasing it, seeing no commercial potential for what he saw as a song constituting cultural subversion. In 1971, the group purchased the master tapes from Dodd for 90 pounds and released it on their own Clinch label, the single becoming a massive success, prompting Dodd to release his own instrumental and deejay versions.


8. Earl Sixteen


Earl Sixteen (b. Earl John Daley, 1958, Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae singer whose career began in the mid-1970s.

Daley grew up in Waltham Park Road, Kingston, and influenced by American soul and Jamaican artists such as Dennis Brown, began his singing career by entering local talent shows. He became the lead vocalist for the group The Flaming Phonics, playing live around Jamaica .

Daley recorded "Malcolm X" for producer Joe Gibbs in 1975 - a track written by his school-friend Winston McAnuff, and which was later successfully covered by Dennis Brown. In 1977, he joined Boris Gardiner's group,

Daley grew up in Waltham Park Road, Kingston, and, influenced by American soul and Jamaican artists such as Dennis Brown, began his singing career by entering local talent shows. He became the lead vocalist for the group The Flaming Phonics, playing live around Jamaica.

"The Rasta man is a peaceful man
cause everything he tries to do
is got to find his soul ."


9. AMPARANOIA

Amparanoia is the pseudonym of Spanish singer/guitarist Amparo Sanchez combining her first name with the word 'paranoia'.

It was also the name of the band she fronted from 1996 to 2006. Debut album, El Poder de Machin, has been described as being "bright, exuberant... with a heavy Latin influence", whereas the 2002-released Somos Viento has been called "a more acoustic blend of Cuban and reggae forms".

10. Gregory Isaacs


Gregory Anthony Isaacs (15 July 1951 – 25 October 2010) was a Jamaican reggae musician. Milo Miles, writing in the New York Times, described Isaacs as "the most exquisite vocalist in reggae". His nicknames include Cool Ruler and Lonely Lover.

International stardom seemed assured in 1978 when Isaacs signed to the Virgin Records offshoot Front Line Records, and appeared in the film Rockers, in which he performed "Slavemaster".

The Cool Ruler (which became one of his nicknames) and Soon Forward albums, however, failed to sell as well as expected, although they are now considered among his best work.

In 1981, he made his first appearance at the Reggae Sunsplash festival (returning annually until 1991), and he moved on to the Charisma Records offshoot Pre, who released his The Lonely Lover (another nickname that stuck) and More Gregory albums along with a string of increasingly successful singles including "Tune In", "Permanent Lover", "Wailing Rudy" and "Tribute to Waddy".



11. WAYNE SMITH - SLENG TENG

"Sleng Teng" is the name given to the first fully computerized riddim in Jamaican music.

The riddim, which was created by the collaboration between King Jammy and Wayne Smith, was titled "Under Me Sleng Teng."

However, in this case Wayne Smith was the one who had found the computerized sound in Noel Davey's keyboard. Together they were the ones who arranged the riddim, slowed it down, matched it to his key, and rehearsed on it before taking it to Jammys studio .


12. BOB MARLEY : RAT RACE




Uh! Eh! What a rat race!
Oh, what a rat race!
Oh, what a rat race!
Oh, what a rat race!
This is the rat race! Rat race! (Rat race!)

Some a lawful, some a bastard, some a jacket:
Oh, what a rat race, yeah! Rat race!

Some a gorgon-a, some a hooligan-a, some a guine-gog-a
In this 'ere rat race, yeah!
Rat race!
I'm singin' that
When the cat's away,
The mice will play.
Political voilence fill ya city, ye-ah!
Don't involve Rasta in your say say.
Rasta don't work for no C.I.A.

Rat race, rat race, rat race! Rat race, I'm sayin':
When you think is peace and safety:
A sudden destruction.
Collective security for surety, ye-ah!

Don't forget your history
Know your destiny
In the abundance of water,
The fool is thirsty.
Rat race, rat race, rat race!

Rat race!
Oh, it's a disgrace
To see the human-race
In a rat race, rat race!
You got the horse race;
You got the dog race;
You got the human-race;
But this is a rat race, rat race!


13. JACOB MILLER






Jacob Miller (May 4, 1952 – March 23, 1980 was a Jamaican reggae artist who first recorded with Clement Dodd.

While pursuing a prolific solo career, he became the lead singer for reggae group " Inner Circle " with whom he recorded until his death in a car accident at the age of 27.



14. Culture


Culture was a Jamaican roots reggae group founded in 1976.

Originally they were known as "The African Disciples".

The members of the trio were Joseph Hill (lead vocals), Albert Walker (backing vocals) and Kenneth Dayes (backing vocals).

Critically considered one of the most authentic traditional reggae acts, at the time of the first Rolling Stone Record Guide publication, they were the only band of any genre whose every recording received a five-star review (of bands with more than one recording in the guide).



15. Errol Walker


Earl George Walker on Jul 15, 1948 in Trench Town, Jamaica

This song is included in the Lee perry's Album : " Voodoism "

"There will come a time
when every one shall know
the real meaning of Love

That the day will be

Let escape from the violence and the crime
Let us make this land a better place to live in
a better future for the children"



16. GROUNDATION


Northern California-based reggae group Groundation were formed by guitarist/singer/lyricist Harrison Stafford, keyboardist Marcus Urani, and bassist Ryan Newman in 1998.

Groundation self-released their debut album, " Young Tree ", on their own Young Tree label in 1999.
Each One Teach One followed on July 31, 2001.

The disc featured guests Ras Michael and Marcia Higgs.

After the appearance of " Upon the Bridge " on October 17, 2006, the band not only toured internationally as usual, but, for the first time, also performed in the eastern half of the U.S.


LYRICS


They leave they drop upon new nation
they freesell your soul upon creation

There shall come a day when we shall all be free
and see the beauty in your heart, in your heart
and from a far i can see the tropycal is a million magejsty
oh god

Rasta man wo wa
what's a groundation
in this iration

Forward forward forward forward....
to i..
Leaving the love for the land
Please belive me when I say
there will come a day when everyone just see inifacation
from shore to shore they shall see the light acros the oceans acros the world shall unite will unite

And the
Rasta man wo wa
what's a groundation
in this iration

Well the
Rasta man wo wa
what's a groundation
upon this iration

Trada trada ride on ride on I see
reach trought words reach those words reach those words all the truth tonight

And we shall jump on the ship taking you back home
in another nation again again run run
and they shall run away far away
all the head up to another day sing i i to the valley i i to the valley

Rasta man wo wa
what's a groundation
in this iration


17. Ben Harper







Benjamin Chase "Ben" Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.

Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock music and is known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances and activism.

Harper's fan base spans several continents.






3 comments:

  1. αν και το καλοκαιράκι αργεί λίγο ακόμη η reggae είναι πάντα ότι πρέπει!!!

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  2. Πολύ καλό...Το κατεβάζω για να μπω σε φάση "Legalise it"..!!

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  3. nice collection!!!

    You should upload the entire MYSTIC ROOTS album as it is perfect from beginning to end!

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