Music, Reggae

Etana Returns with Free Expressions

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Feb 17
Etana Free Expressions Cover
After a long two year wait, Etana fans will be pleased to know that her new CD, "[amazon-product text="Free Expressions" type="text"]B004G8AEXU[/amazon-product]," has arrived digitally and in stores. Three of her new hit songs, “Free,” ...
CDs, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: Various Artists, The Definitive Collection of Federal Records ’64-’82

Various Artists, The Definitive Collection of Federal Records (1964-1982) [VP Records, 2010] I like “various artists” reggae compilations. According to my database, my collection includes 360 of them, some of which are multiple-disc sets. So ...
Dancehall, Interview, Music, Reggae

Reasoning with Sean Paul

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Sep 28
[This was first published for Jahworks.org in October of 2002, right on the cusp of his mainstream popularity.] Who would have thought that a Jamaican swimmer and water polo player from uptown Kingston would introduce ...
CDs, Dancehall, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: Gappy Ranks, Put the Stereo On

Gappy Ranks, Put the Stereo On [VP Records, 2010] Standing out most in Ranks' debut album is an original blend of contemporary and classic sound. It combines instrumentals reminiscent of the Studio One era, ...
Dancehall, Interview, Music, Reggae

Reasoning with Alborosie

On Monday, May 10, 2010, I had the unique opportunity to talk to the Italian reggae star, Alberto D'Ascola (a.k.a. Alborosie). Born 1977 in Marsala, Sicily and later moving with his family to ...
CDs, Dancehall, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: Various, “Baddis Ting” Rhythm

In 1998 when the Baddis Ting riddim hit the scene it really took dancehall by a storm with some hot tracks including ...
Interview, Music, Reggae

Sanchez Takes Charge

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Oct 28
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Sanchez; photo by Corinne Mah"][/caption] 10/28/05 Jamaican singing sensation Sanchez has launched his new label. Sanmonik Recording ...
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