KING JAH ... LIVE 04/11/09 WILLITS, CA - RECORDING ARTIST
KING JAH the REAL BORN JAMAICAN special performance in Willits, The video is not altered and has been recorded LIVE. All rights of the song performed are copy written by Lloyd Bailey, aka KING JAH. Link up with King Jah at www.IPOWERSOUND.com. Respect and blessings... KING JAH in an original reggae DJ (emcee) who has blessed Northern California for the past two years. In 2008 he performed alongside: CAPLETON, LUTAN FIYA, and THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS. KING JAH is a real BORN JAMAICAN who will spread the word of righteousness throughout the world. KING JAH is the cousin to CAPLETON a.ka. KING SHANGO (Clifton Bailey) and was born and raised in Islington, St.Mary, Jamaica. born February 6 1974 as Lloyd Bailey Born. KING JAH left St.Mary Jamaica in 1991 and traveled to Ocho Rios, St.Ann's to pursue music. Due to his powerfull dancehall style delivery KING JAH instantly made a name for himself. Life's path took him back to Islington, St.Mary and he took up Furniture Making as his trade . KING JAH made furniture for 10 years but still continued to write music and perform at community venues. In 2003 he realized that music was his destiny so he left the furniture making and started working with Double Lion studios in Tower Isle, St.Mary. Recorded some songs with Double Lion production got a few airplays, performed throughout Jamaica teaching the word of JAH. Influences include: U Roy, General Trees, Ninja Man, Professor Nuts, Bob Marley, Capleton, Sizzla, and his brother Bulla Face "Back in 94 life taught i a lot of things but i could not see any thing else but rastafari that the light i saw in i sight nothing else but love only that can save us now" - KING JAH
REGGAE DANCEHALL LEGEND TENOR SAW "LIVE"
DON CARLOS - DICE CUP live and direct at POZO SALOON in POZO, CA 4/19/09
DON CARLOS (www.doncarlosreggae.com) ... DICE CUP ...live and direct at POZO SALOON in POZO, CA which is in San Luis Obispo County.. on the Central Coast of California.
If you haven't heard of Don Carlos check him out at www.DONCARLOSREGGAE.com his vibe is very IRIE'..
Don Carlos Biography:
Don Carlos (born Euvin Spencer) Legendary Reggae Artist - Born and raised in one of the most deprived regions of Western Kingston, Jamaica, in a district notoriously known as Waterhouse, which incidentally is also a musical spawning ground for many of Reggae's greatest ever talents, such as King Tubby, original member of Black Uhuru, The Jays, Junior Reid and King Jammy to name but a few, Don Carlos started his singing career back in 1973, as one of the original members of the aforementioned roots vocal group Black Uhuru. Alongside other founding members, Garth Dennis who later went on to joining the Wailing Souls and Derrick Ducky Simpson Uhuru's central figure, as part of the trio, Don played a prominent role in the recordings of the highly acclaimed Love Crisis album, for producer Prince Jammy in 1977. The said album was later re-released and re-titled as Black Sounds of Freedom. A year after the trio's ground breaking debut, Don Carlos surprisingly decided to part company in pursuit of a solo career. Having needed at least three years to get the grips of being a soloist, plus developing a knack for song writing and grooming that distinctive, vocal styling it wasn't until May 1981 that Carlos really took the fraternity by storm, courtesy of a heavy, roots and culture flavored show case album titled Suffering for Negus Roots. Since then working alongside Goldie, his side kick, co writer and back up vocalist having built and consolidated a staunch following through touring the live circuit, plus 12 solo albums, most notably Harvest Time, Day to Day Living, Them Never Know a Natty Dread have credentials all three issued in 1982, Spread Out 1982 also otherwise known as Laser Beam to which the majority of tracks in this set have been culled, Never Run Away 1984, Just a Passing Glance 1985 and more recently Seven Days a Week a solid joint production venture, between Goldie, Dr. Dread and himself, there has been no turning back. Although he reached the peak of his solo career during the heydays of the eighties dance hall mania thus celebrating his impact with five top ten hits between 1982 - 1985, Late Night Blues Nice Time Tonight, Dice Cup, Hog & Goat, I'm Not Getting Crazy and Spread Out The latter of which is included here, he is still churning out solid, melodic roots reggae. There's an old saying in the music industry that claims: What goes around, comes back around. In Dons' case a request for reinstatement to his former role as lead vocalist for a rejuvenated Black Uhuru reunion eight years ago resulted in a sadly underrated Now album. Amazingly he has been able to maintain dual roles of solo and group member efforts without inflicting a conflict of interest. It is an extremely rare feat if an artist's repertorire is built without a few mistakes along the way and up until the reunion of original Uhuru in 1990, Carlos' reputation suffered slightly from over exposure. During this exhaustive and hectic period, one of Jamaica's leading producers' of the 70's and 80's Bunny Striker Lee was able to coax some of the singer's finest moments, which are here by recompiled for this nifty set. By cleverly employing the rugged rhythm section of top sessions musicians like Sly & Robbie, the Roots Radics Band plus Santa and Ranchie, This selection shows just how close producer and artist in perfect harmony got to developing the true potential which Carlos has always shown. The opener, Jonnie Big Mouth is a wistful attempt at reaffirming small time braggerts and so called know all's of their false impression, over that profound Drifter riddim. While Booming Ball utilises Alton Ellis I'm Just a Guy bass line to good effect. And further merits are handsomely gained as the ever reliable Real Rock riddim encapsulates yet another rendering via Ababa John 1. Among other things this collection is a prime example of versions excursions, so finally but certainly not of the least the album's singnature tune, Laser Beam utilises that old Three Tops It's Raining riff to great effect. Biography by John Williams 8/1998
Very irie' show.. The show was filmed (www.ipowersound.com) on a digital camera. The video is rough yet the audio is nice... bless up and LINK at www.IPOWERSOUND.com where there are FREE mixtape downloads... NICENESS GUARANTEED
JUNIOR REID - JUNIOR REID LIVE in ARCATA 04:11:09 2 of 5
This past weekend IPOWER SOUND traveled up north to link up with Stevie Culture www.myspace.com/sculture. He was playing with JUNIOR REID at the Arcata Theater.
Delroy "Junior" Reid (born June 3, 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician, best known for the songs "One Blood" and "Funny Man", as well as being the man that replaced Michael Rose as lead vocalist for Black Uhuru.
Reid was born in the Tower Hill area of Kingston, and had a tough upbringing in the city's Waterhouse district, notorious for being one of the most dangerous places in Jamaica. It was there in the politically turbulent late '70s that he recorded his first-ever single "Speak the Truth" at the age of 13 for the late Hugh Mundell, released in Jamaica on Augustus Pablo's Rockers International label, and popular as an import single in the United Kingdom. UK label Greensleeves Records followed this with "Know Myself" in 1981. He then went on to form his own band, the Voice of Progress, and after a local hit with "Mini-Bus Driver" the group scored local success with an album of the same name.
By the early 80's, commissioned by the great Sugar Minott to record a number of tunes on Minott's Youth Promotion label, enjoying considerable popularity with tracks such as "Human Nature", "A1 Lover", and the evergreen "See How Me Black See How Me Shine", an uplifting and proud statement which became an anthem to the ghetto youth whom Reid increasingly championed. Reid was present at the 1983 shooting death of reggae singer Hugh Mundell; he was travelling in the same car as Mundell in Kingston. After the death of Mundell, Reid transferred his talents to King Jammy's studio on St. Lucia Road where his fast-growing success rose yet another notch. "Boom Shacka Lacka" was his first UK hit and led to another exceptional album. After a number of fine singles - which included "Youthman", "Bank Clerk", "Sufferation", "Give Thanks and Praises" and "Higgler Move" - his chance of a wider international audience came with the offer of replacing Michael Rose in Black Uhuru. Always a strong follower of Black Uhuru, and with a similar vocal style, Reid slipped into Rose's shoes with ease. The collaboration on his first Black Uhuru album, the Grammy-nominated Brutal, in 1986, was well received by all. Two years and two albums later, Junior's interest to produce material for himself, and desire to regain his domestic popularity, drove him back into the solo arena and back to King Jammy's studio, as well as setting up his own JR label. Reid had a number 21 hit in the UK in 1988 with the collaboration with Coldcut, "Stop This Crazy Thing". He had an even bigger hit in 1990, with "I'm Free", recorded with The Soup Dragons, reaching number 5. Meanwhile, 1989's "One Blood" saw him re-established at the forefront of the reggae scene. - from wikipedia
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