Tag : reggae

Bob waits in vain for D Brown

(repost from the Jamaica Observer) SEPTEMBER 1980 was a busy month for reggae superstar Bob Marley. He was in the midst of his United States tour to promote the album Uprising, driven by its lead single Could You Be Loved. He was also booked to open for The Commodores at Madison Square Garden but had one special wish…to surprise his favourite singer Dennis Brown with a guest appearance at a…

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Rude Girl Rocks: Meet The 83-year-old Reggae Matriarch Who Brought Jamaican Music to the World!

From The independent.co.uk When it comes to Jamaican music, Patricia Chin has heard it all. The 83-year-old, known as “Miss Pat”, has been a fixture of the island’s music industry for over 60 years. Today she runs VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music and distribution company, making her a crucial music mogul for the island’s music. DJ Kool Herc, who along with his sister Cindy Campbell is considered the…

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Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus “None A Jah Jah Children” Set For Release Friday January 26

Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus’ “None a Jah Jah Children” will be available on VP Records/Greensleeves on January 26th. Originally released in 1975, “None A Jah Jah Children” joins two classic albums “Rastafari” and “Kibir-Am-Lak” together. Produced by Tommy Cowan in the 1970’s, the two-disc 2018 release includes bonus vocal tracks and four dubs re-mastered by Kevin Metcalfe. Including title track “None a Jah Jah Children’, Birds in…

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TERRY LINEN RETURNS WITH HIS SOPHOMORE ALBUM WELCOME TO MY WORLD

After nearly 15 years, the soulful reggae crooner Terry Linen returns with his new studio album, entitled Welcome To My World. His sophomore effort, which will be released February 11, 2014 on VP Records, follows his acclaimed self-titled debut. In 1999, the talented Jamaican vocalist emerged in the reggae scene. His influence and similarity to lover’s rock icon Garnett Silk was evident, hence the name “Linen,” and he swept the…

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JAMAICAN REGGAE ICONS BERES HAMMOND AND SIZZLA ARE NOMINATED FOR 2014 GRAMMY AWARD IN THE BEST REGGAE ALBUM CATEGORY

The 2014 Grammy nominees were revealed on Friday, December 6th, 2013. Two titles released on VP Records, Beres Hammond’s One Love, One Life and Sizzla’s The Messiah, are in the running for the Best Reggae Album category. Known to many as the “Otis Redding of Reggae,” Beres Hammond has been producing and pouring out his smoky-sweet vocals over every kind of riddim track for almost 40 years. VP Records released…

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JAMAICA’S ICONIC PENTHO– USE STUDIO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF TIMELESS MUSIC WITH NEW 2 CD / DVD COLLECTION

Legendary Jamaican producer Donovan Germain and his Penthouse label productions have made an indelible mark in the history of reggae music. To commemorate 25 years since the founding of Penthouse recording studio, VP Records and Mr. Germain have collaborated on the new release Penthouse Records 25 Years – The Journey Continues. The 2 CD/DVD collection will be available on January 14, 2014. The Penthouse Records 25 audio discs highlight essential…

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