Tag Archive for Reggae

The Heptones* – We Are In The Mood & Dub

This mellow, reggae number, from iconic Jamaican band The Heptones, has been running about my mind over the past few weeks. The vocals are so smooth, they fit the vibe perfectly. Also, the track is ideal listening for a lazy, sunny Sunday.

The Heptones:

The Heptones/RjK

*Artist #654

The Dynamic Four* – Let’s Make Love

Reggae music is something I keep meaning to explore. It is one of several genres (along with maybe Bluegrass, Jazz and Blues) I feel like with some concerted effort I could really get into. To date I have hardly posted anything but that is something I intend to fix in 2013 if possible. If only there were more hours in the day to listen to music!

This is taken from a compilation on Soul Jazz records called Studio One Roots (in this case volume three). I stumbled across it on YouTube a while ago and have been enjoying it since. I have found it’s laid back charm to be a particularly good way of calming a racing mind.


*Artist #594

30th September 2012

Bob Marley* – I shot the sheriff

I just realised that I hadn’t gotten around to posting Bob Marley yet! Not sure how that managed to happen.

I had a great few days in London, lot’s of carousing, (not) sleeping on couches and visits to my favourite haunts. It’s going to take me a few days to recover…


*Artist #527

6th July 2012

Damien Marley* – The Master Has Come Back (GPF)

This song popped into my head when I saw a poster advertising a concert at the O2 arena to celebrate 50 years of Jamaican independence, which Damian Marley is headlining. Somehow is seems strange that Britain still had an empire only 50 years ago. I know it to be true but it feels like it should have been much longer ago.

Interesting fact about Damian Marley – his mother was Miss World in 1976. He clearly has some pretty solid genes!

This track is a solid party tune. High energy and full of rhythm, it makes me want to move. What more could you want for a Friday night?

Have a great weekend!


*Artist #479


Taj Mahal* – Satisfied ‘n Tickled Too


Taj Mahal is an interesting artist whose work spans many decades and genres. He made music, such as this, that transformed the blues. You can really hear the Caribbean influence here, it is perfectly languid.

The lil’ red hen said to the lil’ red rooster “Rooster, you don’t come round my chicken shack as much as you used to”…

In other news I discovered this interesting blog: http://www.sleeveface.com/ Has anyone seen it before? It has a certain random charm. Something to aspire to for me.


*Artist #444


Aswad* – Don’t turn around

For anyone new to the blog, I do something a little different on Thursdays and Fridays. On Thursdays I highlight an artist that is new to the blog and that I have discovered recently and on Fridays I post something I feel a little guilty about enjoying.
This is a feelgood tune for a sunny Friday afternoon. It has been slightly sullied by a poor, mid-90’s Ace of Base cover version but still puts a smile on my face any time I hear it. I vividly remember when I was living in California listening to BBC radio while cooking and dancing around the kitchen full of joy when the DJ played this tune.
What a great video too! Hello leather jackets and waistcoats… 
*Artist #441