Posts Tagged ‘Reggae’

Jet Plane

September 17, 2022

“Jet Plane,” written by John Denver, recorded by Dobby Dobson, 1998.

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Drift Away

July 23, 2022

“Drift Away,” written by Mentor Williams, recorded by The Heptones, 1988.

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Robbie Shakespeare, 1953 — 2021

December 15, 2021

Robbie Shakespeare, influential Reggae bassist, died last week at the age of 68. He and drummer Sly Dunbar formed the Grammy-winning duo Sly & Robbie, and were in-demand recording artists for over 40 years, primarily in the Reggae and Dub genres, but also for Rock and R&B sessions.

More:

“Reggae legend Robbie Shakespeare dies aged 68,” Lianne Kolirin, CNN

“Sly & Robbie’s Robbie Shakespeare Dies at 68,” Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork

“Robbie Shakespeare of reggae duo Sly and Robbie dies at 68,” Kate Chappell, Reuters

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Video: “Plastic Dub,” Sly & Robbie, 1993.

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I Got You Babe

October 9, 2021

“I Got You Babe,” written by Sonny Bono, performed by UB40 with Chrissie Hynde 1985. This reggae interpretation of the 1965 Sonny & Cher original was a UK number one hit.

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Hello

September 5, 2021

“Hello,” written by Lionel Richie, recorded by Eddie Lovette, 1985.

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Oh What a Night

August 15, 2021

“Oh What a Night,” written by Marvin Junior and Johnny Funches, recorded by Barbara Jones, 1976.

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Under the Boardwalk

June 19, 2021

“Under the Boardwalk,” written by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick, recorded by Eddie Lovette, 1986.

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Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

June 13, 2021

“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” written on Bob Dylan, recorded by Ed Robinson, 1999.

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War Ina Babylon

June 12, 2021

“War Ina Babylon,” written by Max Romeo and Lee Perry, recorded by Max Romeo and The Upsetters, 1976. Harmony vocals by Barry Llewellyn, Earl Morgan, Cynthia Schloss, and Marcia Griffiths. Lyrics here.

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Just One Look

June 5, 2021

“Just One Look,” written by Doris Troy and Gregory Carroll, recorded by Eddie Lovette, 1999.

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