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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Damian Marley ft. Stephen Marley - All Night



Both Damian Marley and Stephen Marley makes this, "All Night,"  a truly blessed experience. The brothers balance and complement one another in a song that goes on in a beautiful beat. The funny lyrics deserved to be written in full:


It's alright
Said she wants my loving all night
When she get it she'll be alright
Said she wants my loving all night
When she get it she'll be alright
Well, now she call me on the phone
and said she's home alone
And she wants me to come over
and make her house a home
Well, I gave it to her once
and I liked how she responds
Well, now I'm in trouble, yeah
Said she wants my loving all night
When she get it she'll be alright, all night
Said she wants my loving all night
When she get it she'll be alright
It seems she need to oil her spine
Tell all a gyal toast bread can't build di putty gold mine
Need all di doctor fish with di essential slime
She tell me she want to signal the plane 'n time mi want slow wine
Turn on di HBO she want fi watch 'Showtime'
Give her di cordless microphone, she want di one with line
Seem like me and this young gyal, ya just can't combine
So it's sour like lime, running it down the line,
Mr. Muffin one time
Said she wants my loving all night
When she get it she'll be all right, all night
Said she wants my loving all night
When she get it she'll be all right
She call mi pon di I 95
How mi ah tek so long, she ah wonder which car mi drive
Tired fi listen album now and she want me live
Tell me she want fi come, knock her out till she can't revive
So, ah so mi planet and di stars align
She tell me she want me, know which part her hills and valley dem join
Seh she want me ride her like a Ferrari sign
Put appointment aside
Nothing can't compromise fi di vibes I provide, bim
It's alright She wants my loving all night
When she gets it she's all right
She wants my loving all night
I should no make no physical contact
Tell her fi hold it down and still she just can't quiet
Seh mi take her up and turn her maniac
Tellin' me dat I compliment her natural habitat
Well, it seem like she deaf or she blind
Want come step inna mi life, when time she deh far behind
Want mi play her rhythm till di tape want rewind
And she nah watch no time and she just nah resign
Till she see the sun shine, okay...


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rage - Inward Rasta


Range sings about judging one based on outside appearance in "Inward Rasta." In an interview. Range (real name Shana Blair McCormack) said, "The song is based on a mixture of perspectives, both on my own extended family structure as well as friends who practice and believe in the faith of the whole life, history and culture of Rastafarianism. The whole concept stems from living in a world where one is not judged or segregated based on what society expects as it relates to practices, beliefs or religion."

"... I'm not my hair,
     Don't you judge me,
     I'm a Rasta inside..."

"...I'm a Nubian goddess,
Hear me chanting,
Don't care what Babylon has to say..."

"...Me no go about the norms of this society,
And the ignorance they teach,
Take me to the world of Marcus Garvey,
Liberate your mind..."

You will love this sweet dub and you will play it over and over again.

Friday, June 9, 2017

So Much Things to Say - Bob Marley (Cover by Cosima)



Covers are never featured on this blog, but this one is an absolute exception. Bob Marley's "So Much Things To Say" is one of his best works but only those who are his real fans will know the lyrics word-for-word and even fewer will understand its true meaning. 
Cosima renders the words out one at a time... anyone listening to her beautiful cover version will finally be able to understand why we all love The Legend.

Lyrics (Bob Marley version):

...Eh! But I'll never forget no way 
They crucified Jesus Christ 
I'll never forget no way 
They stole Marcus Garvey for rights ho-ooh! 
I'll never forget no way 
They turned their back on Paul Bogle, Hey! 
So don't you forget (no way) your youth 
Who you are and where you stand in the struggle...

...But spiritual wickedness in high and low places 
So while they fight you down Stand firm and give Jah thanks and praises...

... 'Cause I and I no expect to be justified 
By the laws of men, by the laws of men Oh, true they have found me guilty 
But brooh, through Jah proved my innocency...

...Oh, when the rain fall, fall, fall now 
It don't fall on one man's housetop 
Remember that, when the rain fall It don't fall on one man's housetop...

...  I and I no expect to be justified 
By the laws of men, by the laws of men 
Hey through God to prove my innocence 
I told you wicked think they found me guilty...

...So much things to say, rumor about 
They got the rumor without humor 
They don't know what they're doin', yeah...

Friday, June 2, 2017

Ali Campbell Feat. Bitty Mclean - Would I Lie To You


UB40's Ali Campbell has a distinct voice that makes him the darling of the music world. In "Would I Lie To You" with Bitty Mclean, two voices come together to create a song you won't want to stop listening to.


Swiss Feat. Etana - If Tomorrow Never Comes


Swiss and Etana come together with a sweet reggae beat... "If Tomorrow Never Comes." Love for ever after is the story and they tell it in a warm and loving way. Just sit back and let the beat take you back and and in to the future at the same time.

You won't need to read the lyrics; listen to the words over and over and over again...



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Chris Martin - Pirate of The Caribbean



Chris Martin's "Pirate of The Caribbean" is one smooth melodious ecstasy. From start to finish you will have the flow of the Caribbean going through you... even if you've never been there. The historical throwbacks and references combine with swashbuckling of today to give you an image of how smooth he must be as he  "pillages the villages..."

    "...This is not my village am just visiting
    Am just pillaging the villages
    I see two diamonds that I want
    I know they gonna give it up
    Beautiful girls are my treasure
    Looting their heart is my pleasure...

  ... Yea am a pirate
    Pirate of the Caribbean
    And I'm as sharp as a blade...

   ... Me slicker than Jack Sparrow
    Me rougher than Blackbeard
    A my style dem borrow
    From Henry Morgan days
    Out a Port Royal weh the ship dem dock
    Dem know a trouble from the sail dem block
    Worst when dem see the skull and bone pon dat
    From the gal dem mat
    Man ago launch attack
    Am a pirate...

... Pirate of the Caribbean
    Sail across the seven seas
    My riches goes to infinity
    All these girls are in love with me
    My crew will never switch
    Am the captain and this so..."




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Stephen Marley - Made In Africa ft. Wale, The Cast of Fela


Stephen Marley gives us "Made In Africa" which will make you proud of being African - or want to be one. The words touch on each generation from ancient to date and on into the future.

"...Oldest human bones found in Ethiopia...

... Africans were the first builders of civilization...

...Ships that sail to distant places
Robbed us of our rising worlds
History says that you've betrayed us
Talking of the Gods you serve
Hear the rambling in the sky
Tears that our fore fathers cry
And today we're still in chains
Take the shackle from our minds...

...Our children must be taught, of Africa
The science and the art, Africa...

...Educate yourself, Africa
To liberate yourselves, Africa
Keep your heads up high
No more will we cry

Beautiful are thou, Africa
A legend have to bow, Africa..."

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Samory I - Rasta Nuh Gangsta



Samory I and "Rasta Nuh Gangsta" is a sweet dub with a mellow mood. But the message is far from it...

"... Peace is my philosophy..."

... enough said.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Damian Marley - Beautiful ft. Bobby Brown


Damian Marley and Bobby Brown combine to come up with one sweet song. "Beautiful" is beautiful indeed. Have a listen.

 

Jason Mraz - I'm Yours




Jason Mraz is singing about what we all want to do with our lives... BREAK FREE... I'm Yours should be the song we all sing when we are all gunning for that exit... Or should be right about now...

"Well you done done me and you bet
I felt it I tried to be chill but you're so hot I melted...

...Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing
We are just one big family And it's our God-forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved loved...

...So I won't hesitate no more, no more It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short This is our fate, I'm yours...

...I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed
I guess what I been saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue...

...But I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm yours
Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find the sky is yours
So please don't please don't please don't
There's no need to complicate 'Cause our time is short
This, oh this, this is our fate, I'm yours..."


Friday, April 7, 2017

Alpha Blondy - Wish You Were Here



Alpha Blondy is an African legend who has been churning out hit after hit over a career that has spanned many decades. "Wish You Were Here" is a hit anyone who prefers any genre would love. Have a listen...

"So,

So you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
Can you tell a green field

Blue skies from pain
A smile from a veil?

From a cold steel rail?
Did they get you to trade

Do you think you can tell?
Hot air for a cool breeze?

Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
A walk on part in the war

Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
For a lead role in a cage?
Swimming in a fish bowl,

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls
The same old fears Wish you were here..."
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Shaggy - If U Slip, U Slide (You Could Be Mine) Feat. Melissa Musique


This one of Shaggy's best works on "Out of Many, One Music." "If U Slip, U Slide (You Could Be Mine)" has the gorgeous Melissa  Musique naturally plugging her beautiful voice into an amazing duet. Shaggy... only Shaggy can make a Fiat 500 look soooo cool!

Awesome song, great duet, rhythm and beats that make you want to jump up and start moving!



Monday, February 20, 2017

SHAGGY - SEASONS (Feat. OMI)


SHAGGY! Is back with another gem with OMI. "Seasons" gives you the usual entertainment with a sweet rhythm that plays with your "musical ear."

...I never meant to fall for your love
 and now you're all I'm thinking of
This is more than a summer fling
It's only right that I put on the ring, ring, ring...




Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Morgan Heritage - What's Goin' On?


Morgan Heritage and "What's Going On? is the perfect song to listen to when you're just not striding right... the Rainin' Riddim will get you steppin' even if you're "lazy."
"...What's goin' on? Reggae keeps us skankin'... pump up the reggae! The people wanna hear you play more reggae...! "

Too bad there's no video for this amazing reggae song! But the audio will still make you get up and do the One Drop!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Paolo Baldini, Richie Campbell ft. Mellow Mood - Likkle Dub Girl


We have all heard, loved, cared, folowed, or whatever... this girl... or that girl... the Likkle Dub Girl... the one that grabs all of your attention...the one you can't know how to go all about... Well, this One Drop... The Beat... Ba Da Dem...will guide you with Paolo Baldini, Richie Campbell and Mellow Mood... WAIT, what was this song about again...?