In honor of the recent Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination of the new Steel Pulse album “Mass Manipulation” released on Rootfire Cooperative, this Rare Record Showcase focuses on my personal favorite Steel Pulse record, and in my opinion one of the most underrated records in Reggae, 1980’s… Read More
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Last week, Los Angeles, CA roots-reggae champions Arise Roots released “Come And Get It,” the lead single from their eagerly anticipated new album dropping early next year on Ineffable Music. Aside from being a killer tune in its own right (always the case regarding new music from… Read More
As the US reggae scene evolves over time, there are some major forces at play, shaping the scene and helping get this music in front of more people who will love it.
NYC, 2am, 1990-something. A Ford Bronco drives through the still bustling streets with its windows down and a bunch of rowdy revelers inside singing loudly along with the blasting reggae music.
I am living while I am living to the father I will pray
Only… Read More
As a young man devouring music in Oahu, Roger Bong was captivated by the native sounds of the islands, from funk to soul, jazz, reggae and more. What began as collecting records eventually became blogging, and some years later Aloha Got Soul (AGS) launched the first and… Read More
So many of Jamaica’s foundational artist are no longer here on Earth. All too frequently we read that another legendary singer, musician or producer has passed. When that happens, facebook timelines are flooded with tribute posts and YouTube clips of the artist’s best works.… Read More