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  1. The English BeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2011 |

    Anyone familiar with the history of Ska will know " The English Beat but for those of you who aren't Ska historians: The Beat was formed in Birmingham, England in 1978, they changed their name to The English Beat in the United States in order to avoid being confused with Paul Collins' band of the same name. These days, there are two versions of the English Beat: one in this country, led by Dave Wakeling, and another in the U.K., featuring Ranking Roger, the band's classic toaster.


  2. One Love for D Brown, Mighty DiamondsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Jamaica Observer

    REGGAE singer Dennis Brown and veteran harmony trio the Mighty Diamonds are this year's recipient of the annual Bob Marley One Love trophy. The announcement was made by Clive 'Busy' Campbell, event organiser, at the event's media launch held at Cuddy'z Sports Bar and Restaurant in New Kingston, yesterday.


  3. Songs of fortitude - Mel CookeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 23 | The Gleaner

    Some of Jamaican popular music, rooted in the lower socio-economic class of the society, is noted for its songs of resistance. At times, it may be against an unspecified but still powerful foe called 'the system', which Beres Hammond sings about in Putting Up Resistance after the opening whispers of "pressure": Where there is pressure, there is resistance as the individual refuses to give in despite the odds.


  4. Toots back on the beat?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Jamaica Observer

    LEGENDARY reggae singer Toots Hibbert and his Maytal band are slated to be among the performers for the Welcome to Jam Rock Reggae Cruise, on November 14 to 19. Hibbert had been recuperating from injuries sustained at Dominion Riverrock Festival in the American state of Virginia, in 2013. He was struck on the head with a vodka bottle by a man identified as William Connor Lewis while performing his hit single Country Road.


  5. Captain Accident & The DisastersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | This is Derbyshire

    ... pipeline. Captain Accident & The Disasters have been lucky enough to share a stage with such artists as Toots & The Maytals, Less Than Jake, Aswad, The Skints, Prince Fatty & Horseman, Pama International, Mad Professor, Bad Manners, The Toasters, ...


  6. The Superskas at Bath Chapel ArtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | This is Bath

    ... the moment they begin their first song ... I guarantee it." Covering songs made famous by the likes of Toots & the Maytals and Desmond Dekker, through to The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners and The Selecter, The Superskas come complete with horn ...


  7. the Guide Interview: Terry Hall speaks to The Guide ahead of his Dorset DJ setRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2015 |

    Attend one of his DJ sets and expect to hear the likes of David Bowie, Toots & The Maytals, The Las, The Jackson 5, Max Romeo, Althea & Donna, Talking Heads, and much more. "I have a few certs but I love the fun of playing music I want to hear over big speakers - let it flow, let's wait and see."


  8. Trump's 'Hotline Bling' Cameo Was The Drake's ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2015 | Deadline

    A pre-taped parody of Drake 's "Hotline Bling" video offered last night's SNL audience something mostly absent from the rest of the show: Host Donald Trump looking loose and un-selfconscious as he frugged, flipped his tie and otherwise made a fool of himself. Although he was upstaged by Ed Grimley and a full roster of male SNL stars, Trump actually seemed to be having fun in the segment.


  9. Donald Trump Hosts SNL: Ratings Aside, Was It Worth It?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2015 | TVLine

    That ultimately silly introduction to Saturday Night Live 's final sketch this week probably sent an initial chill through viewers sympathizing with protestors outside Studio 8H incensed about the Republican presidential front-runner being selected as host despite divisive campaign comments about Mexican immigrants and/or those supporting one of the GOP-ers trailing Trump in the polls. They needn't have worried.


  10. Macka B still plays the 45Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2015 | Jamaica Observer

    ONE of the biggest thrills as a boy for deejay Macka B was going to record stores and buying the latest 45. For the youngsters, that's a vinyl single. Now 50, the veteran British toaster recalls those days on Never Played A 45, his album and song of the same name.


  11. Record producer's music A-Z: Madagascan royalty to dead racehorsesRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2015 | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    A is for "Ain't Misbehavin'", a jazz classic partly written by a Madagascan royal; G is for "Greenville", a Lucinda Williams country putdown redolent of 20th-century Russian Acmeist poetry. Veteran music producer and author Joe Boyd is nothing if not eclectic in "Joe Boyd's A-Z", a podcast series running on iTunes, acast and his own website.


  12. The Specials frontman Terry Hall coming to Bridport SKA fans are in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 |

    In between touring commitments with the iconic ska band and some solo projects, Terry will take his own collection of music to west Dorset - giving the audience a chance to hear the songs he loves. As lead singer of one of the most important and game changing British bands of all time The Specials, Terry and his band hammered the charts worldwide, with hits including A Message To You Rudy, Ghost Town, Gangsters, Nite Club and Monkey Man.


  13. My Current Jams: Reggae?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2015 |

    I've been listening to these two songs a bit lately. On Google Music, the Johnny Nash is listed as a Reggae song.


  14. Bankie Banx, the King of Dune is a poet tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2015 | Bajan Reporter

    ... Marcia Griffiths, Roots & Herbs, Buju Banton, Gramps Morgan, Anthony B, Burning Spear, The Wailers Band, Toots & the Maytals, Orange Grove, John Mayer, and Freddie McGregor. There's an aspect about the Dune and the festival that is said to be ...


  15. Culture Shock at Dinthill tomorrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Qraig of Voicemail , June Isaacs of the Gregory Isaacs Foundation , Kevyn V of Voicemail , Talisa Taylor of Taylor Made Events and PR Management and D'Medz at the launch of Culture Shock. The Culture Shock Expo and Concert takes place tomorrow at Dinthill High School in Linstead, St Catherine, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will cater to just more than 1,000 students from partnering schools and features cultural practices of the Indians, Chinese, Africans and Europeans in an educational expo and concert.


  16. Homage to Rico Rodriquez - Pt 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Characteristically, Rico's endless musical inquisitiveness and creative imaginings inform his emotional response to standard or classic material. They allow him to transmute genres, bringing to them offbeat cultural expression and attitude that broaden their appeal.


  17. We're mad for it! Anmphetameanies can't wait to support their heroes MadnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2015 | Evening Times

    ... find time to make a new record. They've had some great shows in the past, including a support slot with Toots & the Maytals and appearances at T In The Park, but the chance to support Madness strikes a special note, especially as Gordy's loved them ...


  18. Sacred space between the speaker columnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2015 | The Gleaner

    There is no shortage of biblical references in Jamaican popular music, where the sacred and the secular are cheek and jowl, most times comfortably. Toots and the Maytals list from Genesis to Ruth in Six and Seven Books of Moses , The Melodians use Psalm 137 as the basis for By the Rivers of Babylon , Tosh pulls from different sections of the Bible to make Creation , of course adjusting God as required to say Jah.


  19. Pressure buss pipe - and tuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2015 | The Gleaner

    There have been many chuckles and imitations of Justin Gatlin's break from form at the track and field World Championships in Beijing, China, at the end of the 100m and 200m sprints. With a hand coming up and over his shoulder as Gatlin follows Usain Bolt to the finish line, he has been compared to a swimmer rather than a runner.


  20. The Titans of skaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2015 | Thurrock Gazette

    Taking a traditional approach to their music, the band have promised reggae fans dancing and singing to top tunes from the likes of Dandy Livingstone, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Cliff and Max Romeo. Support will come from Stanford favourites the Start, an offshoot of P45, with a lively set of mod and ska tunes.