In September of this year, Gramps Morgan – a member of the international reggae group Morgan Heritage – released a six-track EP titled Deeper. The project can appropriately be classified as soul music fused with Caribbean rhythms, done in acoustic style.
At the end of November Gramps shared the official video for track #3, Butterfly. If you have not yet seen the visuals, click here or on the image above to check it out, and remember to like, comment and share.
Next week Friday – on December 9th – Big Feet Records will share a new ska tune performed by Natural Black, titled Mission to Conquer.
The song is a labor of love by executive producer Josh Harris, who after reviewing some of Natural‘s previous recordings felt he was a good fit for the track. Black, a Guyanese from Georgetown who is currently based in Kingston, Jamaica, was able to write and voice the tune almost immediately after being approached. Following the initial introduction and once Harris‘ vision was made clear to all relevant parties, the synergy between both brands – Big Feet Records and Natural Black – was seamless.
Natural Black started out by voicing for such legendary producers as Gordon Lee, Jack Scorpio, Freddie McGregor and Beres Hammond. His distinctively smooth and mellow voice left an impression in the forefront of the new-roots and culture movement that was happening at the time. With a slew of modest hits, Natural Black steadily gained fans and recognition, and in 2006 became an international success with the chart topping single Far From Reality.
Josh Harris and the rest of the team at Big Feet Records are excited about this upcoming release, as they’re confident all lovers of ska music will enjoy it.
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The man who burst on the scene as a dancehall deejay in the 70s, using the moniker Prince Mohamed, has just blessed us with the visuals for one of the tracks featured on his 2021 album, Through It All. George Nooks – via Tad’s Record Inc. – released the official video for the well-liked Christian hymn, I Surrender All, in mid November (on the 18th to be exact).
Although the words in the song were penned more than a century ago by Judson W. Van DeVenter, an American art teacher and musician who subsequently became a music minister and evangelist, it is this reggae remix – produced and sang by George Nooks – that’s got the reggae community’s attention.
And, despite the fact that Nooks has achieved financial success, countless accolades and worldwide recognition as a secular recording artist, he has – since the start of his career – been committed to singing reggae-gospel music. This dedication became apparent when his grandmother died in 2001. He had this to say about I Surrender All and some of his other gospel recordings: “From I was little I listened to some of these songs in church. My grandmother was the mother of the church and I used to be there with her all the time.”
I Surrender All can be streamed and downloaded from iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all other major music platforms, courtesy of Tad’s Record Inc.; and the video can be viewed on their YouTube channel.
Released in mid November via Addis Records, Jah Did is the newest single from reggae-dancehall artist Sizzla Kalonji. On top of a melodic reggae rhythm laced with horns, Sizzla gives praises to Jah as he sings: “only Jah alone can mek it work – he that created the heaven and the earth.”
Since it came out, Jah Did has been getting strong support from the international reggae community, especially those based in Europe. Click here to stream and download Jah Did from your preferred music platform.
In 1972, before KashieF Lindo was born, The Chi-Lites – an American R&B/soul vocal group from Chicago, Illinois – released their LP, A Lonely Man. This was their fourth studio album, on which was featured the beautiful ballad, Coldest Days Of My Life.
Fastforward to 2022 and KashieF Lindo, the beloved Jamaican performer with an unmistakably silky voice, has decided to put his spin on it. Coldest Days Of My Life is the newest single from HeavyBeat Records, a miami based imprint operating under the direction of legendary producer Willie Lindo (who is also KashieF‘s biological father).
On November 25th the reggae rendition of Coldest Days Of My Life went live on all music platforms. It was composed by the team at HeavyBeat Records, which includes Paul Douglas on drums, Willie Lindo on guitar and KashieF Lindo on everything else, (bass, piano, organ, keyboard etc.) including lead and backing vocals.
This reggae remix is masterful. Stream/download it now!
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Raging Fyah, the Grammy-nominated reggae band from Jamaica, is back! They recently released a new lovers-rock reggae tune called One Day Soon via VP Music Group Inc. The beautiful love song, which features veteran dancehall artist Josey Wales, has been getting great reviews from both members of the public and industry insiders.
Click here to stream and download One Day Soon from your preferred music platform, and here to check out the lyric video.
Blood In The Streets is the newest single from roots-reggae artist Samory I. It was released approximately two weeks ago via Overstand Entertainment under license to Easy Star Records. The official visuals, which was directed by Ruption of RD Films, was also shared.
The song addresses Jamaica’s high murder rate, an ongoing problem that the nation has been grappling with for years. Click here or on the image above to check out the video, and remember to like, comment and share.