Category Archives: Jamaican

Friday Night Lovers Rock

And the party goes on … It’s Lovers Friday with a lot of Lovers Rock. So, let’s take it easy with lots of ice cold  drinks and some rocking Reggae …


Moonlight Groover — Winston Wright

My Whole World — Beres Hammond

Teenager In Love — Bob Marley

All My Loving — Prince Buster

What Does It Take — Alton Ellis

Spanish Lace — Byron Lee and the Dragonaires

You Make Me Feel Brnad New —  Boris Gardiner

My Precious Love — Desmond Dekker

Dreams To Remember — Toots and The Maytals

To Love Somebody — Busty Brown

Guava Jelly — Johnny Nash

Love At First Sight — Brentford Rd. All Stars

Whine And Grine — Prince Buster

Prisoner of Love — Prisoner of Love


Reggae Monday!

Los Aggrotones — Reggae Rapado

Pat Kelly — Workman Song

Peter Tosh — Pick Myself Up

The Starlites — Some A Weh A Bawl






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Reggae Sunday at SOTS


Bob Marley — Midnight Ravers

Ken Parker — Only Yesterday

Pluto — I Man Bitter

U-Roy — I Can’t Love Another




Reggae Sunday at SOTS: Dennis Brown Special


Lips of Wine
Rock With Me Baby
Going To A Ball
Money In My Pocket
To see the post that inspired today’s special, please go to Distinctly Jamaican Sounds 

Reggae Sunday with Desmond Dekker (July 16, 1941 – May 25, 2006)

On a wonderful Texan Sunday like this, all I need to be completely happy is some strong coffee, brewed from fresh French roast beans, hot toast with an overdose of almond butter and black cherry marmalade … and a round of Reggae music.


Where Did It Go ( First Time For A Long Time)

It Was Only A Dream  (The Writing Of The Wall)

My Precious Love (The Writing …)

Too Much Too Soon (The Writing …)

Intensified (Intensified)

You’ve Got Your Troubles (Action)

The sweetest Reggae voice that ever was!

… and because I love this live clip of Israelites, I’ll post it too.

 Reggae On!


Ronnie Dyson — A Wednesday In Your Garden

For Ronnie Dyson’s albums please go here.

I know it’s Friday again. It feels like Wednesday though. So, it’s not too far off tho post a title about A Wednesday In Your Garden.

Ronnie Dyson (June 5, 1950 – Nov. 10. 1990) was born in Washington and grew up in Brooklyn. He established his musical roots at church and sang his way through to the famous musical Hair in which he performed as lead actor.

My pick today is from his 1973 album, One Man Band. The album was produced by Thom Bell and includes  Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely, the song that, a year later,  turned out to be a success for the Main Ingredient.

Ronnie Dyson’s beautiful natural tenor voice was silenced way too early in 1990. R.I.P. Ronnie Dyson.



For an informative article about the artist, check this site out.

Ernie Freeman — Spring Fever / Dumplin’s

Alright! Let spring begin … The trees show first signs of fresh green, my new spring wardrobe is ready to roll, and it’s hard for me not to go outside and dig in my yard. All that means that Spring Fever is wreaking its delicious havoc again. I feel exactly as the two tracks I picked for today’s post sound.

This is a great album. Get it!
Posted by Raggedy at 3/21/2011 12:06:00 PM 0 comments  

Alton Ellis — Moment of Sadness

Let’s put some Jamaican rhythm into this Tuesday with the godfather of Rocksteady!
From his album  Love To Share, 1979

Posted by Raggedy at 3/01/2011 12:09:00 AM 0 comments