Posts Tagged ‘radio’


INVESTIGATORS from the Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT)  yesterday evening charged dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel with murder, conspiracy  to murder and illegal possession of firearm.

A news release from the police said that the charges against the  deejay, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, were made following the conduct of an  interview yesterday afternoon by detectives from the MIT in the presence of his  attorneys.

“The allegation is that on Monday, July 11, 2011, Palmer, along  with other men, conspired to murder Barrington Burton o/c ‘Bossie’, a  27-year-old businessman/promoter of a Gregory Park address in St Catherine.  Burton was murdered while he was standing with friends along Walkers Avenue in  Gregory Park,” the police release said.

A preliminary hearing will take place today at the Half-Way-Tree  Resident Magistrate’s Court, the police said.

 

source: Jamaica Observer

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He may not have made as many hit records as most of his contemporaries, but Leonard Dillon produced enough quality work to earn his title as a reggae pioneer.

Dillon, who died Wednesday morning at his daughter’s St Andrew home, was best known as leader of The Ethiopians, the vocal group that had big hits with Train To Skaville and Everything Crash.

He was 68 years old.

Patrice Dillon, the third of Dillon’s seven children, told The Sunday Gleaner her father died from cancer. He was diagnosed with two brain tumours in August 2010, and last June it was discovered he had lung and prostate cancer.

After undergoing surgery to remove one of the tumours in February, Patrice Dillon said her father seemed to be making steady progress. But three months ago further tests revealed five more cancerous lumps had developed on his brain.

Leonard Dillon was born in Boundbrook, a district near Port Antonio in Portland. In an interview with American writer David Katz, Dillon said he worked in Florida as an indentured worker during the early 1960s to make enough money to pursue a musical career when he returned to Jamaica.

It did not pan out as planned and it took a chance meeting in 1964 with Peter Tosh – then a member of The Wailers – to get his recording career off the ground.

Dillon’s interview with Katz appears in the latter’s book, Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae. He said his first songs were done for producer Clement ‘Coxson’ Dodd at Studio One. They were Woman Wine And Money, Ice Water, What You Get You Must Take and Bull Whip.

The Wailers (Tosh, Bob Marley and Bunny Livingston) did backing vocals on Bull Whip. None of those early songs made any impact.

It was not until Dillon teamed with Stephen Taylor and Aston Morrison to form The Ethiopians that his career gained momentum. They cut Train To Skaville for West Indies Record Limited (WIRL) and Everything For Crash for producer Karl ‘Sir JJ’ Johnson as Jamaican popular music evolved from ska to rock steady.

The Ethiopians recorded for several leading producers including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, but never scored any more big hits, though they gained a cult following in Europe. In the last 25 years, independent record companies such as Trojan, VP and Heartbeat, have released compilation albums of their best-known songs.

The last of those discs, Train To Skaville: Anthology 1965-1975, was released by Trojan in 2002.

Leonard Dillon is also survived by two brothers, one sister and seven grandchildren.

 

 

source:  Howard Campbell, Gleaner Writer (The Gleaner)


The Canadian native is now travelling between Jamaica and Toronto putting the finishing touches on her new album.  Following the chart topping success of “Hot Ya Now” last year.  Tasha is working with hit makers like Mikie Bennett, Computer Paul and Rohan Dwyer.

She has already completed work with “Patchy” of NCF Productions and the new single, “ONLY A WOMAN KNOWS” is a product of this collaboration.  The video for this release is also to be done on location in Jamaica.  In addition to the work with NCF Tasha is also working with guitarist Steve Golding and Triple B Entertainment.  She intends to feature Bescenta, Influential, and Imar on the new album as well.

This one will be “hot when it drop.”

Courtesy: Ras Vibe Records Inc.


In the month-long series of featuring “analog tape only” media on Positive Vibes…

This week’s show rounded out with a special feature of the world immortal Stone Love sound with veteran selector Cancer at the controls as the last edition of the “reel” back analog series for the month of September.  Download the show here.

STONE LOVE

Cancer navigated a musical journey down the golden road of Studio One produced hits and a variety of rock steady tunes featuring the likes of Bob Andy, Ken Boothe, Hopeton Lewis, Delroy Wilson, Winston Francis, Slim Smith/The Techniques, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles/The Heptones, Brent Dowe, Dawn Penn, Alton Ellis, John Holt, Dobby Dobson, Sugar Minott and more!

The show wound down with a Bob Marley & The Wailers showcase ending with the program’s namesake tune “Positive Vibrations” which happens to be in its 27th year of broadcast.

Bob Marley & The Wailers playlist:

Misty morning

One drop

Jammin’

Satisfy my soul

Give thanks

Running away

Exodus

Positive Vibes


Month long special programming featuring exclusive “reel to reel” tape audio all inclusive of phased out volume levels, dolby quality drop out’s, long pauses, sound system selections and live performances.

This week:

PART 1: The internationally acclaimed JAH Man sound system featuring live performances by Pinchers, Twitch, Lt. Stitchie (pre-gospel).  Also featuring Inspector Willy at the controls.  This dance took place in Montreal September 5th, 1987.

PART 2: Josey Wales appearing live at Club Nubia in Montreal, Canada.  Featuring performances by a few Montreal artist of the time including Shiney Ranking, N. Cowboy and “Butty Reds” aka Skillman from the Montreal based artist conglomerate, Mus Bus Family.  This dance took place in Montreal September 14th 1986.

Special feature:  New music from Buju Banton, “Innocent”, courtesy of Gargamel Music.

Next week…. Montreal’s Virgo High Power featuring Super Dave, Johnny Black and more….


Nicki Minaj

Serani   Pleasure

Denyque    Jugglin Hearts

Sean Paul    Hey ya

Elephant man    Dis gone

Beenie man    Dance & killy dem

Chan Dizzy    When the rain fall

Daville    End of the day

Barrington Levy ft Shaggy Only you (remix)

Gyptian ft Nikki Minaj  Hold yuh (remix)

KC Jockey ft Nikki Minaj    Your love (remix)

Sean Paul    She wanna be down

Lady Saw    Secret

Dan Beats    Man nuh kind

Won J    Speechless

King Mee    Ain’t about you

Luciano    Far I

Cocoa T    Children of the ghetto

Little Twitch    Respect due

Nicodemus    Father jungle rock

Busta Rhymes    (interview re: machete)

Demarco ft Busta Rhymes    Hustler

Alaine    Come dance with me

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Tarrus Riley

Damian Marley & Nas    Count your blessings

Damian Marley & Nas    Dispear

Damian Marley & Nas    Patience

Taddy P ft Mackie Conscious    Leave the crunbs alone

Toussaint    Root in the modern time

Queen Ifrica    Times like these

Tarrus Riley    Who s responsible

Tasha T    New day

Tony Tuff     Can t stand it

Elephant man    Let me be the man

Sean Paul    Beat of my heart

Denyque    Juggling hearts

Natel    Miles away

DJ Chris    You got it going on

KC Jockey ft. Nikki Minaj    Your love

Drake ft Shaggy  (remix)    Find your love

Rasani    Love zone

Danglin    Excuse me miss

Sugar Minott    Danger in your eyes

Serani    Pleasure

Mr Vegas    She s a  cutie

Mr Harding    Circus instrumental

Beenie man    Dance & killy dem

Dadi P ft.  Erupt    Get out the way

Friendlyness ft. I sax    H.I.M. goodness

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