Song Of The Day: U-Roy, “Natty Rebel”

Song Of The Day: U-Roy, “Natty Rebel”

  Today’s selection for Reggae Friday has the added bonus of containing an intro from one of the most influential artists of all time, and on a personal note my most treasured piece of memorabilia came from him. The first person who guesses it wins a mix CD, genre of your choice. Here is “Natty […]

Song Of The Day: Dawn Penn, “You Don’t Love Me”

Song Of The Day: Dawn Penn, “You Don’t Love Me”

  The funny thing about this song was that I first heard it during an episode of one of the best TV shows of all time, Homicide, which ran from 1993-1999. This song was released in 1993 and the scene in which they used it was, putting it mildly, vivid. It was sampled eight years […]

Song Of The Day: Black Uhuru, “What Is Life”

Song Of The Day: Black Uhuru, “What Is Life”

  Reggae Friday continues with “What Is Life” by two of reggae’s greatest producers, Sly & Robbie who had a little band called Black Uhuru. —Craig Kaplan

Song Of The Day: Thievery Corporation, “Radio Retaliation”

Song Of The Day: Thievery Corporation, “Radio Retaliation”

  It is extremely rare that I will go to a concert and hear a new song for the first time, especially one from my favorite band and be immediately drawn in. In late June 2008 at The Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland that very thing happened.  A few songs into their set, Thievery […]

Song of the Day: Ini Kamoze, “Here Comes The Hotstepper”

Song of the Day: Ini Kamoze, “Here Comes The Hotstepper”

  We are launching Frank Ventresca’s Fashion & Style blog on Monday. With that in mind, Reggae Friday will give a nod to Robert Altman and his great film about the fashion world Pret-A-Porter, from that great soundtrack here’s Ini Kamoze and “Here Comes The Hotstepper.” —Craig Kaplan

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