Monthly Archives: March 2009
Over the weekend, Jah Cure and the Danger Zone Music team took to locations across Jamaica to shoot the music video for his soulful new single ‘Call On Me’ featuring the sexy Phyllisia.
Filming from late Friday evening into late Saturday night, the shoot was done in the beautiful town of Ocho Rios and Mammee Bay. Director Rhona Fox assisted by local and US based crew, including director and cameraman Asha, worked non-stop to capture the perfect footage for the video, the single for which is expected to be a major hit.
Several celebrities were on hand to lend support and add their flavour to the video, including singer Wayne Marshall, producer Baby G (who produced ‘Call On Me’), plus executives and staff of Danger Zone and SoBe, including the company’s CEO Delmar ‘Della’ Drummond. Several media outlets were also on location covering the shoot, including XtraNews.
Produced by SoBe Entertainment and Danger Zone Music Group, ‘Call On Me’ is from Jah Cure’s new album ‘Universal Cure’, which will be in stores in April.
This is the second ‘oldies’ in succession being covered by lovers rock singer, Stevie Face, who seems to be in a particular groove when it comes to doing covers of hit songs. From Alton Ellis blockbuster Breaking Up to Aaron Neville’s signature hit, Tell It Like It Is — the song which cracked the door for him last year — Face has been making memorable cover versions.
He now takes a swipe at the Englebert Humperdink single made popular locally by Boris Gardener, I Want To Wake Up With You. This timeless classic will undoubtedly have an impact with its resurgence and Bootcamp Records looks poised to score again.
Singer: – Stevie Face
Song: – I Wanna Wake Up With You
Producer: – Computer Paul
Label: – Boot Camp Records
Dancehall don Ranking Joe guest stars on this weeks Reality Time on Bigupradio.com this Sunday. Hosted by the furious DJ Kurious and might MC Taiyefoon, Reality Time brings you the latest reggae news, culture and exclusive interviews each Sunday on Bigupradio’s 24/7 dancehall station. Don’t miss this special interview and feature with reggae star Ranking Joe. You will hear exclusive Ranking Joe dubplates you won’t hear anywhere else! Don’t miss this show! ONE LOVE
Born Joseph Jackson in Kingston on 1st June 1959, Joe got his start on record with the founding father of Jamaican music, producer Coxsone Dodd (Studio 1), cutting “Gun Court” in 1975 as Little Joe. He then recorded for a variety of producers including Bunny Lee, Watty Burnett and former African Brother Derrick Howard. By 1976 he was deejaying on the legendary sound system of Daddy U-Roy, Stur-Gav Hi-Fi, and recording for producer Prince Tony Robinson. His first album for that producer was released in 1977 and included hits like “John Saw Them Coming” and “Queen Majesty Chapter 3”. He continued to deejay with U-Roy’s set, building up a formidable reputation as a live deejay. He began recording hits for Sonia Pottinger (“Shine Eye Gal” 1978) and was the first deejay to record for Sly & Robbie’s Taxi label when he versioned Gregory Isaacs’ hit “Soon Forward” (“Stop Your Coming & Come” in 1978).
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