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BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – B is for Bob – is a new Bob Marley project, but with a BIG hip factor for all Marley fans including kids! Bob’s son Ziggy took a few contemporary spins with classic tracks here and ALL Marley believers should investigate – cross-format appeal…!
B is for Bob, a collection of Bob Marley‘s most beloved songs re-imagined for fans of all ages, will be released June 23 by UMe/Island/Tuff Gong. The international musical legend’s eldest son, four-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley, executive produced the album, which bridges the gap between the timeless Bob Marley and a new generation of kids.
Bob Marley’s music is known around the world for its powerful political and spiritual message that touches people of all ages. Ziggy has transformed some of his father’s songs for B is for Bob. Eight tracks-“Three Little Birds,” “Redemption Song,” “Bend Down Low,” “Jamming,” “Small Axe,” “Satisfy My Soul,” “Stir It Up” and “High Tide or Low Tide”-remove certain instruments while adding other sounds creates a feeling of hearing these songs for the first time. Meanwhile, four of Bob Marley’s other masterpieces are left untouched: “Could You Be Loved,” “One Love/People Get Ready,” “Lively Up Yourself” and “Wake Up and Live-Pt. 1.”
“Me is a common sense man,” Bob Marley once said. “That mean when me explain things me explain it in a very simple way, that mean if I explain it to a baby the baby will understand too, you know.” Ziggy continues, “My father’s music spans generations and with B is for Bob we give the youngest their very own Bob Marley record.”
Released in time for summer, the album features fun extras for kids and parents: the CD unlocks bonus online digital content including coloring book pages and a sing-a-long music video. Each CD also includes a free one-year subscription to Parents magazine. B is for Bob comes in a recyclable and biodegradable Eco-Pak, making the album kid-, parent- and Earth-friendly.
This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Island Records, which is celebrating the label’s rich history of music from the luminaries Bob Marley, U2, Traffic, The Cranberries, Cat Stevens, Melissa Etheridge, PJ Harvey, Fall Out Boy more. The Island 50th campaign will feature CD reissues, digital compilations, movie festivals and more.
It will be the second time that the singer will be performing at the gigantic summer entertainment event. He performed on the event in 2007 where he gave a superb performance, which resulted in him being booked for several local and overseas shows.
The singer, whose ‘Missing You Right Now’ went to #1 on most local and overseas charts, is still one of the most heavily requested and played songs on the airwaves and in the dancehalls locally and internationally.
Another single, ‘Never Gonna Cry’, is also popping up on media charts, playlists, Internet radio stations and blog sites around the world and is fast heading for the top. It has just entered Richie B’s Top 20 charts. The song is touted to be the next big hit song for the singer. A video for the song in also being edited and will be released soon.
Da’Ville is putting the final touches to a brand new album expected to be out soon. Studio engineers and persons who were privy to hear some of the tracks all say that the album is definitely going to be a “must have”.
In April, Da’Ville gave an entertaining still talked about performance at New York’s top radio personality Squeeze’s Rock With Squeeze Mondays Party at the SOB.
He then flew to Dominica where he dazzled Dominicans at the Krazy Kokonuts Club with a devastating performance. Da’Ville can next be seen in performance on tonight, June 3 at a show dubbed ‘Da’Ville Unplugged’ at Club Denim in New York.
Since the A.R.P. singer went solo, his career continues to soar to higher heights. He has recorded a number of chart topping hit songs such as ‘Always On My Mind’, ‘Yesterday’, ‘Can’t Get Over You’, ‘This Time I Promise’, ‘Storm’ ‘Missing You’ and ‘In Heaven’.
Reggae music legend Michael Rose guest stars on this weeks Reality Time on Bigupradio.com. 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 Michael Rose. Michael Rose is currently mashing up the dancehall’s with his amazing new tune “Mr. Collie.” With a magical voice you’ve been hearing for years Michael Rose is a reggae favorite. Don’t miss this show! ONE LOVE
For over 25 years, Michael Rose has been recording and performing his brand of militant, hardcore Jamaican music to the delight of reggae fans around the world. As a solo artist, with Black Uhuru, and back as a solo artist, the “Ruff” Rose has achieved great success throughout his career, even as different Jamaican musical styles have phased in and out of popularity.
Perhaps the highest profile recognition came in 1984, when Michael Rose and the other Black Uhuru members (Duckie Simpson, Puma Jones, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare) won reggae’s first Grammy award for the album, Anthem. But the story doesn’t begin with Black Uhuru. In 1976, Michael Rose was already a seasoned performer, having honed his skills by performing on Jamaica’s hotel circuit. When an early incarnation of Black Uhuru (Ducky Simpson and Errol Nelson) approached Michael to join the group, he already had several solo singles to his credit. These include the original “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” and “Clap the Barber,” both recorded for producer Niney The Observer, and “Running Around” for Winston Campbell.
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The dancehall sensation Buju Banton guest stars the show Higher Meditation this week to talk his music and the recent release of his new album titled “Rasta Got Soul.” Everyone here at Bigupradio is very excited to have Buju back in the studio. Tune in this Wednesday and every Wednesday to hear Itation Sound spin the best reggae dancehall streaming online! ONE LOVE
About Buju Banton:
A descendant of the Maroons (the fierce freedom fighters who fended off attacks from the British colonial regiments) Buju was born Mark Anthony Myrie on July 15, 1973, the youngest of 15 children born to a higgler (market vendor) mother. Buju entered Jamaica’s musical fraternity in the mid-’80s and his career accelerated into high gear with the 1991 release of his debut album for Penthouse Records Mr. Mention; propelled by the hits “Love Mi Browning” and “Bogle,” in 1992 Buju broke Bob Marley’s record for the most number one singles in one year on the Jamaican charts.
At just 20 years old Buju’s 1993 release Voice of Jamaica (Mercury Records) was lauded for bringing astute social commentary to the dancehall on the hits “Operation Ardent” “Deportee” and the safe sex anthem, “Willy Don’t Be Silly”. Buju’s musical innovations continued with the Grammy nominated Til Shiloh, integrating lyrics reflecting his (then) recently cited Rastafari way of life with conventional reggae rhythms and computerized dancehall’s combustible energy especially on the singles “Murderer” and his self produced “Not An Easy Road” which played major roles in redirecting dancehall lyrics away from x-rated and violent imagery and towards positive themes. Find out more about Buju Banton here: http://www.gargamelmusic.com
About Itation Sound:
Starting as a Sound System in 1998, Itation has moved forward to becoming a record label in 2007. Working mostly out of the Itation Studio in California, they have been able to collaborate with many artists who frequent the Bay Area.
Their first riddim was produced with the help of St. Croix reggae artist “Batch” and Executive Producer Daniel “Jah Mystic”. The riddim is called “Higher Meditation”, and is now out featuring other artists such as Sizzla, Jah Mason, Wayne Wonder, Anthony Cruz, and Freddie McGregor. Itation’s follow up riddim to the Higher Meditation, is called the “Show Love” riddim. It was produced with Jah Sun of More Love Productions. It has many wicked combinations, including Jah Sun’s big tune with Prezident Brown, “Show Love”. Other big artists on the riddim are, Gyptian, Norris Man & Pressure, Binghi Ghost & Luv Fyah, Lady Passion, Lutan Fyah, Natty King, Rocker T, Batch and many more. It was released in May 2008. Currently Itation is working on its next release to be released in the Summer of 2008. It was arranged by Tune In Crew from France. It features many big tunes by artists such as Sizzla, Pressure, Anthony Cruz, Jah Mason, Chezidek, Turbulence, Rocker T and Ras Matthew, just to name a few!
Right now Itation is getting ready to release a big big album with artist, Batch. The album has been recorded, mixed and produced by Danjres Will of Revolution Sounds & Royal Inity. It also will feature Batch’s song, “Righteously Striving”, from the Show Love Riddim. Be sure to check back soon to hear more about this project.
|Singer Mikey Pelpa’s conscious single ‘Mama Don’t Worry At All’ on the Danger Zone Music Group and Untouchable Productions labels is touching the hearts of mothers around the world with its heart-rending lyrics that cut to the core of the struggles of a lot of mothers.
Mama don’t worry at all
Pelpa sings of the plight of the struggling mothers and he captures it in the music video that was shot at various inner-cities, with scenes showing the struggles some mothers are going through to take care of their kids.
The music video, a Creative Vibes Production, was directed by Pelpa himself, with Dwayne Dwyer and Mikhail ‘Tin’ Williams as directors of photography.
The single ‘Mama Don’t Worry At All’ was produced by Roderick ‘Penny Bling’ Hamilton and Michael ‘Mikey Pelpa‘ Lynch, executive producer Delmar ‘Della’ Drummond, with instrumentals done by Equinoxx.
Working with producer Penny Bling, Mikey Pelpa has released several quality, positive tunes that have been getting international airplay. ‘Emergency’, his collaboration with Limey Murray, on the Jam Down rhythm for Danger Zone, is blowing up the airwaves and the internet. The music video for the single hit number three on the Tempo Cross Caribbean Countdown.
Pelpa later dropped ‘Parental Guide’ on the Cloud Nine rhythm, positively influencing the youths to never forget the good teachings they receive from their parents. ‘Say What U’ on Danger Zone’s Payback riddim was another big hit, leading into ‘What Kinda Livity Is This’, ‘A Nuh Money Mek I Know You’ and now ‘Mamma Don’t Worry At All’.
Pelpa has also been hitting up the stage show circuit, performing on several events.
Mikey Pelpa believes that his music will positively influence everyone who hears it. He wants to cause change and bring about worldwide “Unification Through Music”, in fulfilling the Danger Zone mission statement.
Check out more on Mikey Pelpa at www.myspace.com/mikeypelpa, call: 1-876-351-5799, email: email@example.com