Monday, November 5, 2007

Reggae and Religion (4) (Webmaster's Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition November 5, 2007


WWW, November 5 2007 - Reggae Music and religion or spirituality are so connected, that even artists who do not believe in JAH will give praises to Him, if only to say "Rastafari" because they like to say the word.

People who believe in JAH will obviously see this as a pre-cursor to what is usually called "Every Knee Shall Bow and Every Tongue Confess".

They will smile and give thanks for the Word.

Yes, there definitively is some spiritual element in Reggae that cannot be denied, not even by the biggest atheist on the face of the planet.

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

House Of Reggae #10 (MP3 Podcast Review)
Toots and the Maytals - 54-46 Was My Number (Video Review)

House Of Reggae #10 (MP3 Podcast Review)


WWW, October 2007 - As we move from Ska to Dancehall, from Rockers to DUB, our host provides crucial information with every track he plays.

Episode 10 of the House Of Reggae contains, as usual, a crucial selection of Reggae and Ska music. Our host did his research once again, and please don't think that this research only deals with the music.

Jamaican Music can best be understood when you know a little bit about the circumstances and conditions in which this great music is played. The terrible social situation in Jamaica, for example.

In this episode of the House of Reggae, we learn things about that situation. We learn, how Kingston Jamaica is one of the top cities in the world when it comes to being murdered.

Yes, another crucial hour of Roots and Culture, Word Sound and Power avant la lettre. Let's congratulate brother Ian with his 10th donation to the online (DUB) Reggae community, and give thanks for the blessings.


01. Alton Ellis - Mouth A Massey
02. Alborosie - Kingston Town
03. The Morwells - Kingston 12 Tuffie
04. Prince Jammy - Jammin' For Survival
05. Frankie Paul - I Know The Score
06. Courtney Melody - Screechie Across The Border
07. Patrick Andy - Living In Mount Zion
08. Eric Monty Morris - Over The Hills
09. Yelowman - Live at the Aces International
10. Cornell Campbell - I've Got To Keep On Running
11. U Roy - The Right To Live
12. King Tubby - version
13. Derrick Harriott - Solomon
14. Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites - The Undertaker
15. Anthony B - God Above Everything
16. Alton Ellis - Let Him Try



Toots and the Maytals - 54-46 Was My Number (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, October 2007 - You could call this classic Toots and the Maytalls track Reggae's answer to "Jailhouse Rock", in a way.

They were said to have come up with the name of the music that we love so much when they did a tune called "Do the Reggay" back in the 1960's. With tunes like "Reggae Got Soul" and other energetic titles, they managed to create their own specific brand of Reggae in the decades that were about to follow.

Toots and the Maytalls are also legendary because of their live performances. In this video, we will meet up with the band as they are about to perform another classic tune.


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