Mothafuckin’ Rastafari: Snoop Lion

Snoop Dogg ist jetzt Snoop Lion und macht Reggae. Dazu ist er natürlich nach Jamaika gezogen, wo er laut gut unterrichteten Kreisen

  • behauptet hat, die Wiedergeburt Bob Marleys zu sein
  • Rastafarians beim Nyabinghisieren filmen hat lassen und sie so schwer beleidigt hat
  • für ordentlich Trubel in den Tivoli Gardens gesorgt hat, wo die Leute ihn wohl lieben.
  • Mit La La La ist jetzt der erste Tune des demnächst erscheinenden Albums Reincarnated zu hören. Letztlich besteht die Nummer nur aus Phil Pratts Monster Rhythm Artibella (der natürlich wiederum auf der früheren Ska Nummer von Stranger Cole und Ken Boothe aus Dodds Studio 1 basiert), alles andere hört sich an wie das Wartezimmer eines Logopäden verrührt mit einem verdammt schwachbrüstigen Terrace Chant.

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    Dancehall Journey: Neues Von Ken Boothe

    Der Jamaica Observer berichtet über Ken Boothe neues Album:

    SINGER Ken Boothe is getting ready to release Journey, his latest album. Recorded and produced at his Kingston home studio, the album, according to Boothe, is a statement on his life. […] Known to most fans as a rocksteady and lovers rock artiste, Boothe goes contemporary, trying some dancehall on Journey. “There is nothing wrong with dancehall music. It’s a 80/20 thing,” he said. According to Boothe, 80 per cent of the genre is good, but the problem is the 20 per cent. “That 20 per cent can mess you up,” he said.

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    Soul Vendors Drummer Joe Isaacs Marches On

    As the Jamaica Observer reports, there is a documentary about Joe “Drummie” Isaacs and Studio 1 Rock Steady in the making. Not bad, eh?

    In it, Isaacs, who played on many classic songs at Studio One during the 1960s, speaks of his days working with legendary musicians including Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, Jackie Mittoo, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Toots and the Maytals, the Heptones, Marcia Griffiths [and] Burning Spear.

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    Ken Boothe & Tasty Grooves: A change must come

    Bemerkenswertes Release auf Liquidator Rec. aus dem letzten Herbst, das peinlicherweise irgendwie an mir vorbeigegangen war. Besser spät als nie: ausgesprochen nette Nummer der Ausnahmestimme Boothe mit den Tasty Grooves.

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    Ken Boothe Interview on United Reggae


    Nice little interview with Ken Boothe, who is currently touring Europe. Not only one of the sweetest voices of Jamaica, but a highly likeable man, too.

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    Music without end: Count C, The Wizard of the West

    Make sure not to miss this: Soul of the lion have produced a documentary on Jamaican sound system operator Cyril Braithewaite aka Count C, who recently passed away. Expect highly interesting interviews with the man himself, King Sporty and Ken Boothe. After having recommended many documentaries here that were sometimes only partly intersting, let me be clear: You gotta watch this one. Sadly, it is hardly longer than 5 minutes. How nice it would’ve been to hear more precious memories of these great artistes.
    Waxpoetics #48 contains a piece on Count C (and one about Roots Reggae legend Yabby You), too. Or read more about Count C here. Via magnificent Dancecrasher.

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    “Music in the blood”: Lovella Ellis, Alton Ellis’ daughter

    The Jamaican Observer with a nice little article about Lovella Ellis, Alton Ellis’ daughter. Nice idea she’s working with Ken Boothe’s cousin at the time.

    GROWING up in South London, Lovella Ellis, daughter of the late Jamaican rocksteady star Alton Ellis, never thought of making it as a singer. Although her father was a popular singer, Lovella had other ‘girlish stuff’ on her mind. However, all that changed as she grew older and realised that she hadn’t eluded the music bug after all.

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    New Reggae magazine: IRIE

    Werbung, Titten, Dancehall, Mackertum. Und ein lesenswerter Artikel zu Ken Boothe.

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    Jamaica All Stars für Japan: Starting over


    Bunny Wailer, Junior Reid, John Holt, Luciano, Dean Fraser, Carl Dawkins, Marcia Griffiths, U Roy, Ken Boothe uvm haben sich zusammengetan, um einen Ska (!) Tune für die Opfer der Erdbeben in Japan einzuspielen. Große Geste, großer Tune.

    A total of 18 reggae and dancehall artistes, some of them legends, recorded two ska singles in aid of recovery efforts in earthquake-ravaged Japan. The singles — Start Over and Matsushima, a B-side instrumental — were produced by Jun Tochino and Yumiko ‘Yumi’ Gabe, two Japanese women living in Jamaica. (Jamaica Observer)

    Anscheinend kann man den Tune demnächst in den bekannten Shops als MP3 kaufen. Hier gibts noch ein Interview mit einigen beteiligten Künstlern. (via marcoonthebass)

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    United Reggae Magazine

    United Reggae gibt es neuerdings auch im Printformat sowie als Magazin zum Runterladen. Das Heft ist teilweise ganz interessant (Bob Andy Interview, Artikel zu Johnny Osbourne, Lee Perry etc.) und bietet neben News aus vielen Bereichen auch schöne Fotos, in der #6 zum Beispiel auch von Ken Boothe. Natürlich muss man sich durch viel Kruscht wühlen, aber das ist es wert.

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