Gregory Isaacs R.I.P.

Reggae music lost a true legend today when Gregory Isaacs passed away at his home in London from lung cancer at the age of 59.

Living Dangerously – Bounty Killer feat. Barrington Levy

In 1996 Bounty Killer released “My Xperience” one of his best selling albums to this day.  The album featured The Fugees, Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Junior Reid, Beanie Man and Jeru The Damaja.  An additional shining point on the album featured Dancehall legend Barrington Levy on their collaboration “Living Dangerously” 

Johnny Too Bad – The Slickers

Johnny Too Bad by the Slickers appears on the soundtrack for the classic Jamaican film The Harder they Come which stars reggae icon Jimmy Cliff.  The song is about a young rudeboy named Johnny and the boy is BAD, he walks around with a wratchett (pistol) robbing people, looting and shooting off his gun. (much like Jimmy in the film)  Anyway peep the song 

    

                                 Check out the trailer as well   

 I’d rather be a free man in my grave, then living as a puppet or a slave

Watching the Detectives – Elvis Costello

“Watching the Detectives” by Elvis Costello is considered by Rolling Stone magazine to be #354 on their all-time list of the 500 greatest songs of all-time.  This record was first released by Elvis in 1977 on his “My Aim is True” album, which also features “Allison”  which is where he got the name for the album itself.  The song is not traditional Costello in that it has a heavy Reggae/Dub influence fused into it.  My favorite part of the song is in the third verse when Costello sings “it only took my little fingers to blow you away” gangsta…