The Upsetter Movie trailer

On August 24, 2009, in Reggae, by E

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Press Release:Reggae Lovers Rock Singer – Glen Washington causes a Major Heat Wave in Dallas, Texas


 Wednesday, July 01, 2009 6:37 PM

   Dallas,Texas on Saturday June 27, 2009 was literally 103 degrees in the shade. What we really needed was

a cool down.
However, that did not happen as the irresistibly alluring Glen Washington – Big, Brown and Sexy one! Rolled

into town and added another
100 degrees to the already smoldering confines of Dallas metro-plex.
Glen Washington has proven without a doubt; that he is the master of this Reggae Lovers’ rock domain (in the

words of MC Hammer – you can’t
touch this). I am telling you now, you can’t touch him. This reality was more than apparent as he took the

stage at 1:50 a.m. on Saturday
(more like Sunday Morning) for a 1 ½ hour set at the Caribbean Grill.
When Glen stepped out on the stage and belted out hit after hit without easing up; the ladies just went

wild!!!! And I do mean wild. It was like a scene from the movie Jaws. That movie was was scary; only this  

scene that was being played out live was Glen in concert stuck in the sea surrounded by Piranha’s!
Fans frenzied reaction:
The ladies were screaming, clawing, and rubbing on his pants legs; each one trying to get a touch of him. It

was pure mania all for the Love of
Glen Washington. If I say it was WILD! Trust me it was WILD! It’s amazing how resilient some women can be,

when they are trying to get
what they want and what they wanted was to touch Glen. Because there was no security provided for him on

stage and the stage level being low, some of the women actually made it up on the stage, hugging him,

taking pictures and he being the professional he is; just kept on singing. At
one point, a group of women were hoisting up their friends on the stage.
It was a real mad/unbelievable  scene. Glen being Glen took it all in stride and kept on performing. I thought

when he belted out the song, “Together in the Dark“ as he sung the words – “call me baby” ; the place

erupted! As if the scene was not already in a frenzy mood. He leans over and reach a fans hand, as he

serenades her another fan grabs on to his dreads. I am seeing first hand the effects this singer has on the

females, now I know why it is most certainly a lovers rock style.Trust me the women really wanted to call him

more than baby. (smile).
If anyone ever had any reservations on Glen Washington’s crowd drawing abilities, his performance on

Saturday in Dallas would have put those
reservations to rest. The Caribbean Grill was jammed packed with people, die hard fans that are already

aware of what the master is
capable of, along with new fans wanting to witness personally what all the hoopla is about surrounding him.
I understand that it was the largest attendance in Dallas reggae history for the Caribbean Grill.
Overall Performance: I would definitely rate him 200+ top of the scale.
He did not slack or linger; he came to Dallas on a mission to please and his he did. As hot as it was on stage

(no fan) he still managed to give his all to the performance, to the delight of the fans. And I am here to tell you

it was a magnificent!! performance.
Even though Glen did not travel to Dallas with a Band;working solely from tracks and A Capella at times, his

performance was still on the money!!! He has tremendous stage presenceand a strong voice. Very capable of

carrying his own.
A live backing Band would have been nice. Even without Glen still had the ability to carry his weight in songs

by being a very strong and enticing vocalist. Adept at using his Voice as a very sultry instrument. Moving with

ease from his old Vintage songs taken from his earlier works. Taken from releases such as: Number 1 Girl,

Can’t keep a good man down, The Right Road, Wanna be loved, to Solitary Red Rose as well as
new songs from the “Destiny” CD released in February of this year. From his hit tunes: “Together in the Dark”

to “Still going Strong”.
He was on top of his game.
 
I was hearing from some of the new fans in the crowd, who were not  very familiar with Glens older songs.

That some of the songs he were singing sounded a lot like Beres Hammond’s songs.
I am here to tell them, it was all Glen’s works. He absolutely did not, do any cover songs. He did however sing

a rendition of the Temptations song “ Ain’t to proud to beg”. which is a cut on his “Destiny CD”. Each and

every song he sung, was all of his own. (smile).
That is the flavor of Mr. Glen Washington he has the ability to take you into a fantasy land.
 Glen Washington is without a doubt, the Reigning King of “Lovers Rock”. He came, He Conquered and took

many a prisoners in his Lovers’ rock
mode.
Give Thanks to Tony -Black One Entertainment
www.blackoneent.com/ for the compliment and for bringing Glen Washington to Dallas
And that; my friend’s is why, speaking of Mr. Washington: The Ladies Love him and men admire him.
Watch his musical dust – as Glen would say “Just call me”… Check him
out on the month long European tour, then on to Canada! For complete
schedule information go to:
http://www.myspace.com/glennwashington
Now available for Bookings!!!!!
Contact:
Web: http://www.glenwashington.net/
Email: upstairsmusic@aol.com
Email: glen053@hotmail.com
Queen Mushiya "Reggae Solutions" KNON 89.3 Irie FM Dallas  – www.knon.org or

www.myspace.com/reggaesolutions
Mushiya
Jobe Enterprises
P.O. Box 600542
Dallas, Texas 75360-0542
www.myspace.com/mushiya
www.mikeydread.com
www.innervisionsreggae.com
www.dubmusic.com
www.mackieconscious.com
469-767-9730
mojamaica@msn.com
mojamaica@peoplepc.com

 

Here is the video of Sunshine State inna reggae dub vinyl stylee spinning on the turntable.

TINO RANKS- SUNSHINE STATE- RHYGIN RECORDS

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Jah Faith video from Jandisc

On May 31, 2009, in Reggae, by E

Jah Faith – Bun a One video

Jandisc Records Jah Faith Bun a One

Produced by J. Bonner in 2007, Jah Faith with the Black Emeralds.

You can buy the 7 inch here . J. Bonner also co-mixed the 12 inch disco 45 out on Rhygin called Sunshine State with Paul from Rhygin Records.

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New podcast coming today

On May 30, 2009, in classic, by E

The new podcast will be starting up today. Since the shoutcast stream was shut down I have had a ton of requests for this to be up as soon as possible and the time has come. I hope you all had a chance to check out Mick Sleeper's radio scratch podcasts while you were waiting. It seems the perfect time to start this up since he is taking a break after 30 or so great Lee Scratch Perry podcasts.

The shows will appear in a box above this post later today, enjoy.

 

KNON 89.3 Irie FM Dallas Pressntation O "The Original Wailers" featuring Al Anderson and Junior Marvin

 

Monday, May 04, 2009 10:23:51 PM

 

First and foremost give Thanks and Praises to the most High – JAH!

Continued blessings for the spirit of Mikey Dread.

 

First and foremost give Thanks and Praises to the most High – JAH!

Continued blessings for the spirit of Mikey Dread.

Dallas has for a long time been in a Reggae live show drought. April

Though seems to have opened up the clouds and allowed the cool stream of

Reggae to flow through. In the words of Mark Wonder who so soulfully sing – "Where do we go from here? The voice of the people wailing from

The wilderness.

The Voice of the people was most definitely heard and KNON 89.3 Irie FM

Irie FMDallas www.knon.org came to the rescue, by presenting one of the

wickedest Reggae shows to date in Downtown Dallas.

With the presentation of: "The Original Wailers"

"The Original Wailers"

The entire KNON 89.3 Irie FM Reggae DJ Crew was honored to have "The

Original Wailers" come to town and do a benefit show for the

Reggae Format.

The Original Wailers – were unquestionably a delight for the Dallas massive. The concert was held on Saturday April 4th at the "Poor

David’s Pub" on Lamar St. There were so many pluses that it would

David’s Pub" on Lamar St. There were so many pluses that it would

have been hard for anything to go wrong. Good weather, wonderful

Location and friendly staff at Poor David’s, all contributed to a great onset, for what was to be a magical Reggae experience.

The Original Wailers

Just the word "Wailers" would bring the people out in Massive numbers.

However, there are so many groups touring right now under the

Guise of "Wailing". This leaves the fan base confused. The station received numerous

calls prior to their performance, wanting to know, exactly which Wailers were coming.

Recognizing this confusion – one of "The Original Wailers" featured Artist –

– one of "The Original Wailers" featured Artist –

Junior Marvin phoned into the "Reggae Solutions" Solutions" radio show with host Queen Mushiya and DJ Steady Rankin and did a mini interview. The purpose of the interview was to assure the people that they were the Genuine "Original Wailers" and further enlightened them on exactly what was in store for them on Saturday night.

phoned into the "Reggae Solutions" Solutions" radio show with host Queen Mushiya and DJ Steady Rankin and did a mini interview. The purpose of the interview was to assure the people that they were the Genuine "Original Wailers" and further enlightened them on exactly what was in store for them on Saturday night. The Second featured lead of "The Original Wailers" –Al Anderson doesn't change much; he remains solid. He is who he has always been, since joining Bob Marley and the

Wailers in the 70's – magnificent! What he brings to the table an Electrifying sound.

To watch Al Anderson play the guitar; is amazing, the way he holds and strums it tender and passionately; it's like he's in his own world, yet also in-tuned to his surroundings; all the while keeping pace with the rest of the world. It was once commented that Al plays the guitar like "A tender moment with a love mate"!!! He personifies the lyrics "who feels it, knows it". There are no words powerful enough, to describe Al Anderson’s performance it's just magical. Whether Playing with the beat of "Get up stand up" or "Could you be loved" he does so full of compassion. Master blaster his is. When I look at Al and how he connects with his fans. I always come away thinking. What a class Act he is; even though he was tired from traveling (arriving In Dallas the very day of the concert) he still found time to come out after the Concert and talked to the fans, take pictures. After all of these years, he remains a very quiet and pleasant person. He too made many of Dallas Fans really happy. After-all how many performers can you actually say have

An honest part of Reggae history. A picture and conversation with Al Anderson is BIG in itself Reggae history! After all he traveled many roads, with a true Reggae Legend; Bob Marley! And can, with all honesty say he is one of "The Original wailers".


Al and how he connects with his fans. I always come away thinking. What a class Act he is; even though he was tired from traveling (arriving In Dallas the very day of the concert) he still found time to come out after the Concert and talked to the fans, take pictures. After all of these years, he remains a very quiet and pleasant person. He too made many of Dallas Fans really happy. After-all how many performers can you actually say have

An honest part of Reggae history. A picture and conversation with Al Anderson is BIG in itself Reggae history! After all he traveled many roads, with a true Reggae Legend; Bob Marley! And can, with all honesty say he is one of "The Original wailers".

At one point Junior Marvin and Al Anderson joined together and sounded off each other-in a duo guitar set. Putting down some of the slickest sounds around!!! The dynamic duo was so tight, that they even had KNON 89.3 Irie FM station manager – Dave Chaos stunned shaking his head going " awesome, just awesome, can't say much more than that, AWESOME!!. This adoration coming from an avid heavy metal fan!

Junior Marvin and Al Anderson joined together and sounded off each other-in a duo guitar set. Putting down some of the slickest sounds around!!! The dynamic duo was so tight, that they even had KNON 89.3 Irie FM station manager – Dave Chaos stunned shaking his head going " awesome, just awesome, can't say much more than that, AWESOME!!. This adoration coming from an avid heavy metal fan!Junior Marvin’s statement to the audience was that "they were coming to

Rock the house." The Band proved without a doubt, that they are a powerhouse and a force to be reckoned with.

From the time The Original Wailers Band emerged from the dressing room and hit the stage. The crowd went wild, rocking, jumping up and singing each and every song that the Wailers sung. The Vocals were seriously hot with Junior Marvin on lead.

 

However; Erica Newell One of Jamaica’s most powerful female singers, was more than a compliment to Junior's lead. She is a commanding performer. If the crowd is not in motion once she steps on stage, they would most definitely have to be in a deep sleep!!!! Her energy is as high pitched as a 7.0 earthquake.

Erica Newell One of Jamaica’s most powerful female singers, was more than a compliment to Junior's lead. She is a commanding performer. If the crowd is not in motion once she steps on stage, they would most definitely have to be in a deep sleep!!!! Her energy is as high pitched as a 7.0 earthquake.

Exceptional Fan reaction!

A particular young lady in the crowd was so moved by the performance. Tears were running down her cheeks and she was crying "I just love these guys"! At another point we had to duck when the crowd started swaying back and forth, hands raised in the air singing an all time BMW favorite "One Love." The fans did everything but body surf. (smile)

That personal touch the band committed to the audience made this a Very Special Reggae experience.

Introducing:

Rohan Reid – a a celebrated Bass Player, has to be one of the brightest and skilled bassist coming out of Kingston, Jamaica at this time. People; he's young and already turning heads on the Bass, a man to surely watch. Just remember, you heard it here first.

I was privileged to speak with Rohan after the concert. And found him to be a delight.

His people accommodating personality alone makes him a great asset to

"The original Wailers" and coming straight out of Kingston Jamaica –

The birthplace of Bob Marley and the Wailers. You would expect no less from

Rohan. He gave the people the heartbeat sound of Reggae. Bass and Drums!!!Speaking o f Drums Paapa Nyarkoh – did you leave any skins on the

drums? Man! Paapa was beating those drums like he was beating for a

Spiritual revival. It's nice to hear Musicians play good music, but it's even more joyful to see them enjoying what they do. Paapa did his thing, showcasing his natural

Ability to control the drums. I would not have expected any less from

Paapa as he is hailing straight from the motherland. Paapa's drumming

Was like a musical wonder with a voice and message of its own.

Being more on the reserved side; Paapa has a smile so bright and infectious, so much so the fans found him approachable. They were not shy to ask him to take pictures also.

Jawge Hughes plays brilliantly wicked Keyboards – Elvis Presley used his voice

to hypnotize you. Jawge uses his energetic keyboards to keep you in a trance!

This unique ability did not go unnoticed here in Dallas. What we witnessed here in Dallas on April 4, is just a small sample of what Jawge is capable of. An accomplished singer, A Quiet and Gentle wonder; he was surely one of the fan favorites. Staying long after the show ended, taking pictures and talking with the massive. Nuff respect to Jawge as he’s

Provided, many a fan in Dallas something to talk about for a long time.

The entire Reggae DJ Crew, wish to extend our deep appreciation to Jawge for his connection with the Dallas massive.

Well actually: Jawge, proved to be a social butterfly (smile).

Jawge, proved to be a social butterfly (smile).

His mingling with the crowd did not end at Poor David’s pub. Jawge

Ventured into Dallas community of Rasta’s, visiting, DJ Jah Shepard’s place "Irie Connection." I am sure there are thousands of pictures floating around with Jawge’s face on it. I can guarantee you, because he took that extra step to connect with the fans, if "The

Original Wailers" choose to come back to Dallas again, this generosity will certainly

Be remembered.

Now don’t get me wrong the "Poor David’s Pub" was packed to capacity and that is always a good sign.

OK>>> I have to fess up… I am probably a little biased when it comes to

I have to fess up… I am probably a little biased when it comes to

Jawge. We both originally came from the same Reggae Camp, Mikey Dread’s DATC

Reggae Camp, Mikey Dread’s DATC

Jawge was backing vocals and Keyboards. I’ve always found Jawge to be a warm and generous Rastaman.

Having had such a long night we wound down for coffee at a local eatery, this made one young lady at the "Pancake house" in Oak Cliff especially happy. I do believe she gave our table, more than the usual treatment. Always, making sure Jawge was being taken care of. (Smile)… I guess he just has that magic touch, even one of Reggae Solutions crew members Alicia Could not quit from smiling' she says "a lot of Artists come to town,

Perform, get off the stage and maybe take two pictures and then you see them no more. Not Jawge he hung around met with the community; the real people that keep them up there, the people who support them, that’s important. It shows that he cared" she further says. "I liked hanging out with him and showing him the people of Dallas, it was a special moment for me. I’m looking forward to their next visit,

DJ Red Ghost said the Wailers were kickin"! What cemented it for me was when Jawge came out to the "Hood". It has been a long time since an Artist has ventured out to the community like that. It was like a breath of fresh air. I still can't believe he came to hang with us, spreading love like Bob Marley would. It was beautiful man, just

said the Wailers were kickin"! What cemented it for me was when Jawge came out to the "Hood". It has been a long time since an Artist has ventured out to the community like that. It was like a breath of fresh air. I still can't believe he came to hang with us, spreading love like Bob Marley would. It was beautiful man, just

Beautiful". He goes on to say: "The last time this happened was when

Mikey Dread came through in 2002 and ate at Elaine's Restaurant in South

Dallas". DJ Red Ghost all choked up from the experience says "Jawge

shows that he has that Mikey Dread spirit getting out like that. All I

Can say is just beautiful".

Unfortunately; I did not get to meet – the other Female backingVocalist: Rochelle Bradshaw, however her performance was also notable. however her performance was also notable.

Going in, not really knowing much about her. I was really impressed by

Her special harmonizing abilities.

First rate, performance in a true Bob Marley and the Wailers fashion. Their ability to connect with a diverse crowd is immeasurable

You all will just have to see for yourself what a power-house this group

Is. The next time "The Original Wailers" are in your area, run don't

Walk to their concert. I can guarantee you an unforgettable experience.

As Steady would say " For reals."

Large ups to: The Radio DJ’s that were selecting before the Show: DJ

The Radio DJ’s that were selecting before the Show: DJ

Ebou and DJ Everton. The Emcee for the night was DJ Ras Ridi of the

Rebel Reggae International show – KNON 89.3 Irie FM – Monday Nights.

Also in attendance was: DJ Jah Larry, DJ Red Ghost, and the remainder of

Knon Reggae Solutions crew: Alicia, DJ Dollar Bill, DJ Ima Uwagbai.

 

 

Mushiya F. Strickland RAW #1667

Jobe Enterprises

P.O. Box 600542

Dallas, Texas 75360-0542

www.myspace.com/mushiya

www.mikeydread.com

www.innervisionsreggae.com

www.dubmusic.com

www.mackieconscious.com

469-767-9730

mojamaica@msn.com

mojamaica@peoplepc.com

 

Pat Kelly May 1st in Los Angeles

On April 22, 2009, in classic, by E
Pat Kelly May 1 2009

Friday May 1st at the Sugacane Lounge 1023 S. Hill @ 11th St. Downtown Los Angeles Doors @ 8pm ADM. $15.00 18+ Phone 213-309-1010

See you there. Don't miss it.

 

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 It has just been announced that, The IV Peoples’ Summit has invited Jamaican conscious reggae performer Dennis McKay pka Mackie Conscious, to be a guest performer at this year‘s Fifth Summit of the Americas conference. This year’s event will be held for the first time in the Caribbean; the Port of Spain,Trinidad and Tobago from April 17 – 19, 2009.
Mackie having achieved International recognition for his conscious works
in the Reggae Entertainment field, is world renowned as One of Jamaica’s
Premier, Reggae Conscious Artists. It is fitting that the invitation was
extended to Mackie, as this years’ theme for The Fifth Summit of the
Americas is: “Securing Our Citizens’ Future by Promoting Human
Prosperity, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability”.

When asked, what is so special about this particular Artist? The
response i s always; That “by all appearances Mackie truly lives and
sings about the real consciousness of life”. This consciousness is shown
like a beacon of light through the social awareness and positive
messages in his music. From conscious songs such as “The World is in
Trouble” “Cell phone on the Hip” to “More Reality”, Mackie’s musical
expressions seems to personify the person within.

It is well noted as of late; there has been much negative press on
Reggae Artist going’s on. In such light; Mackie considers it “an honour’
to be recognized for his positive lyrics and to be invited to such a
prestigious event.

It is more than noteworthy of what an honour it is, for Mackie Conscious
to be invited to this Summit: The mere fact that – The president of the
United States of America – President Obama will also be in attendance.

The official White House press states: President Barack Obama will go
to the Fifth Summit of the Americas in T rinidad and Tobago in “a spirit
of
equality,” looking to exchange ideas with the region’s leaders and hear
what they have to say about a range of issues.

Being a true Reggae Ambassador – Mackie Conscious will also visit media
houses across Trinidad and Tobago to share his music and promote the
message of true Peace, Love and Unity.

To learn more about Montego Bays’ number 1 son and one of Jamaica’s
leading Reggae Conscious Performers. Go to:
www.myspace.com.mackieconscious

www.mackieconscious.com

About The Fifth Summit of the Americas:

The Fifth Summit of the Americas will be held in Port of Spain, Trinid
ad
and Tobago, from April 17th to 19th, 2009. It brings together leaders of
34 states in the western hemisphere (excluding Cuba). This is the first
time this Summit is being staged in the Caribbean.

The opportunity presented by the staging of the Summit of the Americas
in Trinidad and Tobago is being used by the social movements of the
hemisphere opposed to neo-liberalism to meet and to address an agenda
for the people of the hemisphere. This alternative forum, called the IV
Peoples’ Summit is a drive for social justice, equity, peace and
sustainable development.

The V Peoples’ Summit of the Americas will bring together members of
trade unions, non-governmental organisations, civil society, social
movements, agricultural groups, students, human rights activist,
cultural activist and a wide variety of other progressive networks and
persons from the Caribbean, Latin America and North America. The
Peoples’ Summit will give pa rticipants the opportunity to discuss
debate
and analyse contemporary issues through the lens of a peoples’
perspective in order to define new strategies towards establishing
alternative solutions to the many crises we currently face.

For more on the Fifth go to: http://www.fifthsummitoftheamericas.org/

Contact for: Mackie Conscious:
Conscious Production Jamaica
www.mackieconscious.com
www.myspace.com/mackieconscious
876 385 0389
876 940 6511
876 995 3367
USA: 1-413-30-4566

Mushiya Jobe Enterprises
P.O. Box 600542
Dallas, Texas 75360-0542
www.myspace.com/mushiya
www.mikeydread.com
www.innervisionsreggae.com
www.dubmusic.com
www.mackieconscious.c om
469-767-9730
mojamaica@msn.com

 

New Articles at Upsetter Station

On January 30, 2009, in leeperry, by E

I don't know how I missed this one, I guess just being busy with the Rhygin Records stuff lately, this slipped right past me. Mick Sleeper has some new articles up over at Upsetter station, as well as fresh podcasts for your listening pleasure.

Speaking of which, I will probably be dumping the long running shoutcast stream for Black Ark Radio and switching to a podcast format within the next few weeks. Leave some comments here if you like or dislike that idea.

 

Rhygin Records Fake Out added to Myspace

On January 22, 2009, in classic, by E

The Tino Ranks and Sandollar Sound tune Fake Out can now be heard at the Rhygin Records Myspace page.

Click here to listen