Posts Tagged ‘Professor’

ZonaReGGae Playlist 17 Outubro 2012

October 18, 2012

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01_Professor – ArmagideonThrow Down Your Arms (CDR promo) 2012 Soulbeats Records

02_Xibata – Mantém a Chama Acessa single (mp3 promo) 2012 Celebration Records

03_I feat Prince Wadada – Hope you get thisHastina 2012 Dreaddie Music free download @

04_I – Dreaddie SaysDa Lion Music Presents: Off The Ground 2012 Dreaddie Music free download @

05_Tha Vor – King of Glorysingle (mp3 promo) 2012 Ancient Tung Productions

06_Rankin Scroo – Above Dem single (mp3 promo) 2012 Crucial Youth Productions / Krucial Reggae Promotions

07_Kenyatta Hill – I´m Not AshamedLive On : Tribute To Culture (mp3 promo) 2011 Rhimshot Productions

08_Prezident Brown & Axx of Jahpostles – Be Careful (Rags To Riches)single from ‘Sound is From Creation’ (mp3 promo) 2012 Tad’s Records

09_Chuckle Berry & Luciano – Rudebwoy single (mp3 promo) 2012 GufLife Production

10_Solo Banton feat.Michael Prophet – Open You EyesHigher Levels (mp3 promo) 2012 Reality Shock Records
ID Solo Banton
11_Solo Banton – Never Hear

12_Kyle Sicarius – Babylon Never Keep Us Down10inch (mp3 promo) 2012 Scoops Records
13_Ital Horns – Ital Roots
14_Echo Ranks – Trials & Crosses

15_Webcam Hi-Fi feat.Echo Ranks – Rumours of WarFeeding My Faith sessions bonus tracks 2012 Tube Dub Sound Records free download @

16_Wrongtom Meets Deemas J – Riot Tingsingle from ‘In East London’ 2012 Tru Thougts free download @

17_Skankytone feat.Danitsa – Riddim is Rockinsingle from ‘Crucial Vibes’ 2012 free download @

18_Hollie Cook – Cry (Vocal Mix)single mp3 promo from ‘Hollie Cook’ 2011 Mr Bongo Records (free download @

19_Soothsayers – Sooner or LaterHuman nature (pre-release promo) 2012 Red Earth Records
20_Soothsayers – We’re Not Leaving (acoustic)
21_Soothsayers – Leaving Dub Outro (Prince Fatty mix)

22_Resonators – SoldierThe Constant (mp3 promo) 2012 Wah Wah 45s
23_Resonators – Wandering

24_Resonators – Gold Getter (Live) Live EP 2011 Wah Wah 45s free download

Professor Throw Down Your Arms (CDR promo) 2012 Soulbeats Records

25_Professor – Madness
26_Professor – Intifada
27_Professor – Jah Sending Out

28_Professor feat.Winston McAnuff – Ride On Madness (CDR promo) 2011 Soul Beat Records
Professor – Dub On

29_The Sysiphians – My ProviderMy Provider (sampler mp3 promo) 2012 Black Crown Records

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ZonaReGGae BEST of 2011 – JUNHO Choices

July 1, 2011

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ZonaReGGae Reviews…PROFESSOR – ‘Madness’ (2011, Groundation Music/SoulBeats Records)

June 9, 2011

Professor Madness 2011 Groundation Music/SoulBeats Records

After six Groundation highly acclaimed albums, two Dub versions adventures, and one groundbreaking experimental side-project release – Rockamovya – the Roots Reggae-Jazz fusion group front man Harrison Stafford, presents is first ever solo album, MADNESS.

Madness, out since April/May in Groundation Music (US) and SoulBeats Records (Europe), is also a long awaited studio connection with top veteran Jamaican musicians, recorded, mixed and mastered at renowned Harry J Studio in Kingston, the perfect combination to bring one of the best, produced in Jamaica, Roots Reggae albums in the latest years!


The Professor, familiarized with lecturing Reggae Music history at university in California, chooses this time, to give his insights and more inner teachings in the subject of the West-Bank, Israeli/Palestinian conflict; an in-ground understanding, resulting from a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, hoping to connect with his own family history and perceiving the links between the two sides of the conflict, by experiencing the Palestine perspective.

The reflects of daytime experiences were sung, by nightly walks, into his I-phone, bringing into existence the basis for what became an exquisite philosophical conceptual album!
Half across the world, in the hills on St Ann’s Bay in Jamaica, Professor picked up the guitar and arranged the West Banks lyrics and experiences into 8 tracks totally focused in words and thoughts of Unity, Destiny, History and most important the direction of Oneness as a kind of answer for the so many times, politically and culturally, discussed questions blocking the conflict resolution.

Intentionally different from Groundation’s Jazz enhanced musical production, Madness dwells more into the Roots Reggae old fashion ways, featuring Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace on drums, Earl ‘Flabba Holt’ on Bass, Lloyd ‘Obeah’ Denton on piano/organ and Dalton Browne on Lead/Rhythm guitar, as the core group of musicians to bring just about the perfect musical (and surely atmospheric!) vibe for that purpose.

Altough the music has an obvious modern production touch, key elements of original Roots Reggae music feature all over the tracks with hearthical horns, guitar and organ arrangements in strong tracks like Jah Sending Out, Roller Coaster, Intafada or East Jerusalem.
Musical elements in the form of funky grooves (Right On), dancehall styled beats (Madness) or nyabhingi drums (Intifada; See Them Come), bring some variety into the music in Madness, where some credits have to go to the featuring of top session musicians like ‘Sticky’ Thompson, Andrew ‘Bassie’ Campbell, Little David or Steven Steward.
Another worth of praising aspect in Madness are the 8 dub versions presented. Chilled, spatial and dynamic versions mixed by Californian producer and Professor’s childhood friend, Rob Cross; aiming to complete the original tunes and showing that the showcase style albums are definitely back!

As usually on Groundation albums, Madness also presents featuring voices. Alongside Harrison Stafford original vocalizations and compelling, emotive and hopeful voice, we find the Elders vocals, this time with ‘Daddy’ U-Roy, Winston ‘Electric Dread’ McAnuff , Bernard ‘Satta’ Collins (Abyssinians) and Roydel ‘Ashanti’ Johnson (The Congos).
All the Elders bring perfect contributions to Professor’s words, calling out for Justice, Equality, Understanding and Togetherness as the key paths pointed, to promote the desired changed and awaited shift on the ways of fear that seem to be ruling but also coming to an end…

What’s going on with, and in the World? That seems to be a answer given by the title of this work, Madness…bringing a lack of awareness and little sense of existence all around as also on the troubled areas of the West Bank. With so many war, politics, crisis and discussions going on for so long now, Professor’s solo work seems to me, like another artistic musical statement, that Evolution seems to be the only revolution, not yet tried, capable of erasing this Madness.

A expected amazing solo debut from the Professor, Madness is surely one of the best Roots Reggae albums lately listened, and surely one of those that will last over time, as musically and lyrically it stands in the Now, with knowledge from Past and intentions for the Future!


More good things to come in this 2011 from the Professor musical missions, once not just his long time producing documentary Holding on to Jah is finally screening; a brand new studio album from Groundation is announced for later this year, and already 17th July, the first ever compilation from Groundation is coming out!

A gathering of 10 tunes from 2002-2009 featuring the Elders from Jamaica, as also never before released reasonings from Pablo Moses, Apple Gabriel, Don Carlos, The Congos and Ijahman Levi! Look out for the soon come blessings in the Gathering of the Elders!

ZonaReGGae Playlist 08 Junho 2011

June 9, 2011

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01_Professor feat.Winston McAnuff –Right On & Dub OnMadness (promo CD) 2011 Soul Beats Records/Groundation Music

02_Takana Zion – My MusicRasta Government (promo CD) 2011 SoulBeats Records

Rootz Underground ID
03_Rootz Underground – Unknown SoldierGravity (mp3 promo) 2010 Soul Beats Records/IWelcom promotions

04_Ossie Dellimore – How Come?Reggae Music (mp3 promo) 2010 Skank Productions

05_Chezidek feat.Dean Fraser– On the MoveJudgment Time 2010 Not Easy At All/Jah Solid Rock

06_Earl Sixteen – Changing Times extended dubThe Fittest (mp3 promo) 2011 NotEasy At All/JahSolidRock

07_Little Roy – No Guns No BombsHeat 2011 Pharaos Records
Little Roy ID
08_Little Roy – Only JahHeartical Story (pre-release mp3 promo) 2011 Heartical

09_Prince Fatty feat.Little Roy – Dont Give UpSurvival of the Fattest 2007 Mr Bongo Records

10_Hollie Cook – Cry (Vocal Mix)single mp3 promo from ‘Hollie Cook’ 2011 Mr Bongo Records (free download @

11_Prince Fatty feat.Natty – Bedroom Eyes Dubmp3 single advance from ‘Supersize’ 2010 Mr Bong Records free download @

E.N. YoungLuck and Chance no More (mp3 promo) 2010 Roots Musician Records

12_E.N. Young – Imagine Peace
13_E.N. Young – Give Me What
14_E.N. Young – Warriors
E.N. Young – Warriors Dub

15_ Earlyworm – Inhale The LionNatty Droid (mp3 promo) 2011 Renegade Media

16_Alambic Conspiracy – Hemp Dub (B.R. Stylers)The Missing Dub Versions 2011 ODG net label free download @

17_Don Fe meets Lorenzo Barbero – One Dog Field of SheepRevolutionary Dub Vibrations: Chapter 3 2011 Free CC License download @

18_Abassi All Stars – Dub ArmyDub Conference series 9 7inch (mp3 promo) 2011 Universal Egg/Deep Root

19_Dub Providers – Mystical Ladder (unreleased dubplate mix)Showcase Style VOL.1 2010 NuffPowa Records

20_Marina P & Ganja Tree – In Your Eyes7inch (mp3 promo) 2011 Jahspora Production

V.A. Reggae Roast presents: Lick it Back (pre-release) 2011 Reggae Roast Records
21_Dandelion – Killing in the Open
22_Rod Taylor – Sign Up

23_Mista Savona feat. Prince Alla – Captive Bird Warn The Nation ‘Reggae Heavyweights Sound the Alarm’ (promo pre-release CD) 2011 SoulBeatsRecords

24_Clinton Fearon – Life Is A Journey Me Deh Yah 2010 Boggie Brown Productions

25_Groundation feat.Ijahman Levi- Sleeping Bag-O-WireUpon the Bridge 2006 Young Tree Records

Professor Madness (promo CD) 2011 Soul Beats Records/Groundation Music

26_Professor – Jah Sending Out
27_Professor feat.Bernard Collins – Rooler Coaster & Roller Dubster
28_Professor – Intifada
Professor – Sign of Dub

29_Groundation feat.The Congos – Time Come Here I Am 2009 Groundation Music

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