Monday, July 1, 2013
One Love Peace Concert 4/22/78 - Find it here: http://reggae.previewnet.com/CONCERTSMIXES.html Kingston, JA (Peter Tosh & Bob Marley's performances are not included) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The infamous One Love Peace Concert was held on April 22, 1978 at The National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. This concert was held during a political civil war in Jamaica between opposing parties Jamaican Labour Party and the People's National Party. The concert came to its peak during Bob Marley & The Wailers' performance of "Jammin'", when Marley joined the hands of political rivals Michael Manley (PNP) and Edward Seaga (JLP). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ d3-d4 high levels Its not perfect but this is the best version of this show-DB (9-02) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Disc 1: The Meditations * 1. Life is Not Easy 2. Woman is Like a Shadow 3. MC Althea & Donna * 4. Uptown Top Ranking Dillinger * 5. Intro 6. Teeth and Tongue (false start) > Dillinger Chatter 7. Teeth and Tongue 8. Dillinger Chatter 9. War is Over Encore: 10. Eastman Skank Mighty Diamonds * 11. Intro 12. Keep on Moving 13. There is No You Without Me 14. Roof Over My Head Junior Tucker * 15. Happy 16. Mr. Melody (cut) Culture * 17. Intro 18. Natty Never Get Weary 19. Natty Dread Taking Over 20. Stop the Fussing and Fighting Disc 2: Dennis Brown * 1. MC > Intro 2. Children of Israel 3. Love Me Always 4. Chatter 5. Milk & Honey 6. Chatter 7. Whip Them Jah 8. How Could I Leave Trinity * 9. MC > Intro 10. Who Say They A Gone 11. Yabby You Sound (cut) (cont. on D3) * w/ Lloyd Parkes and We the People Band Jacob Miller w/ The Inner Circle Band (cont. from D3) 12. Discipline Child (beginning cut) 13. Shakey Girl 14. Top Ranking Special 15. Tired Fe Lick Weed 16. Peace Treaty Special Disc 3: Big Youth w/ The Ark Angels Band (cont. on D4) 1. MC 2. I Pray Thee / Satta Massagana 3. Every Nigger is a Star In This Ya Time? 4. House of Dread Locks 5. Isaiah First Prophet Of Old > Peace at Last (cut) Trinity (cont. from D2) ? 6. Have a Good Time ? Leroy Smart 7. Intro 8. Ballistic Affair Prince Edwards 9. MC 10. Intro > Chatter > I Want You and My Sweetheart to be Friends ? 11. Comedy Routine 12. Drumming 13. Crowd Noise D.J. Errol Thompson ? 14. Speech about Jamaican Music Industry and Government Inner Circle (cont. on D2) 15. Forward Jah Jah Children 16. (cut) Disc 4: Big Youth (cont. from D3) 1. Old Man River (beginning cut) 2. Hit the Road Jack Beresford Hammond 3. MC (cut) 4. Smile 5. Dedication 6. I Miss You 7. Chatter 8. One Step Ahead Peter Tosh w/ Word Sound Power 9. Band Intro
So today is the first day of July. July is going to be a very exciting month. Let's start off with a dose of gratitude. Even if it is a cloudy day the sun shines brightly on our planet bringing it warmth and huge amounts of energy. That's an amazing thing. We don't have to do anything to make it happen - the most important factor for us to be on this particular stage playing our parts in this play of life just is. That's good for a little gratitude - you can understand why the Egyptians thought of the sun as God - Ra. Then there is all of the beauty around us... sky, clouds, trees, flowers, the breeze, the rain, the ocean... a world of majesty and wonder. Birds chirping and flying around in the cool early morning air. Then there is your body. Breathe going in and out, heart beating; thousands of functions go on all without you having to do a thing to control it. All you have to do is let it happen and taking the time to be appreciative will make you feel good. Feel the wonder and amazement. Don't just take it for granted. Consider the complexity and majesty of this multi-dimensional world we live in. It is a field of unlimited possibilities. Here's an important note though. While so much goes on without your needing to make it happen, you actually are one of the designers of what manifests for us as reality. You are not just a spectator. You are in charge. You can just go with the flow and have a very uneventful life. You can worry about lack and limitation and be judging of everything and get angry and have a tumultuous life filled with trials and error. But you can also sharpen your skills and become a deliberate creator of your own reality. What do you want to happen today? What are you putting in the script of your movie? Let's make it fun and everything else will fall in place.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Today we celebrate President Lincoln's birthday. As a hero of our nation, he has got to be in our top 10. The fact that slavery was ever acceptable in this "free" nation is deplorable and if it were not for the bravery and conviction of Lincoln we might have tolerated it even longer than we did. In a nation that was founded upon individual liberty, it is a testament to our lack of sophistication and consciousness that it was ever deemed acceptable to not grant the same basic rights to people of all colors and sexes. Today, let's take a few moments to consider how important this awareness is and remember that as a World Society, we still have a long way to go. Much intolerance for any "difference" still exists be it ethnic origin or religion or social status. Let's pray for more "Lincoln's" to stand up and take a stand for freedom of the individual and a realization that we are all part of a single world family. Let us work to raise up and empower everyone we can - we will all benefit. Happy Birthday to Abe Lincoln and Thank You!
Friday, February 8, 2013
Life is good. In the hustle and bustle of day to day life it is good to take some time each day to turn off the devices and soak up the natural world. Its even better if you can construct a special place in your mind, imagined or real, where you can go... a beautiful, friendly spot where you can sit back and relax. The core of you has a direct connection to the energy flowing through the entire Universe but all the activity and chatter around us easily distract us from that line of contact. Then there is our brain... the bio-computer that keeps our physical body functioning and runs the programs we have installed - it thinks it is You and Me - thus we, you can easily get confused and forget that you are so much more than what goes on in the little head of yours. That's why making that place to go to is so important. That's why every Spiritual tradition includes some form of meditation. It is very useful to turn off the world for 15-20 minutes a day and just imagine life exactly as you wish it. That's why I am sitting out on this back deck listening to the waves in the distance, the soft rustling of trees and plants, a few birds... the chair is comfortable and all is right with the world. Come join me. One Love, Rasjohnmon
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
We now have a great collection of videos available on the pages of www.RadioReggae.com or www.WeLoveReggaeMusic.com or a couple of other IRIE addresses that all take you to Reggae.PreviewNet.com that is the home base. You do need flash for much of the content but there are a few billion devices out there running flash so most of you should be OK. Check it out... explore... enjoy!
Saturday, February 2, 2013
This video is available on this page: http://reggae.previewnet.com/VIDEOS.html at Rasjohnmon's RadioReggae IRIE Reggae Music site - the coolest Reggae Music site on the web with hundreds of hours of exclusive mixes and recordings plus rare and VITAL videos.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
That's what it is... Reincarnation. After owning the top Reggae Music site in the Universe since 1995 (REGGAE.com), I sold it for a nice sum when there was a big need for cash. The new owners are some corporate holding company as far as I know... the site is very white bread and uninteresting. For I and I it had always been a pulpit for spreading a message of peace and unity and PoitiVibes to the world with Reggae Music and culture as a foundation. Lot's of that content is here at www.WeLoveReggaeMusic.com (or www.RadioReggae.com or www.Rasjohnmon.com or www.Reggae12.com or some other variations. The pages are being redone and refreshed - it looks nicer... and now it is filled with even more great content... hours of streaming Reggae music mixes and concerts plus a growing collection of videos... Lot's more to come! Go for a visit... on the main page the sounds of Jamaican waves will welcome you... then pick a mix to go with it and chill! (you do need Flash for most of it - sorry i-pad and i-phone users - you'll be good on anything Microsoft or Android). One Love, Rasjohnmon
Saturday, January 26, 2013
From The Gleaner Published: Thursday | January 24, 2013 2 Comments Tony Gad (left) and Drummie Zeb of Aswad have a conversation at Rebel Salute in St Ann. - Photo by Carl Gilchrist Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer After the fourth original member, Brinsley 'Dan' Forde, departed the group in 2008, Angus 'Drummie Zeb' Gaye became the only original member of British reggae group Aswad, formed in 1975. But Drummie Zeb and long-time member Tony 'Gad' Robinson, who joined in 1980, have kept the Aswad flag flying as the group continues to deliver roots reggae to the world. Performing in Jamaica for the first time in 20 years, the group's performance at Rebel Salute 2013 was professional. Drummie Zeb alternated between singing lead vocals up front and sitting in the back, beating the drums while Tony Gad took over. "It's good to be in Jamaica, to come back to the home of reggae is great!" Drummie Zeb told The Gleaner after exiting the stage last Saturday night. But why the long absence from performing in Jamaica? Tony Gad provided the answer. "The last time we performed in Jamaica was 20 years ago at (Reggae) Sunsplash. Is probably through we live ah England and it's too far for people to get we to come, but anytime they call, we'll be here for sure," Tony Gad said. Aswad became one of the top bands in the United Kingdom in the 1980s, thriving on roots reggae and the positive message to the black youth, which offered them hope. The group has had links with the home of reggae over the years. In 1977, they backed Burning Spear's performance at Rainbow Theatre in London, which was recorded and released as a live album (Burning Spear Live), while Dennis Brown used the rhythm from their song Love Fire (from the album New Chapter) for Promised Land, which became a major hit for the late reggae star. The band itself is known in Jamaica more for its cover of Tina Turner's Don't Turn Around, which topped the UK charts in 1988. Despite the success of that love song, Aswad's reputation was built and rests solidly on roots reggae music. Roots reggae in England But after 38 years, is the fire dwindling for the band and, more important, for roots reggae in England? "The state of roots reggae in England is the same as it is around the world, every now and again you get a one tune that comes through," explained Tony Gad. "The music is always still bubbling because all ah wi still deh deh, music a gwan but as always, we can always take more. So the more work we get, if all the artistes around the world gwaan push reggae music, it helps what is going on. "As yuh see, is only me and Drummie now as original members, but the flag still a fly and we still ah drive the reggae car," he added. With the group's last album being City Lock (2009, Bubblin' Records), which featured a live version of Don't Turn Around, they are currently doing studio work for a yet to be named or dated project