Sound Travels…Irie Women Week


soundtravels_logo1Well then, another week in March is upon us and that means another start to the week with Sound Travels. This week, I wanted to pick up the theme of Women’s History Month with more music from the the ladies– this time from Jamaica. Really, the theme is reggae as I have a diverse bunch for today’s set and though the players aren’t all from JA, they are all women in the male-dominated world of reggae, and they all run ‘tings proper! If you missed the set, check it again here.

Sound Travels Monday : Women Of Reggae

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1. Sista Ann : “Feminine Gender” Method To The Madness… a Mad Professor produced cut that featuures Sista Ann reasoning on the gender.

2. Shelly Thunder : “Kuff” Dancehall 101… 101 indeed, Shelly Thunder lets all the guys know that they too have a place, supporting their woman or minding their own bees knees.

3. Lovejoys : “Long Lost Love” Lovejoys… and into this one from the ladies of Lovejoys, on Bullwackies label, the came in  through NYC…this style they have is both dubby and psychedelic for me…they really hold the energy of their music well, it takes me with it.

4. Sista Jane : “Rough World” Living riddim … and the next pair are ‘riddim’ tracks, with 2008;’s “Living riddim'” being the backbone, I have like 13 other cuts on it and they are all crucial, especially this one, in an updated and rootsy sufferers dancehall chant from Sista Jane…respect!

5. Aaliyah : “If I” Living Riddim …into this one from the only non-Jamaican on the day, of course it’s Aaliyah and it is technically a mash uo, but I love to build a bridge, from one place to another and the sound dtill worked for me, I hope that it did for you too…

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