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favorite musicians

Jumpstart 2023-09-05 15:24:30 

everybody on this site old save me so allyuh actually know what great music is and not the diarrhea that ppl producing now. in no particular order

1. Miles Davis(USA)
2. Jorge Dalto(Argentina)-George Benson's keyboardist
3. John Coltrane
4. Mercedes Sosa(Argentina)
5. Ravi Shankar(India)
6. Fela Kuti(Nigeria)
7. Ustad Vilayat Khan(India)
8. Habib Faye(Senegal)
9. Earth Wind and Fire(USA)
10. Led Zeppelin(UK)
11. Rush (Canada)
12. Cream (UK)
13. Hugh Maekela, Winston Mankunku Ngozi and Sakhile(South Africa)
14. Adi and Suhail(india)
15. Bombay Jayashree(India)
16. Super Diamono(Senegal)
17. Merchant
18. Shadow.
19. Ken Professor Philmore
20 Hannif Mohammed
21 Salif Keita, richard bona, Bonga, Pierre Akendengue
25. Culture

imusic 2023-09-05 16:01:06 

Len Boogsie Sharpe
Phase II Pan Groove
Snarky Puppy (going to see them LIVE next Wednesday!)
Clive Bradley
Andre White
Caribbean Jazz Project
David Rudder
Steel Pulse
Black Uhuru
Stevie Wonder
Michael Jackson
The Mighty Shadow
Third World
Marvin Gaye
Teddy Pendergrass
Parliament Funkadelic

Jumpstart 2023-09-05 16:08:09 

In reply to imusic

parliament was a baaaaaaaaaad group. Irakere is another collective of magnificent musicians.

velo 2023-09-05 16:49:44 

Lucky dube
Michael jackson
Celia cruz
Mighty gabby

Jumpstart 2023-09-05 16:58:51 

In reply to velo

forgot five musicians on my list
marvin gaye, michael jackson, prince, Al Jarreau and Etienne charles

Jumpstart 2023-09-05 16:59:48 

In reply to imusic

Snarky Puppy (going to see them LIVE next Wednesday!)

i envy you sooo much right now

Brerzerk 2023-09-05 17:26:37 

In reply to velo
Lucky Dube simply copied Tosh to the extent he could so no way should he be mentioned without Tosh who embodied more being mentioned above him

Jumpstart 2023-09-05 17:29:16 

In reply to Brerzerk

that's true.......dube actually started off as a Mbaqanga musician(zulu pop music) before turning to reggae. had a great band though. i have a greatest hits album from him.

Curtis 2023-09-05 17:36:53 

I liked a Jamaican singer/songwriter, Bob Nestor...can't remember his last name

Halliwell 2023-09-05 17:50:57 

My ears never hear better voices than Judy Collins and George Michael

Voices I can’t stand are Beyoncé and anybody singing rock shite

JayMor 2023-09-05 18:25:06 

Wow, you guys have versatile tastes. Big up fe dat. A few pleasant surprises among the lists so far...
Mercedes Sosa -- voice of the downtrodden
Ravi Shankar -- I remember him from the Beatles' days
Fela Ransom Kuti -- If yuh call African woman "woman", she no go 'gree; she go say I be 'lady' oh.
Celia Cruz -- At an early-80's show in PR, this woman was delivered to the stage by helicopter!

Marley is understood, but good to see the following making it in to some folks' faves: Boogsie Sharpe, Merchant, Shadow, Professor Philmore, David Rudder, Steel Pulse, Black Uhuru, Third World, Sparrow, Kitchener and Parliament/Funkadelic.
Surprised no D. Brown!


imusic 2023-09-05 19:00:40 

In reply to JayMor

Fela Ransom Kuti -- If yuh call African woman "woman", she no go 'gree; she go say I be 'lady' oh

BIG artist and BIG Tune!

I hunted for years for that tune until I finally found it

Link Text

Who the hell knew the song title was Egbemio?? Certainly not me. I always thought it was Lady.

What I posted is the short version. The long version is better.

That intro has got to be, alongside EWF’s Getaway, one of the best intros EVER in popular music.

One of my earliest and best memories of Jourvert was hearing Carib Tokyo playing that on Frederick St. The bass was just mesmerizing

Curtis 2023-09-05 19:02:54 


Reggae: Steel Pulse, Third World, Bob, Dennis Brown, Dean Fraser, Chronixx, Damien Marley,

Jazz: Grover Washington, Monty Alexander, Ernest Ranglin, Pieces of A Dream, Wayman Tisdale, Julian Vaughn, Gerald Albright, Darren Rahn, George Benson, Bob James, etc...many more

Calypso/Soca/Zouk: Black Stalin, Shadow, Sparrow, Kitchener, David Rudder, Ronnie McIntosh, Baron, Machel, Kes, Roy Cape, Blaxx, Rikky Jai, KASSAV, TABOU Combo, Beethova Obas etc...

Prince, EWF, O'jays, Commodores, Sam Cooke, Natalie Cole, Shalamar, Gap Band, Lakeside, etc...plenty more

imusic 2023-09-05 19:12:15 

Oh yeah…..forgot to add Kassav

Back in the day, there was this wicked band out of St Vincent called Touch. Liked them a lot.

And how could I forget Mr Machel Montano?

He come like Marley. He’s a given cool

Curtis 2023-09-05 20:03:22 

In reply to imusic

Check out Beetova Obas, piece called Rasanble.

imusic 2023-09-05 20:29:10 

In reply to Curtis

Will do

imusic 2023-09-05 20:33:06 

In reply to Jumpstart

Snarky Puppy (going to see them LIVE next Wednesday!)

i envy you sooo much right now

You know that one of the drummers with Snarky Puppy, Larnell Lewis, is from St Kitts?

And his wife is a Trini cool


JayMor 2023-09-05 20:54:42 

In reply to imusic

In reply to JayMor
Who the hell knew the song title was Egbemio?? Certainly not me. I always thought it was Lady.

Music, you got a little mixed up, I'm afraid. The chune is in fact titled "Lady" and the link you posted, "Egbe Mi O", is not it. That long version you prefer is here. The intro is beautiful for sure.


Drapsey 2023-09-05 21:03:17 

Earnest "Ernie" Ranglin

Ernest Ranglin OJ (born 19 June 1932)[1] is a Jamaican guitarist and composer who established his career while working as a session guitarist and music director for various Jamaican record labels including Studio One and Island Records. Ranglin played guitar on many early ska recordings and helped create the rhythmic guitar style that defined the form. Ranglin has worked with Theophilus Beckford, Jimmy Cliff, Monty Alexander, Prince Buster, the Skatalites, Bob Marley and the Eric Deans Orchestra. He is noted for a chordal and rhythmic approach that blends jazz, mento and reggae with percussive guitar solos incorporating rhythm 'n' blues and jazz inflections.

Jumpstart 2023-09-05 22:12:32 

In reply to Drapsey

Ernest Ranglin was an exceptional guitarist.

Jumpstart 2023-09-05 22:15:53 

In reply to imusic

Oh that’s cool. I realize a lot of the American bands, if they are venturing into Caribbean or world music, hire Caribbean musicians of musicians with roots in the Caribbean. I went to a concert in Queens Hall and Etienne Charles was performing Carnival:Sound of a People. The Sax player and the drummer were from Haiti( studied in the USA of course) and the double Bassist was born in the US to Haitian and JA parents. I guess Snarky Puppy is doing the same thing

Da-Vincy 2023-09-06 01:08:18 

In reply to imusic

Back in the day, there was this wicked band out of St Vincent called Touch. Liked them a lot.

They made a comeback this past carnival. Even had a show in NY last weekend.

Jumpstart 2023-09-06 01:28:44 

In reply to Da-Vincy

Will check them out

POINT 2023-09-06 01:40:41 

In reply to Da-Vincy

In SVG the name McIntosh is synonymous with Music among the
Best of them was Syl MacIntosh who had a band, and played
the saxophone . He has a cousin much younger than him who is a very good pianist called Frankie MacIntosh , and also had his own band

In SVG, the Mac Intosh families are very well known for their
dexterity in musical Instruments .

Da-Vincy 2023-09-06 01:58:21 

In reply to POINT
Frankie McIntosh is a genius. Was very instrumental in soca music across the region.

JayMor 2023-09-10 15:44:42 

In reply to Jumpstart

Ernest Ranglin was an exceptional guitarist.

Not "was", Jumps. Ernie is still alive-- in his 90's now but still with us.


JayMor 2023-09-12 01:47:22 

In reply to imusic

Yeah. Never heard of Ranglin before so good to learn about him.
More familiar with Nearlyn Taitt

Ernie Ranglin comes with nuff credentials in Yard music, spanning every genre from Mento in the 50's to Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. A big part of his repertoire too was Jazz. He dabbled in other facets of the business too, like producing, band-leading/arranging and A&R rep, etc.

No wonder you've heard of Lynn Taitt-- after all he was the wunderkind from Sando! Came to Ja in the early 60's and played Ska with the greats, but really made his name with the Rocksteady. Hardly a Rocksteady record that you won't hear Taitt's guitar in. I rate him and Tommy McCook as the two most musically influential people in the direction and development of our music.


Kay 2023-09-12 16:51:19 

Rihanna ...

Jumpstart 2023-09-12 17:17:36 

In reply to Kay

lol lol lol lol
this is a serious thread lol

Larr Pullo 2023-09-12 18:08:30 

In reply to Jumpstart

Rihanna is a don't get more serious than that.

DirtyDan 2023-09-12 18:12:04 

In reply to Larr Pullo

next thing alyuh go seh Lizzo

Larr Pullo 2023-09-12 18:17:00 

In reply to DirtyDan

Anyone who earning a living from music is a serious musician. smile

DirtyDan 2023-09-12 18:28:50 

In reply to Larr Pullo

true, in that context, yes