DADDY FREDDY

born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in the city’s Trenchtown district.[1] His house was a few minutes walk from Coxsone Dodd‘s influential record studio Studio One.

His neighbours were Jacob Miller and Ranking Joe. Ranking Joe took Freddy under his wing and taught him the basics skills of performing. Freddy’s natural ability meant he was quickly enlisted to work with Lt. Stichie (of “Natty Dread” fame) and then later with Sugar Minott.[1] It was performing on Minott’s soundsystem that founded Freddy’s fame in Jamaica. He recorded his first single (“Zoo Party”) in 1985 for Studio One.

He released his first album, Body Lasher, in 1986, and that year had six top ten hits in Jamaica, including a number one with “Joker Lover”, a collaboration with Pinchers. After successful touring in the US under the Chrysalis record label, Freddy came to England in 1987. His first UK work was a collaboration with Asher D called, Raggamuffin Hip-Hop. This album created a new style of music that was a fusion of Jamaican ragga and UK hip-hop.[1] The anthemic title track has the much sampled vocal, “The ragga-muffin, the ragga-muffin, hip-hop”. Freddy also managed to influence and support fledgling UK reggae stars, Top CatTenor Fly and Prento Youth who went on to the legendary Coxsone Sound and the record label Congo Natty.” — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daddy_Freddy

Ras Tariq – Jah Mission

https://jahmission.bandcamp.com/releases

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HIGH PRIEST ELLIS FROM JAMAICA & RAS TARIQ FROM AMSTERDAM COLLABORATE ON A NEW SINGLE “CALL UPON JAH NAME”

The late Jamaican Reggae musician High Priest Ellis and Amsterdam Hip Hop artist Ras Tariq release a great musical collaboration entitled “Call upon Jah name”. The new record is a crossover combination of Ellis’ uplifting singing and Tariq’s conscious lyrics. Fusing musical elements of Reggae and Hip Hop, Call upon Jah name features lyrical themes concerning spirituality, culture and unity. The riddim is produced by Sinima Beats.

High Priest Ellis, born Pixley Ennis, died in a killer crash in the Westmoreland district in Jamaica at the end of last year. He started singing in the 80’s and throughout his life he linked-up with a lot of Rastafari brethrens and musicians like Sizzla, Capleton, Junior Reid and many more. He got a call from Rastafari in 1991 and went to Bobo camp in 9miles – Bullbay St. Andrew, Jamaica, where he served as Priest. But his mission never ended; so he continued on his musical journey to uplift the nations.

During 2014 together with Fyah Mama Productions he met with Ras Tariq in Amsterdam where they collaborated on the new song…  more

High Priest Ellis & Ras Tariq
https://jahmission.bandcamp.com/releases

And by special request from Ras Tariq:
BuzzRock – Ah Picture Released 1st July 2020.

FLY BY NIGHT 361 – ISOLATION REGGAE

Recorded by Steve The Fly at Fly Agaric Studios, Amsterdam, with music by John Holt, Leo Graham & the  Upsetters, the Mad Professor, Funki Porcini, Lee Scratch Perry, Crooklyn Dub Syndicate, Channel One, Erol Scorpion, Mad Professional, Peter Tosh, Big Youth, Dillinger, Steel Pulse, Mark Holder, Spanky Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, and The Cimarons.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ISOLATION REGGAE

FLY BY NIGHT 361

Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 Studios, Amsterdam, ­­­­­­­April 26, 2020 [20264]


John Holt: Rock Me Baby
Leo Graham & the  Upsetters: Flashing Echo
Mad Professor: Dub Meltdown
Funki Porcini: Dubble
Mad Professor: Theme From Darumba
Lee Scratch Perry: Devil Dead Out (Crisis Remix)
Crooklyn Dub Syndicate: Escape From New York
Channel One: Ballistic Affair
Erol Scorpion: Meh Ganja Do
Mad Professional: Mad Elaine
Peter Tosh: Soon Come
Big Youth: Moving
Dillinger: Out Di Light
Steel Pulse: More Dub’ Marcus Say
Mark Holder: The Mixed Up Cup
Spanky Wilson: Sunshine Of Your LOve
Ella Fitzgerald: Sunshine Of Your Love
The Cimarons: You Can Get It If You Really Want

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Produced by Steve “Fly” Pratt for Radio Free Amsterdam

Edited & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 Steve Pratt. Used with permission.