Posts Tagged ‘Alton Ellis’

African Rhythms, KFAI 02/26/15

February 26, 2015

Augustus Pablo Rockers meets King Tubby

Celebrating Jamaica’s Reggae Month (JaRIA) with two hours of ska, rock steady, reggae and dub — featuring Alton EllisOwen GrayThe EthiopiansHorace AndyCornell CampbellThe ItalsThe GladiatorsAugustus Pablo, and so many other great Jamaican musical artists on today’s African Rhythms. Check it: http://ow.ly/JHJn7 powered by KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.

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African Rhythms, KFAI 12/19/13

December 19, 2013

Alton Ellis

Take a break from the bustle of the holiday hustle with two hours of dub, roots, rock steady and ska on this week’s African Rhythms on KFAI. The great Alton Ellis is featured along with plenty of music from other stalwarts like Dennis Brown, Cornell Campbell, Lee Perry and a host of others. Listen now!

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African Rhythms, KFAI 07/18/13

July 18, 2013

Dennis Brown

It’s the Summer Reggae Special on today’s African Rhythms — 2 hours of Roots, Rock Steady, Ska and African Reggae with Brad, Jojo and General Moses. Listen now at the KFAI site!

Dennis Brown via largeup

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African Rhythms, KFAI 04/26/12

April 26, 2012

Jamaica became an independent country in 1962 and for the past 50 years has been an international musical powerhouse, moving from ska to rock steady to reggae, roots and dancehall and beyond. General Moses (Legends of Ska) joined Brad Wrolstad on this week’s African Rhythms for a two hour survey of the evolution of Jamaican music featuring cuts from Prince Buster, Derrick Morgan, Alton Ellis, The Ethiopians, Desmond Dekker, Freddie McGregor, Black Uhuru, Jacob Miller and a host of others. You can hear the show (available for two weeks after broadcast) and see the playlist at the KFAI site.

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African Rhythms, KFAI 03/22/12

March 22, 2012

We debuted new tracks from the Touré-Raichel Collective (great new acoustic music from Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel), Céu and Mo Kolours on today’s edition of African Rhythms on KFAI. Along the way we made time for classics both well known and obscure from Alton Ellis, Orlando Julius, Mbilia Bel and Edzayawa. 2 hours with Brad and Charlie, streamable at the KFAI site.

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Legends of Ska Kickstarter campaign underway

March 12, 2011

Our friends at Steady Rock are taking things into high gear as they inaugurate their Kickstarter campaign to finish the Legends of Ska documentary about the birth of Jamaica’s vibrant music scene and the amazing reunion of many of the architects of Ska including Prince Buster, Derrick Morgan, Alton Ellis, The Skatalites and a host of others. If you’d like to be part of the action, go there, check out the brand new trailer and participate!

photo: Prince Buster by Greg Locks, courtesy of Legends of Ska

(cross posted at The Continental Drift)

Legends Of Ska

February 4, 2009

The Legends Of Ska website has upgraded its film trailer page. Click the link for great hi-def mini-docs on Stranger Cole, Patsy Todd, and the Singers and Players from the Legends Of Ska concerts (which also featured Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan, Prince Buster, Derrick Harriott, Lord Creator, Owen Gray, and in the words of King Stitt, “a host of others”). (You’ll need QuickTime Player to view – a free download if you don’t already have it.)

Alton Ellis: Big Bad Boy

October 9, 2008

From mrrk, a wonderful 45 from the great Alton Ellis.