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May 16, 2013

Volume 10/Issue 20

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Show Us Your RFG!!!

New CDs in the Mix

In Jah´s Name We Pray

Reggae Festivals This Month

News Flash

Ital Statistics

Reggae Airplay Charts

About Us

Show Us Your RFG!!!

Ishi Dube in South Lake Tahoe

Lion Camp member Ishi Dube with Reggae Festival Guide. Lion Camp shared the bill with Hieroglyphics Crew and Don Carlos in South Lake Tahoe for the Tahoe Wellness Collective's 4:20 Celebration Festival. 


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The first jerk potato chips ever invented in the entire world. From noted reggae producer Doctor Dread. A completely unique taste experience. The Original Doctor Dread's Famous Jamaican Jerk Potato Chips.

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Ras Indio's story on Channel 5 Belize

Ras Indio, Musician “This time all the way to the east to a place called Ethiopia. Well, I went to actually see things that I was seeing about all of his life. All my life as a Rasta and an Afrincan descended person, I see it as the cradle of mankind. Ethiopia is known for many culture and history things about the culture and history of the place. So opportunity arose. It was musically inclined but it wasn’t a concert this time. It was just musicians that I know and they invited me over. I took the opportunity. We ended up performing in a club called club jubilee, but it was just a spontaneous moment. What came out of that is that Ras Indio music, Belize City, will be playing now over there on 103.5. But it was a blessing to see the earth on that side of the world. To see that it was so much like here and see why we have the tendencies that we have as a people. We definitely set foot there. We have this calendar this is the new thing for the year. This is actually just a press kit that we use to book shows around the world. But if we go to the month of April, you will see that it has the full collection of Ras Indio’s albums. Yes we missed a quarter of the year because I was in Ethiopia and Egypt. But I am back and Agricultural Trade Show Ground, looking forward to seeing you there.”


Return Of The Nation

California Reggae alums Dub Nation kick off their return to action with a reunion that features new faces to the line-up. Producer and bassist, Frank “Fantom” Caruso, after years of managing and touring with the likes of Motown legends, The Temptations, has reincarnated Dub Nation with their third musical effort. The biggest transformation in their sound would undoubtedly be that of new lead singer GC Cameron. Cameron is a Motown legend who goes all the way back to the late 1960’s as a member of The Spinners. Caruso and Cameron bonded together during their days with The Temptations, joining forces to launch this new Dub Nation album, Rising Force for Change.


GC Cameron’s international smash hit “It’s a Shame”, was Motown Records and The Spinners biggest song of 1970. Produced and written by Stevie Wonder, “It’s a Shame” showed off GC’s tremendous range and vocal power. Later GC would go solo and follow Barry Gordy and Motown to Los Angeles. In 1974, Cameron would release “It’s so Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” under his own name and on the soundtrack for the movie Cooley High. 


Other original members who go back to 1995 with the group are vocalist Paul “Fish” Dawson, keyboardist Peter Nuessmann and horn section: John Caredio on trumpet and Kenny Schick on saxophone. The ensemble is completed with Bay Area guitar hero David Rampley, drummer Chris Cortez of Native Elements, and vocalists Kimiko Joy and Omega of the group Dynamic.


John Brown's Body New Album "Kings & Queens"

John Brown’s Body’s new, chart-topping album, Kings And Queens (#1 Billboard Reggae, #1 iTunes Reggae), released April 16th on Easy Star Records, is the band’s most ambitious release to date, encompassing the entire history of the band’s sound and legacy.  Lead vocalist Elliot Martin reaches new levels of songwriting by striking the fine balance between classic JBB roots and a fresh new JBB sound.  


After releasing their exceptional and (mostly) instrumental JBB In Dub EP late in 2012, the band is back with their eighth studio album, and first full-length since 2008’s Amplify (#1 Billboard Reggae).  Kings And Queens features twelve new songs that are dripping in their signature “Future Roots” sound influenced by British Reggae, roots classics, dub experimentation, and electronic music.  The results are a thicker, heavier style than most modern reggae.  Check for JBB on tour this spring and summer.  AVAILABLE NOW:   Album on iTunes     Album on Amazon


“John Brown’s Body’s new Kings And Queens is the band’s best album to date, hands down…The music is a sweet homegrown hybrid of classic reggae spirit and inventive sonic explorations.  John Brown’s Body comes across as confident and strong; this is the sound of a group of reggae masters in a very good place.” – 


“With “Kings and Queens,” John Brown’s Body delivered once again, demonstrating the diversity that is “American Reggae” and pushing musical boundaries in ways very few bands are capable….One of reggae’s best in 2013.” – The Pier 


"I could talk about this record forever. Just go get it." – Angelica Music


The Newport Yachting Center's Sunset Music Series Summer Kick-Off Party to Feature Toots and The Maytals

Newport, Rhode Island - The Newport Waterfront Events at the Newport Yachting Center announces Toots and The Maytals will headline the 2013 Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series’ Summer Kick-Off Party - Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th. Also Anders Osborne and local favorites, The Ravers. Tickets - $24 advance and $36 day of show at  This Link   or 800-745-3000.


Toots & The Maytals are legends of ska and reggae music. Led by Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, the band produced three classic albums and a string of hits in the late '60s and early '70s, including “Do the Reggay”, “Pressure Drop”, “54 – 46 Was My Number” and “Monkey Man”. The band was featured in The Harder They Come film and soundtrack starring Jimmy Cliff in 1972. The group continued to enjoy international hits with “Funky Kingston” in 1973 and “Reggae Got Soul” in 1976 and during the reggae-punk and ska revival in the late 1970s. Toots & The Maytals won a Grammy for “Best Reggae Album” in 2005 for True Love which featured the band’s classics with legendary musicians including Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson and Eric Clapton.


The Big Kahuna helps out reggae artist who once brought him coffee and croissants

Jimmy Buffett must have the memory of an elephant - to go along with his huge philanthropic heart.  When he plays Texas - and he always plays Texas - he thanks the audience for keeping him alive when he was just a kid, trying to seek out a living playing the coffee house circuit and bars up and down Greenville Avenue in Dallas.


Now, he's lending a hand to a young reggae artist named Mishka who once brought him coffee and croissants during a trip to the islands.  Mishka was born in Bermuda and raised in the Caribbean.  His new EP, Ocean Is My Potion, on Jimmy Buffett’s Mailboat Records, just debuted at #1 on the Soundscan Reggae Chart.


Mishka first met Buffett many years ago when he was an entrepreneurial four year-old delivering fresh croissants to Jimmy’s sailboat in the French West Indies with his sisters. The musician and young Mishka formed a fast bond, and Jimmy wrote and recorded a song about him called, “Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants” which translates to, “Song For Little Children.”


SNWMF 2013 - Gaudi Added to the Dancehall

SNWMF regrets to inform you that, due to visa issues, Stone Love will be unable to perform in the dancehall this year. Replacing him on Saturday night will be Downbeat The Ruler. We are pleased to announce that Gaudi has been added to the dancehall on Friday night. Gaudi is a full-time internationally touring solo artist, a studio producer in demand and a respected musical innovator. He's had chart hits, gold discs and awards & nominations for his work; he has released 12 solo albums, has more than 250 productions and 90 remixes to his name and his tracks are featured on more than 120 compilations... There is however no resting on laurels for this London-based, international bass man.


For additional information regarding the artists performing at this year's festival or to purchase tickets, please log on to:

Tickets Going Fast For Reggae On The River Homecoming At French’s Camp In Humboldt County August 1-4

What: Reggae On The River 

Where: French’s Camp

When: August 1-4 

Why: The home coming of Reggae On The River to its original venue!! 


Showcasing a diverse mix of top-class reggae and world music talent from around the globe, the 29th annual Reggae On The River will feature performances by Julian Marley & The Uprising Band, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley & Blak Soil, Anthony B, J Boog & Hot Rain, Natural Black, Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars, Les Nubians, Rockamoyva, Blue King Brown, Rootz Underground, Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Nkulee Dube, The Meditations, Prezident Brown, Garifuna Collective, Toussaint The Liberator w/ Amandla, MC Zulu, Army, Paula Fuga + Mike Love, Zincfence Band, Reggae Angels, and Woven Roots, with more acts TBA, plus an all-star cast of DJs and vocalists from the Emerald Triangle and beyond.   The event will also offer more than 60 craft and food vendors, a lively kid zone, and a weekend full of camping, community, and irie fun on the banks of the majestic Eel River.     


Tickets & RV registrations are available online at reggaeontheriver. Tickets can also be purchased at the following outlets: The Works (Eureka), People's Records (Arcata), Fortuna Music Mart (Fortuna & Eureka), Mateel Office/ Redway Liquor (Redway), Peg House (Leggett), Main Street Music (Willits), Ukiah Natural Foods (Ukiah), It Takes Two To Tangle; (Laytonville), Cornerstone Reggae Culture Shop (Sebastopol), and The Last Record Store (Santa Rosa).  Stay tuned to the festival website at reggaeontheriver for more details and be sure to join the ROTR email newsletter for the latest updates. Vendor, advertiser, and sponsor opportunities are also currently available. Visit the website for downloadable application forms and additional information.


For more on the 29th annual Reggae On The River, call the Mateel office at (707) 923-3368 or send an email to and don’t delay in making your plans to be there for this historic homecoming celebration.  


New CDs in the Mix

Chuckle Berry  :: Wolf in Sheepclothing

Chuckle Berry newest release is "Wolf in Sheepclothing" on the: Kutcie Riddim. 

Producer : Island Rock Jamaica Records

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Give it a good spin and feed back love to get it......... 

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manager Chuckle Berry

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Future Fambo  ::  Fill My Cup

Brand New Single by Future Fambo - Fill My Cup Prod. by Dre Day Productions

Artiste Name : Future Fambo

Song Title : Fill My Cup

Producer : Dre Day Productions



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Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

May 16

1977: Bob Marley & The Wailers' Exodus tour 1977 Europe / Elserthalle, Heidelberg, Germany

In Jah´s Name We Pray

The Key to Creativity

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

-- Albert Einstein

Reggae Airplay Charts



Jamaica Music Countdown

By Richie B, host – “Mellow Daybreak” on Mellow FM

May 17-24, 2013   

Top 25 Dancehall Singles, Top 25 Reggae Singles and Top 10 Albums/CD Chart are listed here:




Numbers in bracket indicate the number of weeks at the No. 1 Spot. Key: U – Upward, D – Down, NM – Non-Mover TW – This Week, LW – Last Week, WC Weeks on Chart, PP in bracket – Peak Position, RE – Re-entry Sources: Sound Systems, Record Shops, Night Clubs & Radio Play ALL SOUND SYSTEMS, SELECTORS, RECORD SHOPS, NIGHT CLUBS & RADIO DJS WHO WISH TO ASSIST US AS WE COMPILE OUR WEEKLY CHARTS, PLEASE FURNISH US WITH ONLY CURRENT TELEPHONE NUMBERS. May3 

Reggae Festivals This Month

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Afro-Pfingsten Festival

Monday-Tuesday, May 13th-21st

Winterthur ZH   Switzerland

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First Annual Woodland Hippie Fest.

Sunday, May 19th

Woodland, California USA

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California Roots Festival

Friday-Sunday, May 24th-26th

Monterey   California   USA

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Kentucky Reggae Festival

Saturday-Monday, May 25th-27th

Louisville   Kentucky   USA

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Toots & The Maytals

Saturday, May 25th

Newport   Rhode Island   USA

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Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival

Monday, May 27th

West Palm Beach   Florida   USA

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City Of Trees Reggae Music Festival

Friday, May 31st - Sunday, June 2nd

Sacramento   California   USA

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Jamming Festival

Sunday, June 2nd

Bogotá   Colombia

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houston caribbean festival

Tuesday, June 4th - Monday, July 8th


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Reggae In the Hills

Friday-Sunday, June 7th-9th

Angles Camp  California   USA

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Vermont Reggae Festival

Friday-Sunday, June 14th-16th

Carey Lake, Macedon, NY New York USA

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Keep it real Jam

Friday-Saturday, June 14th-15th

Pfullendorf  Baden-Württemberg Germany

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