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November 19, 2020
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'Tears' flow freely on reggae album chart
Black Tears rhythm compilation album debuts at number four this week on the US Current Reggae Albums Chart. This table, which is available via subscription to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, ranks top-selling reggae titles in the United States.
Produced by Adrian “Donsome” Hanson, the Black Tears beat was released on November 6. Among the artistes featured are Marcia Griffiths, Anthony B, Lutan Fyah, Glen Washington, Chezidek, Bugle, Korexx, Tommy B, Perfect Giddimani, and newcomer Kailash.
 This week's chart is led by Got to Be Tough by Toots and The Maytals which sold 170 copies to retain its number one spot. To date, it has sold 3,648 copies.
World on Fire by Stick Figure and Look For The Good by Jason Mraz also retain their number two and three places, respectively.
Buju Banton's Upside Down 2020 moves up two places to number five, while Coastin by Iration backtracks from number four to six.
More Family Time by Ziggy Marley inches up to number seven, while Dub Collection from Rebelution rockets from number 20 to eight.
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New music from Issachar Muzik - Ian Sweetness "Sweet Jamaica".
New music from Issachar Muzik - Ian Sweetness "Sweet Jamaica".
This track is Digitally distributed by Tuff Gong International and available on all digital platforms.
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Jenieve Sings ‘Hallelujah’ - Toots’ Daughter Drops Gospel Single
Source: The Gleaner: Pall-bearers carry the coffin bearing the body of late reggae icon, Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert during the interment service at the National Heroes Park in Kingston on Sunday.
Hibbert’s daughter, Jenieve Hibbert-Bailey, said she is happy her father got the send-off he deserves.  
For years, gospel singer Jenieve Hibbert-Bailey has been breaking barriers with her versatility, and having taken a hiatus of sorts, she feels it is time to let her voice be heard.
The songwriter has decided to channel her energy into the area of contemporary gospel, and has taken the plunge with a brand new single. Released last Friday, and distributed through VPAL on all digital online platforms, Hallelujah is her praise.
“I was going through a very difficult and challenging time in my life, and so I wanted to encourage myself as well as others not to give up, but to find a praise,” Bailey, who is also the daughter of the late reggae legend Toots Hibbert, told The Gleaner.
Hallelujah was recorded for an upcoming album which she hopes to release in 2021. Contemporary gospel is an updated, polished version of traditional gospel with newly written songs that sound similar to urban music.
“My father listened to it, gave me his opinions on the composition and background vocals, and he liked it. Parts of the song include a phrase ‘I say yea’ which is taken from 54-46, one of my dad’s most popular songs, and also Bam Bam, another crowd favourite,” the singer, who is a devout Christian, said.
Jenieve was a foundation member of the group 54-46, along with her sisters, Leba and Melanie.
She was nominated for Best Reggae Album for her work on her father’s Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged On Strawberry Hill in 2012. She received Best Female Gospel Vocalist awards from JAMMY and the JFM in the 1990s. She also won a Canadian Omega award with her husband Robert for Best Gospel Duo in 2012.
One of the featured acts on ‘Tribute to An Icon’ that aired on Sunday to honour the memory of her father, Jenieve expressed delight that the tribute at the National Heroes Park in downtown Kingston went so well.
“This was the send-off that my father truly deserved, a tribute fit for a king,” she said.
Toots died at the University Hospital of the West Indies on September 11, nearly two weeks after falling ill.
Among the other icons interred at the National Heroes Park are reggae singer Dennis Brown, Olympian Herb McKinley, artist Edna Manley, folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley (Miss Lou) and actor Ranny Williams. The location is also where Pan African giant and National Hero Marcus Garvey is buried, as well as former Prime Ministers Michael Manley and Edward Seaga.
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Scheduled for Release on Friday 27th November 2020 on All Digital Platforms
A variety of songs....something on the album for all reggae music lovers. 
Two tracks from the album have previously been released:
“Can’t Get You Outta My Head” and “Warnin.”
His latest single “Warnin’” received chart recognition when it entered the's Urban Club Charts
at #20 and rose to #14.
REBEL SOUL is also the name of the title track of the album.
Former Greensleeves Records journeyman Tann-I Browne has been in the music business for a number of years and has recorded songs for Greensleeves Records such as, “Worries & Troubles,” “Rude Boys,” and “Cocaine Mash up You Brain,” to name a few, plus “Gunshot Salute”, which were recorded for the Greensleeves Records’ UK Bubblers label.
November 21 Amexem Reggae Cultural Society presents Virtual Reggae Concert
Vancity Roots & Culture Virtual concert — open to the public. Saturday, November 21 at 6:45pm PST.
Belizean-born veteran Reggae music artiste Pupa Curly has released his long-awaited full-length album GRIOT

 GRIOT is produced by Carl McGregor of Diamond Mine Studios in Los Angeles. The album is Pupa Curly's first full-length project in almost two decades. Released on Tuff Kruffy Entertainment label, the album is available now and distributed worldwide on most online platforms. The hit single “Money” released last year and distributed by Tuff Gong International is among 15 solid tracks on this album. 
Pupa Curly has performed at many of Southern California’s elite festivals including: Santa Monica Pier’s Twilight Concert Series and UCLA’s Jazz/Reggae Festival to name a few. Other notable performances include performing recently for King Nadiope IV of Busoga Kingdom in Uganda.
Pupa Curly also collaborated on George Clinton’s “Paint the White House Black” single on Paisley Park Records, which also featured Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Kam and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Brand New CD from Yabba — Ruling The Roots
Marcus Yabba Griffiths — Reggae Walk Of Fame Inductee— The Hardest Working Man In Reggae
(AKA) YABBA— With a Brand new EP CD
Titled: Ruling The Roost

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Reggae Drive-Time365 Live with Lion Paw International
Friday, November 20 at 6pm UTC. Online event. Tune in every Friday.
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Mark your calendars: NEW DATE: Saturday, January 30, 2021:
Premium LiveStream Concert with MORGAN HERITAGE -  Storytelling Live 
Storytelling Live is an up close-and-personal Livestream Concert Series.

Viewers will experience a full live concert and hear backstories about the songs artist perform.
Part proceeds will go to the MusiCares Foundation, helping the music community in times of need, as well as multiple other charities such as Clean the World. 
Heritage Concerts Presents Storytelling Live with Grammy Award Winning Morgan Heritage. Saturday November 7th Performing hits like Don’t Haffi Dread, Tell Me How Come, Falling Race and Strictly Roots.
This will be an up close-and-personal musical experience that you don’t want to miss!
So tune in Saturday January 30, 2021 to see the Iconic, Legendary Royal Family of Reggae music... Morgan Heritage!
You’ll get to hear your new favorites along with all the classics such as Nothing To Smile About, Down By The River, She’s Still Loving Me and Reggae Bring Back Love.
Storytelling Live with Morgan Heritage will be another ROCKAZ moment!
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Billboard - Reggae Albums Chart This Week of the week of November 21, 2020 -
It's still Bob toppin' the charts!

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In Jah's Name We Pray - 
 “Just as the soft rains fill the streams, pour into the rivers, and join together in the oceans, so may the power of every moment of your goodness flow forth to awaken and heal all beings–those here now, those gone before, those yet to come.”
“By the power of every moment of your goodness, may your heart’s wishes be soon fulfilled as completely shining as the bright full moon, as magically as by a wish-fulfilling gem.”
“By the power of every moment of your goodness, may all dangers be averted and all disease be gone.

May no obstacle come across your way. May you enjoy fulfillment and long life.”

“For all in whose heart dwells respect, who follow the wisdom and compassion, of the Way, may your life prosper in the four blessings of old age, beauty, happiness and strength.”
Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts 
Jamaica Music Countdown — By Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess
TOP 25 Dancehall Singles, TOP 25 Reggae Singles and TOP 10 Albums/CD Chart
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This Week in Reggae
 November 19
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 November 20
1956: H.I.M. Haile Selassie I visits Japan.
1957: "Jim" Brown [UB40; drums] is born (some say b. November 21).
1966: Billy Slaughter [Stone Love; selector] is born.
1978: Yeshemabeth is born to Freddie McGregor and Judy Mowatt in Kingston, Jamaica.
1998: Roland Alphonso, founding tenor saxophonist for Skatalites, passes away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications related to brain aneurysms. Age 67. (b. January 12, 1931)Roland had slipped into a coma after suffering a seizure onstage while performing with The Skatalites at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California, on November 2nd.
2017: Ninjaman and his co-accused ere found guilty of the 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson.
 November 21
1953: Philip Smart, owner and engineer of HC&F studio, radio DJ, producer, is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1954: Everton Blender (Everton Dennis Williams) is born in Clarendon, Jamaica.
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