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Time to say goodbye

Time to say goodbye
5 years, 6 months ago Hi guys and girls. Unfortunately I have bad news about the show as it pertains to future episodes. As you know, I haven’t recorded an episode since July 1, 2011 and it doesn’t look like I’ll be recording another episode anytime soon. So rather than leave ... Hi g

#87 – Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 5

#87 – Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 5
6 years ago This episode concludes the Gregory Isaacs tribute with music from 1992 – 2008. There’s also a tribute within a tribute, as my Boston friend Earl Rose (who is very sick) returns to Jamaica to farm. Thanks to all the RhythmUpdate fans that have e-mailed, ... This e

#86 Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 4

#86 Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 4
6 years, 3 months ago Gregory Isaacs was no slouch in the ’80s as you’ll hear on part 4 of my musical tribute to reggae’s cool ruler. From “Night Nurse” and “Private Beach Party” to the programmed rhythms of “Rumours” and “Red Rose for Gregory,” even if his voice wasn’t 100%, ...

#85 – Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 3

#85 – Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 3
6 years, 4 months ago Part 3 in the series of tribute shows proves to be my favorite so far. We’ll wrap up 1977 with “Storm” and travel through 1981 with the sublime Bunny Wailer cover of “Sunday Morning.” Let me know what you think by leaving a comment. Gregory Isaacs – ... P

#84 – Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 2

#84 – Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 2
6 years, 6 months ago This is the second in a series of tribute shows celebrating the musical career of Jamaican singing legend Gregory Isaacs. What encourages me is to remember that Gregory recorded a great amount of top class music that we can go back to as long as we live. ... This is t

#83 – Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 1

#83 – Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 1
6 years, 8 months ago Reggae legend Gregory Isaacs passed away on Monday, October 25, at age 60. Part 1 of my multi-part tribute begins with Gregory’s earliest work including his first song, “Another Heartache” and his collaboration with his early group, the Concords. This ... Regga

#81 – Sugar Minott Tribute

#81 – Sugar Minott Tribute
6 years, 12 months ago This is a musical tribute to Sugar Minott who passed away Saturday, July 10 in Kingston, Jamaica. My best memory of Sugar was from his performance at Boston’s Harbor Lights venue (or it might have already changed names to Bank of America Pavilion) in the ... This is

#80 – Twiggi Interview and Feature Part 2

#80 – Twiggi Interview and Feature Part 2
7 years, 1 month ago Get set for a brand new interview with Twiggi who has completed and released her new inspirational CD, The Sun Shines Through. You’ll hear Twiggi talking about: Her experience at the One Love Reggae Music Festival in West Palm Beach, Florida and vibing ... Get set

#79 – Dance with Me

#79 – Dance with Me
7 years, 2 months ago Happy Mother’s Day 2010! The show starts with my friend Alpheus’ song “Mother Dearest.” Then the “Dance with Me” rhythm update begins. Finally, we hear a smooth, r&b style vocal from Queen Ifrica from her latest CD, Montego Bay. Alpheus – Mother ...

#78 – Love Fire

#78 – Love Fire
7 years, 4 months ago Thanks to listener Ron C for the suggestion to do a version excursion on this great Aswad rhythm! Let me know if there’s a particular rhythm or even theme that you’d like me to research for an up-coming episode. Note: When I recorded the show, I ... Thanks to lis