Mit ‘R.I.P’ getaggte Beiträge

King Kong Disko from Hamburg, Germany did this great mix in Memory of the great singer Sluggy Ranks, who passed away after a car accident July the 29th.

This is a mix in memory of the Dancehall artist Sluggy Ranks. Since I dug out my first Sluggy Disco 45 somewhere in the back of a small record shop in 1997, to me he has always been the greatest Reggae singer of all. When I had to hear that he died in a tragic car accident on the 29th of July it really hit me hard.
I have been planning to do a Sluggy Ranks Artist Feature Mix for years now, but somehow never quite found the time to get the job done. So when I heard the sad news…
For all those who love his music just as bad as I do, here is a mix of 30 immortal Sluggy classics.

Rest in peace Big Man. Your music will live on

You can download the Mix via Tropical Heat, or stream it on Mixcloud.

R.I.P. King Stitt

Veröffentlicht: 1 Februar, 2012 in 4. Miscellaneous
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One more veteran gone! The legendary King Stitt passed away yesterday afternoon.

May his soul rest in peace!

Legendary Jamaican vocalist King Stitt is dead. King Stitt, whose real name is Winston Sparkes,  passed away at his home in Nannyville, Kingston minutes after 1 this afternoon. He had been ailing for some time.

King Stitt can be described as one of the pioneers of the deejay idiom as his voice was a regular feature in the late 1960s over Sir Coxsone Dodd’s Downbeat Sound System during the infancy of the now famous Reggae music.

via Jamaica Observer.

CEO of legendary Xterminator Records, Producer and Artist Manager Philip „Fattis“ Burrell died last evening after slipping into a coma from a mild stroke a few weeks ago.

Fattis took a turn for the worse when the doctors at the University Hospital of the West Indies discovered a blood clot near to his lungs.

Condolences to his friends and family.

via Jamaica Observer.

Reminisce about the big man with this Xterminator Mix done by Stereo Souljah Sound from Düsseldorf, Germany.

(Pic by Nicolas LE, shotdemlive)

Barry Llewellyn, from Jamaican rocksteady and reggae vocal trio, The Heptones has died. Music News understands that Barry fell ill and was taken to the Kingston Public hospital where he died in the wee hours this morning.

via Irie FM.

R.I.P. Heavy D

Veröffentlicht: 9 November, 2011 in 4. Miscellaneous
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Yesterday, well known rapper slash actor Heavy D was taken to a Los Angeles Hospital with difficulties in breathing. He was pronounced dead in the emergency ward shortly afterwards.

He has only become 44 years. May his soul rest in peace.

Condolences to his friends and family.

R.I.P. Leonard Dillon

Veröffentlicht: 29 September, 2011 in 4. Miscellaneous
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Lead singer Leonard Dillon of the Ethiopians died yesterday morning at his daughters house in Kingston, Jamaica.

May his soul rest in peace, condolences to his family and friends.

Last Friday, legendary Poet and Spoken Word Musician Gil Scot-Heron passed away at the age of 62.

Condolences to his Family and Friends.

Cookin‘ Soul has put together this mixtape as a tribute to the big man.

R.I.P. Risto Benji

Veröffentlicht: 18 Mai, 2011 in 4. Miscellaneous
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via Irie FM

„Entertainer Risto Benjiis dead.

According to the Old Harbor Police, the thirty six year old entertainer of Unity in St. Andrew was shot several times by a gunman in an area known as „Vietnam“ in Church Pen at about 10:00 pm Monday.

Risto Benji was taken to the Spanish Town hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The police are investigating.“

Tribute Tune to Smiley Culture.

Here’s a little phone Interview from with Tippa Irie on the Death of Smiley Culture.