Monday, October 25, 2010

"One Tribe, Many Voices" Podcast Episode 91

Female Voices: 7th Show in the Series.                                        
Theresa Perez

Intro: My People / Theresa Perez / Small World
Set one:

1. Black Hand Side / Queen Latifah / Black Reign
2. Mango Pickle Down River / M.I.A. / Kala
3. Weekend Love / Queen Latifah / Black Reign
Koralee and Rasheed

Set two:

1. Time (35 bag remix) / O’spada / Hot Biscuits Blog
2. I Can’t Understand / Queen Latifah / Black Reign
3. Exmas / Koralee / Koralee EP
    Mayra Andrade

    Set three:

    1. Grains de Beaute / Ceu / Vagarosa
    2. Just Another Day / Queen Latifah / Black Reign
    3. Lapidu Na Bo / Mayra Andrade / Navega
    4. The D.J.’s Interlude / Queen Latifah / Black Reign

    Set four:

    1. Rainforest Kissing / Theresa Perez / Small World
    2. Kounandi / Rokia Traore / Tchamantche
    3. Fall at My Feet / Koralee / Koralee EP

    Gregory Isaacs, The Cool Ruler! (1951-2010)

    Gregory Isaacs: The Cool Ruler

    Jamaican Reggae Legend, Gregory Isaacs has passed today.

    All the world of reggae music lovers will mourn the loss of the man known as “The Cool Ruler”. Though I never had the pleasure of performing with this master musician, I did see him perform on stage three times in my life.

    He had a silky smooth delivery and the suave cool of a ghetto Casanova. Gregory Isaacs’ appeal to women was obvious but his appeal to men was even more powerful. He was that brother you could relate to, like so many you knew from the neighborhood posse. He was somebody that it was cool to look up to, cool to be like, a smooth brother.

    I can still remember how he strolled onto the stage with his tall hat tilted to the side. He took his time, because he could! He had that Jamaican walk that said he grew up on the tough side of the tracks. This made him more than the average love song singer, Gregory Isaacs was tough but he could admit to a broken heart. Gregory Isaacs was a Black man and I could relate to him.

    His voice was captivating, one of those singers who’s every word you could remember. If you lived in Brooklyn, I’m sure you remember Earl Chin’s late night Rockers show, after the midnight hour.  Can anybody forget hanging out with their woman, candle light, incense burning, and Gregory Isaacs in the room singing “Night Nurse”?