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SHOK WAVE is your weekly new REGGAE music blog. SHOK WAVE finds music that is out there in the form of Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Ska, Dub, Reggae Rock & anything else musical with a Caribbean origin and in any language.

Here is what we found this week.......Enjoy!

Instead of not doing a blog this week we decided to list a bunch of good songs that released. I did not find anything great just good. Maybe this should be the start of an additional playlist? What do you think?


Kapelle So&So feat. Cpt. Yossarian "Bob"
"BOB" is a Tribute to Bob Marley and was entirely recorded in spring 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown. The band all sat in our basements thinking of what would become of this year. All the live shows were canceled and there was not much hope, that the virus would leave anytime soon. So we decided to do something that would uplift our own spirits and hopefully the souls of the potential listeners. We thought of the unifying and uplifting power of Bob Marley´s music and chose his epic compilation "Legend“ as a blueprint for our latest endeavour. We listened very carefully and note by note translated the divine music into a typically bavarian instrumentation including Tuba, diatonic Accordion, Horns and a couple of other freak instrument. This sound is what makes the album stand out. It's two Cornets and a Bass Trumpet formed the mighty I-Threes (The Wailers´ background singers), our Tuba player studied Aston Barretts basslines very carefully while producer Captain Yossarian impersonated Carly -Aston´s brother- on drums, using an old leather suitcase to get close to the dry bassdrum sound of the original production. The clavinet and electric guitars were covered by Ziach, a diatonic version of the accordion and an old acoustic guitar found at a fleamarket. Other instruments featured are the mandolin, the zither (a bavarian harp instrument) and the xylophone. Of course it was more than obvious, that nobody we could think of would ever be able to substitute Marley on vocals and so we asked some of the finest musicians we know of to interpret Marley´s part on their instrument. We came out with a diverse set of solo instruments (from Trumpet and Trombone to Accordion and Melodica, Flute and Clarinet to Violin and Zither) and every solo really shows a different approach to Marley´s vocal track. We really feel that our recording provides a new and unheard perspective on Marley´s music and somehow allows oneself to fall in love a second time. We agree. This album shall provide love, peace and unity in this weird year of 2020. It will be your perfect companion and help you when feeling stressed or lonely. This is mainly written by the producer Capt
Yossarian. The musical approach is more from a jazz perspective. We found the following to renditions to be the stand out cuts, in order of appearance on the album: 'Is This Love, ' 'Could You Be Loved,' 'Three Little Birds,' 'Stir It Up' and 'Satisfy My Soul' & 'Jammin' have commendable renditions. Interestingly enough instruments have replaced the vocals on most tracks. 'I Shot The Sheriff' has a vocal to it with no words just sounds. We always prefer for you to listen to it yourself so here's the link.

Anthony Red Rose 'Cannabis'

Aaron Silk 'Positive Vybz'

Anthony B 'Time Red'

Glen Washington 'They Can't Stop Me'

Arthur Allen 'I Knew I Loved You'


Michael  Joseph 'Gratitud'


Todd Rundgren &Rivers Cuomo 'Down With The Ship'

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