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!
The Senior All Stars feat. Ammoye 'Soul From Dubdown- Darker Than Blue'
An album inspired by the original & reggae version of 'Darker Than Blue - Soul From Jamdown.' This new version is a dub outtake done by the Senior All-Stars and Juno Reggae Winning Ammoye for the vocals. The original songs are all old Motown, soul & Jamaican classics. These reggae/dub versions are modern day made classics sounding like the classics they are meant. Smokey Robinson's 'Get Ready' kicks it off and Ammoye & The All Stars do this one justice as in WAR's 'Slippin Into Darkness.' 'Mango Walk' is an old nursery rhyme. 'Collie Stuff' is an old, original from Jamaica's Chosen Few. Every album has to have a ganja tune tune... right? Timmy Thomas' original 'Why Can't We Live Together' is hard to top as he wrote, sang it & lived it. There's 3 versions and I like the radio edit best because it adds something different. The matching dub is also good to this one, as well as in our next track. Randy Newman's 'Baltimore' is the most famous version & The Tamlins reggae version is the most popular in that genre without a doubt. What this version does is combine the the original& the reggae into one. Bill Wither's all time classic 'Aint No Sunshine' is hard to top , the All Stars put heavy dub into this one while Ammoye adds a little soul. This version is different so it makes it stand out, too. The All Stars are called All Stars for very good reasons. I know their work & now I know them and so should you especially reggae lovers. These guys kill it.