Posts tagged "Half Pint"

Half Pint Speaks on the Making of “Greetings”

Half Pint Speaks on the Making of "Greetings"

“You may be raggedy and poor, but you are still rich in spirit”

If you’ve ever been to a reggae party, it’s pretty much impossible that you’ve never heard “Greetings,” Half Pint’s raggamuffin anthem. Released in 1985 on George Phang’s legendary Powerhouse label, the song finds Half Pint representing for poor people over a hard-driving Sly & Robbie digital remake of the immortal “Heavenless” riddim. While preparing this year’s Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise Zeen, we reached out the singer who gave us the story behind this classic dancehall anthem. Audio & Interview After The Jump… Read more »

A First Class Reggae Song: Half Pint “Substitute Lover”

A First Class Reggae Song: Half Pint "Substitute Lover"

A Song With The Clever  Interpolation of  A Reworded Nursery Rhyme 

Tonight, we “Wheel and Pull Back” the hands of time to a song that touched the hearts of many in 1992 and continues to play with heart strings in 2016. Lindon Andrew Roberts aka Half Pint developed his vocals singing in the choir as a child, and that voice created some of the greatest releases in Reggae including: “Greetings,” “Substitute Lover,”  “Winsome,” “Just Be Good To Me,”and “Giving/Sharing,” to name a few. Let’s hone into the reggae classic, “Substitute Lover.” Audio After The Jump Read more »

Grand Theft Auto V Reggae Selections

Grand Theft Auto V Reggae Selections

Lee “Scratch” Perry Programs GTA V’s Blue Ark Radio Playlist

The biggest selling video game in the world has always had the baddest tunes. Grand Theft Auto V hits stores today and the reggae playlist tun up. Just jack any passing car, turn your radio dial to The Blue Ark and check out these roots and ragga selections courtesy of mixmaster Lee “Scratch” Perry. As you can imagine, there are plenty of Upsetter cuts—he may act like a madman, but don’t sleep… Scratch is about his paper. Happily there’s also some Konshens and Chronixx and Kartel too. Click through the photos above to get in tune. Wheel Out…  Read more »

A Politics Time Playlist

Election Or Not, We Don’t Have To Fire Shot

Today Jamaica will go to the polls for the first general election since the siege of Tivoli Gardens and the Dudus extradition raised troubling questions about who really runs things. But if you listen to reggae music, you already know… Read more »

Reggae Sumfest 2011: International Reggae Night

How Cocoa, Beres, and Bunny Made The Sumfest Crowd Forget R.Kelly

A funny thing happened on the way Sumfest Night #2. After a last-minute cancellation by headliner R.Kelly, who was reportedly suffering from a throat ailment, Reggae Sumfest promoters had 48 hours to scramble and find a replacement for the Pied Piper of R&B. Read more »