Jaguar Wright Live in Atlanta
Centerstage, VINYL

Jaguar Wright Live in Atlanta
Centerstage, VINYL

When they were really young, but majestic already:

Midnite 2001: Bushman

And the inspirations never left them

Tags: midnite

When they were young:

Midnite Live At World Beat Center, San Diego, California, probably on September 12, 2005.

Set (Bushman starts at 1.14.35):

01. In The Race So Far / Skull Dung / The Kingdom / …
02. Lion Pavillion
03. Freedom
04. Proceed / Leave I Alone / Inity / The Kingdom / …
05. Great Zimbabwe Walls
06. I Chant / Pagan Pay Gone / …
07. Love The Life You Live
08. Wrickta Scale / That’s On You (Owna Dirt)
09. Bushman / …
10. Old Robe / House Of Behavior / …
11. Due Reward / …
12. Mama Africa
13. Roll Call
14. White Collar Criminal
15. Breathing Scrolls / M Ah W And Z Ah N
16. House Of Gun
17. Grapes Of Wrath / Merciless / …

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Midnite performs at The Independent in San Francisco on March 21, 2013. This is the entire performance, a blessed show. Thanks to the venue for their cooperation! Here is the show from two nights later:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2G1A… Setlist:

01 warm up
02 Jah Ovah
03 Rastaman Stand
04 Love Right, Live Right/Today and Tomorrow
05 Ring Out A Chant
06 Freedom
07 Lions Wears The Crown
08 Ras To The Bone
09 Is Real
10 Mongst I And I/Black Mamba
11 Mama Africa
12 Pagan Paygone/Bad Man Trade
13 Beta Israel

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Midnite performs at 19 Broadway in Fairfax, California on July 19, 2014. Fantastic show, as ever when the Vaughn Bro’s give their best. This is the whole show, all 2 hours and 38 minutes of it. Here’s the setlist, courtesy of Jermiah: 

01. No Rest For The Weary
02. Ras To The Bone
03. Jah Feed I
04. Things To Be Thankful For
05. Proceed
06. Pagan, Pay Gone 
xx. Supply And Demand
07. Bushman
08. He Say She Say
09. Mongst I and I 
xx. Black Mamba
10. Mighty Race
11. Love The Life You Live
12. The Eyes Are The Light
13. White Collar Criminal
14. Don’t Speak The Word
15. Jubilees Of Zion

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Kingston Town (2008) / Alborosie

Lyrics:


slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town
slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town

some man have no money a sellah try fi beg a thing
if you no drop no green
a straight up dissing thing
sound a bun(block) traffic it’s a slow riddim
jay-z have a move rough
dem buss di m-16
some man a drive out pon dung
dem have di latest thing
machine fit inna dem jeans
a show off girls and bling
smell of marijuana round di corner dem juggling
one mad man gettin frustate outta di car bitch pin yeah

slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town
slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town
slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town

dis a di gun land
run cold blood pon di white sand
concrete a bun but some ???
babylon bwoy dem kill a youth
ah nuh woman no chance
bwoy next set monster a di ratta ta tan ta
dem dig more grave than rooms up hilton
small community get wash up your blood ??
every weekend same routine with your function
preach dem a come more dead and 9-11 destruction hey

slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town
slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town
slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town
slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town

di gal dem pants like rub a suit
and dem blows my Chinese sup I do perfect boobs
dem always a smile if you go bear di ??
dem a go play you trick if you a mamas bwoy
its a tough man town
theres no crown and no throne
it a go lick you down
with a dancehall stone
if you a strange and you drive
mek sure you know the route
you dont wanna get salute
by a gun dispute

slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town
slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town
slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town
slibididowndown
slibididowndown
its a rudebwoy town
its Kingston town

Tags: alborosie

No Cocaine (2009) / Alborosie

Lyrics:

Marijuana…
Ganja farmer..

No coca, no coca, no coca inna mi brain
No coca and nuh ero inga go inna mi vein
'Cos I love (marijuana)
cah man a real(ganja farmer)x2

Well puppa go a England
go and check Rodigan
puppa pass through all a di herb mi a nuh rob ??? skunk.
likkle afta puppa general inna brigstone
puppa look some tom tom dung inna brigstone
puk up pon di gal puppa nom brigitta shelly ann
shelly ann tell her side that fi piss and galang
she love puppa ??? full a charm and passion
puppa try fi long di bassline por di version one likkle crack head bacy come check come crack head ???
him want fi sell puppa some coke ??
puppa lieking ?? and kicking outta England
puppa general a Rasta so a straight ganja plant

No coca, no coca, no coca inna mi brain
No coca and nuh ero inga go inna mi vein
'Cos I love (marijuana)
cah man a real(ganja farmer)x2

Well puppa Congo ital raggaemuffin hartical
puppa work with motherland
puppa nuh touch chemical
Puppa nuh move sideway
puppa cyan go vertical
Puppa a spep pon di flat puppa ??? puppa neva take coke puppa neva take pills
puppa neva smoke plastic
sensi straight from di hills
puppa no like coca-cola
mi no talk bout angola from St.Elizabeth to Pola at di best ganja bout yah

No coca, no coca, no coca inna mi brain
No coca and nuh ero inga go inna mi vein
'Cos I love (marijuana)
cah man a real(ganja farmer)x2

no deh pon coca cora shop mi nah go inna cora bar 
mi ra go par wide ??? lontana rather a Pablo Escobar
mi na go sniff on di rack
mi na go swallow di crack
mi na no buisness with Colombia as bot mi love Bogota
mi na go mingle with no coke head, mi na go outta with white snow,mi nah go inna white house memba puppa seh so puppa no black puppa no white, puppa no yellow yellow
puppa ruff puppa tuff puppa no mellow mellow

No coca, no coca, no coca inna mi brain
No coca and nuh ero inga go inna mi vein
'Cos I love (marijuana)
cah man a real(ganja farmer)x2

Tags: alborosie

Tanya Stephens performs ‘Can’t breathe’ at the 2009 Reggae on the River. Lyrics: previous post.

Can’t Breathe (2004) / Tanya Stephens

lyrics:
I guess i’m expected to say god bless you
but you left me, meh neva left you
and wa meh do rite now, meh can’t even say “f” you
but meh can say dis dough

(Chorus)
I hope u can’t live without me
Can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t breathe
Can’t get ur mind to stop thinking about me
Can’t eat can’t sleep, can’t breathe
I hope u whine up lonely
Can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t breathe
Then ur gonna wish u coulda still come hold me
Can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t breathe

(Verse)
I bet u think i’m supposed to smile, put the best outside
Put on an act to protect my pride
U want me to take it like a man; but I’m a girl who cries
So if I puncture ur tires don’t be too surprised
And while I’m at it, hell, I may as well key up ur car
Cause what u did to my heart thats an act of war
Well every step u take I’ll be one step behind
Won’t let u get me out of ur mind

(Chorus)

(Verse)
I should allowed to be bitter(how not), cause its only fair( of course)
I’m falling apart, but u don’t care
Why is she so happy why do you smile
And why aren’t u guys fighting all the while like we did
I know it must be a charade; God please send me a shower to rain on their parade
I hope she’s cheating juggling nuts like a squirrel
Better yet I hope she leaves u for a girl
cause yuh can’t live widdout me

(Chorus)

(Verse)
Bout you nuh wan go geh married and you would love me to be there
I woulda tell yuh somethings, but dem nah fit fo de ears
Usually me woulda say good bye and I wish you well
but not to you, I hope your life turns out to be hell
bet you think I want you to die but no, I want you to live
and suffer and cry like I did
I’m just keepin it real. Ah jus so meh feel

(Chorus)

(Verse)
(Wa meh say, yow)
She can’t cook like me; can’t jook like me
She no know u in and out like a book like me
She no full a style like me; can’t make yuh smile like me
And she can never bear beautiful child like me
She no tight like me; no fling it up right like me
And if meh buck her one her way she can’t fight like me
You done know; meh say ah just so it go (of course)

(Chorus)