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Grant Phabao Carlton Livingston Jackie Statement

Grant Phabao presents Carlton Livingston - Jackie Statement

After an astonishing Jazz rework of his reggae tune 'Could Be Bitter', Carlton Livingson gets the heavy funk/blues rocking treatment from The Silverstrokes, a new band led by producer Grant Phabao with French keyboards maestro Guillaume Méténier (Soul Sugar), and featuring essential French DJ/producer Erik Rug on additional guitars. 'Jackie Statement' is the fourth single extracted from Carlton Livingson's 'Bridge of Life' album.

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Dis Is Good For You Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Dis Is Good For You - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International

"Dis Is Good For You - Tropical Grooves and Afrofunk International" is the first compilation coming out on the newly-launched Paris DJs label, gathering old cats and newcomers from the worldwide Afro/Tropical scene. Dwelving into the minds and hard drives of their international network of artists and producers for a whole month, Paris DJs have carefully selected 13 tracks of current, modern, 21st century Afrofunk, Afrobeat, Ethio-Jazz, Reggae and Soul, and even mixed most of those from separate parts themselves, raising the production level to their high quality standards of warm, spatialized, heavy sound…

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Paris DJs Soundsystem Blues Aint Nothin But A Low-Down Shakin Chill

Paris DJs Soundsystem present Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Low-Down Shakin' Chill

Grant Phabao filters the southern-fried, psychedelic funk of Adrian Quesada's The Echocentrics through Jamaican gospel. (...) Studio One veteran Carlton Livingston starts putting on his soulful reggae songs some soul jazz dressings thanks to Parisian sound master Grant Phabao...

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Grant Phabao and Carlton Livingston Could Be Bitter Jazz Rework

Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - Could Be Bitter (Jazz Rework)

After so many reggae remixes of hip hop, soul, funk, pop, rock, etc., we thought 'what if we tried he other way round? Let's take some of our reggae songs, put out the riddim, and build something else than reggae on the a cappella!' This is one of the resulting tracks. Carlton Livingston in a Jazz tuxedo.

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Colored-Inc presents Carlton Livingston

Colored-Inc. presents Carlton Livingston

A selection of some of Carlton Livingston's earlier hits mixed with a few tracks from this new album.

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Black Magic Hard 2 Find Vol 3

Black Magic - Hard 2 Find Vol.5

An artistic revolution has been ongoing these recent years in Paris, with some unique producers breathing new life into the idea of jazz music, upping the standards of sound and production to those of the masters - Miles Davis, Lee Perry, Fela Kuti, Sun Ra, Traffic and the such... From the message-intense material, impressionistic soundscapes and folk musings of Doctor L to the dancefloor-filling cosmic afro and soulful roots reggae vibes of Grant Phabao, the Colored-Inc. collective has managed to create a solid universe, showcasing the many facets of the jazz spectrum in the shape of a free-minded label, undoubtly this year's most ambitious one. Black Magic is their fifth experience in cooperative expression, a voodoo-themed concept album of music suitable for the dancefloor or the living room, a fresh wave of Jazz, Soul, Afro & Reggae production, untangling the scribble of the wicked world with clarity and maturity, and bringing Paris back to its rightful place, the cultural center of the world. Production duties by Doctor L and Grant Phabao

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Grant Phabao and The Lone Ranger Sweet Talking

Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - Sweet Talking

The Lone Ranger is one of Jamaica's most influential early dancehall DJs. He was twice voted N°1 deejay on the island, in 1979 and 1980. He helped pioneer a newly rhythmic, on-the-beat rhyming style that led DJ toasting into the modern age, and punctuated his lyrics with bizarre exclamations and sound effects ("bim" and "ribbit" were his favorites) that made him perhaps the most imaginative stylist of his time. Thanks to the incredible production skills of French dubmeister Grant Phabao, who crafted for him a splendid album in 2005 (Kulchaklash / to be pronounced "Culture Clash"), and a hit single in 2006 making waves all over the irie globe, with rub-a-dub partner Carlton Livingston and their cover of Dandy Livingston's Message To You Rudie, The Lone Ranger is now back with his 12th album, Sweet Talking, and another big step towards bringing back the golden age of rub-a-dub!

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Grant Phabao and Carlton Livingston Bridge Of Life

Grant Phabao & Carlton Livingston - Bridge Of Life

Grant Phabao presents Carlton Livingston - Bridge of Life is an album resulting from various sessions recorded between 2006 and 2009 in Paris. Grant Phabao plays all instruments (with the help of keyboard wizard Soul Sugar, formerly from Seven Dub). He produced, polished and mastered himself the 11 tracks, along with three other full length albums (!), for respectively The Lone Ranger, The Silvertones and The Jays, an astounding vocal trio with former members of Black Uhuru, The Royals or The Chantells... The single Teenager In Love is as sweet as veteran rub-a-dub singer Carlton Livingston's soulful reggae can be. It's another instant classic you'll have to hunt down: pressed in Jamaica and released by T.I.M.E.C., it's only available as a 100 copies limited edition 45 - so act fast or cry later!

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Down By The River Side Hard 2 Find Vol 2

Down By The River Side - Hard 2 Find Vol.2

Down By The River Side's first album on the new Colored-Inc. label (colored-inc.com) - launched by Djouls and Doctor L - is what some could call a 'jazz' album. Blending Jamaican harmonies with American Jazz or blaxploitation Funk, European folk & electronics with African percussions, Slam and Jazz with Hip Hop, Afrobeat with Gospel and Poetry, with some hefty doses of Reggae, Psychedelia and Soul in between, this is indeed a kind of a New Thing! All production duties and nearly all instruments by Doctor L & Grant Phabao with star guesting Carlton Livingston, The Lone Ranger and The Jays (from Jamaica), Rare Moods and Kactus Hunters (from Paris), Allonymous (from Chicago) and Tony Allen (from Nigeria).

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The Black Cat Hard 2 Find Vol 1

The Black Cat - Hard 2 Find Vol.1

The Black Cat's first album on the new Colored-Inc. label (colored-inc.com) - launched by Djouls and Doctor L - is what some could say a 'world' album. Blending Latin grooves with Afro rhythms, Reggae harmonies with American Jazz or Funk vibes, Saudade with Jamaican riddims, Psychedelic Funk with Electronic R&B, Psychedelia and Hip Hop, with some lusty doses of Rub-a-Dub , Afro, Soul and Reggae in between, this is indeed a kinda world tour.All production duties and nearly all instruments by Doctor L & Grant Phabao with star guesting Martin Perna (from Brooklyn), Ocote Soul sounds & Adrian Quesada (from Nicaragua and Austin, Texas) Carlton Livingston, The Lone Ranger and The Jays (from Jamaica), Tita Lima (from Brazil), Allonymous (from Chicago), Roldan (from Cuba), Dom Farkas (from Paris) and Kiala (from Nigeria and Congo). Yep 'world' indeed.

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Grant Phabao presents Carlton Livingston Teenager In Love

Grant Phabao presents Carlton Livingston - Teenager In Love

"Teenager In Love" is as sweet as Carlton's soulful reggae can be. It's another instant classic you'll have to hunt down: pressed in Jamaica and released by T.I.M.E.C., it's only available as a 100 copies limited edition 45 - act fast or cry later!

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Paris Original Soundtrack

Grant Phabao, Carlton Livingston & The Lone Ranger - Runnin' For My Life on Paris (original soundtrack)

On this Cedric Klapish soundtrack by Loik Dury and his Kraked Unit, Grant Phabao did some drum programming on the opening track, "Munivers de Paris", and produced Carlton Livngston and The Lone Ranger's collaboration "Running For My Life".

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Lone Ranger Dub Salvador

The Lone Ranger - Dub Salvador - A Grant Phabao Mix

Exclusive mix of oldies, rarities & classics, including Grant Phabao presents The Lone Ranger & Carlton Livingston "(A Message To You) Rudie".

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carlton livingston lone ranger a message to you rudie produced by grant phabao

Grant Phabao, Lone Ranger, Carlton Livingston - (A Message To You) Rudie

Originally penned by DANDY LIVINGSTON in Jamaica, "(MESSAGE TO YOU) RUDIE" became the international hit single everybody knows when THE SPECIALS covered it in 1979 (with ELVIS COSTELLO producing). Now the track gets back to Jamaica with legendary Studio One deejay LONE RANGER (without whom there wouldn't be any YELLOWMAN, SHABBA RANKS or SEAN PAUL today), and his rub-a-dub partner CARLTON LIVINGSTON, who spill some hearty vocals with the usual signature gimmicks from THE LONE RANGER, the original "oink", "ribbit" and other "Tell You 'Bout It" master. Their version of "(MESSAGE TO YOU) RUDIE" is an instant classic, a smash in-your-face hit single that you can recognize as such in a few seconds. They're keeping the flavour original, on a Jamaican tempo... roots style!

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