some Q&A with Selecta Jammy on ZionHighness Radio 02.12.13 …. History, counsel & endeavors of the culture. Roots of the genre - Rap, Reggae, Ska. A little backstory of my life. #SidMills
tune in! This Tuesday! I will be live #SidMills
SIDNEY MILLS - WORLD RENOWNED KEYBOARD PLAYER FROM STEEL PULSE …. PRODUCER/MUSICIAN/ENGINEER FORMER MEMBER OF BDP (BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS) WITH KRS-ONE, COLLABORATED WITH SOOOO MANY MUSICIANS & PRODUCERS (OH YEAH HE PLAYS THE GUITAR TOO!!)
ALONGSIDE ANDRAE WANG CARTER - GUITARIST FOR NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY DISTANT RELATIVES TOUR WORKING ON HIS CURRENT SOLO MUSICAL ALBUM PROJECT
Back 2 Basics Artiste Collective - Jah Will Help Us All Project & CD single
Five years ago, Sister Carol and Sidney Mills (Steel Pulse) created the, Back to Basics Educational Fund, to raise money to support two school projects based in communities close to their hearts.
The Back to Basics schools is:
• AIRY CASTLE BASIC SCHOOL - St. Thomas, Jamaica
• JAMAICA RASTAFARIAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (JRDC) SCHOOL - Shashamane, Ethiopia
0n opposite sides of the African Diaspora, both programs are in desperate need of financial support to keep the school doors open for the youth of their communities. In an effort to respond to the urgent need and to raise awareness, Sister Carol and Sidney invited their friends in the international music community to contribute their talents to the cause. The CD single, Jah Will Help Us All, was created.
To compliment the teachings of Martin Luther King, Sister Carol and Sidney selected the MLK holiday/ their mutual birthday, January 15th to host a fundraiser to raise funds for the Fund.
“Jah Will Help Us All” will be available on iTunes on June 21st, 2012.
After such date visit iTunes site to purchase the single to help our cause supporting the youth and families in Jamaica and Ethiopia.
For more information on the project and CD single visit www.spimusicinc.com
Meta Dia (Meta & The Cornerstones) and Julian Marley in Jamaica. Julian played drums on the album #ANCIENTPOWER dropping soon!
I Feel Joy - Sylvia Tella -Production Sidney Mills/Barry Bailey (by sidmills)
:::: Featured Artist of the Week ::::
Artist: Brotha George
In the 1980’s gifted Jamaican reggae artist George Wright, now affectionately known as Brotha George, burst onto the scene with the Reggae and Dancehall hits “You Are the One I Love”, “Secret Admirer” and “I Love You”. Adorned with Wright’s classic vocals, which evoked memories of many of the great Jamaican rock steady artist of the past, the song soon rocketed to the top of the charts.
Still in his teens, Wright was well on his way to securing a career as a popular reggae icon for years to come, as he toured the world and delighted audiences.
Brotha George’s father loved Calypso music and his brother had been a member of the legendary Reggae band The Meditations.
His future was easily laid out before him, but the Lord had other intentions. In retrospect, the change in his life began conspicuously enough when he felt compelled to retire to bed one early evening at 7 p.m. He then spent the entire night dreaming of singing his composition “Journey”, which is currently on his latest CD “My Soul is in Your Hands” through VP records. So vivid was this dream that he awoke the next morning with a sore throat, prompting his mother to opine that this was indeed God’s call for him to use his talent and spread the Gospel.
Years later another call from the Lord came through as Wright stood to sing at a friend’s wedding. So impactful was his performance that the pastor presiding over the ceremony beseeched him to perform at church services the following day. The decision to completely dedicate his life and music to spreading the powerful message of God came two weeks later when, while driving, he became the victim of a head-on collision and walked away unscratched.
Brotha George Wright has continued to spread the word of the Lord through a ministry of exceptional songs and his amazing voice. With songs that speak to the spiritual hunger of his listeners.
His latest CD entitled “Worship with Christ” produced by Sidney Mills is being regarded as his best work to date. A true testament is his 4 nominations in 2012 Atlanta’s Caribbean Gospel Award – as best new male vocal.
Last night was great!! BRASIL 2012 #STEELPULSE … tomorrow …….. Rio !!! :)
CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield catches up with David “Dread” Hinds of the band #STEELPULSE performing @ the New Orleans Jazz Fest 04.27.2012
Inspired by the hills of Airy Castle - St.Thomas Jamaica
:::: Featured Artist of the Week :::: RATED TOP VETERAN
Artist: Larry McDonald
Genre: Percussionist/Reggae/Ska/Roots/Afro-Soul/Lovers Rock
“Steered by seasoned reggae producer Sidney Mills, ‘Drumquestra’ - boasting a unique orchestra that unites several generations of Jamaican drummers - triumphantly reflects McDonald’s own diverse percussion explorations; creating a personal and mystical dancefloor excursion that encompasses 16 songs drawing only on percussion, drums and the human voice….”
‘Drumquestra is the debut album from Jamaican drum master Larry McDonald. Being far from new on the scene, McDonald is considered one of the finest percussion exponents in the world, with a career beginning at the heart of the Ska scene over 40 years ago. His list of credits includes collaboration with heavyweight artists Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Lee Perry, Toots & the Maytals, The Wailers, Bad Brains, Taj Mahal, Earnest Ranglin, and the Skatalites to name but a few……’
(Source: bluesandsoul.com, via naturalmysticent)