When mentioning the pioneering DJ's of the 70's, usually the names U-Roy, Prince Jazzbo, King Stitt, Dennis Alcapone, and others are herald most. Ranking Joe is another of these artist that deserves the recognition of their talents and contribution to reggae music over the years. He made a rare appearance in Long Beach, California, with singer Michael Palmer last November, and these two tore down the house with hit after hit.
So, Who Is Ranking Joe? Born Joseph Jackson, in Kingston, Jamaica , July 1, 1959, he was introduced in the music business at Tarrant Junior Secondary School in Kingston. Joe performed at school concerts and won local talent contest in the mid-70's. As he got older, he participated in stage shows and parties in different Jamaican parishes for vereran singer/promoter Jackie Brown. His first performing name was"D.J. Jolly", and performed with well know artist like Horace Andy, Dennis Brown, Bingy Bunny, Bongo Herman , and Keith Poppin.
If you listen closely, you will hear the influence of everyone that has impacted Bambu Station. Their music is a vegetarian mix of us all as individuals now bringing to the stage those ancestors and contemporaries that move us all in many ways. Regardless of how much Bambu Station own to doing tings their way, in their style, what comes out is a life's experience of listening, digesting and playing music. So who do they sound like?
They hope the world of the positive with a refreshing Bambú Station glow!
In the beginning there was Sound, then came Word, together they created Power. With hard hitting drums, extremely heavy basslines, moving melodies, and ghostly lyrics, THE I-TERNALS are reverting back to the classic sound of Rockers and early dancehall Dub styles of Jamaican Reggae music.
THE I-TERNALS Reggae Band is determined to bring social consciousness and self-empowerment back to the genre by delivering music that has a positive message. Listeners will be unable to stop themselves from dancing to the hypnotic reggae pulse that THE I-TERNALS produce. One song will put the listener into a trance with their down-tempo classic roots dub, the next they can have the listener jumping to the high energy Dancehall influenced breaks.
Founded on the turn of 2006, Beatnok connected the dots to form a like-minded crew dedicated to the uplift of the masses.
I&I Vibration is a cast of DJ’s, Musicians, Producers & Promoters spanning from Nor Cal to No Va forming the I-coast movement…
The main aim is to bridge gaps, cultures and people inna dance to enjoy and appreciate one another on an equal level in a nice up atmosphere…
Our DJ’s weapons of choice are primarily Roots, Dub & Dancehall Reggae; but we never forget about Old School, True School, Underground, Conscious and Slappin’ Hip Hop; Latin, Funk, Parlay muzik, Go – Go, Breaks, mash ups of all of the above and anything else we feel like dropping on ya…
It's fresh and Green...Know what I mean!