Sep 20, 2014
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Posts tagged: David Letterman

Throwback Thursdays: Maxi Priest On His Classic Shabba Collaboration “Housecall”

Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden

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You could probably learn a thing or two about sexual relations from listening to Maxi Priest and Shabba Ranks’ “House Call” in 1991. However, getting it on, or getting it in, was the furthest thing from my mind when I first heard their collaboration at age 10. My father—a Jamaican DJ from New York, newly transplanted to Los Angeles—made me a mixtape with some of Shabba’s reigning hits like “Housecall” and “Mr. Loverman,” along with a bunch of tunes over the Telephone Love riddim. I was smitten by his seamless transition of the original “Housecall” into its 12” remix and the various versions of “Mr Loverman,” such as the David Morales Ragga Hop Mix. I might have been too young to remember “Housecall” gaining mass appeal in NY: it was Shabba’s core dancehall releases resonated deeper in my Caribbean neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn.

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Video: Lauryn Hill + DJ Rampage on ‘Letterman’

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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LargeUp regulars may know DJ Rampage as a purveyor of fine reggae mixtapes and selector on our radio program The LargeUp Sessions, but our bredrin has been holding down Lauryn Hill as her tour DJ for the nearly five years. With Lauryn gearing up to release her first new studio album in over a decade and a half, Letters to Exile, Rampage has been making some high-profile appearances alongside Ms. Hill, including her first televised performance in three years Friday night on David Letterman.

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Throwback Thursdays: Dennis Brown, Maxi Priest + More on “Letterman”

Words by DJ Autograph

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Long-time Throwback Thursdays contributor and selector extraordinaire DJ Autograph is back in the saddle this week, with a find from deep in the vaults of late-night TV.

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Blowin’ (Collie Herb) in the Wind: Ziggy Marley Covers Bob… Dylan?

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Ziggy Marley paid tribute to a musical legend named Bob on Late Night with David Letterman this past Friday but, this time, it wasn’t his own father. Instead, Bob Marley’s eldest son was on the talk show to promote the charity album Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International (out today) with his cover of Dylan’s 1963 classic, “Blowin’ In the Wind.” Coming from Mr. Marijuaman himself, it kinda gives the protest-themed folk song a whole new meaning, doesn’t it?

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