Nov 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: Mick Jagger

Throwback Thursdays: Carly Simon’s “Why”

Words by Jesse Serwer


As the guitarist of the band Chic and one half of the Chic Organization production/songwriting team with bassist Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers was the driving force behind the disco era’s best music. Besides for Chic’s numerous hits (“Le Freak,” “Good Times”) and underrated gems (“My Feet Keep Dancing,” “Real People”), Rodgers, along with Edwards, was behind the sound of Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” and Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out,” to name a few undeniable classics from that period. And of course the Rodgers hit parade continued into the post-disco era, and the current day. But you already knew all this.

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LargeUp TV: Chronixx, Junior Reid + Rice and Peas at Central Park SummerStage

Words by Jesse Serwer:::Video Shot by Birhan Tonge:::Still Images by Birhan Tonge and Tono


LargeUp’s inaugural SummerStage concert presented with Okayplayer and Federation Sound July 26th was a massive success.

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Impressions: Chronixx, Junior Reid + Rice and Peas at Central Park SummerStage

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photos by Sherwin Dyer


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Visual Culture: Peter Simon’s “Reggae Bloodlines” Show

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Extra Classic Gregory isaacs

Peter Simon is one of few photographers who have documented reggae from its early days all the way through the present. His photos of people like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Toots and Sly and Robbie are some of reggae’s most iconic images, and his work illustrated one of the earliest and best known books on reggae, 1977’s Reggae Bloodlines: In Search of the Music and Culture of Jamaica.

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Throwback Thursdays: Peter Tosh, “Johnny B. Goode”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Peter Tosh's "Johnny B. Goode" cover

Tomorrow would be the 68th birthday of the late Peter Tosh, capping quite a big week for a figure who’s no longer with us. On Monday, National Heroes Day in Jamaica, the Stepping Razor was awarded a posthumous Order of Merit, a significant development for an artist whose relationship with the state during his lifetime was tenuous at best.

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Video: SuperHeavy, “Miracle Worker”

Words by Jesse Serwer

We’ve been telling you for a minute about SuperHeavy, the reggae-playing, wearing-it-on-their-sleeves supergroup consisting of Mick Jagger, Damian Marley, Joss Stone, A.R. Rahman and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. This past weekend, the fivesome released their first video, for “Miracle Worker,” the lead single from their self-titled album due Sept. 20 on A&M Records. Each member is in character, in some sort of retail capacity, in a gritty urban utopia that vaguely recalls Sesame Street: Jagger is a pink suit-wearing botánica operator, Stone is working at some sort of coffee-and-plants retailer, Marley’s got a record store, Stewart is in a tattoo shop and Rahman, well, he’s just riding around in the backseat of a car taking it all in. Watch below, and check the album’s track listing at Consequence of Sound.

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