Two musicians with reggae riddims coursing through their veins dropped by the NPR Music studio to turn in a great mini concert featuring the tracks Englishman in New York, Don’t Make Me Wait, and a mashup of Shape of My Heart and Lucid Dreams by Juice WRLD. We were hoping for a little Boombastic or It Wasn’t Me though.
THE BEST Reggae
Postmodern Jukebox and vocalist Ariana Savalas teamed up to transform Shaggy’s raggamuffin hit It Wasn’t Me into a ’60s-style version that sounds a whole lot like Tom Jones’ classic It’s Not Unusual. It’s one of those things that shouldn’t work, but somehow it does.
Gogamusic has made a career out of turning popular songs into reggae versions. As we dug through his YouTube channel, we came across a few gems, not the least of which is this cover of Journey’s 1981 classic, which seems completely at home in Jamaican style.
While the audio leaves a lot to be desired, it’s still awesome to see this performance where Stevie Wonder heard the reggae band Lesterfari and Kings Music gigging outside of an LA health food store, and joined them for an impromptu rendition of Bob Marley’s Waiting in Vain.