DJ Day Day TV, Sep 21, 2021
OLD SCHOOL DANCEHALL MIX!
Featuring Artists Such As: Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Mr Vegas, Sean Paul, Chaka Demus & Plies, Shabba Ranks, Elephant Man, Ding Dong, Red Rat & Many More!
Edited by Azizi Powell
Latest Update - May 17, 2022
This is Part I of a five part pancocojams series on Jamaica's Dancehall Reggae music.
This post presents comments from various YouTube discussion threads about memories of Dancehall Reggae that were shared by people from the Caribbean.
Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2022/05/dancehall-reggae-memories-part-ii-from.html for Part II of this pancocojams series. That post presents comments from various YouTube discussion threads about memories of Dancehall Reggae that were shared by people in United States or in Canada.
Part V of this pancocojams series presents comments from various YouTube discussion threads about memories of Dancehall Reggae that were shared by people in Great Britain or people in various other nations around the world.
All copyrights remain with their owners.
Thanks to all past and present Dancehall artists. Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to DJ Day Day TV for his Dancehall mix that is embedded in this post. Thanks also to all of the DJs whose mixes are featured as hyperlinks in this post.
Also, click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2022/05/excerpts-about-history-of-jamaicas.html. That post presents some information about the history of Dancehall music.
Since people visit different countries and/or emigrate to other countries, some of these comments may be from people who were not born in the nation that is mentioned in the comment.
SELECTED COMMENTS: DANCEHALL REGGAE MEMORIES FROM THE CARIBBEAN
These YouTube discussion threads excerpts are given in no particular order.
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09r8zEt5aes PepperSeed Riddim 1994 (Madhouse Music) Mix By Djeasy. Djeasy Mixmaster, Jul 9, 2014
1. Melissa Hamilton, 2014
"I love this riddim omg I was in high skool in ja wen this song was blasting every where....makes me miss those days in ja..home"
2. Julian Bruce, 2016
"I remember this being in Jamaica during the 90's ..they illegal rig up the sound ..was in St Elizabeth ..my late granny a shop & so no electric : / ..sound man had a generator so rigged it up 4 her so her stock never spoil ..Not only that as she was a church woman ..the 1st half of the show was gospel .. night time this kinda riddim like a mini earthquake ..the Bass shaking the floor : D ..soon turn into a festival vibe ..so i swear some Ram goat getting prepped for the pot ..plenty drinking , plenty dancing ..Good Good Times ..with sounds like " Street Thunder , Metromedia , Black Cat , Stone Love , Killamanjaro .. R I P Nanny Lillian"
3. Sully Sulfa Official, 2018
"Who memba wen dah riddim yah a tear dung irie rjr radio station di wul Jamaica under fire when this play a dance every song bad
Cathey Naish, 2022
"Reminds me of when I lived on the Caribbean island Antigua 🇦🇬in the 90’s. I danced a LOT to this!!!! About the time we lost a straight up legend…
RIP GARNET SILK
"Garnett Silk (born Garnet Damion Smith; 2 April 1966 – 9 December 1994) was a Jamaican reggae musician and Rastafarian, known for his diverse, emotive, powerful and smooth voice." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garnett_Silk
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkwHH8INaQ4 90s Old School Dancehall Mix-Buju Banton,Spragga Benz,Beenie Man, Lady Saw,Baby Sham, Wayne Wonder, published by DJ
Dalvy876, May 15, 2020
1. Jason Abrams, 2021
"Finally have internet here in Clarendon, JWI!!! Praise Jah, Selassie I and I. Me nah feel dat dancehall nah ave the riddim an soul of dancehall weh dem lay down pon wax in 1990's and 80's. Nuff respect to all todays soundboys (and gal dem) but nah ave no contest wid old day patwah chat. De ongle dancehall mek dem play inna me house is wheh me call "true yard", dis yah music me ear back when me was teenager."
2. Lexluther 1, 2021
"brought up on dancehall whent to sting 2000 when i lived in st Ann bay.. . Glad i found this, cheered my day right up, nice1 😎💯"
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89kbxscGcBU 80s Dancehall Mix (Shabba Ranks, Ninja, Major Mackerel, Sanchez, Flour Gon, Adm Bailey, Prof Nuts), published by Reggae Vibes Media, Dec 6, 2020
1. Don Fari, 2022
"Bless up from Barbados ,,,this is the best 80's mix ive ever heard on youtube remind me of my school years ...keep these mixes coming bro"
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ccW_ocVj4&t=2s Bam Bam Riddim (Murder She Wrote) Garnett Silk, Cutty Ranks, Nardo Ranks 🇯🇲 published by DJ Alkazed, Aug 17, 2019
1. Edward Montilla Encarnacion, 2022
"Back to the 90s in the DR🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴. This is what we used to listen to before we adopting dj playero."
"DR" here means The Dominican Republic although "DO" is the official two letter abbreviation for that Caribbean nation.
DJ Playero was a key figure in the dissemination of reggaeton during its formative period in the 1990s in San Juan, Puerto Rico. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Playero
"Not Jamaican, but my parents are. This is an everyday Sunday for me lol."
1.Garvin Mclean, 2020
2. DUANE ANTON Williams, 2020
3. Lissy Gammaro, 2020
"Oh my goodness! All my favorites at once. I am so ecstatic. Bring back wonderful memories from the 90's at tha Splash Nightclub in St. Lucia."
4. Ruben, 2020
"My High School parties in Puerto Rico everytime the DJ played Dancehall reggae was like the beats where calling everyone to the dance floor. It was a beautiful thing to see"
5. Iyah aka Raggacat Hale, 2021
"Selectah rewind dah bigg badd chunez flash back fi diz likkle yute one love from kingston jamaica"
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5StLyu1iAQQ 80s DANCEHALL CLASSICS MIX by SAMI-T from Mighty Crown, published by Mighty Crown Official
1. Cliff Simz, 2021
"Tune upon Tuuuuuuuuuune...BOW!..I grew up in Jamaica when all these tunes were released, fell in love with Dancehall Reggae forever..."
2. OscillatorCollective, 2022
"I was 5 years old in Jamaica in 1982 walking around the dancehall looking for my mum…
In retrospect, sounds scary…but it was actually really cool…I could feel the music move through my entire body…I’ll never forget those nights…"
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA8yFCRlqXU Old School Dancehall Mix 2019 The Best of Old School Dancehall, Osocitynation, July 2, 2019
1. J G, 2019
"Takes me back to my high school days in 🇧🇲🇧🇲 Big Up Ya Self Salektah🔥🔥💨💨💨"
2. francia Diaz, 2020
"Well, I am from Dominican Republic and we loved this music in the 90’s. It was very popular at parties and we don’t even speak English there. Music is universal!!!"
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJCJcch5tXg Dancehall Best of 2006 - 2010 Mavado,Beenie,Vybz Kartel,Mr Vegas,Elephant Man & More Mix by Djeasy MuzikRyder, July 18, 2018
"This takes me back to spending my summers and winter breaks in Jamaica. Love my culture and I am Puerto Rican and Jamaican. When dancehall did nice and good ole days"
2. Jamaican delight, 2018
"Having a passa passa, early Tuesday& early sunday vybez in my home"
3. dancehallReggae Gyal, 2018
"back inna di days when passa passa did ah run tings"
I added comment #2 and #3 although there wasn't any geographic references in those comments.
Here's information about the Caribbean meaning of passa passa from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passa_Passa
"Passa Passa is a weekly street party that originated in Kingston, Jamaica and has spread to other areas in the Caribbean. It is reported to have begun on Ash Wednesday in 2003 with the name being coined by Carl Shelley. It features dancehall music. It has spread throughout the Caribbean including Colón, Panama Limón, Costa Rica and later Puerto Rico. It is similar to a block party. The Passa Passa usually gets started around 1 a.m. and has been known to continue straight through until 8 a.m.”….
Read a comment from Central America about passa passa in the Part III of this pancocojams series.
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEd6oePyQiU Old School Dancehall Mix // Best Of Dancehall, published by DJ Day Day TV, Sept. 21, 2021
1. S. J. Drakes, 2022
"The mix is 🔥. Enjoying from Dubai on New Year’s Eve 2021 . It makes me feel at home and reminds me of the big tunes played in my home country 🇧🇧Barbados."
1. NL, 2022
"Yesssssssss 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 parents born in Haiti but I was always drawn to reggae 🎶 mannnnnnn now in my early 40s and u can't tell me NUTHIN I still luvvvvvvv me some reggae 🎶 4evaaaaaaaa💯💯💯💯💯 💖💖💖💖💖💖💕💕💕💕💕💕💕🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 🎶 This was a whole vibe tonight driving home from work!!!!!!! I so wanted to jump out my car and dance my behind offfffff💯💯💯💯💯🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 BEST MIXXXXXXX EVERRRRRR💯💯💯💯💯"
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWcEvD6jqJI 90s Dancehall Mix 🔥 Shabba Ranks, Lady Saw, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Chaka Demus, Pliers, Sean Paul, published by U Got Mix, June 15, 2021
1. Isaiah massive Bankston, 2022
"Love deh vibe here take meh back in tyme coming from Trinidad & Tobago 2 NYC 90's"
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynwyXmaeK5c 90s Dancehall Mix ,Beenie Man, Shabba, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Sean Paul, Mr Vegas,Lady Saw, published by Dj Viibesz, Jan 5, 2019
1. Belinda Higgs, 2019
"This is the bomb remind me of the dance so much bring back memories club like the palace and the club call family island if you from the BAHAMAS YOU KNOW WHAT AM TALKING ABOUT I ANIT STOP DANCING YET HANDS DOWN 90'S THE BEST"
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iqy9q98WN8 Old School Dancehall Mixtape, published by DJ Naii Dec 15, 2020 Compilation of Danchehall music from 1990-2000
1. CLEVON MENDOZA, 2021
"Them days in Trinidad growing up listening to these songs was 🔥"
2.Tlgm Rellzooo, 2022
"I can relate 👌🏼 point fortin stand up"
Point Fortin is a town in Trinidad.
3. Annmarie Lindsay, 2021
"Boy them days ya JAMAICA nice OMG dance nice OMG miss my sweet Jamaica 🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲"
LR= Liberia; JM= Jamaica
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z4Zg4ZsYXg WORRIES IN 80s DANCEHALL | Tenor Saw, Super Cat, Nicodemus, Yellowman, Sister Nancy Josey Wales, published by DJ Sharpe Music, April 29, 2022
1. Ms. B (Bev), 2022
"Yes @DJ Sharpe...clap it up mi bredda, mi fulljoy myself, good selection as always. I was only 12 wen that flyer came out (mi ah tell mi "h'age" now, lol) but, brings back some really good memories fr fr. Was not born in Jamaica, but parents was and they lived the culture Tru n Tru so it's within me. Had a likkle sound system at one point, got a dub made ah King Jammies (recently got it back, not in good condition, mi nuh know if it will play, bex 😤 but, happy to have it back cah ah good memories come with it. Thanks bro 👊🏾💯🎧🎤💚💛🖤❤"
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuLVSwsi2ok The Best of Old School Dancehall, OSOCITYNATION,Jul 20, 2021
1. Darlene Tavares, 2022
"New subbie from Bermuda 🇧🇲!!! I just went 60 Sunday and these are my jamz!!! BOOYAKA!!! Sis still got it!!! I love your energy!!!"
"subbie" = subscriber
definition from https://jamaicans.com/booyaka/#:~:text=booyaka%20(Phrase),used%20in%20a%20celebratory%20tone.
"Meaning/Description: "A [Jamaican Patois] term used to emulate the sound of a gun shot salute. It is used in a celebratory tone"
From https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QeCVsbNgk8 90s Dancehall Best of Madhouse Crew Ft Terror,Spragga,Daddy Screw,Wayne Wonder,Babycham,Buju Banton, DJeasy Mixmaster, May 16, 2019
1. Karessa Marshall, 2019
PUNCH LINE A MAD MI
2. MARSHALL NUH PARTIAL, 2019
"Karessa Marshall A wah u Kno bout Music? Nuh juss wah day u Born🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂"
3. Karessa Marshall, 2019
"@MARSHALL NUH PARTIAL YES I JUST BRUK OUT A EGG SHELL, BUT MUZIK IS MY BACK BONE, BEEN LISTENING N DANCING SINCE I WAS IN MY MAMA'S BELLY,🤣😂🤣😂
, PLUS, IS MY GREAT GRANDMA GROW ME. SO U KNOW THEY LISTEN TO THEIR SKA N ALL.
PLUS I USE TO DANCE FOR THE GREATEST DANCE GROUP N SCHOOL IN JAMAICA """"""TIVOLI GARDENS HIGH,
DNT PLAY WITH ME
I LOVE MY REGGAE,
FROM BOB MARLEY,,,,,,, TO CHEVELLE FRANKLYN,,
TO LEROY SMART,,,,,
TO JUNIOR BILES,,,,
TO MY TERROR FABULOUS,,,,,,
TO CHRISTOPHER MARTIN🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊"
4. Karessa Marshall, 2019
"@MARSHALL NUH PARTIAL ALL WHEN DANCE KEEPING, WE HIDE N GO WATCH THE SOUND MEN STRINGING UP THE BOXED, LISTEN TO THE SELECTOR TUNE UP THE SOUND N START THE EARLY JUGGLING, BY DANCE START IS OUR BEF TIME
THAT ALSO HELP ME TO KNOW THE VARIATION OF ARTISTS N DIFFERENT RHYTHMS N SONGS
DNT PLAY WITH ME😂🤣😂🤣"
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