BigUpRadio.com proudly presents the all new weekly reggae dancehall radio show called "Green Lion Radio Show." Hosted by DJ and producer Zeke Stern, the Green Lion Reggae show features speciality programming in which Stern curates the program based around a unique theme, exclusive pre-releases from the Green Lion catalogue, one on one interviews and Green Lion's signature 'LP Clash' where seminal albums in the history of the music face off and the listener can decide who wins. This week Green Lion's LP Clash plays two LPs back to back and lets YOU be the judge. This week its Cornell Campbell's 1979 LP "Inspector General" produced by Bunny Lee up against Barrington Levy's 1979 LP "Shaolin Temple" produced by Henry "Junjo" Lawes.
Two scorchers but only one album can prevail! Order in the court!These are too wicked classic dancehall records filled with big tunes! Don't miss this show December 3rd!
Catch the Green Lion Radio Show every Monday on the dancehall station at bigupradio.com. The show times on Mondays are: 5am, 11am, 5pm and 11pm Eastern Standard Time. The Green Lion Radio Show, keeping you up to the time and close to the roots.
About BARRINGTON LEVY:
One of the great success stories of the '80s, Barrington Levy, arrived on the dancehall scene and swiftly remodeled it in his own image. Although numerous DJs and vocalists would rise and fall during this decade, Levy was one of the few with staying power, and he continued releasing massive hits well into the '90s. Born in 1964 in Clarendon, Jamaica, as a youngster, Barrington Levy formed the Mighty Multitude with his cousin Everton Dacres. They started off playing the sound systems and cut their first single, "My Black Girl," in 1977. All of 14, Levy broke out on his own the next year and recorded his debut solo single, "A Long Time Since We Don't Have No Love." It didn't have much of an impact, however the teen's appearances in the dancehalls were eagerly awaited events. It was at one of these that Levy met former singer turned producer Junjo Lawes and New York-based producer Hyman "Jah Life" Wright. The pair took the youth into Channel One studio, accompanied by the Roots Radics, and recorded a clutch of cuts. The first fruits of this union were "Ah Yah We Deh," quickly followed by "Looking My Love," "Englishman," and "Wedding Ring Aside." Success was immediate, but it was the mighty "Collie Weed" that really cemented the teen's hold of dancehall. "Shine Eye Girl" was a smash follow-up, and the young Levy was now in great demand. A stream of singles followed, "Wicked Intention," "Jumpy Girl," a lovely version of Horace Andy's "Skylarking," the humorous "Disco Music," "Reggae Music," and "Wicked Intention" included. Levy joined forces with producer Alvin Ranglin for another sting of hits — "Never Tear My Love Apart," "Jah," "You Made Me So Happy," and "When You're Young and in Love."
About CORNELL CAMPBELL:
Perhaps best known for the series of "Gorgon rock" records he cut with legendary producer Bunny Lee, reggae singer Cornel Campbell was born in Jamaica in 1948. As a teen he recorded his first material for Studio One, cutting a series of ska sides both as a solo artist and as one half of a duo with Alan Martin; from 1964 to 1967, Campbell seemingly disappeared from the music business, however, finally resurfacing as a member of the short-lived rocksteady harmony trio the Uniques. As the decade ended, he helmed the Eternals, scoring a number of Studio One-generated hits including "Queen of the Minstrels" and "Stars," but in 1971 again went solo after teaming with Lee, a pairing which spotlighted Campbell's distinctive falsetto to stunning effect. Despite earning acclaim for a self-titled LP issued on Trojan two years later, in 1975 he shifted from the lovers rock sensibility of recent efforts toward the more explicitly rastafarian approach of records like "Natty Dread in a Greenwich Farm" and "Natural Fact," both of which emerged among his biggest hits to date. Later that year, Campbell and Lee also launched "The Gorgon," a boastful smash which yielded a series of hit sequels. While 1977's "The Investigator" heralded a successful return to lovers rock, Campbell's commercial clout waned in the years to come, and in 1980 he and Lee parted ways; subsequent pairings with producers including Winston Riley, Niney the Observer, and King Tubby failed to re-create the excitement of past sessions, however, Campbell remains active touring to this day.
About GREEN LION:
Zeke Stern, aka Green Lion, is a deejay, producer and radio host based in New England USA as well as co-founder (with Dana ‘Chai’ Knowles) of theGreen Lion Crew sound system. Stern’s credits include the underground crossover hit “Come Down” performed by Collie Buddz included on the Playback EP as well as the More Spiritual Riddim featuring Kabaka Pyramid, Mr Williamz, Million Stylez, YT, and Perfect.