“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” Stone Love Bass Odyssey Free Event 11.29.2014 Atlanta Ga

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Stone Love And Bass Odyssey Love people And King Shiloh Live Saturday November 29, 2014 Appreciation Event at Club Pisces Atlanta Ga. Get your Free Tickets now  https://stonelovebassodyssey2014.eventbrite.com

Brought to you by smpallstars|Islandjams|Love people Promo|Shovile entertainment|Club Pisces Atlanta

“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” ― Ben Carson

“It’s easier to take than to give. It’s nobler to give than to take. The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime.”
see “The more you give, the more you can give.” every year we come together as a community to celebrate our life and our  culture of music and art. This is that time of year. On Saturday November 29, 2014 inside club Pisces Atlanta we bring The world immortal Stone Love from Kingston Jamaica

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Based in Kingston, Winston “Wee Pow” Powell built the Stone Love sound system in 1973, using locally-built amplifiers. These were soon upgraded, and the equipment has been kept up to date over Stone Love’s four decade history, with long-time engineer Winston Samuels in charge of technical aspects of the sound system.

It became one of Jamaica’s most popular sound systems, known for its superior sound quality, and maintained this position into the 21st century. It has also played overseas in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.  Stone Love is renowned for its exclusive dubplates, which have included sides by many of the artists which it helped to establish, including Buju Banton and Wayne Wonder, and Johnny Osbourne and Shabba Ranks, Sanchez, and Beenie Man.

In the 1990s, rivalry with the Killamanjaro sound system led to a series of ‘sound clashes‘ being staged.

In 2003 Powell started a second sound system, Purple Love, which concentrates on vintage Jamaican music.

A live album featuring a recording of the sound system performing, Stone Love Live, was released in 2005 on November Records.

The sound system hosts the ‘Weddy Weddy Wednesday’ party every Wednesday at its base in Burlington Avenue, Kingston.

Apart from Wee Pow, the selectors have included Rory, Geefus, Billy Slaughter, Billy Cosby, Diamond, Fire Ras, Ice Burg, Black Fox, Scary Gary, Dwayne Pow, Jazzy J, and Genius.

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The sound system spawned the Stone Love and Father Pow record labels that have released hits by the likes of Bounty Killer, Jigsy King and Tony Curtis, Capleton, Tanya Stephens, and Daddy Screw.[1][9]

In August 2014 it was announced that Powell would receive the Order of Distinction in October that year.

Allso Originating in Alexandria, St. Ann, Jamaica, Bass Odyssey is one of the few that still maintains the authentic sound system format of huge amplified portable speakers, stacked as columns for a live performance. Founder and owner Keith Walford was involved with music from an early age. After graduating from York Castle High in 1976, young Keith who joined his father’s local mechanic business, partnered with him to expand it by adding the service of being a vendor and operator of juke boxes and gaming machines across the island. As both a hobby and small business gig, young Keith would play vinyl and cassettes on his massive component set at small events such as weddings and birthday parties. Simultaneous with his increasing demand was the re-emergence of the sound system era in the Jamaican entertainment scene in the mid 1980s which inspired his path to establish the Bass Odyssey Sound System in 1989. For this reason, many dispute the established date of Bass Odyssey Sound System as 1989 due to the earlier career of Keith as a Dj and selector himself playing at numerous local gigs. Initially the transition involved Walford, close friend at the time Bunny Hayles, Winston and first official selector Tinna- One.

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Bass Odyssey quickly became a household name due to their notorious clashing style which dominated the peak of the modern soundclash era in the early – mid 1990s. Keith moved on to play a dual managerial role with Hayles and Tinna-One was joined by Glamma G. Winston had went on to pursue other business activities. Around 1991, Kevin Squingy Bennett, fresh out of Ferncourt High joined the team as a drum machine player. Tinna-One took up opportunity and migrated to England and Glamma G and Squingy quickly rose to stardom as ‘the juggling/clashing twins’ due to the slight physical resemblance and unmatched energy. Around this time (early 1990s) the Bass Odyssey name had taken flight and had garnered a huge following in the Jamaican diaspora in USA, Canada and the UK. With frequent tour dates the team expanded to include Lenny, a longtime sidekick of Glamma G (both had worked together on Amplex Sound System from Spanish Town) and later Dwayne, Worm and Skinny.

Selector Squingy (real name Kevin Bennett) coined himself the “Michael Jordon” of Soundclash and is still referred to as such by clash fans around the world. Sadly in late 2000s, Bennett fell ill with a terminal illness and passed in November 2009 at the age of 37.

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Bass Odyssey has evolved from an image notorious for clashing to also include become Jamaican musical ambassador. In 2011, Dj Mark went on to pursue other career paths after a colorful foundation with Bass Odyssey and passed the baton on to an energetic young team, quite a few of whom worked as protege’s  under the influence of Squingy up until his death in 2009.

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Here is the link for the promotional Cd for this years Event featuring Stone love  and Bass odyssey https://soundcloud.com/smpallstars/stone-love-bass-odyssey-thanksgiving-mix-2014

Here is the entire Audio from last years Event Ft Stone Love Dj kash and Love people….https://soundcloud.com/starrvybzent/stone-love-love-people-dj-kash

 

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