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Call Me

by Linval Ashaka Thomas

Released 2016
Ramjam Records
Released 2016
Ramjam Records
Call Me Linval "Ashaka" Thomas
NOTES
From the time he was in his early twenties, Thomas wanted to record a reggae album, wrote Phyllis Korkki, a New York Times journalist in her book, The Big Thing (August 9, 2016), but life kept getting in the way. When I talked to him by phone, he was in Kingston, Jamaica, preparing for the release party for his first full-length album. He was sixty five years old.
During our phone conversation, Thomas frequently burst into song. "…
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I-Shence

by Ashaka

Released 2014
Ramjam Records
Released 2014
Ramjam Records
Roots rocking reggae account of a true story
NOTES
The beat goes on for this fast track reggae recording artist/producer. His latest project 'I-Shence' is a roots rocking account of a true story. His previous project 'Bilar (Dance)', is an original, hypnotic, Reggae-Latino song that transcends language barrier and compels its listeners to dance. Linval Thomas, also known as 'Ashaka', was born in the Fletcher's Land community of West Kingston, Jamaica, an area that has produced a number of great Jamaican artistes. …
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Bilar (Dance)

by Linval Thomas

Released 2014
Ramjam Records
Released 2014
Ramjam Records
An hypnotic Reggae-Latino dance track that transcends spoken words to compel its listeners. in Spanish, to "Bilar (Dance)".
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Linval Thomas, aka Ashaka - Bio

From the time he was in his early twenties, Thomas wanted to record a reggae album, wrote Phyllis Korkki, a New York Times journalist in her book, The Big Thing (August 9, 2016), but life kept getting in the way. When I talked to him by phone, he was in Kingston, Jamaica, preparing for the release party for his first full-length album. He was sixty five years old.
During our phone …
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Bo's Guitar, That Lovin' Feelin'

by Winston Bo Pee Bowen

Released 2014
Ramjam Records
Released 2014
Ramjam Records
Bo's mood and groove
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Winston (Bo peep) Bowen

Jamaica, known as the "Reggae Island" of the Caribbean is blessed with an abundance
of natural musical talent. One such talent is Winston "Bo-peep" Bowen, "musician
exceptional".

It takes a special gift to be unique, innovative and outstanding all together. These
words describe Bo-peep, guitarist extraordinaire and veteran musician whose skills
as songwriter, percussionist, arranger, vocal and producer are only some aspects of
his musical talent and appeal. Indeed his forte, …
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You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

by Linval Ashaka Thomas

Released 2014
Ramjam Records
Released 2014
Ramjam Records
Vintage UK Hit Single in Reggae
NOTES
From the time he was in his early twenties, Thomas wanted to record a reggae album, wrote Phyllis Korkki, a New York Times journalist in her book, The Big Thing (August 9, 2016), but life kept getting in the way. When I talked to him by phone, he was in Kingston, Jamaica, preparing for the release party for his first full-length album. He was sixty five years old.
During our phone conversation, Thomas frequently burst into song. "…
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Mother

by Ashaka

Released 2014
Ramjam Records
Released 2014
Ramjam Records
The gift of love
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Linval Thomas, aka Ashaka - Bio

He was born in the Fletcher's Land community of West Kingston, Jamaica, an area that has produced a number of great Jamaican artistes. His music career started 45 years ago as an 18-year-old, but that was cut short after he moved to the United States where he served in the United States Air Force for 22 year where he retired as a senior master sergeant. His first song, 'Bachelor Boy,' …
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Reggae Jamaica

by Ashaka

Released 2014
Ramjam Records
Released 2014
Ramjam Records
Disrupt
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Linval Thomas, aka Ashaka - Bio

He was born in the Fletcher's Land community of West Kingston, Jamaica, an area that has produced a number of great Jamaican artistes. His music career started 45 years ago as an 18-year-old, but that was cut short after he moved to the United States where he served in the United States Air Force for 22 year where he retired as a senior master sergeant. His first song, 'Bachelor Boy,' …
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Time

by Ashaka

Released 2011
Ramjam Records
Released 2011
Ramjam Records
Time is a collection of eleven original reggae compositions written, produced and performed by Ashaka and is reminiscent of reggae classics of the 80‘s, but with a modern, upbeat roots feel.

NOTES
From the time he was in his early twenties, Thomas wanted to record a reggae album, wrote Phyllis Korkki, a New York Times journalist in her book, The Big Thing (August 9, 2016), but life kept getting in the way. When I talked to him by phone, he was in Kingston, Jamaica, preparing for the release party for his first full-length album. He was sixty five years old.
During our phone conversation, Thomas frequently burst into song. "…
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Ooh, Ooh Girl

by Ashaka

Released 2011
Ramjam Records
Released 2011
Ramjam Records
“Ooh, Ooh Girl” is a now school reggae EP: the forerunner of Ashaka’s debut album "Time" - drops December 2011.
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From music to the army and back again
Published: Tuesday | November 1, 2011 0 Comments

Ashaka
Howard Campbell, Gleaner Writer

For many teenage boys in the 1960s, making it in Jamaica's growing music business was a way out of poverty.

Linval Thomas belonged to that demographic, but after cutting just one song for producer Cecil 'Prince Buster' Campbell he immigrated to the United States.

Thomas spent more than 20 years in the United States Air Force, leaving in 1997 with …
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Save Darfur (Genocide!)

by Ashaka and Ramjam Reggae

Released 2010
Ramjam Records
Released 2010
Ramjam Records
The song is an outcry against the ongoing human atrocities in "Darfur” as well as against the other “Darfuran” tragedies occurring throughout the world.

Unite

by Ashaka

Released 2002
Ram Jam Records
Released 2002
Ram Jam Records
New Level World Roots Reggae. "This single is a brilliant example of originality..." - The Dainty Crew, London England
NOTES
From the time he was in his early twenties, Thomas wanted to record a reggae album, wrote Phyllis Korkki, a New York Times journalist in her book, The Big Thing (August 9, 2016), but life kept getting in the way. When I talked to him by phone, he was in Kingston, Jamaica, preparing for the release party for his first full-length album. He was sixty five years old.
During our phone conversation, Thomas frequently burst into song. "…
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Excerpts

by Ashaka

Released 2007
Ramjam Records
Released 2007
Ramjam Records
Original, Unique, Contemporary reggae poping classics.