KILLA RECORDING SESSION

2016 Live Recordings / 7 Hills Studio, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

BOOM RECORDING SESSION

2016 Live Recordings / 7 Hills Studio, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

 

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STANDARD REGGAE RIDDIMS  (COUNTLESS HIT SONGS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ON EACH OF THESE HIT RHYTHMS) - SATTA / REAL ROCK / DARKER SHADE /  HIGH FASHION / FATTY FATTY / DEATH IN THE ARENA / SHANK I SHECK / M-16 / GUNMAN / LOVE BUMP / GENERAL / FAR EAST / CUTCHIE / CUSS CUSS / ANSWER / STAGALAG / TAXI / BAM BAM / SLENG TENG / TEMPO / ROCKFORT ROCK / HANDLE / LOVE I CAN FEEL / SWING EASY / UP PARK CAMP 

 

MUST HAVE REGGAE ALBUMS  (ESSENTIAL REGGAE ALBUMS FOR LISTENERS WORLDWIDE) - BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS EXODUS / PETER TOSH EQUAL RIGHTS / BUNNY WAILER ROCK & GROOVE / MIGHTY DIAMONDS RIGHT TIME / ABYSSINIANS SATTA MASSAGANA / MISTER YELLOWMAN / HUGH MUNDELL MUNDELL / BURNING SPEAR MARCUS GARVEY / BLACK UHURU GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER / CULTURE TWO SEVENS CLASH / STEEL PULSE TRUE DEMOCRACY / ASWAD LIVE & DIRECT / GREGORY ISAACS NIGHT NURSE / BARRINGTON LEVY PRISON OVAL ROCK / MICHIGAN & SMILEY SUGAR DADDY / BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS UPRISING 

 

VINTAGE ANALOG KEYBOARDS  (NON - DIGITAL INSTRUMENTS FROM THE ERAS THAT CHANGED THE SOUND OF MUSIC FOREVER...) - 1955 HAMMOND B3 WITH LESLIE 122 / 1971 R.A.MOOG MINIMOOG / HOHNER CLAVINET D6 / WURLITZER 206A STUDENT MODEL / FENDER RHODES MARK I SUITCASE / ARP 2600 synthesizer / SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PROPHET-5 / EMS VCS 3 SYNTHI A / ROLAND SH-101 / OBERHEIM 4 VOICE / FARFISA COMBO / VOX CONTINENTAL / ARP SOLINA STRING ENSEMBLE / YAMAHA C7 ACOUSTIC PIANO 

 

ALL TIME FAVORITE ALBUMS  (REGGAE FEVER THE FEELING I'VE BEEN DREAMING OF) - HUGH MUNDELL AFRICA MUST BE FREE BY 1983 / IJAHMAN LEVI ARE WE A WARRIOR / THE ITALS GIVE ME POWER / SCIENTIST HEAVYWEIGHT DUB CHAMPION / THE WAILERS AFRICAN HERBSMAN / BURNING SPEAR DRY & HEAVY / STEEL PULSE TRIBUTE TO THE MARTYRS / PETER BROGGS RASTAFARI LIVETH / JUSTIN HINES & THE DOMINOES JEZEBEL / MICHAEL PROPHET SERIOUS REASONING / AUGUSTUS PABLO KING TUBBY MEETS THE ROCKERS UPTOWN / BARRINGTON LEVY TEACH ME CULTURE / BURNING SPEAR HAIL H.I.M. / GREGORY ISAACS MORE GREGORY / GLADIATORS DREADLOCKS TIME IS NOW / BLACK UHURU SINSEMILLIA / NIGHTHAWK CALLING RASTAFARI 

 

STANDARD REGGAE SONGS  (TOO MANY SONGS TO NAME, HERE'S JUST A FEW FAVORITES FOR YOUNG AND OLD) - PRETTY LOOKS / QUEEN MAJESTY / CONVERSATION / BREAKING UP / UNDYING LOVE / MOVING AWAY / I'M STILL IN LOVE / SEA OF LOVE / OH D.C. / TICKLE ME / LOVING PAUPER / EVERYTHING I OWN / NO MAN IS AN ISLAND / MURDERER / NO NO NO / 54-46 / REVOLUTION / GREETINGS / SHOULD I / TOO EXPERIENCED / NIGHT NURSE / KUSHUNPENG / MOVIE STAR / ONE DANCE / JAMROCK / BUYOUT / WAITING IN VAIN / STIR IT UP / THREE LITTLE BIRDS / I SHOT THE SHERIFF / NO WOMAN NO CRY / JAMMING / ONE LOVE 

 

BEST REGGAE LABELS  (FOR FINDING GOOD REGGAE MUSIC FROM THE 60s, 70s, 80s) - STUDIO ONE, TROJAN, MANGO, ISLAND, TUFF GONG, CAROLINE (THE FRONT LINE), VIRGIN, VP, GREENSLEEVES, SHANACHIE, HEARTBEAT, NIGHTHAWK, RAS, SONIC SOUNDS, LIVE & LEARN, ELECTRA, ROIR, COLUMBIA, CBS, SONY 

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Dean Fishback Musical Bio 

Born and raised in Tallahassee, FL, I became a reggae fanatic at age 16.  Then by 21, I was learning to play bass and keyboards while listening to reggae.  In 1992 I formed my first band, Revelation Sound, with Chad Moye, a local rhythm guitar player.  And in 1993 we made the move to the South Florida reggae scene.  

For several years I played in and out of clubs and bands, performing covers and original material.  I started my career playing bass and singing lead, but when I made the switch to keyboards I really found my niche.  Then one day, Chad introduced me to Benbow Creary, an old school Jamaican reggae drummer, who needed a keyboard player for his band called Nubian Players.  Next thing I know I was at a show backing Sugar Minott.  

I jumped into the Jamaican reggae scene and that's where I got my chops.  We played all the Studio One classics, along with every hit song out of Jamaica.  As one of the premier reggae backing bands, we worked with a lot of legendary artists.  The list is too many to name; some include, Sugar Minott, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, Leroy Sibbles, Melodians, Mighty Diamonds, Wailing Souls, Glen Washington, and Everton Blender.  

After performing for 7 years, the band split up.  And it was at that time that I entered a reggae songwriting competition in South Florida.  I made into the top 10, stayed true to my music, and kept pushing on.  

Since then I've played in 4 very different bands.  The first one was an entertainment band called Visions, who played all the reggae, dancehall, and pop covers.  The second one is an original reggae band called The Resolvers, who I still perform with today.  The third was in a backing band for Wayne Wonder.  And the fourth is Locos Por Juana, an award winning Cumbia reggae band. 

All the while, I've always been writing and recording original material of my own.  And Now after many years of playing reggae music in South Florida, I am proud to present my debut album, "Reggae Brew".  

Give thanks to the Most High Jah for all the blessings.  One Love.  

DEAN FISHBACK REGGAE BREW 

A roots rock reggae artist based out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Dean Fishback showcases classic reggae in the 21st century with his debut album Reggae Brew.  Dean is a veteran South Florida reggae musician who has performed with Jamaican reggae greats including Sugar Minott, Leroy Sibbles, Ken Boothe, and Wayne Wonder.  Heavy drum and bass, bubbling rhythm, and layers of melodies make up Dean's Reggae Brew.  Check out the latest releases at reggaebrew.com.  

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DEAN FISHBACK REGGAE BREW  

With the release of his debut album “Reggae Brew”, Dean Fishback has showcased classic reggae in the 21st century!  Drum and bass, 2 keys, 2 guitars, horns, harmonies, percussion; that big classic reggae sound.  

On Sunday December 3rd, 2017, the day of the Super Moon, Dean had a real reggae party in session at Wynwood Yard in Miami, FL, featuring special guest Mykal Rose of Black Uhuru.  

The place was packed, the vibe was right, and the music was jamming.  Between the tight breakdowns, amazing horn solos, improvised jam sections, and smoke filled stage, there sat Dean banging on his Rhodes, singing to the crowd from his heart and soul.  A real reggae party.  

“Reggae Brew” is a culmination of all the various styles of reggae music.  Dean’s music is brewing with heavy drum and bass, bubbling with rhythm, layered with melodies, and topped with hot lyrics.  This album features songs like “The Killa”, in a roots dancehall style, dubbing with drum and bass.  “Boom” has a latin reggae feel, featuring Itawe from Locos por Juana on vocals.  Then there’s the ambient intro to “Late Night Lover” and the 12 bar blues ending of “Bleeding heart”.  Roots rock reggae is the heart of Dean’s style.  Songs like “Grit”, “Militia mission”, and “March on” have powerful messages along side strong guitar riffs.  Lover’s rock shows the way on the album in “So smooth”.  Dean has always been known for his falsetto style of lead vocals, as seen on, “Got to get your love” and “Living for today”.  Reggae Brew is for me and for you.  Just as Bob Marley said “One love”, and John Lennon said “All we need is love”, the message Dean Fishback brings is, “Only love”. 

Born and raised in the 7 Hills of Tallahassee, FL, Dean has been a reggae fanatic since age 16 and an original songwriter since age 21.  After 20 years of working in the reggae music scene Dean has established himself as a veteran musician in the reggae community.  He has toured and performed as a keyboardist in backing bands for legendary Jamaican reggae artists including:  

Sugar Minott, Leroy Sibbles, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, Cornell Campbell, Everton Blender, Glen Washington, Wayne Wonder, Sanchez, Mykal Rose, and many more…. 

In 2017 Dean started performing keyboards with South Florida’s Grammy nominated Cumbia reggae band, Locos por Juana.  Some of the recent festivals and concerts he’s performed with Locos at include:  Summer Arts & Music Festival, Humboldt Co, CA; Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival, Trumansburg, NY; Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Pittsboro, NC; and this summer at the 2018 Electric Forest, Rothbury, MI.  

Dean is currently working on his Reggae brew dub album at his 7 Hills Studio in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  With a passion for dub reggae music, in the spirit of King Tubby and Scientist, this next release will get your head spinning… 

Reggae Brew for me and for you.  

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