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|Shakey Ranks reasons with Ireggae about his recently released debut
album Mr. Progressive. Hailing from Barbados, Shakey
speaks about how he got started in reggae spinning selections for his Vibes
International Sound System, one of the island's most popular sound systems.
Ranks discusses how his friends urged him to take
singing more seriously which eventually led to his recording "Chant &
Talk", a combination with Njeri that was very well received
in Barbados. Shakey talks about the overwhelming response he received by Jamaicans
when he performed at the earthday celebration of long-time friend Everton Blender a few
From the R&B flavored 'Shakey Love' to the dancehall anthem 'Have Me Tie Out' to
the jazz infused title track, Mr. Progressive utilizes a variety of
musical styles to please all types of reggae fans. Shakey discusses
some of the cultural differences between Jamaica and Barbados, as well as his ambition to
distribute Mr.Progressive far and wide.