Moses Livingston and The Raggamuffins

Moses Livingston and The Raggamuffins

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Moses Livingston and The Raggamuffins are one of the hottest reggae bands of our time. Fronted by the legedary Jamiacan singer Moses Livingston, The Raggamuffins put on a live show that will not be forgotten. Recently they have been seen with such legends as Jah Works and The Skatalites.

Biography

Fronted by acclaimed Jamaican singer Moses Livingston, The Raggamuffins create a unique blend of reggae combining traditional roots reggae with contemporary ideas. Their exciting live shows consist of originals as well as classics by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs and more. Collectively, these five musicians form an authentic roots reggae band reminiscent of the bands of old with a new original sound unique to The Raggamuffins.
Hailing from Trelawney, Jamaica, West Indies, Moses came to the United States in 1978. After a transitory stay in Chicago, Moses settled in Philadelphia and formed, Moses Livingston and the Raggamuffin Band. He and his band have toured across the entire eastern seaboard, the mid-west, and the south. As for Philadelphia, Moses has played some of the hottest spots over the years. More recently, NXNW, Doc Watsons, TLA, and World Cafe Live to name a few. With a capable and talented band backing him, Moses Livingston is still a force to be reckoned with. He has been featured on some of the most influential reggae recordings including, but not limited to Dem Bow featuring Rappa Robert and Tippa Lee. His independent albums, Black Ting and Let My Dread Grow (with the hit single (#2 in Ghana); Trying to Make a Fool of Me, featuring the Legendary Delfonics, have received much airplay from our areas hottest reggae DJs. Recently, Moses recorded multiple tracks for Lion I Reggae Jams Volume 1, and collaborated with the Honorable Luciano on one of those tracks.
Members of his band have included Tara Michel, former background singer for Lauryn Hill, and presently a background singer for John Legend (who has occasionally sat in with Moses band on keys). Pablo Fakhourie, a venerable producer and also bass player for Lauryn Hill. Current members have recently been seen at The Vermont Roots Reggae Festival, B.B. Kings NYC, The House of Blues in A.C, The North Star Bar, The Kyber, Grape Street Pub, Stanhope House, Trocadero, Bethlehem Musikfest, Mayfair Festival and many more

Discography

Let My Dread Grow- #2 on the charts in Ghana
Lion I Reggae Jams volume 1- Moses recorded a song with the legendary Luciano
Black Ting- Was in heavy rotation in local Philadelphia reggae radio stations
Babylon Too Greedy- Recorded July 2006, currently circulating radio stations

Set List

We usually play 4 hours with 2 set breakes

Current Originals in set List
Into My Alley
Madness
Another Love Song
Time For Us
Let My Dread Grow
Dis Dem
Dirty Love
Up In The Hills
Each Man is Your Brother
Babylon Too Greedy
Burn it down
Lord of the ring
Find a solution
Jah No Dead
Rasta Man Blues
Trying To Make A Fool Of Me
Black Ting
Always

Current Covers in Set List

Bob Marley
Crazy Baldhead
Natural Mystic:
Small Axe
No Woman No Cry
Iron, Lion, Zion
Nightshift
Duppy Conquerer
Johnny Was
Roots Rock, Reggae
Three Little Birds
Buffalo Soldier
Redemption Song
Who The Cap Fit
Kaya
Keep On Moving
Trenchtown Rock
Positive Vibration
Natty Dread

Gregory Isaacs
NightNurse
My Number One
Mr. D.C.

Toots & The Maytals
5446
Sweet & Dandy
Bam Bam
Hit Me Know

Other
By The Rivers of Babylon
Under Me Slen