OLDIES SUNDAY: @TheRealJahCure x @SizzlaKalonji – King In This Jungle (1998)

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Today’s Oldies Sunday selections come from two Lions of Reggae Music, Sizzla Kalonji and Jah Cure. Titled “King In This Jungle“, this was produced by Beres Hammond for his Harmony House Productions in 1998. In this song we hear the two artists speak out on those who wish to oppress people but stumble with the help of Jah. They also consider themselves Kings in a society that’s like a Jungle and encourage people to follow Jah and have more faith in the teachings.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Courtney John – I Go Crazy (2000)

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Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Reggae artist formerly known as “Yogie“, Courtney John. Titled “I Go Crazy“, this was a Reggae remake of the 1977 Paul Davis song of the same name. “I Go Crazy” was featured on John’s debut album “Miracles” which was released in 2000. The song spoke about John meeting an old lover who he thought he has fully gotten over, only to end up recapturing feelings for her again. Produced by the artist himself, this delivered a beautiful production and recruited great back up singers. Although his first attempt in the entertainment industry started in 1993, “I Go Crazy” was Courtney John’s breakout single with a great music video to match.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Merciless – Mama’s Cooking (1996)

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In recognition of Mother’s Day, today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Dancehall artist, Merciless. Titled “Mama’s Cooking” and produced by Harvel Hart and Delroy Schobourgh on the “Redemption SongRiddim in 1996, Merciless speaks on his love for his mother, her culinary skills and highlights all the other good things that she has done for him. He also speaks about people who have disrespected their own mothers and hopes never to be like them.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (1982)

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In recognition of the recent Reebok Skyscape commercial, I present to you the song that was used in it from Dancehall artist, Sister Nancy. Titled “Bam Bam” and produced by the late Winston Riley for Techniques Records on the “Stalag Riddim” in 1982, Nancy speaks about being an ambitious woman, her lyrical prowess that will “nice upJamaica, growing up in Princeton 6, and being a very unique person along her infectious chorus “What a Bam Bam…“. “Bam Bam” was a single on Sister Nancy’s debut album, “One,Two” which was released in 1982 by Techniques Records. Sister Nancy is regarded as the first female Dancehall artist and the first female deejay to tour internationally. “Bam Bam” is her most famous single and borrows a little from Toots And The Maytals’ 1966 hit “What A Bam Bam“.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @CapletonMusic Live On Justice Sound

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In recognition of the “Fire ManCapleton’s birthday today (April 13 If you’re reading this late), I present to you one of Capleton’s best concerts. Performing at a Justice Sound event in Jacksonville, Florida, Capleton had the crowd eating out of his hands as he burned the fire and delivered an onslaught of hits. Keep the little ones away and loud speakers, lots of profanity here. Since his start in 1989, Capleton has been a household name in Jamaica and the world over promoting consciousness, and upliftment of the people. A legend in the game, not bad for a man coming from St. Mary. Happy Birthday Capleton! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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