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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OLDIES SUNDAY: @FederationSound x @IamTheKartel – From Time To Time (2003)

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In recognition of Federation Sound’s 15th anniversary and Vybz Kartel’s career that has been stalled by his recent convictions, today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes in the form of a mixtape. Titled “From Time To Time“, this mixtape increased the popularity of Vybz Kartel and marked as the first collaboration between him and Federation Sound. Released in 2003, this mixtape featured hits from the artist, exclusive dubs and more that brought him from a local star to an International name to know. Founded in 1999 by Max Glazer, Kenny Meez, and Cipha Sounds, Federation Sound was formed to help bring Reggae music and message to all walks of life in the form of exclusive mixes and dubplates. With current members such as Alric & Boyd, and past member the late Disco D, Federation Sound became a force to be reckoned with in their 15 year career. Check out the mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Pan Head – GunMan Tune (1991)

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Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Deejay Pan Head. Titled “Gunman Tune” with production by Lloyd “John John” James Jr. on the “Soap Riddim” and distribution by Father & Son Records in 1991, we hear Pan Head paying tribute to all the gun men in Jamaica while showing disrespect to informants (or snitches). He also speaks on the different communities that the gunmen reside in, the types of weaponry they have in their artillery, how they use them and the type of friends gunmen and informants should have.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @DianaKingdom – Shy Guy (1995)

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Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Singer/Songwriter Diana King. Titled “Shy Guy” and produced by Andy Marvel in 1995, Diana sings about being a very desirable lady who all the men are eager for but would rather the affection from a “shy guy“. She speaks on refusing to be with a fly guy, a “rough neck” and a guy who’s “loving everybody” and details what she likes about a shy guy. In “Shy Guy” she delivered the song in English and Jamaican Patois.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Luciano (@JahMessenJah) – Over The Hill (1997)

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Today’s Oldies Sunday entry comes from Reggae artist, Luciano. Titled “Over The Hill” and produced by Phillip “Fattis” Burrell for Xterminator Productions in 1997 (Other sources say 1996), Luciano sang about the wrongs that were going on in the world, wanting to take away himself from the “Jungle” created by mankind and head to the hills to be free from all the madness. “Over The Hill” was featured on Luciano’s 5th album “Messenger” which was also his 2nd album released in 1997 on Island Records.

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