Today’s Oldies Sunday Selection comes from Jamaican Recording Artist, Carl Douglas. Titled “Kung Fu Fighting“, this was produced by Biddu for PYE Records in 1974. At that time, Martial Art films (termed “Chopsocky“) were increasing in popularity worldwide (especially in Jamaica), and at a time during the rise of Disco music, Carl created it as a tribute.
Missed the 2015 Grammy Awards? Not to worry because Poonchie caught most of it and presents a review thanks to Bella Blair! Catch her review on the performances, the fashion and the happenings in a way only Poonchie can deliver. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Fresh off his Grammy wins is the lyrical don, Kendrick Lamar with something for the Black-conscious folks. Titled “The Blacker The Berry” and features Jamaica’s own Agent Sasco, they both tackle social issue of Racism in a very aggressive and thought-provoking way over the combo production from Boi-1da and Terrance Martin. A great fit for Black History Month, and the rest of the year. Kendrick’s untitled album is on the way. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
“Personally” is a single created by the Nigerian duo P-Squared. Since its release it has been a hit on Youtube and many other avenues. It has been so much of a hit that Jamaican acts have gravitated to the Instrumental and today Busy Signal is one of those acts to tackle it. Titled “Professionally“, Busy speaks on being the ladies man and the things he does with them professionally. He also drops a line about selling platinum records and aiming for a Grammy. Jamaicans are not new at having their own take on a popular song but Busy Signal had to make sure he did it justice. Wine fi me baby. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
This generation rules the nation with version! Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from British Child Reggae Band, Musical Youth. Titled “Pass The Dutchie” and produced by Peter Collins in 1982, this is a song about facing extreme poverty. This song was redone version of the Mighty Diamonds’ hit “Pass The Kutchie” which was a song about smoking Marijuana. In the redone version, “Kutchie” was replaced with “Dutchie“, which was the name of a cooking pot.
Dr. The Honourable Jimmy Cliff was also a guest on Onstage’s set tonight. Here he spoke on his Grammy win for his “Rebirth” album, his and Jamaica’s “rebirth“, the infamous VW ad and other topics. Very interesting Interview, Jimmy dropped some knowledge in this one. Check out the videos below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
The Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffiths stopped by the Onstage set to have a small chat with Winford Williams this week. In this Interview she speaks about her new album “Marcia Griffiths and Friends“, her influence on the younger generation of artists, her longevity, thoughts on the Bob Marley Grammy tribute, her views on Reggae music now, and many other topics. Such a beautiful woman who never fell off the mainstream after so many years. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
In celebration of his Grammy win, rapper Drake just released the video to his hot single “Started From The Bottom“. Directed by Director X and Drake, it’s a mix of scenes where Drake’s working at a supermarket, rapping in the snow beside a sportscar, and living it up at a party. Catch Drake rapping in front of the billboard. Check out the video and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from a great singer, Dawn Penn. Titled “No No No” and produced by Steely and Clevie, this is a remake of her 1967 single “You Don’t Love Me” which was produced by Sir Coxsone Dodd. Here she sings about lost love and going through the feelings of losing that loved one.