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OLDIES SUNDAY: The Cables – Baby Why (1968)


With “Reggae Month” coming to a close, Reggae is still constant on Oldies Sunday! Last Sunday, we highlighted what’s possibly the first ever Reggae song released called “Nanny Goat” by Larry And Alvin. The thing is, there’s another song that was released in 1968 that was debated to also be the first Reggae song, and it comes from the singing group The Cables called, “Baby Why“.

Produced by “Sir Coxsone” Dodd, the track was released through the Studio One Label in 1968. The Cables combined great vocals and sound to sing about a lover who exited the relationship for another, and they expressed the various emotions and thoughts experienced as a result. “Baby Why” was a slow burner for the group as it was strategically played on various sound systems, building its buzz for months before an official release. The single became a hit for the group, and has been debated along with Larry And Alvin’s “Nanny Goat” and Toots & The Maytals’ “Do The Reggay” to be the first real Reggae song. “Baby Why” was featured on the group’s 1970 debut album, “What Kind Of World“, and was later remixed by Dennis Alcapone and Prince Jazzbo.

The Cables consisted of Singers Keble Drummond, Elbert Stewart, and Vince Stoddart, and they recorded a string of singles for “Sir Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One in the late 60s before parting ways with label in the 1970s. Since the release of “Baby Why”, the group went on to release many more singles and one more album before going through a series of breakups and reunions over the years.

thank you the cables for this classic!

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Sizzla Kalonji Takes Centerstage At Historic Reggae Month 2022 Concert!


There are many Reggae Artists, but there is ONE Sizzla Kalonji. With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Sizzla has been one of the biggest contributors to Jamaica’s music culture, providing new sounds, a different energy, and of course timeless hits. His career is nothing short of amazing, but his next move proved to be historical. Last night (February 26), Sizzla took centerstage with his “Rise To The Occasion” concert during Reggae Month 2022!

Backed by a 35 piece Reggae Orchestra which was conducted by the iconic Ibo Cooper and arranged by famed Composer Jon Williams, the legendary Dean Fraser and his All-Star Band, and joined by the L’Acadco Dance Force, we were tuned in to Sizzla giving us the many reasons why he is one of Jamaica’s music legends. Hit after hit, the music flowed beautifully, and Sizzla was in top form. With Sizzla being the first Reggae/Dancehall Artist to perform with a 35 piece Orchestra, this will definitely pave the way for more Artists to expand their Artistry and creativity. Let this Concert be one that we will remember forever. In case you missed it, we got you!

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Kris-Karz "Weirdity" for 13thStreetPromotions.com #Jamaica #Florida #Music #Caribbean #KrisKarz #Creative

.@Kris_Karz Continues His Run With New Single, “Weirdity”!


In every Creative’s life, there comes a time where you get things done right, and there are times when it all comes crashing down. Regardless of the outcome, you still have to keep it pushing. When Producer Kris-Karz made the transition into a Recording Artist, he knew his journey would not be a smooth one, but he was still determined to move forward. He shares a lil on it on his new single, “Weirdity“.

“Weirdity” came at a time when Kris-Karz was considering quitting music altogether. There can be times where the creativity is not flowing, and it feels like it doesn’t make sense pursuing your craft. Kris shares some of his thoughts and experiences on the track, and it serves as the track that pushed him out of the negative space, and into the greatness that he thought was no longer existent. Let this be a testament that good things really do happen. Kris’ production on “Weirdity” is one of his best, and his distorted approach is going to hit you in a good way. We believe “Weirdity” will be making its way to plenty speakers around the world, and connecting with many other Creatives. Don’t let the obstacles gets you down, hold the faith and keep on pushing! Expect a lot more Kris-Karz content this year.

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Chase Soundz releases "Kill It" on 13thStreetPromotions.com #Jamaica #Cuba #Texas #Music #HipHop #Caribbean

.@SoundzHTG Shuts Down All Opposing Forces On New Single, “Kill It”!


Texas based Rapper Chase Soundz made a promise that for 2022, he will be working on his consistency. Since the start of the year, he released one single, with the intention of dropping something new every month. It’s now close to the end of February, and he is still keeping his promise. Today, he unleashed the new single, “Kill It“.

Produced by Wrona, Chase Soundz uses the new “Kill It” single to further showcase that he’s not the person to play with. He shows off a speedier flow here, and plays around with some wordplay too. It’s all about living life on his terms here, and he has no time for opposition of any kind. Keep your negativity and badmind to yourself! Chase Soundz continues to show growth in his music, and keeps his passion for rapping alive. A possible new project may drop later this year, but for now, get familiar with the new offerings from Chase Soundz!

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Koffee performs "Pull Up" on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on 13thStreetPromotions.com #Jamaica #Koffee #JimmyFallon #Dancehall #Music #FallonTonight

.@FallonTonight Called On @OriginalKoffee To “Pull Up”!


Recording Artist Koffee continues to dominate in her lane, doing big things in the process. The GRAMMY Award winner is still making hits, and is looking to finally give her fans her long awaited debut album, “Gifted” in March. Before she makes her album go live, she has to hit up a few places. She chose to “pull up” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday to perform, “Pull Up“.

Accompanied by the big band Chromatic sound and a few dancers, Koffee stepped out like the top Artist in a Dancehall session performing her latest single. There are no brakes in Koffee’s car, so she keeps going and pushing her brand to higher levels. The anticipation continues to grow for Koffee’s debut album, and we believe she has a lot more in store before then. Stay tuned!

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.@PopcaanMusic’s “Firm And Strong” Featured In New @ForceStarz Episode!


One thing with Jamaicans, we’ll show up anywhere. Recently, the team behind the “Power” series on Starz launched the 4th chapter called, “Force“. The new series follows Tommy Egan on his new journey filled with crime, drama, and action. For their 3rd episode, a familiar sound from Jamaica made an appearance.

In the closing minutes of “Power Book IV: Force” episode 3, Popcaan’s 2018 hit single, “Firm And Strong” was the featured track. The single was produced by Dre Skull, and was included on Popcaan’s sophomore album, “Forever“. The Power series is no stranger to featuring Jamaican music as Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” and Lady Saw’s “Strip Tease” were included in “Power Book II: Ghost” and the original “Power” respectively. Will there be more Jamaican hits featured in “Power”? Stay tuned, and stay firm and strong!

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