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OLDIES SUNDAY: Bob Andy – Fire Burning (1974)


On Friday March 27, the legendary Keith “Bob Andy” Anderson C.D. passed away at the age of 75. A great Songwriter and Vocalist, he is considered one of Reggae’s greatest influential figures. He was also the founding member of The Paragons, and Bob and Marcia with the legendary Marcia Griffiths. Today we pay tribute to him with our latest Oldies Sunday selection. Though his collaborations with Marcia Griffiths are some of the most cherished, today we look at one of Bob’s songs that Griffiths covered (which later included a version with Recording Artist Cutty Ranks), “Fire Burning“.

Released in 1974 through the Wild Flower label, this was produced by Lloyd Charmers. The track finds Bob Andy giving some social commentary on people turning to crime and doing all manner of wrongdoing, and emphasizes that the fire is burning for those involved. The track was featured on his 1975 album, “The Music Inside Me“, and became a hit for him. It was covered by various Artists over the years including the aforementioned Marcia Griffiths.

Thank you for the hit songs Bob Andy, you will be missed while your music lives on!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Delroy Wilson – Have Some Mercy (1973)


With Valentine’s Day will find couples doing the most come February 14, today’s Oldies Sunday selection looks at the other side of love. We check out the late Delroy Wilson’s 1973 hit, “Have Some Mercy“. Produced by Ainsley Folder, this was released through the Dee Jay Music Label, followed by releases through the Cactus and Sydna Labels the following year. The track finds Delroy pleading for his lady to come back home as they’ve recently broken up. Throughout the song, he shares how things have been upside down for him since she left, and asks for another chance for them to make it right. The song became a hit for Delroy Wilson, and it remains one of his signature classics.

While many will feel the love this week, there are those who wish to have those feelings back. We hope and pray that many broken relationships are fixed this week. If they aren’t fixed this week, may they get that well deserved chance soon. Have some mercy, and make it happen! Hang in there peeps.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Twinkle Brothers – Faith Can Move Mountain (1986)


We’re starting off February with something conscious! Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Norman and Ralston Grant a.k.a. Twinkle Brothers with their track, “Faith Can Move Mountain“! Produced by the brothers for the Jah Shaka Music Label in 1986, the song is a testimony that trusting in Jah can lead to endless possibilities. The Bible story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego is an example used to emphasize that having faith can do so much, and you can achieve anything.

With its infectious Production and awesome vocals, “Faith Can Move Mountain” was a regular for various Dub Selectors worldwide, and is still being played today. The single was re-released in 2000 through the Twinkle Brothers’ own Twinkle Music Label. Hold the faith today, no matter what’s going on!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Hopeton Lewis & U-Roy – Tom Drunk (1971)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the duo of Jamaican Icons Hopeton Lewis and U-Roy. We get to hear the classic, “Tom Drunk“! Produced by Duke Reid and featuring Tommy McCook & The Supersonics, this was released in 1971 through the Treasure Isle Label. The track features the duo calling out a lying and cheating person who thinks their ways will always be beneficial to them. They also warn that there are consequences for those actions, and they throw in a few proverbs throughout like “Tom drunk, but Tom nuh fool“, and “Play fool to catch wise“. The song turned out to be a hit for the Artists, and its wicked production becomes infectious after every listen. The song was featured on U Roy’s 1978 album, “Jah Son Of Africa“.

Over the years, “Tom Drunk” has been covered by The Specials, its Instrumental has been featured on fellow legendary Artist Stranger Cole’sCrying Every Night” track, and it has been sampled by Hip Hop Artist Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek, Mos Def, and Mr. Man on the classic, “Fortified Live“. U-Roy is still active in the music as he continues to perform his classics worldwide, while Hopeton Lewis made more hits until his passing in September 2014.

THANK YOU Hopeton Lewis & U-Roy for this classic!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @SteelPulse – Steppin’ Out (1984)


It’s Grammy season! With Reggae Artists like Koffee, Julian Marley, Sly & Robbie, Steel Pulse, and Third World in the running to cop one this year, we felt the need to highlight one of the unique moments in the Reggae category on Oldies Sunday. The aforementioned Steel Pulse Band is up with their 1984 classic, “Steppin’ Out“! Produced by Steel Pulse, Jimmy “Senyah” Haynes, and Del Newman, the track was featured on their 5th studio album, “Earth Crisis“. “Steppin’ Out” is also one of the first Reggae singles to be nominated for a Grammy award. The other single to be nominated was Jimmy Cliff’sReggae Night“. The Grammy eventually went to Black Uhuru in 1985 for their “Anthem” album.

With its energetic production, the single became a favourite for many listeners. Since its release, it has been sampled by the likes of Hip Hop Artists Rakim, Bun B, Blac Monks, Society, and EDM Artist Miguel Migs. It has also been covered by Alborosie, and remixed by Producer Steve Thompson, and the late legendary DJ Screw (you can hear the screwed & chopped version below).

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Flourgon – We Run Things (1988)


Happy New Year! Today’s Oldies Sunday selection shows love to an Artist who was determined to succeed, despite the odds that were thrown at him. Today’s selection comes from Recording Artist Flourgon with his hit, “We Run Things“! Released through Redman International in 1988, this was produced by Hugh “Redman” James, and finds the Deejay proclaiming that he rules in everything that he does. From music to relationships, Flourgon will not cower to anyone.

A song that was considered one of the biggest hits of 1988, Flourgon lived his lyrics when in March 2018 he filed a US$300 Million Lawsuit against US Pop Artist Miley Cyrus for using lyrics from the track in her 2013 single, “We Can’t Stop“. Despite many doubting the Lawsuit and Flourgon, the case ended in a settlement in favour of Flourgon just days ago. While the amount is undisclosed, it marks a victory and is a sign for other Artists to seek justice for their own situations.

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