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OLDIES SUNDAY: Barbara Jones – Walk Through This World With Me (1974)


In recognition of March being “Women’s History Month“, Oldies Sunday will be highlighting a few women who have made their contribution to the Jamaican music landscape in the early years. Our first entry comes from a person who was once considered the “Billie Holiday of Reggae Music“, and was a part of the 2nd wave of Reggae Artists in the 1970s, the late Barbara Jones. Today we look back at her single, “Walk Through This World With Me“. Produced by Alvin Ranglin, the single was released through the Producer’s GG’s Records in 1974,and is a cover of the late Country Music Artist George Jones’ 1967 hit.

Known for covering hit singles, “Walk Through” became one of Barbara’s popular songs to perform. While she has enjoyed delivering good music through the 1970s and 1980s, and toured with Jimmy Cliff, she made the move to performing Gospel Music since converting to Christianity in the 1990s. Jones continued the bless many with her music until she passed away in December 2014.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Locksley Gichie & The Zion Boys – Teach The Children (1974)


In recognition of May being Child’s Month, our Oldies Sunday selection comes from Locksley Gichie of the UK band The Cimarons along with The Zion Boys. Titled “Teach The Children“, this was produced by Kush and released through Harry J Records in 1974. The song calls for listeners to raise children in the right ways, know GOD, teach them how to be creative and make their world a better place, and help them to spread peace and love into the world.

The single was released on vinyl as a B-side with the main track being “I’m Leaving It Up To You” by Winston Reid & The Zion Boys. Since then, Locksley continued his role as Guitarist for The Cimarons over the years. Gichie has also lent his skills to various Artists including Los Aggrotones.

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NEW VIDEO: Carl Douglas’ “Kung Fu Fighting” Featured In @ScottsLawnCare Commercial


From being one of the greatest One-hit wonders ever, to being in some of your favourite movies and TV shows, Carl Douglas’ 1974Kung Fu Fighting” single has crossed many paths the world over. Recently, the Biddu produced Disco single was featured in a new commercial for Scotts Lawn Care Products. Throughout the video you can hear the intro to the Jamaican born Singer’s hit while promoting good lawn care that’s safe for Adults, Children, and Animals. You can read my Oldies Sunday post about the single here. A single that was made as a tribute to the Karate Flick culture, congrats to Carl Douglas for gaining more exposure for such a timeless tune. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting (1974)


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Today’s Oldies Sunday Selection comes from Jamaican Recording Artist, Carl Douglas. Titled “Kung Fu Fighting (Buy It Here)“, 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.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Ken Boothe – Everything I Own (1974)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the impeccable Ken Boothe. Titled “Everything I Own” and released in 1974 by Trojan Records, this was a cover version of the David Gates penned and Bread performed single which was released in 1972. Ken Boothe put his own reggae twist on the song and laced it with his unique singing style. This song went on to have many other cover versions from artists including Boy George, Rod Stewart, Nicole Sherzinger and *NSYNC. Ken Boothe’s version however is considered the best version.

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