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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee (1980)


It’s Christmas Day all over the world, and whatever the reason, may you find love, joy, and rest during the season. While some may have done away with the gifts and matching PJs, it’s time for a lil music. While you sip on the Sorrel, tune into Oldies Sunday to hear Johnny Osbourne’s “Christmas Stylee“!

Produced by Sir Coxsone Dodd and released through Studio One in 1980, Johnny Osbourne gives us a special selection that gets listeners excited for the Christmas season. Paired with great production and performed with The Family Group, Osbourne shares the news of the birth of King Jesus, and gets us all into the groove. You couldn’t help but dance and singalong to this track, and it became an instant favourite for many. “Christmas Stylee” was featured on the “Sir Coxsone’s Family Album: Christmas Stylee” Compilation Album and “Reggae Christmas From Studio One“, and are just some of the many Jamaican Christmas compilations that have been released over the years.

We hope you have a great Christmas. While feelings and moods may vary throughout, we hope you have at least one smiling moment. Bless up!

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.@BobMarley & the Wailers’ “Redemption Song” Featured In New @AllRiseOWN Episode!


Anyone familiar with the TV ShowAll Rise“? It’s a Legal Drama that revolves around the personal lives of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders in a Los Angeles courthouse. The series is in its 3rd season on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), and for its latest episode (Episode 6 “I’ll Be There”), a classic Reggae song was featured.

In the closing of episode 6 of “All Rise”, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ classic, “Redemption Song” was featured. Released in 1980, “Redemption Song” is considered one of Bob Marley’s greatest works, and one of his most influential. The track was featured on the “Uprising” album, the 12th Bob Marley & the Wailers release, and was used during protests for Apartheid in South and South West Africa, used in tribute to the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and was covered by the likes of Stevie Wonder, U2, John Legend, and Wyclef Jean, and we featured Singer Shav-A covering it recently.

“All Rise” is now available for watching on OWN, Hulu, and HBO Max.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Bunny Wailer – Electric Boogie (1980)


Today, we celebrate another Jamaican music Icon who has transitioned to the big session in the afterlife. Today on Oldies Sunday, we go back in time to check out the classic “Electric Boogie” by “Jah B“, the “Blackheart Man”, and the last Wailer, Bunny Wailer.

Produced through his Solomonic Music label and released in 1980, Bunny Wailer gave us a song that was bound to make us move! With his “Electric Boogie”, we were gonna get shockwaves of good energy from the dynamic production, and Bunny’s attention grabbing lyrics. Originally written and recorded in 1976, “Electric Boogie” did not perform very well when released, but when Marcia Griffith re-recorded it and released it in 1983, it began to catch on. When Marcia’s version got remixed and released in 1989 for her “Carousel” album paired with the “Electric Slide” line dance, it became a smash hit, and one of the most successful singles by a female Reggae Artist ever. “Electric Boogie” would also get a re-release in 1989 along with an energetic music video. It was featured on Bunny’s 1993 album, “Just Be Nice“. “Electric Boogie” still gets plays worldwide, and remains one of Bunny Wailer’s most recognized songs. Born Neville Livingston, Bunny Wailer passed away on March 2, 2021 at the age of 73. May his legacy live on!

THANK YOU BUNNY WAILER!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: The Tamlins – Baltimore (1979/1980)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection was inspired by the latest offerings by Recording Artist, Lila Ike. Our selection comes from Reggae Group The Tamlins with the track, “Baltimore“. Produced by Sly & Robbie for Taxi Records, this was released in 1979 and 1980, and is a cover of American Recording Artist Randy Newman’s 1977 track of the same name. It was heavily inspired by American Recording Artist/Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone’s 1978 cover, especially in the production department. With the song’s social commentary, it paints a picture of living in Baltimore, Maryland in the 70s with people living on hard times, and if given the chance to escape, returning is never an option.

Since The Tamlins’ version of “Baltimore” was released, it became one of their biggest songs, thanks to its excellent Reggae production and harmonies displayed throughout. The Sly & Robbie production went on to become a juggling Riddim that has been reworked by Star Trail and Main Street labels, and featured recordings from Courtney John, Lutan Fyah, Dennis Brown, and many more. As mentioned earlier, the selection was inspired by Lila Ike, as she released her debut EP titled, “The ExPerience” on Friday, May 15. The EP’s final track, “Thy Will“, which was produced by Protoje, samples The Tamlins’ version. The group, consisting of Winston Morgan, Junior Moore, and Carlton “Tamlin” Smith, went on to release more music, and collaborated with various Artists including the late Peter Tosh. Though still active, original member Winston Morgan left in 1983, and was replaced by Derrick Lara who passed away in February 2020.

WE URGE YOU TO STAY SAFE, QUARANTINE WISELY, AND STAY SANITIZED ALWAYS.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Triston Palmer – Joker Smoker (1980)


This one is for all those who have that one annoying friend (or a bunch of friends) who are just not about that Ganja life in every way. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the legendary Triston Palmer a.k.a. Tristan Palma with the track, “Joker Smoker“! Produced by Jah Thomas, this was released through the J&J label in 1980 with releases through other labels over the years. The song was also featured on Triston’s 1982 album of the same name. Throughout the track, Triston calls out those who love to be around the smokers and instead of respecting the space and culture, they became an irritation. Many can relate to this as there are those who cause money and Marijuana to be wasted, the loss of lighters and other paraphernalia, and tempers to flare up.

“Joker Smoker” became one of Triston Palmer’s most famous tracks, and has been sampled by the likes of Electronic Dance Artists Top Cat and DJ Solo, and by Dancehall Artist Aidonia who even borrowed the song’s title for his single. The song’s title continues to be used among those who are not about that Stoner life as well. Be wary of who you share your Weed with.

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