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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).

Who’s your pick for the Reggae Grammy come January 26? Check out the classic below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Early B – Ghost Busters (1984)


The Duppy/Ghost/Obeah culture is very much alive in Jamaica. While we don’t celebrate events like Halloween (though the Party goers and folks in certain Communities do), we are aware of the spirits, certain folklore, and the people who claim to have connections to the dead or possess skills in Witchcraft. Today, we bring you “Oldies Sunday” to fire off a selection from the late Recording Artist, Early BThe Doctor” which adds to the Ghost/Duppy theme. The tune we present is called, “Ghost Busters“!

“Ghost Busters” was produced by Nkrumah Manley “Jah” Thomas, and released in 1984 through the Midnight Rock Label on the “Stormy Weather Riddim“. The single was also the opening track to his 1985 Album of the same name. In the song, Early B speaks on his adventures as a Ghost Buster as he saves the community of Yallahs, St. Thomas from a ghostly threat. Fearing nobody but Jah, he gets to work on eradicating the threat.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @TheSherylRalph – In The Evening (1984)


You’ve seen her on TV, you’ve witnessed her performances on Broadway, you’ve assisted in her various causes over the years, but did you know Sheryl Lee Ralph is also a Singer? Today’s Oldies Sunday showcases a moment in her singing career with “In The Evening“! Produced by Trevor Lawrence and written by Lawrence and Frank Musker, this Dance/Pop single was released in 1984 and was a part of her only album, “In The Evening” on the The New York Music Company Label. On the single, Sheryl sings about the challenges of living in New York City, but all that is pushed aside when she becomes a part of the nightlife where she states, “The real me comes alive“.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling (1984)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection is dedicated to the hustlers. We go back to the early 80’s with the late Sugar Minott. Titled “Herbman Hustling” and produced by Sly & Robbie for the Taxi Records in 1984. The song speaks on the day to day experiences of the Marijuana merchant including dealing with the law, and sourcing the best product. Minott’s delivery in this single puts the listener in a first person perspective (and possibly catch a contact high) over the smooth Sly & Robbie production.

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