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OLDIES SUNDAY: @ZiggyMarley And The Melody Makers – “Tomorrow People” (1988)


May is recognized as “Child’s Month“, and we’ll be featuring content where the youth were stars. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the Marley siblings Sharon, Cedella, Ziggy, and Stephen a.k.a. Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers with the track, “Tomorrow People“.

Produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, this was released through Virgin Records in 1988. On the track, Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers provide some consciousness on this track. With lyrics like “Tomorrow people, where is your past? Tomorrow people, how long will you last?” over great production and energetic vocals, this was a song that made people think, and be entertained. “Tomorrow People” was featured on the group’s 3rd album, the 1989 GRAMMY winning Platinum selling “Conscious Party“. “Tomorrow People” has also been dubbed the “85th Greatest One-Hit Wonder of the 80s” by VH1.

Since the release of “Tomorrow People”, Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers went on to release a few more albums, scoring 2 more GRAMMY awards, and flying the Marley flag as a group before disbanding in the early 2000s.

thank you Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @MackaB – False Preacher (1988)


With Jamaica slowly being turned into a 20 season Mystery series shown on Netflix with the news of Kevin Smith and his cult, it’s only right that Oldies Sunday digs in the crates for a selection. This week, we stop in England to check out Reggae legend Macka B’sFalse Preacher“.

Produced by Mad Professor and released through Ariwa Sounds in 1988, Macka B plays the role of “Pastor Theodore Love Money” who makes a list of demands that his Church congregation should fulfill because “That’s what the Lord says!“. If the Pastor needs to wear new suits, let the Church goers provide for it. He needs a BMW? Let them pay for it! The single was featured on Macka B’s 1988 album, “We’ve Had Enough!“, which features plenty of commentary from the man himself. With the story of fake Preachers and Pastors being a very common one for many, Macka B has been calling those hustlers out for many years. Some have lead cults, some have made millions and are living better than their members, and some have claimed to have had the direct line to God. Many Church goers have been lied to, tricked, bamboozled, and lead astray, and many fake Pastors and false Prophets will have to answer for their crimes one day.

Since “False Preacher”, Macka B has released numerous albums, and has been a Youtube/Social Media favourite thanks to pairing a healthy lifestyle with his lyrical prowess. He has even been name dropped by popular Media Personality Desus Nice on his “Bodega Boys Podcast.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Home T, Cocoa Tea, Shabba Ranks – Pirates’ Anthem (1988)


This one is dedicated to those who strive to get the music out there by any means, legally or illegally. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Home T, Cocoa Tea, and Shabba Ranks titled, “Pirates’ Anthem“.

Produced by Augustus “Gussie” Clarke, “Pirates’ Anthem” was released through Music Works Records and Anchor Records in 1988. On the track, Home T, Cocoa Tea, and Shabba Ranks team up for a dedication to all those who build pirated Radio Stations to play the songs that need to be played. While Radio Stations around the world have a set list of songs for airplay, Pirated stations bypass that by having the freedom to play any song in all its glory without worry about editing, and certain regulations. The only problems Pirate Radio may face are getting shut down, and possible incrimination. Regardless, they all return to play what the people want to hear. Pirate Radio has gained massive popularity through the decades, and new ones are being made often. Home T, Cocoa Tea, and Shabba Ranks display great chemistry on the track, and “Pirates’ Anthem” became a hit for them. The single was featured on the 1989 album, “Holding On“, which was released through Greensleeves Records. “Pirates’ Anthem” was given the sample treatment a few times, and some include Hannibal Lecter’sJust Because We Play“, 2Pac’sViolent“, and Shenseea’sRun Run” which was produced by Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor.

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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): Orchestre Tropicana D’Haiti – 24 Decembre (1988)


It’s that time of year again! Despite Covid 19 taking over everything including the holidays, some of us are still showing a lil Christmas spirit. We’ve always made space for some Christmas songs on the blog, and this year’s no different. On Oldies Sunday Christmas Edition, we head on over to Haiti to kick things off with the Orchestre Tropicana D’Haiti with the track, “24 Decembre“!

Released in 1988 through Louis Records, Orchestre Tropicana D’Haiti brought together beautiful instrumentation and vocals that celebrated the Christmas season and promoted unity and family throughout. “24 Decembre” or “December 24” is recognized as Christmas Eve, and Caribbean folks celebrate it through parties and a “Grand Market” where shoppers get their last minute gifts, or take in various events throughout. Though performed in Haitian Creole style of Compas, the music can still be felt by anyone who is around who hears it. “24 Decembre” is featured on the band’s 1988 album, “25ème Printemps (25th Spring)“. With over 40 years in, Orchestre Tropicana D’Haiti is still performing and entertaining many with their selections.

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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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OLDIES SUNDAY: Frighty & Colonel Mite – Life (Is What You Make It) (1988)


Enjoying your Easter weekend? How about a throwback? Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the duo of Recording Artists Frighty and Colonel Mite. Going back to the year 1988, we check out “Life (Is What You Make It)“! Produced and released by Y&D (with releases through Mogul Records and Profile Records in 1989), the duo expressed their desire to give the ladies that “Raggamuffin Love“, and gave us that feel good vibes throughout the song. The single was very popular since its release in the UK and Jamaica, and even made its way onto the US Billboard Charts in the early ’90s.

Since the single’s release, Frighty and Colonel Mite went on to produce more music together and as solo Artists with Colonel’s last being in the early 2000s, while Frighty’s was in 2016. “Life (Is What You Make It)” is still being played to this day. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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