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Road To The Reggae Grammy: We Look Back At The Nominations Of 1992!


With the staging of the 60th Grammy Awards drawing near, we thought we’d look back at some of years where the Reggae Grammy was won. While many know of the winners, we also want to look back at some of the nominees. Today we’ll look at the year 1992.

Words By: @SwadeDaVillain 

Nominees

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1. Black Uhuru – Iron Storm

To kick off the newly named “Best Reggae Album” category of the 1992 Grammy Awards, Reggae Band Black Uhuru were nominated for their 1991 Album, “Iron Storm”. This Album came during one of their many group changes, and it featured the singles “Trouble”, “Dance Hall Vibes”, and the title track.

 

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2. Bunny Wailer – Gumption

 The original Wailer Bunny Wailer received his 2nd Grammy nomination with his 1990 Album, “Gumption”. The Album consisted of 10 tracks, and featured his versions of singles like “Buss Dem Shut” (Bob Marley), “Dog War” (Toots And The Maytals), and “See And Blind” (Neville Livingston).

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @GeneralDegree – Granny (1992)


Today’s Oldies Sunday is dedicated to my Grandmother who celebrated her 77th birthday recently, and your Grandmothers. This selection comes from General Degree and is titled “Granny“. “Granny” was produced by Lo Tech for Main St. Records in 1992 and features General Degree speaking on his many scenarios with his Grandmother and his intent on leaving her to live with his Mother. He highlights that Grandmothers tend to be very miserable and suggests that if you grew up with one, you’ll end up like her. Granny (played by Degree) also gets a chance to “ride” the Riddim as she complains about the price increase in food, her Grandson and his antics, and states that if things get worse she’ll migrate to the United States.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Garnet Silk – Mama (1992)


In celebration of Mothers’ Day I feature another song as a tribute to mothers, this time it’s done by the late Garnet Silk. Titled “Mama” and produced by Courtney Cole in 1992, this was a cover version of Clarence Carter’s hit “Patches” which was done in 1970. “Patches” was also a cover of Chairmen of the Board’s hit which was also done in 1970. In the song Garnet sings about his mom being there for him all his life and even though his father died when he was very young his mom played both parental roles. He also sang about working hard to take care of his mom in return.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @Singing_Sweet – Oh Donna (1992)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from former child singer Paul McFarlane a.k.a. Singing Sweet. Titled “Oh Donna” and produced by Colin Fatta in 1992, this was a cover of Ritchie Valens’ 1959 hit of the same name. Singing Sweet sings about losing his lover named Donna and how he misses her and needs her back in his life.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Chaka Demus And Pliers – Murder She Wrote (1992)


In recognition of French Montana and Nicki Minaj’s hit, “Freaks“, today I feature one of the songs that was sampled in it. Titled “Murder She Wrote“, this was a very popular hit of legendary duo Chaka Demus and Pliers. Released in 1992 and produced by Sly and Robbie on the “Bam Bam” remake riddim, this song was described as a song for the ladies with an “Angel face but a Devil’s heart“. This song spoke about a girl named Maxine who was a user, very promiscuous, and was also a murderer. According to the artists, this was written off an experience but with a few details omitted.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Beres Hammond x Marcia Griffiths (@QueenOfReggae) – Live On (1992)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from two legendary singers, Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths. Seeing that this is the last week in February and I haven’t posted a love song this would make a perfect one to end the “Love” theme for the month. Titled “Live On” and produced by Donovan Germain for Penthouse Records in 1992 on the “College RockRiddim.

Live On” finds these two singers talking about being there for each other through good and bad times, expressing the feelings they have for each other and proclaiming that even through old age they’ll still be close and live on.

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