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OLDIES SUNDAY: Everton Blender – Family Man (1995)


It’s a great Sunday, and a Oldies Sunday! It’s also the day we celebrate one of Jamaica’s greatest Reggae Artists, Everton Blender on his 67th Birthday. Today we honour him on Oldies Sunday with one of his classic tracks, “Family Man“.

Produced by Richard “Bello” Bell on the “Tempo Riddim” and released on the Star Trail label in 1995, Everton Blender’s “Family Man” was a song that was made for the working men who had to do what was necessary to take care of their families. No matter what was going on, Everton had to stay strong in his faith, and overcome the daily challenges to make it good things happen. “Family Man” was one of Blender’s popular singles, and still remains one of his more recognizable tracks. Possessing strong lyrics, Everton Blender’s mission was to make good music with positive messages that would connect with many around the world. Since the release of “Family Man”, Everton Blender went on to release more singles and albums, and is still active today. Put “Family Man” in your classic songs rotation today.

Thank You Everton Blender!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Jessie Ripoll Children’s Choir – Hands Across Jamaica (1995)


Happy Sunday, and it’s a new month! May is recognized as Child’s Month, and on Oldies Sunday we celebrate the youth. For today’s selection, we go back a couple decades for a song that has touched many, and was presented by the youth. Today we look back at the Jessie Ripoll Children’s Choir’sLet’s Join Hands Across Jamaica For Righteousness“.

Released in 1995 as through the “Hands Across Jamaica For RighteousnessOrganization which was founded by Motivational Speaker, Yvonne Coke, “Hands Across Jamaica” was the theme song for the Organization which sought to achieve “Motto, Anthem and Pledge (MAP) until every Jamaican is made fully conscious of the potential of their godly inheritance of beauty, fellowship and prosperity, and move to fulfill Jamaica’s mandate to advance the welfare of the whole human race.” The song was performed by members of the Jessie Ripoll School’s Children’s Choir, and was a staple in the media for years. The song was also given a music video treatment which was produced by the Creative Production & Training Centre (CPTC). This selection may bring back a lot of memories for some, including former members of the Children’s Choir. Let the kids inspire you to do some good today.

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@DiRealShaggy’s “Boombastic” Featured In New @Chase Commercial!


Feeling like it’s 1995 again, “Mr. Lover Lover” a.k.a. Shaggy, had a song featured in one the latest commercials for US Banking giant, JP Morgan Chase Bank. The Commercial, promoting planning for Retirement, featured Shaggy’s 1995 hit, “Boombastic (Get It Here)” which provided the soundtrack to the 30 second clip. The single was previously featured in a 2015 Tide Commercial from the Philippines and has come a long way since being featured in a Commercial for Levi’s Jeans. “Boombastic” was the 2nd track and single off Shaggy’s Grammy winning album of the same name which went on to sell over a million copies in the US. Watch the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @iNi_Kamoze – Listen Me Tic (@BoomDrawOfFizix RMX)


Today I present to you a classic from the “Lyrical GangstaiNi Kamoze a.k.a the originator of the “Woiyoi“, with a modern twist from a mad Scientist named Yared Lee a.k.a Boomdraw. Remixing iNi’s 1995Listen Me Tic“, Boomdraw experimented with new samples and scratches over a dark Production. If you’re a fan of the original then you’ll love this and If iNi was looking to reissue his “Lyrical Gangsta” album, he should consider throwing this remix in there along with the Soso Def remix with Da Brat. Stay tuned for more from Boomdraw as well as he aims to hold your ears hostage every time he drops new production. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @DianaKingdom – Shy Guy (1995)


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Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Singer/Songwriter Diana King. Titled “Shy Guy” and produced by Andy Marvel in 1995, Diana sings about being a very desirable lady who all the men are eager for but would rather the affection from a “shy guy“. She speaks on refusing to be with a fly guy, a “rough neck” and a guy who’s “loving everybody” and details what she likes about a shy guy. In “Shy Guy” she delivered the song in English and Jamaican Patois.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @GrungGaadZilla x @ABarringtonLevy – Living Dangerously (1995)


In recognition of Bounty Killa’s recent award presented to him by the Jamaica Star for “Dancehall Achievement” and Barrington Levy’s release of his first album in 20 years, “Licensed To Thrill“, I’ve decided to post their most popular collaboration. Titled “Living Dangerously” and produced by JahScrew in 1995, both artists talk about  a woman who has done them wrong by committing infidelity and she lives a dangerous life. They also advise her on what will happen when they leave, and she must better herself before it goes real bad for her. This was a great combination of Bounty Killa’s commanding voice and hard lyrics, and Barrington Levy’s signature crooning.

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