Today’s Oldies Sunday was one that should’ve been posted a long time ago, but a recent event inspired its publishing. Remember when Dancehall Artist Shenseea released the visual for her “ShenYeng Anthem“? While many enjoyed the single, there were mixed reviews for the music video because of its intro. With today’s entry, I feel there would be some “outrage” from some folks if this was released today (some folks argue about every little thing online). Today’s entry comes from Chalice (though they were featured before, this song features mostly one of their Vocalists) with their single, “Sayonara“. Written by the legendary Lloyd Lovindeer, this was performed by one of the band’s Vocalists, Wayne Armond. Released through CTS Records in 1986, and Bold Reprive Records in 1987, this track features some Oriental influenced production with Wayne singing about his experiences with a Japanese woman in Jamaica. “Sayonara” (which means “Goodbye” in Japanese) was featured on the band’s “Crossfire” album and was popular in the 80’s and early 90’s. The video for the single was shot in Portland and featured the Boston Jerk Centre. Get familiar with something old by checking out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Right about now we have a ting called “Roots and Chalice” brought to you by Chronixx, the good folks at Federation Sound, and Zinc Fence Records. Featuring nearly an hour of banging Roots Reggae, awesome production, and contributions from the likes of Kelissa, Kabaka Pyramid, Dre Island, and Eesah. No long talking, get the herbs, kick away the stress of today, and hold a meditation! Check out the project below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
With all the talks of Jamaica decriminalizing Marijuana, Vice News visited the island to learn the possibilities of this upcoming move. Marijuana has been illegal in Jamaica for many decades although it has been synonymous with the Rastafarian culture and Reggae music. Featuring Interviews from member of Parliament Raymond Pryce, Professor Henry Lowe of Medicanja, Senator Mark Golding, Dr. Dayton Campbell, various farmers and users, they all give their take on the subject and speak on how it could or could not benefit the people and the island. With talks surrounding getting licenses, profits and benefits for the farmer and Tourism, what will the future hold? Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Reggae band Chalice. Titled “Dancehall Monic” which was produced and released by the band in 1990, this was a song described as “Dancehall Music meets the Opera” as it had a Opera theme to it in the instrumental and delivery of the song. This song also featured three of the biggest entertainers at the time including Papa San, Tiger and Lloyd Lovindeer.
Today’s mixtape comes from Jamaican DJ, Fifty and it promises to be a great one. Titled “Eazy Medz Oldies Jugglin‘”, this is a throwback reggae mix of some of the best songs from the 1990s. Featuring hits from Beres Hammond, Junior Tucker, Abijah, Chalice, Luciano, the late Garnet Silk and many others. This mix is so awesome for some of these songs brought me back to my childhood, especially the opening track (Dance Hall Monic by Chalice) and the Garnet Silk selections. Great collection for those who need to travel back in time though the hits. Check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
WEB/Mobile – http://www.hulkshare.com/vwn6753x81s0 (Single File)
WEB – http://www.mediafire.com/?r8tn6d83xaafa4o (Tracked)