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OLDIES SUNDAY: @MachelMontano – Too Young To Soca (1986)


As we come to a close of the month of May being “Child’s Month“, we’d like to highlight one more star whose career started in their youth. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Soca Legend Machel Montano with the track, “Too Young To Soca“!

Produced by Eddy Grant and released in 1986 through the Ice Label, this song featured Machel Montano at the age of 9. With high energy production, Machel commanded the track with the prowess of a veteran. He expressed his love for Soca Music, and dared to defied people’s opinions of his being too young to Soca. He wants to sing, he wants to jam, so let him be! “Too Young To Soca” quickly catapulted Machel Montano to stardom, and opened up a lane for him to enjoy a career that has spanned well over 30 years. “Too Young To Soca” was featured on his 1985 4 track album of the same name.

As the month comes to an end, we’d like to ask all the parents or soon to be parents one thing, please protect the children! There are so many kids with promise and potential, and society finds a way to shatter their hopes and aspirations. Protect the yutes!

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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.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Menudo – If You’re Not Here (By My Side) (1984)


We’re in the month of May, but the Oldies still play! May is also recognized as “Child’s Month“, and we may feature content where the children were stars. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Puerto Rican boy band Menudo with the track, “If You’re Not Here (By My Side)“.

Produced by Edgardo Díaz and Mary Lynne M. Pagan, “If You’re Not Here” was released through RCA Records in 1984. The track is the English version of the Spanish single titled “Si Tú No Estás, which was featured on the band’s 1983 Spanish album, “A Todo Rock“. The track was a love song that was lead by then member of the band Robby Rosa a.k.a. Draco Rosa about having that special person in his life, and things would not be the same without her especially during touring. This was a track that would connect with young Women, and it became a popular one in various parts of the world (including Jamaica), and was performed during live performances despite not charting high on (#36 on the US R&B Billboard charts, #102 on the US Hot 100 Billboard charts). “If You’re Not Here” was featured on the band’s 1984 English album, “Reaching Out“.

Menudo has been considered one of the biggest Latin boy bands in history with over 20 Million records sold. The band was also the starting point for Ricky Martin, who was a member for a few years during his youth and went on to have a very successful solo career. Since the release of “If You’re Not Here”, Menudo went through various lineup changes, breakups, reunions, controversies, and the death of two former members (Ray Reyes and Anthony Galindo). Regardless of all Menudo went through, many people around the world still play their music, including “If You’re Not Here (By My Side)”.

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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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OLDIES SUNDAY: Little Harry – Party Time (1982)


Closing off the month of May being “Child’s Month“, Oldies Sunday features a child star who made some noise in music. Heading back to the 1980s, we look at Teen Deejay Little Harry’s 1982 track, “Party Time“! This was featured on the Yellowman and Fathead’sLive At Aces: Feeding In The Dancehall” project which was produced by Lloyd Campbell. While he made his rounds in the 80s as a Teen star in the Dancehall, “Party Time” marks Little Harry’s first appearance ever on a record. With the mic in his hand, Harry commanded the crowd with this one as he fired off lyrics about being the ladies man, city life and country life, and of course showing off his skills as a formidable MC.

Born in St. Thomas, Little Harry started off his Deejay career at the age of 10. Since his debut, he has worked with the likes of King Jammy’s, King Yellowman, Billy Boyo, and Skengdon which helped his presence in Dancehall.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: White Mice – True Love (1987)


In recognition of May being “Child’s Month“, Oldies Sunday will be highlighting a few child stars who made some noise in music. Today we go back to the 80’s with Teenage Recording Artist White Mice with his single, “True Love“! Produced by Junior Delgado on the Far East Riddim and released through Incredible Music in 1987, White Mice shares his testimony that Jah always comes through for him, and blesses him. The single was later featured on Mice’s debut album of the same name.

White Mice started his career in his birth Parish of St. James, but moved to Kingston for better opportunities. He was a member of the late Sugar Minott’sYouthman Promotions” camp, and with the help of his Brother Courtney Crichton, he found success with “True Love“. Since the song’s release, he has went on to release more music, and made the move to Europe to further his ambitions as he became a Sound System owner there.

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