NEW VIDEO: @Bourdain @PartsUnknownCNN: Jamaica


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Anthony Bourdain is a man of the world. A former Chef, Author and Media Personality, he has dined in various places, embraced cultures and hung out and shared a vibe with just about everyone. In his new program “Parts Unknown“, he visits Port Antonio, and parts of St. MaryJamaica. No stranger to the Island, he gets down in the cuisine at various eateries, visited world renowned places such as the Trident Hotel and the Golden Eye Resort, and interacted with Billionaire Michael Lee Chin, former Record Producer Chris Blackwell, Actor Carl Bradshaw, Music Exec. Jon Baker and his wife Nordia Witter a.k.a. Dancehall artist Coco. There’s a lot to learn in this episode as we get a little history lesson and current event discussions, and experiences as Anthony drinks and eats to his heart’s content and gets a few sights. The Mento Band was really a great fit to this episode and much different to the Dancehall or Reggae music we’d hear in other programs. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: Welcome To @NoiseyMusic Jamaica: Ep. 4: @GeeJamStudios


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This week on “Welcome To Noisey Jamaica“, host Walshy Fire had a chat with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, and chops it up with Dancer Mystic, Coco, Prodi and his Yawd Movement and more at the Jon Baker owned GeeJam Studios which has been the go to studio for many top artists worldwide. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @GraceJones – Pull Up To The Bumper (1981)


Today’s Oldies Sunday entry comes from Model/Singer/Actress, Grace Jones. Titled “Pull Up To The Bumper” and produced by Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin for Island Records in 1981, Grace’s lyrics were depicted to have sexual connotations and of course sparked some controversy at that time. With lyrics like “Pull up to my bumper baby, with your long black limousine..“, various media outlets refused to play it. It was revealed years later that the lyrics were not meant to have a sexual theme.

Pull Up To The Bumper” was the third single off her fifth album, Nightclubbing, which was released in 1981. With her “New Wave” style of music that incorporated a fusion of uptempo Funk and R&B, the single became a hit. The song charted high in many countries and peaked at #2 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart. With its success, “Pull Up” was remixed many times and was covered by Dancehall artist Patra (Lady Patra) in 1995. Over the years it has been covered by other acts and even sampled on Hip Hop singles by Spice 1, Coolio and more. With her talents as a Model, Actress and Singer, Grace Jones went on to be a household name and a huge influence to many in the entertainment world boasting many more hits along the way.

Thank You Grace Jones for this timeless gem.

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