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OLDIES SUNDAY: Claudelle Clarke – I Saw The Light (1979)


With 2020 being a year filled with crazy events, it’s only right we start our first Oldies Sunday of 2021 on a Gospel note. Today’s selection comes from Gospel Music Icon Claudelle Clarke with the track, “I Saw The Light“.

Produced/Arranged by Alvin Ranglin and released through GG’s Records in 1979, this was a cover of “The King Of Country MusicHank Williams Sr.’s 1948 single. The song speaks of a backslider who looks back at the many things they have done before they see the light of God, and expresses how they feel after being saved. Before Claudelle Clarke’s version, “I Saw The Light” was already a Country Gospel standard, and was covered by the likes of Country Music Pioneer Ernest Tubb, Music Icon Pat Boone, Country Music Icon Willie Nelson, and many others. Claudelle Clarke’s version stood the test of time for being one of the best Jamaican Gospel songs ever made, and is still touching hearts to this day. The single was featured on Clarke’s 1979 album, “God Is A Mountain“.

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Justice The Artiste Steps Out With The “We Want Justice!” EP


2020 saw many artists stepping out of their comfort zone, or even making their debut. Overall, many of them provided great music for us to enjoy. Justice The Artiste tries to find a balance between making music that he loves, and keeping his Christian faith intact. Representing the new crop of Jamaican Christian acts who step away from the norm, we get to hear his new project, the “We Want Justice!EP.

Featuring 4 tracks and a guest appearance by regular collaborator Kyxgston, Justice The Artiste gives listeners a dose of Christian Hip Hop with lyrics filled with motivation, spirituality, positivity, a little social commentary, and all around good vibes. Backed by some great production that borrows from Trap, Pop, and Dancehall influences, WWJ promises to be an entertaining listen, nothing like you’ve heard before, and will have you wanting to hear more.

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.@YannickPaul_ Continues To “Bear Fruit” With Latest Release


Gospel-Reggae artist Yannick Paul returns to the scene with something new. While he shared a testimony of God’s love on last year’s “Any Situation“, he continues to spread the word of God in his latest single, “Bear Fruit“.

On the track, Yannick Paul shares that he is still walking with Christ, but at the same time wanting to do more to strengthen his faith. He shares with the listener that God is still real, and encourages others to know HIM more and stay connected. The same way we aim to stay connected to the Wifi, we should all work on being more in tune in our faith. Yannick tends to stand out with his delivery as he deejays, and he guarantees that no matter the number, this song will connect with them one way or the other. The single is a part of a project that Yannick is currently working on for a 2021 release. A music video for the track will follow shortly.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Carlene Davis x Ken Boothe – Why Me Lord (1992)


I hope today’s Oldies Sunday selection inspires you. Today’s selection comes from Gospel Recording Artist and Minister Carlene Davis, and Recording Artist Ken Boothe. We go back to 1992 with “Why Me Lord” which was featured on Carlene’s Gospel Reggae album, “Jesus Is Only A Prayer Away“, released by VP Records. A cover of Country Singer/Actor Kris Kristofferson’s 1973 single, Carlene and Ken joined forces, and their powerful voices to deliver this inspirational tune. The song was also covered over the years by the late Elvis Presley, the late Johnny Cash, Cece Winans, and the late Conway Twitty.

If you’re reading this, I urge you to work on living a better life. At the end of the day, we believe in a higher power, and we should seek to give praise and honour. If this song hasn’t inspired you fully, check out Minister Carlene’s catalog. Give thanks to GOD, and check out the track below!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @KingStitchie – Great Ambition (1987)


Today we’re taking you back to the year 1987 with Recording Artist Lt. Stitchie! Here we feature his track “Great Ambition” which was produced by Jammy’s Records (King Jammy’s) on the “Kuff Riddim“. In the song, Stitchie speaks on being an ambitious young man while encouraging listeners to be ambitious, listing the goals he’d like to achieve including owning a home, and working to make all this possible. A key part of the single is his Dancehall remix of the 1956 American single, “Que Sera Sera” which was performed by Singer/Actress Doris Day.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @KingStitchie


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From being a top name in the Dancehall circles in the ’80s to saving souls, Lt. Stitchie has done it all. With being awarded an Honorary Degree and becoming an ordained Minister, he explains it all with Winford Williams on Onstage. Here he spoke on leaving the Dancehall circles and being saved in the ’90s, his journey as a Christian and Gospel artist, his thoughts on the current set of Dancehall artists and producers, being regarded as a top tier foundation Dancehall artist, family life, new music and books. Stitchie also performed “Letter To Dad” and other songs for the audience. After all these years, Stitchie still has what it takes to churn out great music no matter the genres. Check out his interview and performances below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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