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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): Rita Forrester/Queen Rita – Christmas Time Is Here


Continuing with the Holiday vibes, we head on over to the Island of Guyana for “Oldies Sunday“. Today we tap into Singer Rita Forrester/Queen Rita’s popular Christmas song, “Christmas Time Is Here“! Backed by Rudy & The Roosters Band, Rita acknowledges that Christmas has arrived with all the festivities involved, but it doesn’t mean much to her as she misses someone special around that time. She also wishes him well wherever he is, and lets him know that he’s very much on her mind.

While family and friends play a great part in the holiday season, there are many who are facing the loss of key members in their life. While some things will never be the same, we urge you to accommodate family and friends this Christmas. It may just shine a lil light in their hearts, and put a positive spin on things.

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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): Mighty Pélay – No More Gift For Christmas (1977)


Happy Sunday everyone! With Christmas popping up in a couple weeks, we head over to the Island of St. Lucia for a Christmas classic. Our selection today comes from the late Calypso legend, the Mighty Pélay ‘s track, “No More Gift For Christmas“! This was released by the WIRL label in 1977, and was featured on the Christmas album, “Merry Christmas Our Way From Mighty Pelay“. While Christmas is synonymous with gift giving, Pélay has a few regrets on this song as he has made the claim to never give gifts nor even ask for any during the season. From purchasing a suit for someone who never wore it, to giving a bed to a girlfriend, only for her to disrespect him in return, to a lot more. Don’t be an Ebenezer Scrooge this Christmas, just be mindful who you gift.

We hope you have a great Christmas if you celebrate it. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us show love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): Kenny J – De Paint Brush (1993)


It’s December, and it’s that time of year when we celebrate Christmas on Oldies Sunday! Today we start off the month Parang style with Trini legend Kenny J’sDe Paint Brush“! Handling the production by himself (Kenny Joseph), the track was released in 1993 through the Crosby’s label. The song highlights a holiday tradition in the Caribbean where the household goes through some cleaning in order to accommodate friends and family, and welcome the Christmas Spirit. Reaching for his Paint Brush, Kenny J looks forward to giving various parts of the house a fresh coat of paint. Kenny is also joined by Bobby who adds some lyrics throughout the song to give it more vibes.

For those new to Parang, this is usually a collection of popular folk songs or traditional songs that reflect the Christmas season and its meaning (similiar to Christmas Carols). It originated in Venezuela and Trinidad & Tobago, and are usually performed by Parranderos, or some of your favourite Artists.

We hope we’ve helped in starting your Christmas season off in a great way! Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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25DaysOfChristmas: Fab 5 – Welcome Home For Christmas (Day 22)


This for all the Jamaicans living overseas who managed to get their money together so they could come home for the holidays. Fab 5 gives a hearty welcome with their classic “Welcome Home For Christmas Day“. Really makes you feel at home when this is played and i’m sure it should be played on the next few Caribbean Airlines flights. Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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25DaysOfChristmas: @Ini_Kamoze – All I Really Want For Christmas (Day 16)


All I really want for Christmas, is to be a lil bit more conscious…Ini Kamoze is not one to chase every sale and get things he doesn’t need in the Christmas Season for he prefers the finer things…the things that are more important, like family. His classic “All I Really Want For Christmas” is today’s entry in my 25DaysOfChristmas Series and once you listen keenly to the lyrics, it’s not all about money and expensive gifts. Be wise and check the song above, and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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25DaysOfChristmas: Chaka Demus & Pliers – Christmas A Come (Day 14)


Today’s 25DaysOfChristmas entry comes from the classic Reggae duo of Chaka Demus & Pliers. Titled, “Christmas A Come“, this had so much Dancehall feel to it, this was needed at a party with it’s great production. If a woman didn’t pull a man close and a man pulled a woman close to dance, something was really wrong. Very entertaining track, check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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