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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): @NinjaManMusic – Christmas Breeze (1988)

It’s Christmas Eve, and we bring to you our final entry in the Christmas Edition of “Oldies Sunday“! Today we call up “Di original Gold teet, front teet, gun pon teet, Don Gorgon“, Ninja Man! With Christmas in the air, we present to you his 1988 single, “Christmas Breeze“! Produced by L. Hellyter for the UK based Sling 1 Label, Ninja brings the Holiday vibes as the “Gold toothed Santa” to the session as he speaks on feeling the “Christmas breeze“, wanting to feel happy around this time of the year, encouraging unity, enjoying Christmas in any way you can, and his Christmas experiences in Kingston and London.

This post also pays a small tribute to the Don Gorgon as he was given a life sentence this past week. We will miss his commentary, his persona, and his presence in the Dancehall world. We wished that “Get Out of Jail Free” card worked.


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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): @Mutabaruka_Ja – Postpone Christmas (1983)

Season’s Greetings! We’re back with another Holiday themed Oldies Sunday! Stepping in with a selection is the one and only, Media Personality/Activist/Dub Poet/Author Mutabaruka! We go back to the year 1983 with “Postpone Christmas“! Produced by Earl “Chinna” Smith, this was released through the High Times Label. In the song, Muta speaks on those living pay cheque to pay cheque, poverty, those spending more than they earn, crime and violence, and calls for the postponement of the season until things are better. He puts the spotlight on issues that still affect many to this day and around this time of the year. Not your typical Christmas song, but something to think about. We hope you enjoyed our selection, please tune in next Sunday for another in the series! Big up Mutabaruka, lyrics like a Bazooka!

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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): Daisy Voisin – Alegría, Alegría (1981)

Seasons Greetings! On today’s Oldies Sunday, we head on over to the twin Islands of Trinidad & Tobago for some Parang! For those who aren’t familiar, this is a genre of music originated from T&T and Venezuela that is normally played around Christmas time with some songs referring to elements of it including the birth of Jesus Christ. Today’s selection comes from the “Queen of Parang“, the late Daisy Voisin with “Alegría, Alegría“. Produced by Arnold Shuffler and released through RH Productions in 1981, this song is about the birth of Jesus and his role as saviour. The single was featured on her album “Parang Queen” and has been one of her most notable songs. While sung in Spanish, we’ll give you the English version below. We hope you enjoyed our selection, and we encourage you to tune in next Sunday for another! Live on, Queen Daisy Voisin!

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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): @MrLevy411 & Trinity – I Saw Mommy Kissing A Dreadlocks (1981)

Hello December! It’s that favourite time for many, the Christmas Season! While many may have opinions on the season, or don’t wish to celebrate it, you can’t go wrong with remembering the real reason for the season, and the great music that pops up! On the first Oldies Sunday of December, we kick off a Christmas Edition, and the first selection comes from the legendary Barrington Levy! Remixing the Jimmy Boyd 1952 classic, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus“, Barrington drops “I Saw Mommy Kissing A Dreadlocks“! Released by Mic Productions and features Recording Artist/Producer Trinity, this song was featured on the 1981 Christmas compilation project titled, “Yard Style Christmas”! In the song Barrington sings about catching his Mother kissing a dreadlocked Santa Claus who stopped at his house because of a storm and brought greetings and gifts of Sensimilla (Marijuana) from Jah.

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AUDIO: The @LateNightPar Podcast: Ep. 4

The Late Night Par crew dropped another episode in the spirit of the Christmas season. With guest appearances from MX_NNG, and , they spoke about their recent outings including the Quiet Party and the Major Lazer concert, Ham being overrated, Steve Harvey, New Year’s resolutions and more. It’s a full house so set a table. Check out the Podcast below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @TommyLeeSparta – Kratos (Shelly Christmas Pt. 2)

Tra la la la la, Tommy Lee Sparta is back for the Christmas season with a bag of goodies. His first offering is part two to his 2011 “Shelly Christmas” single named “Kratos“. Produced by Damage Musiq, Tommy brings us a carol his fans can appreciate. Load up the weapons, dust out the torture chamber, get the vehicles ready, and fix your holiday spirit by checking out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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