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!
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.
The Late Night Par crew dropped another episode in the spirit of the Christmas season. With guest appearances from MX_NNG, i_d_Kay, and Franklee_franki, 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.
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.
“The Release” is an Entertainment Program featured on Hype TV every Tuesday at 8:30 PM, with repeats on Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 PM. Hosted by Talisa Taylor, the program features some of the newest entertainment releases and upcoming events. This week’s episode is the 2nd in the 5 part “Christmas Edition” and features highlights from the “Allspice: Reggae In The City” event, exclusive Interviews with G7 and Everton Thomas, brother of popular Photographer Nickfotoworks, a tribute to the late J. Capri, a top 3 music pick of the week by a certain Blogger and more! If you want to check out season 1 and previous releases, look here. To get your releases featured, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them 13thStreetPromotions sent you. Check out the latest releases below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Recording artiste Delus performed at the recent staging of Portmore Jamboree in Naggo Head and was well received. Performing songs such as ‘Look Another Gal’, ‘Gallis From Birth’, ‘What Tomorrow May Bring’ and ‘Mi Mada’, the Portmore crowd was eager to get more of the artiste. Delus, signed to Subkonshus Group has been busy this Christmas making appearances on several local shows and playing a key role in Suncity 104.9FM Campus Invasion.
Delus shared, “performing in Jamaica is a test and a joy, performing for me isn’t only about getting the support of the crowd but also ensuring that the message in the music is being received.” The Suncity 104.9FM Campus Invasion visited several tertiary institutions and Delus performed along with acts such as G Whizz, D’Angel, Chevaughn, and A-Game to name a few. The ‘She’s Happy’ artiste recently shared with RETV’s Entertainment Squeezz that he is preparing to release his EP entitled ‘Public Relations’. Delus shared, “Next year is going to be a big year for me, it’s really about pushing my music and releasing this EP is just the start of an even bigger project”. Delus added that he has several tricks up his sleeve and he is ready to take his rightful place on the entertainment scene. Delus is set to host his EP Launch in February of next year.