Recently, Kevin Anthony Jackson o/c the Veteran Reggae/Dancehall Artist “Sanchez“, was recognized by the Government of Jamaica for his contribution to the music industry in the form of a street being renamed in his honour. “Park Lane“, off Red Hills Rd in St. Andrew, made way for “Sanchez Drive” and was met with much fanfare. We’d like to honour the living legend in one of the best ways we know how. Hitting up Spotify, we curated some of Sanchez’s greatest cover singles in the first volume of our “Cover Kings” series. A man who commanded the music scene for a few decades, your heart must be made of stone if you don’t feel these classics. Check out the playlist below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
First off, R.I.P. to the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin! The news of her passing was quite a shock worldwide, but she’s in a better place while her music lives on. She has been an inspiration for many all over the world, and in turn many have credited her, and covered her work. If you know the music scene in Jamaica, there were a few who’ve managed to cover the late Queen. Today, we let you in on six Aretha Franklin cover songs done by Jamaicans. Check them out below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
(Streaming links added in song titles and Artist names)
1. “Think” – Covered by The Marvels (1976)
Known for his cover songs on his Youtube Channel, Lucas DiPasquale’s popularity grew even more when he covered a medley of songs from Jamaica’s own Popcaan. Tonight, he joins the Onstage set for an Interview. Here he spoke on discovering Dancehall music and loving it, being in Jamaica for the first time, his very popular video, growing up in Canada, looking to further his music career, and studying media in College. He also performed the medley of Popcaan songs and other covers live. It’s good when people from other nationalities embrace Reggae and Dancehall music. They may not even understand Patois but they can sing every word. Much respect to Lucas, he got the official Onstage “Buss“!. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.