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OLDIES SUNDAY: Everton Blender – Family Man (1995)


It’s a great Sunday, and a Oldies Sunday! It’s also the day we celebrate one of Jamaica’s greatest Reggae Artists, Everton Blender on his 67th Birthday. Today we honour him on Oldies Sunday with one of his classic tracks, “Family Man“.

Produced by Richard “Bello” Bell on the “Tempo Riddim” and released on the Star Trail label in 1995, Everton Blender’s “Family Man” was a song that was made for the working men who had to do what was necessary to take care of their families. No matter what was going on, Everton had to stay strong in his faith, and overcome the daily challenges to make it good things happen. “Family Man” was one of Blender’s popular singles, and still remains one of his more recognizable tracks. Possessing strong lyrics, Everton Blender’s mission was to make good music with positive messages that would connect with many around the world. Since the release of “Family Man”, Everton Blender went on to release more singles and albums, and is still active today. Put “Family Man” in your classic songs rotation today.

Thank You Everton Blender!

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@IshaBlender Has An “Epiphany”!


Isha Williams was a Toddler in the early 1990s, a period of cultural awareness in Dancehall led by a phalanx of Artists, including her father, Everton Blender. Strongly influenced by his message, she followed his path into music as Isha Blender. Her first EP, Epiphany, will be released in October. It contains seven songs with Don’t Be Used, an acoustic number, being the lead.

Blender first recordings began at age 12 with the first being Bad Boy, produced by her father for his Blend Dem label. She continued to record sporadically while attending Garvey Maceo High School in her native Clarendon. Shortly after graduation, she migrated to the United States, settling in South Florida where she is a registered nurse. “Because my dad’s an Entertainer, people think you have to do the same thing, but it doesn’t have to be,” she said. “I kept going away from music, but I was pulled back like magnet to steel.”

Epiphany also contains Testimony, a duet with Capleton, Tonight, Joy, and Babymother. Capleton and Everton Blender were part of the Roots Renaissance of the 1990s that was led by Yasus Afari, Garnet Silk and Tony Rebel. Everton Blender had a series of big hits back then such as Lift Up Your Head, Family Man and Blend Dem. While she counts the ‘old man’ among her biggest influences, Isha Blender says she gets a different vibe listening to different genres. Neo-soul artistes Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, as well as homegrown acts Nadine Sutherland, Etana, Tessanne Chin and Ikaya are also favourites. She is hoping Epiphany will be a career definer. “I want to be an household name as Isha Blender. At the same time I want my songs to uplift and motivate like my Dad.”

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NEW VIDEO: @OfficialWayneJ And Family: Jamaica 53 Tribute


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Today, our Island sees 53 years of Independence and showing love to his home is Singjay Wayne J. Accompanied with his family, they sing a medley of songs including Mr. Vegas’ “Sweet Jamaica”, Tony Rebel’s “Sweet Jamdown”, Everton Blender’s “Lift Up Your Head” and more. A lovely string of tributes from the young ones. Happy Independence Day! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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