Don’t you just love hearing a Reggae cover version of a popular song? Well you’ll love our selection today on “Oldies Sunday“! Today we go back to the 80’s with UK Reggae Band, Aswad with the track, “Don’t Turn Around“. Produced by Chris Porter, this was released through the Mango Label and Island Records in 1988. The song was originally a Tina Turner B-Side written by Diane Warren and Albert Hammond and released in 1986, but gained the attention of Aswad when they heard Luther Ingram’s 1987 cover version. The Reggae version turned out to be a hit for the Band as it was the #1 single in New Zealand and UK (with a Silver certification), and a top ten hit in Norway, Ireland, Netherlands, and Belgium. It also influenced Swedish Pop group Ace of Base’s cover version which the Band helped to produce.
Aswad went on to release over 21 albums and scored a couple more hits, but “Don’t Turn Around” is still a crowd favourite. Nice up your Sunday by checking out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
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Dutty yeah! Jamaican music continues to find itself in every nook and cranny of this Earth! While Popcaan enjoyed play time on the 2K16 edition, Recording Artist Sean Paul joins the line up for the Soundtrack for NBA 2K18! Featuring his 2016 “No Lie” collaboration with UK Artist Dua Lipa, players can rock to the soundtrack which also adds old school Hip Hop, Rock, and some of the more recent hit songs out there. “No Lie” was released last November on Island Records, and has since been certified Gold in the UK, Platinum in France, and has peaked to #2 in Hungary and the Czech Republic music charts. NBA 2K18 hits stores in September but you can hear the full soundtrack now on Spotify, and watch the video for the single below.
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Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from “The Son Of Selassie” a.k.a. Max Romeo. Titled “Chase The Devil“, this was produced by Lee “Scratch” Perry with backing by “The Upsetters” band in 1976 for Island Records. It was also a single included in Max’s 4th studio album, “War Inna Babylon“. The song brings forth a “Good conquering evil” theme where the Devil is being a negative force on Earth and when Max dons his Iron shirt, he will fight the Devil and send him to outer space. Max later explained that the Devil is everything negative in our minds and the Iron shirt is our strength of spirit that allows one to cast out the Devil.
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This week on “Welcome To Noisey Jamaica“, host Walshy Fire had a chat with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, and chops it up with Dancer Mystic, Coco, Prodi and his Yawd Movement and more at the Jon Baker owned GeeJam Studios which has been the go to studio for many top artists worldwide. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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Today’s Oldies Sunday entry comes from Model/Singer/Actress, Grace Jones. Titled “Pull Up To The Bumper” and produced by Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin for Island Records in 1981, Grace’s lyrics were depicted to have sexual connotations and of course sparked some controversy at that time. With lyrics like “Pull up to my bumper baby, with your long black limousine..“, various media outlets refused to play it. It was revealed years later that the lyrics were not meant to have a sexual theme.
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Today’s Oldies Sunday entry comes from Reggae artist, Luciano. Titled “Over The Hill” and produced by Phillip “Fattis” Burrell for Xterminator Productions in 1997 (Other sources say 1996), Luciano sang about the wrongs that were going on in the world, wanting to take away himself from the “Jungle” created by mankind and head to the hills to be free from all the madness. “Over The Hill” was featured on Luciano’s 5th album “Messenger” which was also his 2nd album released in 1997 on Island Records.
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