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.@BobMarley & The Wailers’ “I Shot The Sheriff” Featured In @Showtime’s “The First Lady”!


It’s a new week, and we give thanks! Have you watched anything over the weekend? Care to share with us? This past weekend, the Showtime Network series, “The First Lady” aired their latest episode. The series is a reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the Women at the heart of the White House. the series stars Viola Davis, Gillian Anderson, Dakota Fanning, and Michelle Pfeiffer. If you’ve been up to date with the series, a familiar Jamaican song may have caught your ears.

On episode 5 of “The First Lady”, Bob Marley & The Wailers’I Shot The Sheriff” made its way in the opening scene. Written by Bob Marley, produced by The Wailers and Chris Blackwell, and released through Island Records/Tuff Gong in 1973, “I Shot The Sheriff” is a chart topping classic. The single was featured on The Wailers’ 1973 album, “Burnin’“. The song has been covered by the likes of Eric Clapton, UB40, Howard Stern and Alpha Blondy, sampled and referenced by the likes of Warren G, Method Man, and Public Enemy, and had a few controversial moments through debates over its lyrics. “The First Lady” is now available for viewing on Showtime.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @ThirdWorldBand – Always Around (1979)


It’s February, and it’s a month where some of us celebrate love. February 6 is a day that celebrates a Music Icon that’s named Marley, the late Bunny Rugs. Bunny Rugs was the Lead Vocalist of the legendary Third World Band. Today, we recognize him with an Oldies Sunday selection. We go back in time to check out, “Always Around“.

Written by the late Irvin “Carrot” Jarrett, “Always Around” was released through Island Records in 1979. The song featured mostly Bunny Rugs vocals throughout as the song spoke of having that special love around, and every good thing can come from that. The song features smooth production that was handled by the Band, and was one of the songs that was a part of the Band’s transition from Roots Reggae, to more Pop-oriented singles. “Always Around” was featured on Third World’s “The Story’s Been Told” album from 1979. The song never charted, but has been considered one of Third World’s best songs.

Happy Birthday to the LEGENDARY Bunny Rugs!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Baba Brooks And His Band – Guns Fever (1965)


One of the key elements to a good song is its production. While lyrics can do so much, the rhythm channels them to those who can hear. Today on Oldies Sunday, we want you to move to the rhythm. Going back in time, we check out legendary Trumpet Player Baba Brooks and his Band’sGuns Fever“.

Arranged by Baba Brooks and released through Treasure Isle and Island Records in 1965, this Ska number was purely instrumental sprinkled with bits of scatting and gunshot sound effects. Baba signature Trumpet could be heard throughout the high tempo track that you can’t help but dance to. No words, just vibes. “Guns Fever” went on to become one of Baba’s well known releases, and Baba and his Band went on to work with the likes of The Skatalites, Derrick Morgan, Stranger Cole, Alton Ellis, and many more. The 60s was filled with beautiful instrumentals, and Baba Brooks had a hand in plenty of them.

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.@SkipMarley Links Up With @RickRoss & @AriLennox On “Make Me Feel”


The new generation of the Marley family continues to wave the flag for making great music, and ensuring that Bob Marley and the previous generation’s talent they’ve inherited never dies. Skip Marley climbs further up the ladder to success with his brand of music. Having made a lot of noise with his collaboration with H.E.R. called “Slow Down”, today we get to hear his latest single titled, “Make Me Feel“!

Featuring “The biggest BossRick Ross and Dreamville songstress Ari Lennox, Skip finds himself in a groove as he glides over some smooth production by Rykeyz, and drops lyrics revealing moments of uncertainty, but finding hope through that special someone where you get to enjoy life to the fullest, and create good vibes with the one who has had your back through good and bad times. The world can get crazy, but having the right person there with you can do a world of good. With the addition of Ari’s soothing vocals and the Rozay’s signature sound (there are two versions of the track, one sans Ross, the other with an Ari verse), this track sounds like another hit! “Make Me Feel” should be on your Playlist today, and let the lyrics be a mood all year!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Aswad – Don’t Turn Around (1988)


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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@DuttyPaul @DuaLipa’s “No Lie” Featured On @NBA2K 18 Soundtrack!


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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