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Road To The Reggae Grammy: We Look Back At The Nominations Of 1989!


With the staging of the 60th Grammy Awards drawing near, we thought we’d look back at some of years where the Reggae Grammy was won. While many know of the winners, we also want to look back at some of the nominees. Today we’ll look at the year 1989.

Words By: @SwadeDaVillain 

Nominees

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1. Jimmy Cliff – Hanging Fire

Reggae Artist Jimmy Cliff received his 2nd Grammy nomination in his career with the 1987 Album, “Hanging Fire”. The Album featured 8 tracks, and included the singles “Reggae Down Babylon”, “Soar Like An Eagle”, and the title track, “Hanging Fire”.

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2. Toots Hibbert – Toots In Memphis

Toots Hibbert had a great run when paired up with The Maytals, but when he brought his Reggae sound to Memphis, Tennessee for an Album, it was considered one of his best works and earned him a Grammy nomination. The 1988 Album featured Toots taking on ’60s classics like “I’ve Got Dreams To Remember”, “It’s A Shame”, “Love And Happiness” and more.

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Road To The Reggae Grammy: We Look Back At The Nominations Of 1985!


With the staging of the 60th Grammy Awards drawing near, we thought we’d look back at some of years where the Reggae Grammy was won. While many know of the winners, we also want to look back at some of the nominees. Today we’ll look at the year 1985, which was the first time that a Grammy was awarded for the Reggae category.

Words By: @SwadeDaVillain 

Nominees

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1. Jimmy Cliff – Reggae Night (Single)

Before the “Best Reggae Album” Grammy, there was the “Best Reggae Recording” category. This category was open to both singles and albums before officially switching to the album only format in 1992. Jimmy Cliff’s hit single “Reggae Night” was thrown into the running. The single was produced by Amir Bayyan, Jim Bonnefond, and Ronald Bell, and was written by Bayyan and La Toya Jackson. This single was also featured on the Artist’s 1983 Album, “The Power And The Glory”. It went on to be one of Cliff’s biggest hits.

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2. Steel Pulse – Steppin’ Out

Another single that was considered for a Grammy award was UK Reggae Band Steel Pulse’s “Steppin’ Out”! This was produced by the Band along with Jimmy “Senyah” Haynes, and Del Newman, and written by lead vocalist David Hines. The single was also featured on their 1984 Album, “Earth Crisis”, and went on to be a favourite among fans.

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Summer Is Here As Jimmy Cliff & Bunny Wailer Classics Get Featured In New @CoronaExtraUSA Ads!


Beer and Reggae seem to go hand in hand, do they? Recently, the Mexican Beer Brand Corona unleashed another Summer campaign which includes limited edition Beer cans. In the new Commercials, which highlights Sun, Sea, Fun, and Beer, Reggae Artist Jimmy Cliff’s 1972 classic, “You Can Get It If You Really Want (Get It Here)“, and Bunny Wailer’s “Cool Runnings” are provided as the theme songs. “You Can Get It If You Really Want” was released by Island Records and featured on the soundtrack to the cult classic “The Harder They Come (Get It Here)“. It was originally sung by the late Desmond Dekker in 1970 but Cliff recorded his own version for the Film. The single is no stranger to being used commercially as it was featured in “Speed 2: Cruise Control (Rent/Watch Here)“, and was used during election times in Nicaragua and Britain. Bunny Wailer’s single was released in 1981 through the Solomonic Label and was featured on his 8th Studio Album, “Rock ‘n’ Groove“. An original member of “The Wailers” along with the late Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, “Jah B” (affectionately called) is also a 3 time Grammy winner and is considered one of the “Gatekeepers” of Reggae music.

Corona used the late Hopeton Lewis’ single “Take It Easy” in their previous campaign. Check out the new ads below.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @Tessanne (Before The Voice)


TCWith many celebrating Tessanne’s success, how many of us knew her before The Voice? Onstage TV released her first interview to show you how she was before it all. Here she spoke about her debut album, her hit single “Hideaway” and it becoming a classic, her upbringing and her start in the music business, working the band Mile High and Jimmy Cliff, her career at the time, her future ambitions and more. Great interview, I remember when “Hideaway” was burning up the airwaves and it still is doing its rounds today. Again I wish her much more success. I hope she re-releases her debut album. Check out her interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @Tessanne on @LiveAccess


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Tessanne is continuing her media run today as she links up with the team at Access Hollywood. Here she spoke about her journey so far, The Voice success, getting support, and even getting a call from the legendary Jimmy Cliff. She also performed her “Tumbling Down” single. Continue doing big things Tess! Check out the videos and share your thoughts in the comments section.

“Tumbling Down”

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NEW VIDEO: @Tessanne – Many Rivers To Cross (The Voice Live)


BYRpz12CAAAIH0pTonight The Voice premiered their live show for their top 20 contestants. One much anticipated performance came from our very own Tessanne Chin. Covering Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers To Cross”, Tessanne belted out her soul to this timeless classic and wowed everyone. We know what she’s capable of so now we fully support by voting for her. You can help by voting on Facebook, NBC, calling +1-877-553-3710 (Digicel, LIME, Skype, Gmail, Magic Jack) or downloading her song from iTunes. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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