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Jamaica Salutes Legendary Songwriter Thom Bell In Our New Playlist!


As we close another Black History Month, we use this last day to honour a Jamaican who helped to shape the musical landscape. His name is Thom Bell, and he is the co-creator of the “Philadelphia Soul” that reigned the 1970s. A Songwriter, Producer, Composer, and Arranger, Thom Bell gave the world classics, and has influenced generations. Today, we salute him with our latest Playlist titled, “Jamaica Sings For Thom Bell“.

Featuring 14 tracks (more would’ve been added if they were available for streaming), we highlight some of the Jamaican Artists who have covered songs that were either written, produced, or arranged by Thom Bell. From John Holt, to Horace Andy, to Boris Gardiner, to Alton Ellis, to Etana, we hear covers of classics by The Delfonics, Deneice Williams, The Stylistics, and more. Listeners can learn something new, or reconnect with songs that affected them in ways when they first heard them in the new Playlist. Soul Music along with R&B sounds have a heavy influence in Jamaican music, so it’s only right that many of the American classics were covered by some of the Jamaican greats. The late Thom Bell gave the world something special, and his work will continue to entertain and inspire. Thank you for everything Thom Bell, rest well.

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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee (1980)


It’s Christmas Day all over the world, and whatever the reason, may you find love, joy, and rest during the season. While some may have done away with the gifts and matching PJs, it’s time for a lil music. While you sip on the Sorrel, tune into Oldies Sunday to hear Johnny Osbourne’s “Christmas Stylee“!

Produced by Sir Coxsone Dodd and released through Studio One in 1980, Johnny Osbourne gives us a special selection that gets listeners excited for the Christmas season. Paired with great production and performed with The Family Group, Osbourne shares the news of the birth of King Jesus, and gets us all into the groove. You couldn’t help but dance and singalong to this track, and it became an instant favourite for many. “Christmas Stylee” was featured on the “Sir Coxsone’s Family Album: Christmas Stylee” Compilation Album and “Reggae Christmas From Studio One“, and are just some of the many Jamaican Christmas compilations that have been released over the years.

We hope you have a great Christmas. While feelings and moods may vary throughout, we hope you have at least one smiling moment. Bless up!

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NEW MUSIC: @Phlowetry – Reputation (Remix)


Straight out of Lagos, Nigeria, is Hip Hop Artist, Phlow. Here she delivers a remix to her single “Reputation“. Produced by Teck-Zilla, this features the Rapper dropping bars over a sample, drum and horn assisted production. The samples however, come in the form of vocals from Recording Artist Barrington Levy, Reggae Artist Johnny Osbourne’s 1982 single “In Your Eyes“, and Rapper Lauryn Hill’sLost Ones“. Bringing elements of Reggae really made this single pop as the original featured a sample from Jay-Z’sWhere I’m From“. You can find this and the original off her Str8 Buttah Productions debut Mind Body & PhlowEP, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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