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OLDIES SUNDAY: Carol Gonzalez – Spoiled By Your Love (1986/1991)


It’s Wedding SZN! For the month of June, Oldies Sunday will feature some love songs that can be a great addition to your Wedding Playlists, and could be the official song to dance to. Today we go back a few decades with Carol Gonzalez and her single, “Spoiled By Your Love“! With two versions of this track produced by Donovan Germain, one version was released through the Rub-A-Dub label in 1986, while the 2nd version was released through Penthouse Records in 1991. The Rub-A-Dub version catered to Reggae listeners with a slow tempo and the legendary Dean Fraser playing the Saxophone while the Penthouse release was more of a Dancehall version with a faster tempo. The track was a cover of US Recording Artist Anita Ward’s single that was featured on her 1979 debut album, “Songs Of Love“. On the song, Carol spoke on a lover she could not get over, and no matter who she moved on with, he was just “the real thing“. Both versions of the song had Carol’s name buzzing locally and overseas, and received favourable airplay.

While Carol Gonzalez released more music over the years, and even scored a couple hits, she took a break to focus on her Law career (Attorney-at Law and a Judge). She came back to music for a short period in 2006 and launched her debut album a year later, but today she still practices Law.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Deborahe Glasgow – Don’t Test Me (1989)


In recognition of March being “Women’s History Month“, Oldies Sunday will be highlighting a few women who have made their contribution to the Jamaican music landscape in the early years. Today’s selection comes from the late English born Lovers Rock/Reggae Artist Deborahe Glasgow who, despite a short music career, developed a following, and contributed to a few classic tunes. We check out her 1989 single, “Don’t Test Me“. Produced by Augustus “Gussie” Clarke, this single was featured on her 1989 self titled debut album. It was also released as a single and a duet version with Dancehall Artist Shabba Ranks in 1990. With lyrics about not being a pushover and being confident in one’s self, the single was a rather motivating one back in the day. It got bigger with the addition of Shabba’s contribution, and was sampled by the late Notorious B.I.G. on Hip Hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s remix to their “Get Money” single in 1995.

Having started her career in her teens, she stepped out of the scene to devote more time to her family. Sadly she passed away in 1994, but is still remembered for her contributions to Lovers Rock, Reggae, and Dancehall.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Ginger Williams – I Can’t Resist Your Tenderness (1972)


In recognition of March being “Women’s History Month“, Oldies Sunday will be highlighting a few women who have made their contribution to the Jamaican music landscape in the early years. Today’s selection comes from a lady who is considered “The 1st Lady of Lover’s Rock“, Ginger Williams! We look at her single, “I Can’t Resist Your Tenderness“. Produced by Ronnie Williams, this was released in 1972 through UK Records (1975 through Paradise Records), and was one of the earliest Lover’s Rock releases. It was also featured on her 1977 debut album, “Strange World“.

Having started out as a member of the British group Green Mango, “Tenderness (or “Tenderly” on her Greatest Hits album)” became a hit for Ginger Williams as a solo Artist having topped the British Reggae Charts. She went on to release more singles and albums, scoring a few more hits over the years, and recently released a new single titled “Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind“. “Tenderness” remains however, her biggest hit.

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Mixtape Rave With @Shanny_14


Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the previous installments, check them out here.

1. Soca Synergy: Trinidad Carnival Starter Pack Vol. 2 – DJ Captain John

I literally have been listening to this mix EVERY DAY for the past few weeks since I downloaded it. I have officially dubbed it my “Jamaica Carnival Starter Pack” mix. When I went to Mas Camp last Friday, I knew EVERY 2016 Soca song out of Trinidad (except the recent releases) thanks to DJ Captain John and this mix.

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2. Soca Exposure (2016 Carnival Preview)- DJ Lantern MD

I sit and wait for DJ Lantern MD’s Soca mixes EVERY YEAR and I am never disappointed… this mix is no different. In this mix he has not only Trinidad releases but also Bajan Soca and my favourite song out of Grenada Carnival 2015! Nonstop vibes!

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Mixtape Movements: @KingEarthquake Presents: Raggamuffin Love 2


This goes out to all the lovers out there courtesy of Earthquake Int’l Sound. Dropping part 2 in their “Raggamuffin Love” series, we hear great Lovers’ Rock selections that will surely have couples slow dancing the weekend away. If there’s a “bun in the oven” a few weeks later, blame the music (lol). Featuring Morgan Heritage, NoMaddz, Mr. Vegas, L.U.S.T. and more, check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Mixtape: @KGNAllstars x @DJRikochey Present: The Heartbeat Of Reggae


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For the lover in you comes a mixtape from the Kingston Allstars! Titled “The Heartbeat of Reggae” and mixed by Kingston Allstar DJ Rikochey, this is a mix of some the Lovers’ Rock from some of the greatest Reggae artists. It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to enjoy this mix, and after completion you might be yearning for another mixtape release. Check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Tracked Mix – http://goo.gl/g96cPq

Mobile – http://goo.gl/kq0E7e

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