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OLDIES SUNDAY: Snow Ball Brown – Chiquitita (1994)


As we close the month of July, we had to throw in a classic. Today our Oldies Sunday selection comes from Recording Artist Clive Brown a.k.a. “Snow Ball Brown“. What is considered one of the greatest Festival Song Contest entries, we present to you “Chiquitita“! Produced by Sherman Clachar, this was released through Arabic Records in 1994, and became an entry in the 1994 Festival Song Contest. Though not a winning entry, it quickly became a hit outside of the contest. It music video was one to look forward to in the evenings on JBC TV before the News. With the infectious chorus, you couldn’t help but imitate Snow Ball’s delivery of “Oooh Chiquititaaaa…“. Not much was heard of Snow Ball Brown since his hit (except that he entered a few more times with no success, and fell on hard times), but “Chiquitita” continues to pop up during Jamaica’s Emancipation/Independence Day celebrations.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Locksley Gichie & The Zion Boys – Teach The Children (1974)


In recognition of May being Child’s Month, our Oldies Sunday selection comes from Locksley Gichie of the UK band The Cimarons along with The Zion Boys. Titled “Teach The Children“, this was produced by Kush and released through Harry J Records in 1974. The song calls for listeners to raise children in the right ways, know GOD, teach them how to be creative and make their world a better place, and help them to spread peace and love into the world.

The single was released on vinyl as a B-side with the main track being “I’m Leaving It Up To You” by Winston Reid & The Zion Boys. Since then, Locksley continued his role as Guitarist for The Cimarons over the years. Gichie has also lent his skills to various Artists including Los Aggrotones.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Ras Shorty I & The Love Circle – Watch Out My Children (1988)


On today’s Oldies Sunday, our selection was made in recognition of the month of May being “Child’s Month“. Heading over to Trinidad & Tobago, we pick a song from the late Garfield Blackman a.k.a. Lord Shorty a.k.a. Ras Shorty I a.k.a. “The Father of Soca” along with The Love Circle Band. Titled “Watch Out My Children“, this was released in 1988 as a part of a live album of the same name, and in 1997. It was later featured as a part of the album “Jamoo Victory“. In the song, Ras Shorty I warns the youth to be alert as to not get caught up in the wrongs of the world, the dangers of drug abuse and it bringing shame and disgrace. A unique part of the song was that some lines were translated into various languages including German and French. The song has been translated in a total of 10 languages. The song, given its message, was later featured as a part of a Drug Abuse Campaign conducted by the United Nations. It was also covered by Jamaican Band, Chalice.

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Rhiya Luna Yearns For Something Old Fashioned In “Ancient Love”.


In a world where “Love” as a word has lost some meaning, and as an action done for all the wrong reasons, one may be curious to know how they can love like the old couples back in the day. Enter Rhiya Luna who yearns for that kind of love in her latest single, “Ancient Love“. Produced by Slaybad Musiq and Nuh Response Production, Rhiya dreams of having that old school love where proper etiquette and mannerisms were displayed, dates that weren’t interrupted by modern devices and situations, and long walks in the night filled with great conversations. She also mentioned running away to elope, but that still happens (lol). If you’re feeling just like her, give this song a listen. If you’re curious about that old school love, talk to the OG couples out there and learn something. Check out Rhiya’s latest below!

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Third World Meets Tuff Gong: Songs That Sampled @BobMarley & @ThirdWorldBand


February 6 marks the day two Reggae legends were born, Bob Marley, and Bunny Rugs. Bob Marley started out in Trench Town, and became a larger than life Icon while Bunny Rugs made his mark as a Solo Artist, and Lead Vocalist for one of Reggae’s most successful Bands, Third World. While many pay respects to them today, we’d like to look back at a few songs that further immortalized them through samples. Samples will come from Bob Marley’s solo singles, or with The Wailers, and from Third World Band during Rugs’ time. Enjoy!

1. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Johnny Was (1976)

Sampled on: Notorious B.I.G. – Hold Ya Head (2005)

 

2. Third World – Got To Get Along (1976)

Sampled on: Little Brother ft. Mos Def – Let It Go (2006)

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Karen Smith – Wide Awake In A Dream (1986)


This Oldies Sunday selection is for the lovers, and it comes from the “Songbird from Jamaica“, Karen Smith! Today we go back to the year 1986 with “Wide Awake In A Dream“. Produced by Clifton “Jackie” Jackson, this was a cover of a single that has been sung by the likes of Barry Biggs, The Blues Busters, Jerry Jackson, Lyn Collins, Vickie Anderson, and Ken Boothe. Once she stepped into recording mode, Smith added her own flair to the track as she expresses how she feels about the love of her life. A video was also shot for this single, and it was directed by Alfonso Walker (I remember seeing this video a lot growing up on local TV).

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