Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers "Tomorrow People" on 13thStreetPromotions.com #Jamaica #Reggae #Music #ZiggyMarley #StephenMarley #SharonMarley #CedellaMarley #BobMarley #RitaMarley #ConsciousParty #1988 #TomorrowPeople #Caribbean

OLDIES SUNDAY: @ZiggyMarley And The Melody Makers – “Tomorrow People” (1988)


May is recognized as “Child’s Month“, and we’ll be featuring content where the youth were stars. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the Marley siblings Sharon, Cedella, Ziggy, and Stephen a.k.a. Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers with the track, “Tomorrow People“.

Produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, this was released through Virgin Records in 1988. On the track, Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers provide some consciousness on this track. With lyrics like “Tomorrow people, where is your past? Tomorrow people, how long will you last?” over great production and energetic vocals, this was a song that made people think, and be entertained. “Tomorrow People” was featured on the group’s 3rd album, the 1989 GRAMMY winning Platinum selling “Conscious Party“. “Tomorrow People” has also been dubbed the “85th Greatest One-Hit Wonder of the 80s” by VH1.

Since the release of “Tomorrow People”, Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers went on to release a few more albums, scoring 2 more GRAMMY awards, and flying the Marley flag as a group before disbanding in the early 2000s.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Echo Minott – My Mommy (1984)


First off, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms, Mamas, Grandmas, Aunties, Stepmoms, and every type of Mother. Wishing you all the best! Today on Oldies Sunday, we make a dedication to all of them. For our selection, we highlight Echo Minott’sMy Mommy“.

Produced by Harry “Big J” Johnson and released in 1984 through Shuttle Records (and in 1985 through Sunset Records), Echo Minott delivered a dedication to his Mother, showing immense gratitude in the process. While all of us have a great relationship with their Mother, Echo went into detail the important roles she has played in his life, and even showing love to his Father in some parts. “My Mommy” was well received by fans, and was featured on his 1985 album, “Rock & Calypso“.

After the release of “My Mommy”, Echo Minott went on to release more music before taking a break from the Music Industry in the early 90s, returning with a few releases in the 2010s, an album in 2021 called “Man A Do Road” with DJ Air Afrique, and a single in 2022 with Laurent Squarta.

thank you Echo Minott For This Track! Happy Mother’s Day!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Menudo – If You’re Not Here (By My Side) (1984)


We’re in the month of May, but the Oldies still play! May is also recognized as “Child’s Month“, and we may feature content where the children were stars. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Puerto Rican boy band Menudo with the track, “If You’re Not Here (By My Side)“.

Produced by Edgardo Díaz and Mary Lynne M. Pagan, “If You’re Not Here” was released through RCA Records in 1984. The track is the English version of the Spanish single titled “Si Tú No Estás, which was featured on the band’s 1983 Spanish album, “A Todo Rock“. The track was a love song that was lead by then member of the band Robby Rosa a.k.a. Draco Rosa about having that special person in his life, and things would not be the same without her especially during touring. This was a track that would connect with young Women, and it became a popular one in various parts of the world (including Jamaica), and was performed during live performances despite not charting high on (#36 on the US R&B Billboard charts, #102 on the US Hot 100 Billboard charts). “If You’re Not Here” was featured on the band’s 1984 English album, “Reaching Out“.

Menudo has been considered one of the biggest Latin boy bands in history with over 20 Million records sold. The band was also the starting point for Ricky Martin, who was a member for a few years during his youth and went on to have a very successful solo career. Since the release of “If You’re Not Here”, Menudo went through various lineup changes, breakups, reunions, controversies, and the death of two former members (Ray Reyes and Anthony Galindo). Regardless of all Menudo went through, many people around the world still play their music, including “If You’re Not Here (By My Side)”.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Red Rat – Shelly Ann (1996)


When it comes to your reputation, many will go all out to protect it. When rumors are spread about you, it can be a very dangerous thing. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection dabbles a little of both of those situations. Today, we highlight a classic from Dancehall Artist Red Rat called, “Shelly Ann“.

Produced by Danny Browne on the “Scandal Riddim“, and released through the Main Street label in 1996. On the track, Red Rat shares with the world the story of a young Woman named Shelly Ann who has built a reputation for herself. Whether true or false, the rumors about her being very promiscuous, gives sexual favors for just about anything, and not having any ambition outside of having many men were spread far and wide. Despite all that’s going on, her Mother is unaware of her Daughter’s activities, and it would get ugly if she was to find out.

“Shelly Ann” though controversial, was a hit for Red Rat, and helped to pave the way for a successful music career. “Shelly Ann” was featured on his 1997 debut album, “Oh No…It’s Red Rat“, and is still one of the Artist’s most recognized singles. Since the release of “Shelly Ann”, Red Rat scored a few more hits, and is still active in the Dancehall circles. Be wary of the rumors spread about you. Oh no! Poor Shelly Ann.

thank you Red Rat for this classic!

*Thanks to Genelle Golding for requesting a Red Rat single for this series!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Pinchers – Bandelero (1991)


Happy Easter! While everyone’s out and about, we’re gonna make it real with today’s Oldies Sunday selection. For today’s post, we highlight a classic from one of Dancehall’s most unique voices. His name is Pinchers, and we feature his single, “Bandelero“.

Produced by King Jammys and released through Jammys Records in 1991, Pinchers stepped right out of a Western movie with this one. Calling himself a “Bandolero” (Spanish for Bandit), we get a track that makes reference to “Gringos“, Pinchers claiming that his lyrics are as sharp as the blade that Zorro owns, and being recognized as a champion. His flow was unique at the time paired with a bit of singing, and they helped to make “Bandelero” a hit. “Bandelero” went on to become one of Pinchers’ most memorable tracks, and is still enjoyed today. Pinchers is still active, and he takes his music from Kingston, Jamaica, to El Paso, Texas, to various parts of the world. A happy belated Birthday to Pinchers as well (April 12).

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Mighty Diamonds – Right Time (1975)


This past week, we lost two Jamaican Music Icons. Gone are 2/3 of the legendary Mighty Diamonds, Donald “Tabby” Shaw, and Fitzroy “Bunny” Simpson. While their passing has left an indelible mark in Jamaica, we want to keep them alive through the music. For today’s Oldies Sunday selection, we highlight their track, “Right Time“.

Produced by Jo Jo Hookim for Channel One Studio and released in 1975 through the Impact! Label (and through the Locks Label in the UK), Mighty Diamonds’ “Right Time” became one of the group’s biggest and most known single. With smooth production, the group spoke of Marcus Garvey’s prophecies, and everything will change for many when the right time comes. “Right Time” was featured on the group’s debut album of the same name in 1976 through Virgin Records, a label that plays a major part of the group’s history and helped their International push as they were some of the first Reggae acts signed there. The Mighty Diamonds celebrated 50 years together in 2020, and was the longest group together in Jamaican music. With their name pressed in every part of the globe, their breakthrough really came at the “right time”. R.I.P. Donald “Tabby” Shaw and Fitzroy “Bunny” Simpson.

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