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OLDIES SUNDAY: Lone Ranger – Natty Dread On The Go (1977)


How are we doing today? While a lot has been happening in the past few days, the music continues to flow. Oldies Sunday, will always show up when needed as well. Today’s selection comes from Recording Artist Lone Ranger with the track, “Natty Dread On The Go“!

Produced by Sir Coxsone Dodd and released through the Studio One label in 1977, Lone Ranger steps out with some melodic deejaying on “Natty Dread On The Go”, and displayed a musical style that started to grow in those times. With his “A1 sound“, Ranger kicks off clever lyrics that were sure to entertain the listener. “Natty Dread On The Go” was featured on his debut album, “On the Other Side Of Dub“, which was released in 1977. The track gained new life recently when it was featured in season 4 of the popular Netflix Sci-Fi series, “Stranger Things“.

Since the release of “Natty Dread On The Go”, Lone Ranger went on to release more music, lived between the US, UK, and Jamaica, and made a return to his Sound System roots. His “Natty Dread On The Go” single looks to connect with a new generation of music lovers, and open up the doors for more to discover his music.

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Freddie McGregor’s “Bobby Babylon” Featured In New @WinningTimeHBO Episode!


Any of you watch the new HBO series “Winning Time“? It chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers Basketball team, both on and off the court. There are a few familiar faces in the series, and some of your favourite music too, but for their 3rd episode called “The Best Is Yet To Come“, a Reggae classic was featured.

Reggae Artist Freddie McGregor’s 1979 classic, “Bobby Babylon” was featured in the latest episode of “Winning Time”. Produced by Sir Coxsone Dodd for Studio One, “Bobby Babylon” was a hit for Freddie McGregor, and he along with the single lead to the resurgence of the Record Label in the early 1980s. The inclusion of “Bobby Babylon” in the series fits well with the 80s theme as the series focuses on the “Showtime Lakers“. “Winning Time” is now available for viewing every Sunday on HBO.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: The Cables – Baby Why (1968)


With “Reggae Month” coming to a close, Reggae is still constant on Oldies Sunday! Last Sunday, we highlighted what’s possibly the first ever Reggae song released called “Nanny Goat” by Larry And Alvin. The thing is, there’s another song that was released in 1968 that was debated to also be the first Reggae song, and it comes from the singing group The Cables called, “Baby Why“.

Produced by “Sir Coxsone” Dodd, the track was released through the Studio One Label in 1968. The Cables combined great vocals and sound to sing about a lover who exited the relationship for another, and they expressed the various emotions and thoughts experienced as a result. “Baby Why” was a slow burner for the group as it was strategically played on various sound systems, building its buzz for months before an official release. The single became a hit for the group, and has been debated along with Larry And Alvin’s “Nanny Goat” and Toots & The Maytals’ “Do The Reggay” to be the first real Reggae song. “Baby Why” was featured on the group’s 1970 debut album, “What Kind Of World“, and was later remixed by Dennis Alcapone and Prince Jazzbo.

The Cables consisted of Singers Keble Drummond, Elbert Stewart, and Vince Stoddart, and they recorded a string of singles for “Sir Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One in the late 60s before parting ways with label in the 1970s. Since the release of “Baby Why”, the group went on to release many more singles and one more album before going through a series of breakups and reunions over the years.

thank you the cables for this classic!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Larry & Alvin – Nanny Goat (1968)


February is recognized in various parts of the world as “Reggae Month“. For today’s Oldies Sunday selection, we’re gonna take you on a trip back in time, to highlight a song that is very important to the Culture. While there are many Artists, Producers, and songs that have claims to being a pioneer of the genre called Reggae, we’d like to highlight one of them. Today’s selection comes from Larry Marshall and Alvin Perkins a.k.a. Larry & Alvin called, “Nanny Goat“.

Produced by Sir Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, the track was released through the Studio One Label in 1968. The track was inspired by the Jamaican proverb, “What sweet Nanny Goat a go run him belly“, and finds Vocalists Larry & Alvin singing about a love that is still desired, even though that person has gone on and found someone new. “Nanny Goat” is a very important song in Jamaican music as it has been mentioned by many to be the first true Reggae song.

The song became a hit for Larry & Alvin, and almost never happened. While Larry Marshall wrote the lyrics and presented them to Coxsone Dodd, it was suggested that a singer like Jacob Miller would’ve been more suitable to sing them. Not taking the suggestion, Larry went on to record the track. “Nanny Goat” was sampled over the years by various Producers and Artists, including Tony Rebel and Marcia Griffiths for their singles, “Chatty Chatty” and “Closer To You” respectively. Since the release of “Nanny Goat”, Larry & Alvin went on to record more songs together. Larry enjoyed a solo career with a few hits, and passed away in 2017.

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The Heptones’ “Heptones Gonna Fight” Featured In New @SnowFallFX Episode


Are you a fan of TV shows? What do you get into? For some, the FX series “Snowfall” is a must-see TV show. With a story set around the beginning of the “Crack Epidemic” in 1980s LA, it has been hailed as one of the best crime dramas out. On episode 6 in season 4 of the series, a familiar Jamaican hit can heard, and it comes from the iconic, The Heptones!

During a scene featuring “Snowfall” character Khadijah, The Heptones’ 1968 release “Heptones Gonna Fight” can be heard throughout. Produced by “Sir CoxsoneDodd for Studio One, the track was featured on the group’s “On Top” album. It has been sampled by Garnett Silk, Shy FX, and former member Leroy Sibbles. It would seem like an injustice if you have a Film or TV Show and not have some Jamaican music as the soundtrack. “Snowfall” can be seen weekly on FX on Cable, or on Hulu.

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We Look Back At The Many Versions Of The “Mad Mad Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist!


Happy Friday the 13th everyone! A lot of things are going on in the world, but music is one that stays constant. Today in our #13thStreetThrowback Playlist series, we look back at a Riddim that has many names and variations, the classic “Mad Mad Riddim“!

We first go back to the year 1967 with the release of Alton Ellis’Mad Mad Mad” which was produced by the late Sir “Coxsone” Dodd for Coxsone Records, and that one song’s production lead to plenty versions over the years. From the “Junjo” Lawes produced “Mad Mad Riddim” that gave us the classic “Diseases” by Michigan & Smiley and “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” by Yellowman in the 1980s, to the infamous “Golden Hen Riddim” that gave us classics from Josey Wales, to Bobby Konders and Massive B’sPlatinum Hen Riddim” in 2011, to tracks that have sampled a version of the Riddim, this Playlist has it covered from familiar songs to rare cuts.

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