It’s been a while, but we’re back with a new Playlist. More importantly, a #13thStreetThrowback Playlist! On May 21, Jamaica lost one of its greatest Producers, Robert Dixon a.k.a. “Bobby Digital”. A man who conquered a unique style of production and is a founding father of the global Dancehall movement, Bobby Digital and his Digital B label blessed the likes of Shabba Ranks, Morgan Heritage, Buju Banton, Admiral Tibet, Sizzla, Bounty Killa, Beenie Man, Garnett Silk, and many others with the sounds that scored chart topping success, Grammy wins, and various certifications. Today, we pay homage to this great man with a new Throwback Playlist. From the 80s to the 90s and beyond, we give you some of the classics, and a few songs that sampled those classics. If you have a favourite on there, let us know! Walk good, Bobby Digital!
These History lessons don’t require you to be in a Classroom, or shell out a lot of money to purchase Textbooks. “Lest We Forget” is a Jamaican Podcast series that deep dives into the past events of the Caribbean, and analyzes how it shapes the way how we live in it both psychologically and socially. Hosted by Davey and Marlon a.k.a. the two Gen Z Jamaicans who’ll have you thinking, shocked, and well informed on some of the events that you can’t find in Schools.
From the Kariba Suit, to facts about The Rt. Hon. Norman Manley, to The Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey and his two Amys, to “Bad Friday“, you will be thoroughly entertained and informed, and wanting to hear even more. The Podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Soundcloud, and is distributed by Tenement Yaad Media. With having a lot of time on your hands during this Quarantine, now is the time to take a listen. Get the ball rolling by pressing play on the 1st episode below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Providing a lil inspiration this Oldies Sunday, we’re going back to Church with Everton Thomas (Now Bishop Everton Thomas) & The Pathfinders! With all the craziness going on, we need a lil peace, and soothing sounds (and other types of sound that keeps you going). Going back to the year 1978, we check out, “I Shall Make It“.
Produced by Everton Thomas and Stephen Stewart, this Gospel track was released through the Growth Label. On the track, the Sextet consisting of Everton, Jenny Tracey, Juliet Thomas, Lorna Otto, Silbert Thomas Jr., and Sharon Thomas, they come together to assure us that no matter how challenging our journey and trials are, GOD is there every step of the way, and we will be taken care of. “I Shall Make It” was featured on the group’s album, “Make a Joyful Noise“, which was released in 1978 (re-released recently), and boasts almost all original material, and Funk, Soul, and Country influences, something that not many Gospel acts would delve into. Fun fact, the album features background vocals from “Jamaica’s Songbird” Karen Smith, and Cleveland Browne, 1/2 of the legendary Production duo, Steely & Clevie (he also played Drums on the album).
Since then, Everton Thomas & the Pathfinders disbanded. Everton went on to deliver God’s word at the Immanuel Apostolic Church, while the others continued to minister to people over the years. Carrying on the legacy of the group is Recording Artist Chris Malachi, who is doing pretty well for himself so far in spreading the Gospel (and talent).
We urge you to stay safe, quarantine wisely, and stay sanitized always.
Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Today’s Valentine’s Day! While many couples will be color coordinating and sharing gifts and quality time, there will be a lot of loners today. While reasons vary for the loners, it’s gonna be a long day. With that said, we’ve released “The Lonely Valentine Playlist“!
Featuring 14 classic sad songs from Alton Ellis to Vybz Kartel, we’re going with the theme as we’ve previously catered to the couples (even the Dancehall ones), and even the sidechicks (click the linked text for the Playlists.). Hang in there loners, things might turn around in a crazy way today, or soon. To those who miss their love, we hope they give things another chance. It’s still all about love. Shout out the couples on VDay.
February 6 marks the 75th Birthday of the LEGENDARY Bob Marley. His death may have been decades ago, but his music continues to live on! Playing our part in preserving his legacy, we look back at the times he was sampled and covered in our latest Playlist!
From Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, to Migos, have a taste of almost 3 hours of music from one of the most celebrated Musicians to have ever lived. You have heard some of the tracks before, and you may be surprised by who is featured in this Playlist.
R.I.P. France Nooks!
If you have heard “J.O.P.!“, “Bushkash Bushkash“, “So Sick…“, “1 Voice…“, “Bad people, move move move…” and “Start di Helicopter…” at some point your Dancehall music listening sessions, then you have experienced some of Dancehall Artist Aidonia’s great works! The man born Sheldon Aitana Lawrence, has been a mainstay since his ascent onto the scene in the early 2000s. If you were looking for lyricism, a voice that commanded attention, and something new, Aidonia was one of the few who checked all three over the years and had hits to boot.
Today’s post pays tribute to the man who had folks saying “J.O.P.” over the wildly popular “Gaza” and “Gully” with the easily recognized hand sign. With our latest Playlist, we let you in on the works from “The 4th Genna Boss“! With over 6 hours of hits from bad man tunes to gal songs, the only ones didn’t make it aren’t available for streaming. With folks out here trying to discredit Aidonia’s contribution to Dancehall, you need people like to appreciate and recognize his works that weren’t in vain.