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OLDIES SUNDAY: Dorraine Samuels – The Woman In Me (1982)


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 we close off the month highlighting a selection from a Queen of Jamaican Radio, one of the golden voices of Radio, and a Jamaican Icon, the late Dorraine Samuels! We look at her single, “The Woman In Me“. Produced by Samuels and Allan Rickards, this was released through Sonic Sounds in 1982. It was a cover of the 1981 hit single by Country Music Icon, Crystal Gayle. This marked one of the few times a Jamaican Media Personality tried their hand at a musical career (much like her on air “Hubby” Alan Magnus).

While Dorraine Samuels only released one single, it was popular back then and remains a memorable one by fans. Since “The Woman In Me“, she went on to enjoy a 40 year career at Real Jamaican Radio (RJR/RJR 94 FM) and Television Jamaica (TVJ) where she became quite the household name and a media Icon. Sadly, she passed away on March 26, 2019, but she left behind a great legacy that will continue to inspire many.

We hope you enjoy our selection today. Be sure to check out the track and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @PeterLloydWorld – Dancehall Queen (1991)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Singer/Actor/Producer/Former Media Personality, Peter Lloyd! Titled “Dancehall Queen“, this was produced by Handel Tucker, and released through InPhyniti Records in 1991. In the song, Lloyd gets into storytelling mode where he speaks about attending a street dance when he met a young lady who seemed to stand out from the rest. He dubbed her a “Dancehall Queen” and went into conversation with her professing his interest in her. The single was also featured on his 1999 debut Album, “Transitions“.

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GET TO KNOW: @MsDadrian


You’ve heard her voice on the Jamaican airwaves, you’ve seen her presenting on Television, you may have seen her during an Outside Broadcast, but do you know Dadrian Gordon? Formerly of Linkz 96 FM, Dadrian has been lending her talents to RJR for quite a while ensuring that news and other happenings get to you in time. A friend of the Blog from a taller time (lol), we finally got a chance to get her out of her busy schedule for an Interview. If you don’t know, now you know!

Words by: @SwadeDaVillain

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13thStreetPromotions: Hey Dadrian! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to have a chat with 13th Street Promotions! You’re at times  on the Radio and you sometimes make a Television appearance, but who is Dadrian Gordon?

Dadrian Gordon: Firstly, thanks for the interest and I appreciate the feature. Who is Dadrian? Hmmmm…I am a simple lover or life, love and laughter. I like being surrounded by things and people that add value to my being; that inspires, uplifts, celebrates, supports and teaches. I can be a Drama Queen and in the same breath be an Introvert. I cherish simple treasures; long conversations, listening to music, cooking new dishes, creating art and of course I can’t live without my TV shows. I’m the original Google Chef and Pinterest/HGTV is life. *chuckles*

13thSP: For those who aren’t up to speed, what do you do overall, and where have we heard and seen you work?

 DG: The question is what don’t I do (lol), but i pride myself in being an all rounder. I believe that if your environment permits, you should capitalize on all the available options. With that being said, I’m primarily employed as a News Presenter, however i’m a general Broadcaster at the RJR Gleaner Communications Group. I host my own Radio show on Saturday mornings (9 AM- 1 PM), I sub for E-Prime during Prime Time News (TVJ), I write and produce for selected Newscasts, I host Outside Broadcasts, I voice and produce Commercials, and I present the RJR News Webcast.

Over the years I’ve done Outside Broadcast coverages for a number of Festivals including Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica Jazz & Blues, Denbigh Agricultural Show, Independence Village as well as voice over ads for WIHCON and Red Stripe.

13thSP: How did you get into Media? Was it always your passion to do so?

DG: I’ll credit Northern Caribbean University (NCU) for introducing me to the field. As a Freshman we were/are required to do a career test which serves a guide to our career choices. Based on my interests and personality, it pointed me to Mass Communications though I knew nothing about the field, except that i wanted to sound like Paula Ann Porter Jones (Media Personality). I changed my major from Teaching and it was the best decision. I was surprised as to how natural and uncomplicated the transition was. And as they say, the rest is history.

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NEW VIDEO: See It Deh TV Trailer x Preview


First off…HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARLA MOORE/@MOOREMAYHEM!

See It Deh TV is a new Jamaican Comedy series to hit Television and Online. Starring Tony “PaleFace” Hendriks, Carla Moore, Dr. Mikey Abrahams, Kathy Grant and Ricky Rowe, viewers will be treated to hilarious skits, commentary, and songs covering Social, Political, and Cultural topics. See It Deh TV premieres on April 3 at 9PM with the season ending on May 22 on TVJ (Television Jamaica). Great to see fellow Blogger Carla Moore back on TV, and “PaleFace” as I was a fan of his “PaleFace Point Of View” series on CVM TV years ago. Catch the trailer and a preview of the show below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Errol Dunkley – Black Cinderella (1972)


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Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from Reggae Musician, Errol Dunkley. Titled “Black Cinderella“, this was produced by Jimmy Rodway for Fe Me Time Records in 1972. Errol considered it a tribute to hard working black women, but it sounded more like a love song than the aforementioned idea. The creation for this came about when Jimmy introduced Errol to one of his poems of the same name. After some adjustments, Errol recorded the single and it immediately became a hit in a time of Black Empowerment.

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NEW VIDEO: @Kevin2woKrayzee – Yendi Wants Full Custody!!!


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Recently, former Miss Jamaica Universe and Media Personality Yendi Phillipps took Dancehall artist Chino McGregor to court over the custody of their child. Sharing his hilarious 2 cents on this is Comedian/Media Personality Kevin2woKrayzee. Here he spoke on the couple in their early stages and split, the details of the court case, his reaction and of course he dragged Asafa Powell into the discussion. A good video here, I won’t share thoughts on the situation but I do hope things work out for both parties. “Yendi lick Chino kill him yuh hear sah!” Much respect to Kevin for endorsing my blog as I wish him more success in his career. Do check him out on TVJ’s “Jamaica DWL” every friday at 9:30PM. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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