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Queen Forever: We Look At 6 Jamaican Aretha Franklin Cover Songs!


First off, R.I.P. to the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin! The news of her passing was quite a shock worldwide, but she’s in a better place while her music lives on. She has been an inspiration for many all over the world, and in turn many have credited her, and covered her work. If you know the music scene in Jamaica, there were a few who’ve managed to cover the late Queen. Today, we let you in on six Aretha Franklin cover songs done by Jamaicans. Check them out below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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(Streaming links added in song titles and Artist names)

 

1. “Think” – Covered by The Marvels (1976)

2. “Respect” – Covered by Norma Fraser (1968)

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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.

Check out the track below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@StefflonDon Will Drive You “Senseless” With New Tune!


Stefflon Don gets a lil sweet, and a lil aggressive in her latest single, “Senseless“. With the summer coming up, you know Steff had to drop a lil heat that will have the dance floor jumping, and Snapchat and Instagram videos popping! For the pretty girls, the wife types, and the bad gyal dem, gwaan do yuh ting and mash up dem head! The track was previewed in April when Stefflon unveiled her partnership with Clothing Brand boohoo for a 73 piece collection. Check out the track below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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.@DiRealShaggy & @OfficialSting Perform “Don’t Make Me Wait” At 60th Grammys!


The 60th Grammy Awards event was a memorable one for many. While some went home with awards, there were others who got “robbed“, and others performed and made an impact. It was all fun when Host James Corden teamed up with International Recording Artists Shaggy and Sting for a special version of “Carpool Karaoke“. With the location of the Grammys being in New York, they took it to the Subway to perform a 3 man version of Shaggy and Sting’s new single, “Don’t Make Me Wait“. The performance was met with boos however as passengers weren’t enjoying Corden’s contribution. Being persistent, Corden continued to perform with them only to end up with a bloody nose.

The 2nd half of Shaggy & Sting’s appearance found them being introduced at the Grammys by Corden for a real performance of their new single. It first kicked off with Sting performing his classic “Englishman In New York” which followed by Shaggy appearing onstage later. With many mistaking Shaggy for Rapper Jim Jones because of his appearance, the performance was an awesome one, and definitely had people looking forward to their “44/876” project which has a April 20 release date. Check out the videos below!

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OLDIES SUNDAY (Christmas): @NinjaManMusic – Christmas Breeze (1988)


It’s Christmas Eve, and we bring to you our final entry in the Christmas Edition of “Oldies Sunday“! Today we call up “Di original Gold teet, front teet, gun pon teet, Don Gorgon“, Ninja Man! With Christmas in the air, we present to you his 1988 single, “Christmas Breeze“! Produced by L. Hellyter for the UK based Sling 1 Label, Ninja brings the Holiday vibes as the “Gold toothed Santa” to the session as he speaks on feeling the “Christmas breeze“, wanting to feel happy around this time of the year, encouraging unity, enjoying Christmas in any way you can, and his Christmas experiences in Kingston and London.

This post also pays a small tribute to the Don Gorgon as he was given a life sentence this past week. We will miss his commentary, his persona, and his presence in the Dancehall world. We wished that “Get Out of Jail Free” card worked.

THANK YOU NINJAMAN, AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!

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@DenaiMoore Releases Short Film For 2nd Album, “We Used To Bloom”


Jamaica Born/UK based Singer/Songwriter Denai Moore released her sophomore Album, “We Used To Bloom” earlier this year. Featuring her dose of inspirational and therapeutic sounds, many sung its praises and caught Denai’s live performances since its release. Something that enables many to love the music more is the behind the scenes, and Denai satisfied that sector with the release of her Short Film, “We Used To Bloom“. While she shares her experiences, viewers get a BTS look at her creative process including getting the lyrics together and assisting in putting the sounds together. Since the Album’s release, Denai has been showing up at various locations delivering work, and even catering to your taste buds thanks to her Vegan based Supperclub, “Dee’s Table“. “We Used To Bloom” and its remixed version are now available at all your favourite Digital Music Retailers. Check out the video below.

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