Louisa Mark "Caught You In A Lie" on 13thStreetPromotions.com #UK #Jamaica #Grenada #LoversRock #Music #Reggae #13thStreetPromotions #LouisaMark #CaughtYouInALie #RobertParker #1975 #OldiesSunday #Oldies #OldSchool #Caribbean

OLDIES SUNDAY: Louisa Mark – Caught You In A Lie (1975)

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we take the time out to feature Women who have made great contributions to our music culture. While we celebrate the Women all year over here, we recognize some through our Oldies Sunday section. For today’s selection, we stop in London to check out the late Louisa “Markswoman” Mark and her track, “Caught You In A Lie“.

Produced by “Sir Coxsone” Dodd, “Caught You In A Lie” was released through Safari Records, and the Gussie label in 1975. The track was a cover of US Singer Robert Parker’s 1967 single, “I Caught You In A Lie“, and Louisa Mark owned it with beautiful vocals and delivery as she spoke about catching a cheating lover, and discovering what he was up to. The song was performed by a 15 year old Mark, who was a big winner at various talent shows, and was a result of  her first recording session which was given to her by Dodd. The song became an instant hit and was well loved by listeners in Europe and other parts of the world, and was considered the first Lovers Rock single.

Since the release of “Caught You In A Lie”, Louisa Mark followed up with a couple more hits, and released her only album “Breakout” in 1981 (“Caught You In A Lie” would be later added in a remastered version of the album). She enjoyed a career in the 80s that saw the release of some singles, but life happened, and she didn’t put out anymore music until 2004. Sadly she passed away in 2009, but she left her mark (no pun intended) on music with kicking off the official Lovers Rock movement.

Thank You Louisa Mark For This Classic!

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Harry J Allstar's "Liquidator" featured on "Ted Lasso" on 13thStreetPromotions.com #UK #USA #Jamaica #Reggae #Music #13thStreetPromotions #HarryJAllstars #Liquidator #1969 #ChelseaFC #Chelsea #Caribbean #TheStapleSisters #AppleTvPlus

The Harry J Allstars’ “Liquidator” Featured In New @TedLasso Episode

It has been said over and over that good music will always prevail. When it comes to Jamaican music, the same can be said as it has managed to stick to many through the decades. Recently, the Apple TV+ hit series “Ted Lasso” returned with its 3rd season. The series focuses on Ted Lasso who is played by Jason Sudeikis, an American Football (NFL) Coach who takes his talents to the UK to manage a British Football (Soccer) team. The 2nd episode of the 3rd season kicked off on March 22, and a familiar sound was heard.

In the episode “(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea” of “Ted Lasso”, The Harry J Allstars’Liquidator” was featured. The Instrumental was produced by Harry “Harry J” Johnson, and released through the Harry J label. “Liquidator” was sampled by Al Bell for The Staple Singers’ classic “I’ll Take You There, covered by numerous Artists, and was famously used as run out music for the Football Clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers, Northampton Town, Yeovil Town, West Bromwich Albion, and most famously, Chelsea, who claims to have 1st used it.

“Ted Lasso” is now available for streaming on Apple TV+.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @MaxiPriest – Close To You (1990)

February is celebrated as Reggae Month. It also recognizes Black History Month in many parts of the world. The month is also one for love as Valentine’s Day is celebrated. For today’s Oldies Sunday selection, we celebrate a Black Man who created a love song in the name of Reggae. His name is Maxi Priest, and we check out “Close To You“.

Produced by Handel Tucker, Geoffrey Chung, and Sly Dunbar, Maxi Priest’s “Close To You” was released in 1990 through Charisma Records. The song finds Priest being completely smitten by a girl who may seem like trouble. Regardless, but he is eager to be close to her, catering to her every need. The Reggae Fusion track featured smooth vocals by Priest backed by a production that was sure to captivate your entire being. “Close To You” was an instant hit for Maxi Priest, it scored a #1 slot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and top 10 placements in the UK, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and various countries in Europe. The single also went Gold in Sweden and Australia. “Close To You” was featured on Priest’s 5th studio album, the Gold-selling “Bonafide“. With the catchy hook, it quickly became a mainstay for R&B mixtape lovers, especially for couples during the Valentine’s season. “Close To You” was covered by the likes of Origene, B3, Pachanga, Jay Delano, and The Uptown Band. The song was sampled by the likes of Jay Sean, Eric B & Rakim, and Tony Sunshine.

Since the release of “Close To You”, Maxi Priest went on to have a successful career in the 1990s. He is still an active Artist, having secured GRAMMY nominations over the years, and is still celebrated worldwide as one of the most successful Reggae Fusion Artists Internationally. “Close To You” will be remembered as one of his most recognized singles, and one to keep in rotation for Valentine’s Day.


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.@OriginalKoffee Secures “Gimme” Collaboration With @SamSmith & @JessieReyez!

Koffee continues to make her presence be felt Internationally, securing even more prime real estate in the soundtracks of many listeners around the world. Last year saw her release her GRAMMY-nominated debut album, “Gifted“, and she’s going for even more this year. After months of speculation, Koffee teamed up with GRAMMY-winning Recording Artist Sam Smith on the new single, “Gimme“!

Produced by Anju Blaxx, StarGate, Jimmy Napes, and Sam Smith, “Gimme” also features Canadian Recording Artist Jessie Reyez, and it’s uptempo poppy single that has Dancehall sprinkled throughout. The song encourages good times, and the Artists definitely had fun recording this one. The Music Video accompanying the track finds each Artist being themselves as they all turn up the vibe at an underground party. The visual doesn’t hold back on the vibe, and the good time is shared equally with everyone involved. Koffee further seals her position as an International Artist, and may just be a taste of what’s to come from her this year. “Gimme” will be included on Sam Smith’s upcoming “Gloria” album later this month.

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Music From @JimmyCliff & The Paragons Featured In @DeathInParadise Christmas Special!

Many of your favourite TV shows and Films joined in on the holiday season and premiered special episodes and versions of their respective creations. One of those was the Island-inspired series “Death In Paradise” which is featured on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The crime drama series features Jamaican Actress Shantol Jackson who joins a cast who solves mysteries on the fictional Island of Saint Marie. During their holiday special, a few familiar tracks could be heard throughout.

The season 12 holiday version of “Death In Paradise” featured classic tracks from Jamaican Icons Jimmy Cliff and The Paragons, and US-based Reggae Musician/Producer Roger Rivas along with The Brothers Of Reggae. Jimmy Cliff’s “Come Into My Life” secured a spot, and it was co-produced with Leslie Kong, and released through Island Records in 1970. “Come Into My Life” was featured on the 1969 album “Wonderful World, Beautiful People“. The Paragons’ “Only A Smile” also made the cut, and it was arranged by Tommy McCook & The Supersonics, and released through Treasure Isle Records in 1967. Closing off the list of soundtrack appearances is Roger Rivas’ “Jingle Bells“, which was done alongside The Brothers Of Reggae, and released in 2015 through Jump Up! Records. “Death In Paradise” previously featured a host of Reggae acts in the series including John Holt, U-Roy, The Heptones, Baba Brooks, and Byron Lee & The Dragonaires.

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Vindon x Vosai "DemNuhBad" on 13thStreetPromotions.com #Jamaica #UK #Copenhagen#Vindon #Vosai #NoCopyRightSounds #Samurai #DemNuhBad #13thStreetPromotions #Caribbean #EDM #HipHop #NinjaMan

Vindon Combats Foes In Visual For The Vosai Produced, “DemNuhBad”!

Recording Artist Vindon steps out with new music for your head tops! The Rapper has been connecting with various Producers over the years, resulting in great music that has placed him under the radar of many around the world. He has been able to adapt to any genre, and is always looking for the next hit. This time around, he shows that he’s the Master in the visual for the new track, “DemNuhBad“.

Done in collaboration with European Producer Vosai, Vindon boldy steps out with a few bars, and the ability to effortlessly handle some EDM production. With a self-directed music video, Vindon demonstrates why he’s untouchable by portraying a Samurai Warrior role. With 3 opponents searching for the “Young Gorgon” in a Forest, Vindon could be seen training and meditating before teaching them a lesson or few when it comes to battle.

Vindon has been tapping into different sounds over the years, and has found success in Europe, and various parts of the world as a result. He has affiliations with the likes of Egzod, Vosai, More Plastic, SOS Dynamikz, and BoyPanda, and he continues to sharpen his artistry. Come 2023, Vindon will release a new project, and secure even more high profile collaborations. Be on the look out!

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