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OLDIES SUNDAY: Don Campbell – See It In Your Eyes (1993)


All lovers get ready for this Oldies Sunday selection! In recognition of today being Valentine’s Day, we go back in time to check out UK Singer Don Campbell’sSee It In Your Eyes“!

Produced by Trevor T. with assistance from T. Phillips and Jazzwad and released through Juggling Records in 1993, Don Campbell is on a mission to retrieve a lost love after doing her wrong. Despite her rejections, he can see and feel that she still has a lot of love for him. With Valentine’s Day being a day for those who have strong love for each other, it can also be a day where the spark comes back in a relationship, or two hearts reconnect after being away from each other. Don Campbell’s “See It In Your Eyes” became a huge hit, and is listed as one of the greatest UK Lover’s Rock singles ever. The former member of the Undivided Roots Band struck gold when he made his first release as a solo artist as “See It In Your Eyes” quickly climbed the British Reggae Charts, and helped to gain him accolades at the 1994 British Reggae Industry Awards. The single was also featured on his successful 1994 debut album, “The Album” which was released through VP Records.

To all those celebrating Valentine’s Day, have a happy one. Check out our V-Day playlists, “Dancehall Love“, and “Dancehall Duets“! Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us¬†on¬†Twitter¬†and¬†Instagram¬†at @13thStreetPromo.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Brown Sugar – Black Pride (1977)


February is recognized as “Black History Month“. While we recognize the Black man’s rise everyday, we continue to recognize some great Black people in music on Oldies Sunday. Today, we go back in time to check out UK group Brown Sugar with their classic single, “Black Pride“.

Produced by Brownie “T” for Dennis Harris Productions and released through the “Lover’s Rock” label in 1977, the song found members Caron Wheeler, Pauline Catlin, and Carol Simms celebrating Blackness during a time where racism and prejudice were still heavy problems in society. Being proud of the skin you’re in is what Brown Sugar emphasized throughout the Lover’s Rock single, but the message still falls on the deaf ears of many today. “Black Pride” become a successful single for Brown Sugar, and is still played to this day. Though the group broke up and reunited a few times over the years, former member Carol found success with a cover of the single when she embarked on a solo career under the name Kofi years later. Say it loud, “I’m Black and i’m Proud“.

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.@AlicaiHarley Does “Yard Gyal Inna Britain” Things On Debut EP!


It took a lot of work for UK based Recording Artist Alica√¨ Harley to get here. With a fire burning in her to make it, she “tek it to dem” over the years with good music. Having made her name cover various areas, she looks to make even more official moves with the release of her debut project, “The Red Room Intro: Yard Gyal Inna Britain EP“!

With 10 tracks loaded, Alica√¨ Harley comes through like the “God-blessed pickney” that she is, and deliver a world of styles over some heavy production. With “Bad Gyal” anthems, fun songs, relationship songs, Female Empowerment music, and motivational music, Alica√¨ makes her voice be heard on a higher level, and lets the world know that this Jamaican gem is here to stay, and make a shift in music. With guest features from Stefflon Don, Moelogo, Nadia Rose, Kojo Funds, and Tony Matterhorn, Alica√¨ ensures that she is well supported on her debut project. She also blends Dancehall, Pop, Hip Hop, and R&B sounds thanks to production from Beat Demons, Diztortion, AntiWave, “Clevie” Browne of the legendary Steely & Clevie, Seanizzle, Jah SnowCone, and others. We promise this EP is one you will be enjoying a whole lot this year. Alica√¨ Harley cooked up some fire here.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Janet Kay – Silly Games (1977)


Today (January 17), we celebrate the birthday of UK Lover’s Rock legend, Janet Kay on Oldies Sunday! Today we look back at her hit single, “Silly Games“.

Produced by Dennis Bovell and released through Arawak Records in 1977, Janet Kay sings about a man she has a lot of interest in. While she believes he shares the same feelings for her, but they both fail to approach each other and make something happen. It’s a mix of infatuation, What Ifs, and frustration, and Janet doesn’t want to keep playing this game of hide and seek when they’re around each other. The single was released in Europe and peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart. It later became one of the tracks that became an anthem during the rise of the UK Lover’s Rock movement in the 1970s, put Janet in the Guinness Book Of World Records as the first British Black Female to score a UK Reggae hit, and the single was the first Lover’s Rock track to appear on the BBC flagship music series, “Top Of The Pops“. It’s forever a classic with Janet’s high notes displayed throughout, and was inspired by the Queen of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald’s Memorex Commercial. The single was featured in the Film, “Lovers Rock“, a part of the Steve McQueenSmall Axe” Film series.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: The Blackstones – Best Love (1996)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from UK based Reggae trio, The Blackstones! We go back in time with them to check out their single, “Best Love“. Produced by Bernard Collins, this was released in 1996 through Prestige Records. The track is dedicated to that special person who holds your heart, and The Blackstones speak for us when they say, “Your love is the best love for me…“. With their soulful vocals and a Riddim that you can’t help but slow dance to, “Best Love” is one that deserves plenty spins.

“Best Love” was featured on the group’s 1996 album, “Riding High“, and was well received in the Lovers Rock scene in Jamaica and the UK. The song was sampled for US Rapper Action Bronson’s 2020 single, “Golden Eye” which was produced by Budgie. Formed in 1974, The Blackstones is a group that showcases beautiful harmonies, and raises the bar for vocal styles and sounds that were set by groups before them like The Techniques, The Gaylads, The Wailers, The Paragons, and many others. Originally consisting of brothers Leon, Neville, and Byron Leiffer, The Blackstones has made changes over the years as Neville and Byron left to pursue solo careers. They were replaced with Tony Douglas and Ken Kendricks in the 1980s. Since then, more changes were made, and the group now consists of Leon Leiffer, Tony Mahoney, and Junior Bailey. Some of their most notable work involved them working with the late Sir “Coxsone” Dodd at Studio One, Phil Pratt for Channel One Studios, and the late Bunny “Striker” Lee.

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.@AlicaiHarley Asks The Important Questions On “I Just Wanna Know”


When it comes to love and making new connections, people just want to know that they’re making the right decisions. You can’t be mad at someone who has their best interest at heart. For Jamaican born/UK based Recording Artist Alica√¨ Harley¬†(Happy belated Birthday!), she asks the important questions on, “I Just Wanna Know“.

With a video directed by Rebekah Bird a.k.a.¬†Rebekahbcreative, Alica√¨ Harley gets her 50 Cent21 Questions” on here as she asks her love interest (played by Model Ty-Reece Stewart) what are his intentions with her, and how will handle the relationship moving forward. With a colourful visual filled with Alica√¨ looking glamorous in different fashion and hair styles, this is one to watch over and over. How many of you want to recreate the bathtub scene? Alica√¨’s versatile delivery of the AntiWave produced track compliments the visual well, and will become a favourite of yours in no time. Alica√¨ has been making some great moves in her career, and is on her way to becoming a name that rings even more bells in the music scene worldwide. Watch her tek it to dem!

(Editor’s note: I think Alica√¨ would give GyalKapone’s “Never” a dope remix!)

(Shout out to all the couples out there, those who are trying to make it work, and those trying to make the reconnections after being apart.)

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