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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.

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.@_GhanaMusic Calls Out The Abusers On “Silence The Dread”!


Fraid me buss dem secret…

With lyrics that will have you thinking but also moving, Ghana is an Artist to watch this year and beyond. Ghana bites her tongue for no one however as she teams up with Producer Dale Virgo on “Silence The Dread“! Released through DZL Records, Ghana brings awareness to the many forms of abuse Women suffer at the hands of men all over the world. She also puts the spotlight on those who know about the abuse in the home, but turn a blind eye to it all. This song calls for more discussion on these matters, and more people to put into action that those who practice these types of abuse should be brought to justice.

Bringing a strong message during “Women’s History Month“, this is just a small part of Ghana’s rollout as she is finalizing her debut EP, “Gypsy Dread” to be released in June through DZL Records. If you were a witness to her live performances like at the recently held “9th Element” event in Kingston, then get ready for more as she plans to announce more shows in the coming days. She cannot be moved, muzzled, or put down when she’s lashing out against injustice! Lyric video by Hanna Phoenix, check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @13thStreetPromo.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Deborahe Glasgow – Don’t Test Me (1989)


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’s selection comes from the late English born Lovers Rock/Reggae Artist Deborahe Glasgow who, despite a short music career, developed a following, and contributed to a few classic tunes. We check out her 1989 single, “Don’t Test Me“. Produced by Augustus “Gussie” Clarke, this single was featured on her 1989 self titled debut album. It was also released as a single and a duet version with Dancehall Artist Shabba Ranks in 1990. With lyrics about not being a pushover and being confident in one’s self, the single was a rather motivating one back in the day. It got bigger with the addition of Shabba’s contribution, and was sampled by the late Notorious B.I.G. on Hip Hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s remix to their “Get Money” single in 1995.

Having started her career in her teens, she stepped out of the scene to devote more time to her family. Sadly she passed away in 1994, but is still remembered for her contributions to Lovers Rock, Reggae, and Dancehall.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Ginger Williams – I Can’t Resist Your Tenderness (1972)


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’s selection comes from a lady who is considered “The 1st Lady of Lover’s Rock“, Ginger Williams! We look at her single, “I Can’t Resist Your Tenderness“. Produced by Ronnie Williams, this was released in 1972 through UK Records (1975 through Paradise Records), and was one of the earliest Lover’s Rock releases. It was also featured on her 1977 debut album, “Strange World“.

Having started out as a member of the British group Green Mango, “Tenderness (or “Tenderly” on her Greatest Hits album)” became a hit for Ginger Williams as a solo Artist having topped the British Reggae Charts. She went on to release more singles and albums, scoring a few more hits over the years, and recently released a new single titled “Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind“. “Tenderness” remains however, her biggest hit.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Sonya Spence – Let Love Flow On (1981)


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. In our next selection, we  highlight the late Singer, Sonya (sometimes Sonja or Sonia) Spence. She was a part of the new wave of promising acts in the 1970s and 80s. Today we look back at her single, “Let Love Flow On“. Produced by Sonia Pottinger (Jamaica’s 1st female Producer) for High Note Records in 1981, this was featured on Spence’s “Sings Love” album that was released in the same year. With a blend of Funk, Reggae, and Soul, Sonya spreads her soft vocals all over the production, and will find you grooving with your favourite person.

While Sonia had a run that birthed a few popular tracks and the release of a few albums, the later days were not very kind to her as she developed a drug habit. She made appearances at various places including Schools (Editor’s note: She made numerous visits to Manchester high when I was a student there) where she would warn against drug abuse, and she’d lend her voice to a few persons along the way till she passed away in 2007.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Barbara Jones – Walk Through This World With Me (1974)


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. Our first entry comes from a person who was once considered the “Billie Holiday of Reggae Music“, and was a part of the 2nd wave of Reggae Artists in the 1970s, the late Barbara Jones. Today we look back at her single, “Walk Through This World With Me“. Produced by Alvin Ranglin, the single was released through the Producer’s GG’s Records in 1974,and is a cover of the late Country Music Artist George Jones’ 1967 hit.

Known for covering hit singles, “Walk Through” became one of Barbara’s popular songs to perform. While she has enjoyed delivering good music through the 1970s and 1980s, and toured with Jimmy Cliff, she made the move to performing Gospel Music since converting to Christianity in the 1990s. Jones continued the bless many with her music until she passed away in December 2014.

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