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  • The Hon. Orette Bruce Golding 8th Prime Minster his contribution to Jamaica

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    Bruce Golding was born on December 5, 1947.  He was elected to the Central Executive of the Jamaica Labour Party at the age of 21 and Parliament in 1972 at the age of 24. He served as General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (1974-1984) He was the Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (1989-1995). In 1995 he resigned from the Jamaica Labour Party and was one of the founders of the National Democratic Movement. In 2002, he rejoined the Jamaica Labour Party and in November 2003 was again elected Chairman of the Party. In 1995 he resigned from the Jamaica Labour Party and was one of the founders of the National Democratic Movement, serving as its first President (1995-2001). In 2002, he rejoined the Jamaica Labour Party and in November 2003 was again elected Chairman of the Party.
     Spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in 2002, and held both positions up to April 2005. On February 20, 2005, he was elected Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party. On April 13, 2005 he was elected Member of Parliament for West Kingston. He was of Leader of the Opposition from April 21, 2005 – September 10, 2007. He was sworn in as Jamaica’s eighth Prime Minister on September 11, 2007.Burce Golden became  the sixth Prime Minister of Jamaica and was conferred with the Order of the Nation.

  • Live Chat:Honoring BEVERLY KELSO music Legacy the female member of the Wailers

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    Beverley Kelso the only offical female Wailer. She is a Jamaican singer best known as an early member of The Wailers. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, she attended Miss Nembhard Preparatory School and Denham Town Primary School in Kingston.Born: December 20, 1945 (age 70), Trenchtown, Jamaica.Music group: Bob Marley and the Wailers (1963 – 1965) One Love 1965 The Wailing Wailers.Rude Boy 1965 The Wailing Wailers,Lonesome Feelings 1965 The Wailing Wailers.I'm Still Waiting 1965 The Wailing Wailers, Rasta Ska Jerk 1965 The Wailing Wailers
     

  • Bloodthirsty Virgins interview

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    Gritty and gothic songs of love and revenge inspired by the drama of Ennio Morricone soundtracks. Sultry vocals and biting lyrics backed by orchestral guitar leads, bass and drums.

  • Honoring Living Reggae Legend Winston Francis and his Music Legacy

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    Winston Francis (born 1948) aka King Cool is a Jamaican singer whose career began in the 1960s.He attended music school, and his teacher Chuck Bird arranged for him to perform with the Jackie Gleason Orchestra in front of Spiro Agnew in 1965.He then joined Carlos Malcolm's Afro Jamaicans band.  He was also a member of The Sheridans (with Pat Kelly) In the late 1960s he recorded as a solo artist for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One label, with his debut album Mr. Fix-It released in 1969. This was followed by a second album, California Dreaming in 1971,  The single's B-side, "Too Experienced", featured backing vocals from Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. 
     Francis returned to recording in the early 1980s, releases including the Roy Cousins-produced Just Once and the self-produced Africa. After a break from music when he worked as a youth worker and social worker, he returned in 1987 as a backing vocalist for The Melodians and began working with Trevor Star and the Skaticians. He continued to record in the 1990s, working with Dennis Bovell under the name King Cool, and releasing Ragga Love and Sweet Rock Steady, and guested on Kelly's 1995 album Butterflies. His version of Ben E King's "Stand by Me" was a hit in France, selling over 90,000 copies, leading to work with Sly & Robbie and John Kpiaye. In 2003 he teamed up with fellow veteran AJ Franklin to record the album Stand Firm. In 2004 he released the medley album Feel Good All Over.

  • Heavy Metal Mayhem 7/30/17

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    The Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show! Classic 80's Underground. 'Playing The Best Of All The Rest' Hosted By Mike 'The Big Cheese'
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  • Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Legacy and contribution to Jamaica

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    Portia Simpson Miller, original name Portia Lucretia Simpson (bornDecember 12, 1945, Wood Hall, St. Catherine parish, Jamaica) Jamaican politician who served as the country’s first female prime minister (2006–07; 2012–16). She became involved in politics as a member of the liberal People’s National Party (PNP) and in 1974 was elected to the city council of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (essentially, the Kingston metropolitan area) as a representative from the Trench Town area. In 1976 she won election to the House of Representatives from the constituency of St. Andrew South Western (part of the Kingston metropolitan area); she was reelected in 1980. With the rest of her party, she sat out the 1983 general elections but retook her parliamentary seat in the 1989 elections and retained it thereafter.Simpson was parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and, later, in the Office of the Prime Minister (1977–80) during the first administration of Michael Manley. She was named Minister of Labour, Welfare, and Sports in 1989 and stayed in the cabinet for 17 years while the PNP remained in power. Her portfolio was subsequently modified to Labour and Welfare (1993–95), Labour, Social Security and Sports (1995–2000), Tourism and Sports (2000–02), and Local Government, Community Development and Sport (2002–06). During her tenure she oversaw reform of the country’s overseas farmworker employment programs. She was also a noted public supporter of Jamaica’s athletic teams and established the Sports Development Foundation (1995), an independent body that, among other things, supported community and school sports programs and funded the building of stadiums and playing fields. During the same period, she also rose through the PNP’s ranks, serving as her party’s vice president (1978–2006) and heading its Women’s Movement (1983–2006).

  • Keith Lyn

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    Keith Lyn migrated to the United States (US) in 1978 after leaving Byron Lee and the Dragonaires,
     Apart from BL&D (Byron Lee and the Dragonaires) I have travelled all over the world. The last place I went to was Turkey. Mash up the place. The one Jamaican. They had a Caribbean night. You had groups from Colombia, Mexico, one Jamaican man mash it up," Lyn said. "I been to China, Hungary, Iceland - twice. He faced his biggest audience in the Caribbean, though. "Trinidad is the place I appeared before the biggest crowd I ever played for, something like 40-something thousand people. People were in the trees and all that, at the Savannah," Lyn said.
    It has been a long road for Lyn, who says, "I remember on my first night with BL&D I had to sing the last song of the night, Now is the Hour. Plus, "they used to pass remarks: 'Little man like you have such a big voice! We see you up there and you look big, then you come down here'. I say 'I'm a small man'. The other thing is "we never know Chiney man like you could sing so!"He lays claim to a certain soca characteristic, saying "even things you hear now when you go to a soca session, 'hands up', 'hands in the air', I started that".
    He smiles as he remembers the banners in Belize reading 'Welcome Keith Lyn' that greeted BL&D when they performed there and says he virtually owned the entire top 10 there at one point. Up to now his popular songs there, including Empty Chair and Portrait of My Love, are played on radio, especially on Sundays.

  • Amilia K Spicer interview August 5, 2017

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    Amilia K Spicer will be my guest on JTR  August 5 @ 6 pm eatern...We will discuss her new album  "Wow and Flutter" . 

  • Timmons Brothers on John Talk Radio August 12 , 2017

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    Rock Historians John and David Timmons will be our guest August 12 2017 @ 6 pm eastern. 

  • Gear Talk on John Talk Radio featuring Scott Niekelski (Go Time) Aug 19, 2017

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    Our guest on Gear Talk on John Talk Radio is Chicago musician Scott Niekelski of Go Time . We will be delving into Wilco's 1999 album ''Summerteeth'' recorded at Pedernales Recording Studio in Spicewood, Texas Genre .