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The Celebrity Link: #1 songs by Jamaicans reaching UK Singles National Chart
The incidence of Jamaican recordings reaching the United Kingdom charts and impacting British culture has become commonplace.
Millie Small’s 1964 remake of Barbie Gaye’s 1957 R&B hit, My Boy Lollipop set the trend when it climbed to No. 2 on the British charts.
It effectively opened the floodgates for a deluge of Jamaican recordings to flow incessantly onto the British charts.
Earlier, others like Laurel Aitken and Dandy Livingstone created an initial impact, with Aitken’s Boogie in My Bones and Little Sheila in 1957 becoming the first Jamaican-made recordings to be distributed in England.
A couple years after Millie Small’s hit, ska legend Prince Buster burst onto the UK music scene with the ultimate rude-boy song, Al capone Guns Don’t Argue, which established his career in Britain.
The year 1967 saw the biggest Jamaica-UK hit of that period, when Desmond Dekker’s 007 (Shanty Town) found its way to the No. 14 slot on the charts.
Dekker, who had ushered in a more conscious form of Jamaican rocksteady, revealed to the outside world, through the recording, the condition of ghetto dwellers and gun-toting hoodlums in a society going through a transition:
Two years later, Dekker and the Aces would return to register Jamaica’s greatest impact on the UK charts and the first Jamaican record to hit the No. 1 spot there — Israelites.
Although few could understand its lyrics, it became a timeless masterpiece, merely on the strength of its intense reggae beat, reaching the top in April 1969.http://www.herald.co.zw/jamaican-music-rules-uk/ 661-467-2407 www.crsradio.com
in Self Help
Let's discuss on air tonight, the question of "Does Jamaicans really have the mind set to escape the current level of crime?"
Our guest caller will be Douglas Gooden.
The Yardie Skeptics return this Sunday, September 21st at 12:30pm (11:30am Jamaican time) for our penultimate episode in season 2 as we explore the vast range of issues experienced by Diasporic Jamaicans. Why is there still ongoing tension between persons who live inside Jamaica who see themselves as "authentically" Jamaican, and Jamaicans living in the Diaspora who are constantly accused of being "deserters?" Diaspora members keep the economy afloat with a steady flow of foreign currency via remittances, but are scoffed at if the possibility of a Diasporic vote is ever mentioned. Local Jamaicans are the ones who have to deal with the every day realities and hardships of life at home and are tired of being chided as backward and archaic by Diasporic Jamaicans.
Can there be any reconciliation? Is it possible to harness the collective energy of each and every person who identifies themself as Jamaican regardless of geographical location?
Tune in as the Yardie Skeptics go on a guided tour of Diaspora issues with our special guest Rain Jarrett, adjunct professor of sociology at Florida International University. Wherever you are, if you call yourself a "Yardie" we want to hear from you!
On Talk Jamaica this Sunday we discuss the state of National Security in Jamaica from the Civil Society’s perspective. We will get reactions to and expectations of the new Top Cop, Dr. Carl Williams.
What is Civil Society’s response to the alleged impending disbandment of the Firearm Tactical and Training Unit? How do they really feel about the assumptions of the much talked about Leahy Act? We will hear from Dennis Meadows, Co-Convenor of Citizens’ Action for Principle and Integrity (CAPI) and Rodje Malcolm, a director for Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ).
Then at 5:30pm, we have the indomitable Fae Ellington in our Talk Vault segment. We also have in perspective and the week that was, Talk Jamaica is live at 4pm http://talkjamaicaradio.com/listen.php
Since 2009 we have been broadcasting The Reggae Roll Call Show presented by Ensom Vibes host Warren Z Since the 1970s ENSOM CITY HAS BEEN A MINI MECCA of creative strident JAMAICANS - LISTEN TO GREAT REGGAE DANCEHALL LOVERS ROCK STUDIO ONE THERE WILL BE A VARIETY OF COMPUTERIZED AND TRADITIONAL RIDDIMS. SIT BACK ENJOY THE ENJOYABLE CARIBBEAN BEATS WE HAVE THE BEST RISING STARS FEATURE NOT JUST LEGENDS - ALL GENRES WILL BE PLAYED AS WELL BUT REGGAE TAKES THE CENTER STAGE
WE SUPPORT ALL THE POSITIVE ARTIST WHO MAY BECOME FUTURE WELL KNOWN ARTIST.
On Talk Jamaica today we hear the chilling story of a former resident of a Jamaican Children’s Home, who was sodomized by a worker there and later found out that he had contracted HIV. We’ll also have reactions from Dr. Wade Wade, Interim Chair of Jamaicans for Justice who will expound on their work in Children's Homes and their vindication for introducing a human rights based sex ed programme in light of the former resident's ordeal.
Then ,we present part two of the discussion segment. We will be joined by Newly appointed President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Doran Dixon. He will speak on the way forward for the powerful teachers’ union.
There is also In Perspective, The Week That Was and Talk Vault.
Talk Jamaica comes your way at 4pm on http://talkjamaicaradio.com/listen.php
BACK TO THE ROOTS---MENTO Blueuebeat: FROM MENTO TO REAAGE
The Jamaican sound system of the inner-city has become the disco of uptown, at home and abroad, engineering a trans-formation through popular music with a social message.
The development of dubbing and dee-jaying in Jamaica spawned the most compelling popular music in America today, rap and hip hop.
Jamaican music has had a greater global impact than the music of any other country proportionate to size. This is a proud record of worldwide achievement.
Boogie, rock, rhythm and blues,Ska,boogie, rock, rhythm and blues,Reggae,Dub / Dee - Jay,DancehallAfter World War II, in the late 1940s, Jamaicans had few choices available to them for hearing recorded music. There was a part-time radio station with a call sign ZQI. It operated for a short period only each day to broadcast the news. Some music was played.
Sound-system dances occurred for the first time. Sound systems were sets with overpowering amplifiers, huge speaker boxes and a turntable. The systems played at dances in inner-city yards, meeting halls and street corners;
In one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the century, the transistor was developed to replace bulky inefficient vacuum tubes.This electronically reproduced the music. The result was a pocket sized transistor radio which became available for play at home, at work and in between.
ZQI was replaced by a fully established radio station, Radio Jamaica and Redifusion (RJR). Redifusion was a cable network of speaker boxes for homes or offices through which music was piped by cable from RJR at affordable rates
This Sunday on Talk Jamaica we speak to the senior public relations officer of INDECOM, Kahmile Reid. INDECOM has just concluded observing INDECOM Week—has this four (4) years old state entity been achieving its mandate?
We will also hear from Rodje Malcolm, a director of the Jamaicans for Justice advocacy group. He will explain to Jamaicans why protecting human rights in Jamaica should be a priority and why it is a worthwhile venture for the State and citizens alike.
There is also Talk Vault, Talk Back, In Perspective and The Week That Was. Join us this Sunday at 4pm!
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On that beautiful breezy island, Jamaica, Madam Chair Cynthia Pearson alongside Rock Stone (her husband - a contextual theologian), who are both members of the POTCar Circle, meet us on The Journey. They introduce us to The POTCar Circle then, by way of alternately delightful and militant poetry, gude us through life and death, along the way exposing us to love, the joys and travails of growing and their concerns for the future. It is a rewardingly rich and humorous time. Enjoy.
- Flight Of The Fused Monkeys by Neville DeAngelou
- The Poets Round Table
- Poems by Cynthia Pearson and David Pearson
This Sunday on Talk Jamaica we speak to the interim board chair of Jamaicans For Justice as he shares his vision for a resurgent JFJ and what the country should expect as the JFJ identity going forward. We will also have our Post-Independence Celebrations Analysis: Youth in Culture Perspective Do the youth of Jamaica embrace fully the legacy of our independence? How do they view the progress that Jamaica has made since 1962?
There is also a new feature call Talk Vault, we also have In Perspective and the week that was. Join us this Sunday at 4pm Only on TJR
Celebrity Link : Featuring 15 of jamaica's Reggae Music Child prodigy
Dennis Brown was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1957. Hailed as a child prodigy
Alaine – Many older Jamaicans will remember Alaine as the little girl with the angelic voice from the popular 1990s Victoria Mutual Building Society ad, but she had actually made her debut a few years earlier in the movie Clara’s Heart, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Kathleen Quinlan
Jimmy Cliff – Singer, musician, actor and all-around global superstar Jimmy Cliff began his illustrious career while in high school by entering a number of local talent contests. By the time he was 14, Cliff had released several hit singles
Beenie Man - ”Me a chat microphone from about ’79 – from Lee’s Unlimited an’ all Volcano time.” Beenie Man, as Moses Davis is more widely known, is a childhood nickname gained because of his slight stature. Back in his early days, he could hardly be seen behind the amplifiers on the sound system stage, but Beenie Man was certainly a star in the making
Nadine Sutherland – Eleven-year-old Sutherland burst unto the scene in 1979, besting Yellowman and Paul Blake (who later became the leader of the Bloodfire Posse) in the first Tastee Talent Contest.
Junior Tucker – Leslie ‘Junior’ Tucker was born in Trench Town. The child prodigy, who came from a family of singers, was even nicknamed the Jamaican Michael Jackson because of his extraordinary talent
Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers - David ‘Ziggy’ Marley, eldest of the Marley offspring, doesn’t consider himself a child star, although his career began in 1979, when the 11-year-old, along with siblings Cedella
Mikyia mo (Greetings),
Our guest is Kentake Malopenza, Owner of Akoma Ntoaso Tours..
Kentake Malopenza is committed to the upliftment of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) People wherever we are in the world. One of her many services to the community is via Akoma Ntoaso Tours and Products. An excerpt from the website: www.akomatours.yolasite.com
"..Akoma Ntoaso Tours will be happy to welcome you to the serene countryside of Manchester, Jamaica. We specialize in Afurakan-centered cultural tours of Jamaica, which aims to share and expose the rich cultural legacy and proud heritage of Jamaicans of Afurakan origin.
Lobers' Inn Guest House & Bar located in Whitney Turn, Manchester will be hosting Our guests while they stay with Us in Jamaica! We will ensure that the time you spend with Us will be a memorable and joyous memory that you Never forget!..."
Kentake will discuss her company's upcoming tour to Jamaica, exploring the region and culture from an Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) perspective, and how those who are interested can make the trip.
EGUA is the Akan term for 'Marketplace'. This show will introduce Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) businesses and organizations that are providing products and services which are beneficial to the Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit community and reflect the values of our people.
Awuku and Akua are the Abosom (Deities) governing media of exchange. Awuku and Akua in Akan culture are called Set and Nebt Het in Khanit and Kamit (Nubia and Egypt) and Eshu and Agberu in Yoruba.
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(Akwamu Nation in North America)