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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
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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.
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
Tune in and listen to an interview with author, Dr. Glen Laman, as he discusses his new, authorative book:"Jamaican Entrepreneurship" on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. Learn about the characteristics, traits and ideas underlying the success of some of the island’s most accomplished entrepreneurs.
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"I may be bad, but I'm totally good at it,
Sex in the air and I like the smell of it,
Stick and stones may break my bones,
But chains and whips excite me!"
- Rihanna, S&M
Returning hot and bothered from last week's episode, Sex Ed 101, the Yardie Skeptics are heading back to into the classroom this Sunday, June 6th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) this time undertaking a comprehensive sex education for one and all. What exactly is age appropriate education and what should the content look like? Are children expected to have one "talk" with their parents, or should this be an ongoing discussion into adolescence? And what does a proficient sex IQ look like for adults?
Tune into the Yardie Skeptics Radio for this timely discussion. As Jamaicans at home are still up in arms about the recent "inappropriateness" of a sex education manual used in state run children's homes, what are the standards for sex education found around the globe? You don't want to miss this episode as we go for high honours and graduate cum laude from "University Erotica!"
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This Sunday on Talk Jamaica we discuss the Jamaicans For Justice controversial sex education programme. Was it appropriate? Should they have consulted the government before introducing this programme? At what age is it appropriate to teach children about sex?
Join us this Sunday at 4pm as we discuss this issue, we will also have 'the week that was' and feedback.
The discussion segment begins at 5 p.m. Today, we look back on a call made by former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson that more Jamaicans need to consider being more tolerant towards members of the LGBT community, bearing in mind current world trends. Does homophobia really exist in Jamaica? Should Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller act on her promise to hold a conscience vote on the matter of repealing the buggery law? What are religious leaders saying? What’s the position of civil society? We explore those issues and more in the discussion segment:
Then, later in our TALK BACK segment, we take your calls and present your responses to our feedback question: Do you agree with a suggestion by Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson that more Jamaicans should consider being tolerant towards members the LGBT community?
Growing up in New York I always felt Marijuana should remain illegal because that was a way of income for my fellow Jamaicans who were undocumented. Today my stance has changed drastically asking and supporting for legalization. My reason being many of my fellow Jamaicans have been arrested and are now apart of the prison industry complex. I feel selling a plant that has never caused anyone to die should not be cause for anyone to be in jail because its illegal (my opinion) . When i look at drunk driving deaths it hurts me to see folks trying to survive being arrested. Moving on with legalization of Marijuana sweeping the country all these investors are lining up to start their own Supervised Marijuana outlet thats used to distribute the drug legally. Is Marijuana distribution a good investment that we are overlooking. It seems we always let the good investments pass us by. Join me today i will be discussing this and other investment opportunities. Today's special Guest Mario Robinson from Robinson Financial Group. We discussing Credit Repair, Credit Score Boosters and Funding. Also How to get funding for Small Businesses. Join us from 6pm to 8pm eastern time on "Its Realtalk Live" on Blogtalk Radio. Join us for the best variety talk show on Radio. Call in at 347-826-9457 to listen and press #1 if you want to speak to the Host. Plus business opportunities and every day life topics in general...You can Join us at blogtalkradio.com/itsrealtalklive or Call (347) 826-9457 So come join us today at 6pm
Taboo...Yardies is a film that chronicles the anti-homosexual climate in Jamaica. This documentary is a searing, at times poignant depiction of the many perspectives surrounding the topic of intolerance and violence towards same gender loving (SGL) lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender living in Jamaica. Taboo...Yardies give voice to those Jamaicans who are pro, con and everwhere in between this highly controversal matter. Selena Blake producer and director has made some inroads in her mission to share her film and the stories of Jamaican people who have long suffer from brutal treatment by their follow countrymen and a political system that offers little protection.
Joining her will be Drew Angel a hip hop/dancehall recording artist/songwriter uses his muisc to be the voice for a community that has been silenced for too long. Drew Angel believes there's something that needs to be done to bring awareness to the discriminatory practices in Jamaica and the world at large where LGBT people are being subjected to inhumane treatment daily.
Taboo...Yardies will have a New York City screening May 1-4, 2014. Please join us to hear this very different story. (347) 637-2319 and press 1.
Jamaica is known to be violent against homosexuality, with reports of some individuals practicing that lifestyle losing their lives. Our Jamaican dance hall fraternity has also denounced the practice of homosexuality through several songs promoting violence against these individuals. But….
Why do people experience same-sex attraction?
Is it normal?
What does the bible have to say about this lifestyle?
Why are Jamaicans not respecting this lifestyle?
Is it that our culture condemns this practice?
Join us this Wednesday at 9:30pm as we discuss this issue on Truth Be Told
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