NAZAMBA x O.B.F. – HOT BEER

The poetry of Nazamba is part of the long tradition of great writers and singers from his hometown of Clarendon, Jamaica. Following in the footsteps of Claude McKay, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Olive Lewin, Nazamba uses his pen and his inimitable flow to plunge the listener into his sonic tales. Each of these tracks is […]

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“I Wanna Love Ya” aka:

“Is This Love” is a song by Bob Marley and the Wailers, released on their 1978 album Kaya. The song became one of the best-known Marley songs and was part of the Legend compilation. It peaked at number 9 in the UK charts upon its release in 1978. A live rendition of the song can […]

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The Marvelettes “Beechwood 4-5789”

The song’s title is derived from the now-defunct use of telephone exchange names in telephone numbers. In this case, the significant portions of the exchange name were the first two letters of “Beechwood” (BE), and the remainder of the number. In conventional modern use, this telephone number would be 234-5789. “Beechwood 4-5789” is a song […]

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Bananarama | Cruel Summer

The Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer” was an immediate success when it was released in the UK, reaching No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart, and the group performed the song live on the BBC’s Top of the Pops in July 1983.[4] Its international popularity soared after its inclusion in the 1984 feature film The Karate Kid; […]

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The Big Bopper, “Chantilly Lace”

Jiles Perry “J. P.” Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959), commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American musician, songwriter, and disc jockey, whose big rockabilly look, style, voice, and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star. He is best known for his 1958 recording of “Chantilly Lace”. On February […]

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“Dancing in the Moonlight” original by King Harvest

King Harvest was a 1970s French–Americanrock band who formed initially in Ithaca, New York, but broke up and reformed in Paris, where they began recording their first songs. They are known for their 1972 hit single, “Dancing in the Moonlight“. They named themselves after the 1969 song “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)” by The Band, one of their musical influences. Wiki

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