Posts Tagged ‘Reggae’

Love of the Common People

July 16, 2017

“Love of the Common People,” written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins, recorded by Eric Donaldson  in 1971. The song was first recorded by the Four Preps in 1967.

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Black & White

June 11, 2017

“Black & White,” written in 1951 by David Arkin and Earl Robinson, performed by Greyhound in 1971. The song was originally recorded by Pete Seeger.

More:

“Greyhound – The Story behind ‘Black and White,'” Marco On The Bass

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Country Roads, Mon

May 20, 2017

“Country Roads,” written by Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert and (maybe) John Denver, as interpreted by Toots & the Maytals in 1974.

‘Country roads take me home
To the place I belong
West Jamaica, my ol’ momma
Take me home country roads’

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I Wish I Were That Girl

April 8, 2017

“I Wish I Were That Girl,” written and originally recorded by Wendy Rene (Mary Frierson), interpreted by Marina P. (Marina Peloso). From the 2014 CD Reggae Loves Soul.

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Nothing More to Say

February 4, 2017

“Nothing More to Say” by The Frightnrs, recorded in 2015. Video directed by Lou Auguste & Chuck Patel. Lead singer Dan Klein passed away last year.

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Reggae Christmas

December 27, 2015

” Reggae Christmas,” written by Bryan Adams and Richard Vallance, recorded by Mr. Adams in 1985.

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It’s Bobsled Time

February 16, 2014

“The Bobsled Song,” written and presumably performed by Sidney Mills and Jon Notar, produced by Groove Guild.

Just in time for Sochi’s two-man bobsled competition, the Jamaica Tourist Board has released  this music video supporting the island’s bobsled team, led by veteran Winston Watt. The retro 8-bit animation is a turn-by-turn representation of the 1365-meter (4478-foot) course at the Sanki Sliding Center.

Related:

“It’s Bobsled Time (in Warrenton, Va.),” Tim Regan, WCP City Desk

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