Monthly Archives: June 2014

“BLUE BEAT” BROUGHT JAMAICAN MUSIC TO THE SHORES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM!

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Prince Buster—

To the highly incognisant music lover, the term ‘Blue Beat’ is limited to being just a synonym for ‘ska’ – a type of popular music that is fast, with a strong off-beat that entered Jamaican music around the time of Independence.

ACTOR MESHACH TAYLOR OF “DESIGNING WOMEN” FAME DIES AT 67!

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Emmy-nominated actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his role in the hit sitcom Designing Women, died Saturday night, according to the Los Angeles Times and CNN. He was 67.

“TRIBUTE TO THE GREATS” TO HONOR BEVERLEY’S RECORDS FOUNDER LESLIE KONG, JULY 27 IN KINGSTON!

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Leslie Kong—-

The 17th staging of Tribute To The Greats takes place July 27 at the Chinese Benevolent Association in St Andrew. Dubbed ‘The Chinese Connection’, it salutes the contribution of the Chinese to Jamaica’s popular music. Today, the Sunday Observer starts a six-part series on some of the recipients.

BUNNY WAILER SCOLDS THE JAMAICAN GOVERNMENT FOR ITS SLOW PACE ON THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF MARIJUANA!

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BUNNY WAILER… I am looking for the details on sacramental rights—

VETERAN reggae artist and ganja legalisation advocate Bunny Wailer is describing the Government’s recent move to facilitate the decriminalisation of small amounts of marijuana as “too little, too late”.

LEGENDARY SOUL SINGER BOBBY WOMACK DIES AT 70!

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(June 27, 2014) We are extremely sad to report that legendary singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died after a lengthy series of illnesses.  There had been false rumors of his death for a week on the internet but it appears that Mr. Womack died this morning.