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DID YOU KNOW?

postings of some uprooted little-known general and entertainment facts that might be surprising to many

ZIMMERMAN GRANTED BAIL IN THE SUM OF $150,000!

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April 20, 2012
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George Zimmerman was granted bail in the sum of $150,000 at his bond hearing this morning. He will monitored and allow to leave the state of Florida. Zimmerman took the stand to apologize to Trayvon Martin’s parents saying he was “sorry for the lost of your son”…Zimmerman will not be released today, not until...
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DID YOU KNOW? TIMING IS EVERYTHING?

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March 27, 2012
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By Marlon Burrell —- Sometimes, songs that are outright classics are not initially met with confidence by those who are responsible for their releases. Did you know that the The Abyssinians’ all time classic “Satta Massagana” (which means give thanks in the Amharic language)  was recorded at Clement “Coxone” Dodd’s legendary Studio One in...
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THE UNCREDITED HOPETON LEWIS!

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February 27, 2012
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Did You Know? By Marlon ////// Did you know that The Techniques 1968 hit “There Comes A Time” was not actually sung by The Techniques? The song was written by Hopeton Lewis and Pat Kelly at Treasure Isle studio. The duo then recorded the song for legendary producer Duke Reid. Because The Techniques were...
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THE STORY BEHIND “OH CAROLINA”

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January 25, 2012
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Marlon Burrell -////- Did you know that the piano on the Folkes Brothers 1960 hit “Oh Carolina” was played by singer Owen Gray? The piano intro on the song was taken from the Rufus & Carla Thomas 1960 R&B hit “‘Cause I Love You” which holds the distinction of being the first hit on...
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DID YOU KNOW THAT NO ONE WANTED TO SING THIS SONG?

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January 8, 2012
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By Marlon Burrell   Did you know that when Max Romeo wrote the song “Wet Dream” he did not want to record it himself? He brought the song to producer Bunny Lee who offered the song first to Derrick Morgan, who declined to sing the song. The producer then offered the song to the...
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DID ADMIRAL BAILEY RULE IN 1987?

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December 28, 2011
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MARLON BURRELL Did you know that in 1987 Admiral Bailey had three of the top four records for the year at RJR? and all three songs were deemed NFAP (not fit for airplay.) The records were “Punany” (#1,) “Big Belly Man” (#3,) and “Two Year Old” (#4.) That same year, the Admiral recorded “X-Rated...
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Delroy Wilson Instead Of Bob Andy?

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December 22, 2011
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By MARLON BURRELL: Did you know that when Bob Andy wrote “Let Them Say,” the intended singer was Delroy Wilson? Studio One founder, the late Clement “Coxone” Dodd upon hearing the song, agreed that the teenaged Wilson was the best candidate for the song. A session was scheduled for Wilson to voice the song...
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DID YOU KNOW?

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December 8, 2011
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  By Marlon Burrell 1. Did you know that the first producer to produce Barrington Levy was Dobby Dobson? Mr. Dobson first recorded Barrington in 1978 at 14 years of age as part of a duo called “The Mighty Multitudes.” The other singer in the duo was Barrington’s cousin Everton Dacres and the title...
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DID YOU KNOW?

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December 7, 2011
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By Marlon Burrell: Did you know that Dennis Brown never formally voiced most of the hits songs he recorded for Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare? According to the engineer who worked on them, The Crown Prince only laid  down the demo vocals for the Riddim Twins to build the music around them. Dennis then...
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