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

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

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 other details are ironed out. More details to follow. … Read entire article »

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DID YOU KNOW? TIMING IS EVERYTHING?

DID YOU KNOW? TIMING IS EVERYTHING?

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 1969 but never saw release on Studio One or any of its subsidiary imprints? The  Abyssinians consisted of Bernard Collins and brothers Lynford … Read entire article »

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THE UNCREDITED HOPETON LEWIS!

THE UNCREDITED HOPETON LEWIS!

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 having one of their many “break up moments”, and were not recording at the time – Hopeton Lewis was under contract with Federal Records … Read entire article »

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THE STORY BEHIND “OH CAROLINA”

THE STORY BEHIND “OH CAROLINA”

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 the Stax record label. Of course Mr. Gray is known for his singing and not his musicianship, though I’m told that he’s … Read entire article »

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NO ONE WANTED TO SING THIS SONG?

DID YOU KNOW THAT NO ONE WANTED TO SING THIS SONG?

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 late Slim Smith, who also declined to record the song. Lee then convinced Romeo to sing the song himself and “Wet Dream” turned … Read entire article »

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DID ADMIRAL BAILEY RULE IN 1987?

DID ADMIRAL BAILEY RULE IN 1987?

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 Country” in which he declared: “Me ah the NFAP man, Gi them one more mek them ban it galong” in response the … Read entire article »

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Delroy Wilson Instead Of Bob Andy?

Delroy Wilson Instead Of Bob Andy?

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 but he did not show up. The decision was then made for Andy to sing it himself. The rest as they say, … Read entire article »

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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 of the song was “My Black Girl.” Barrington Levy of course, hit big time the following year with recordings for producer Henry “Junjo” Lawes including: “Collie Weed,” “Shine Eye Girl,” and the classic “Bounty Hunter” album. The recordings achieved the two fold effect of announcing the arrival of a star in Levy, and established the reputation of Lawes as a first rate producer. Together they paved the way for the change of direction in reggae in the following decade … Read entire article »

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DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?

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 left Jamaica for an extended tour and couldn’t get back into the studio to finish the job. After a long wait, Sly … Read entire article »

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