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GUEST RUNDOWNS

Postings from special guest contributors. From commentaries, to higher reasonings, to just running-off the mouth. “Everybody has an opinion!”

GOSPEL ARTISTS CALL FOR A “NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER” FOR JAMAICA!

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July 24, 2016
GOSPEL ARTISTS CALL FOR A “NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER” FOR JAMAICA!

By Shereita Grizzle— Papa San— The local gospel fraternity wants the Government of Jamaica to take a stance against the rising crime rate by “actioning” a national day of prayer. The call was made by a few well-known gospel artists at the recently concluded Fun in the Son event held at the National Heroes Park....
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MANY SINGING GROUPS LOSE THEIR LEAD VOCALISTS TO SOLO CAREERS!

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July 24, 2016
MANY SINGING GROUPS LOSE THEIR LEAD VOCALISTS TO SOLO CAREERS!

By Roy Black— File Derrick Harriott— One of the features of early Jamaican popular music has been the transitioning of lead vocalists of singing groups into solo singers. The phenomenon was most prevalent during the ska and rock steady eras of the 1960’s. Many went on to become international stars. Those that come readily to...
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DESPITE THE MANY HEADLINE GRABBING CRASHES AND STORIES – THERE ARE NO “DUPPIES” ON FLAT BRIDGE – IT IS NOT AS DEADLY AS OTHER JAMAICAN ROADS!

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July 24, 2016
DESPITE THE MANY HEADLINE GRABBING CRASHES AND STORIES – THERE ARE NO “DUPPIES” ON FLAT BRIDGE – IT IS NOT AS DEADLY AS OTHER JAMAICAN ROADS!

By Ryon Jones— A crane raises a tractor trailer from the river by the Flat Bridge in the Bog Walk gorge in 2011.— For decades, fatal accidents in the Bog Walk gorge, particularly around the Flat Bridge, have made the headlines as the area developed a reputation as a black spot. The Rio Cobre, which...
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SEAN PAUL MAKES TRIP NUMBER NINE INTO THE TOP 10 OF BILLBOARD POP CHART!

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July 24, 2016
SEAN PAUL MAKES TRIP NUMBER NINE INTO THE TOP 10 OF BILLBOARD POP CHART!

 Sean Paul— Cheap Thrills, the hit song by Sia featuring Sean Paul, is his ninth Top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. It is number three this week. This is the first time in 10 years that Sean Paul has reached as far on Billboard’s biggest singles table. When You Gonna (Give it...
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IT’S A NON-STOP SUMMER FOR PASTOR (LT.) STITCHIE!

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July 24, 2016
IT’S A NON-STOP SUMMER FOR PASTOR (LT.) STITCHIE!

 Stitchie— ON Friday, Stitchie will suit up for his headline appearance at ‘3 In 1’, a show scheduled for Cookies Sports Bar and Restaurant in Portmore. It is the the veteran toaster’s latest secular gig. He says fans can expect a mix of gospel and the dancehall songs that made him a star in...
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CHRISTOPHER MARTIN’S “UNDER THE INFLUENCE” RULES THE SOUTH FLORIDA CHART!

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July 23, 2016
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN’S “UNDER THE INFLUENCE” RULES THE SOUTH FLORIDA CHART!

THE SOUTH FLORIDA TOP 25 REGGAE CHART                                7/22/16 TW        LW      WOC  TITLE                                    ARTIST                      LABEL  HPR 1 1          11        UNDER THE INFLUENCE (3) CHRISTOPHER MARTIN  UIM PROD  #1 2 2          11        The Journey                            Marcia J. Ball             Musical Ambassador  #2 3 3          10        Identify My Love                   Mr. Vegas                    MV Music         #3 4 4          10       ...
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“WE REMEMBER DENNIS BROWN” HOLDS ON TO NO.1 FOR THE THIRD WEEK!

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July 23, 2016
“WE REMEMBER DENNIS BROWN” HOLDS ON TO NO.1 FOR THE THIRD WEEK!

  THE FOUNDATION RADIO NETWORK TOP 20 ALBUMS/CD’S (NY)  7/2/16 TW        LW      WOC  TITLE                                    ARTIST                        LABEL 1 1          7          WE REMEMBER DENNIS BROWN (3) VARIOUS ARTISTS   VP 2 3          5          Ride Out Your Storm              George Nooks                         Tad’s Records 3 6          8          Cultural Ambassador              Tippa Lee                        Stones Throw Records 4 5          9          Freedom...
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WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN, AS “BABA BOOM” BY BUNNY LYE LYE & BUCKY JO TAKES OVER THE NO.1 SPOT

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July 23, 2016
WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN, AS “BABA BOOM” BY BUNNY LYE LYE & BUCKY JO TAKES OVER THE NO.1 SPOT

THE FOUNDATION RADIO NETWORK TOP 30 MUSIC CHART (NY)            7/22/16 TW      LW WOC TITLE                                      ARTIST                                   LABEL                       HPR 1          2       15        BA BA BOOM (1) BUNNY LYE LYE/BUCKY JO  MUSICAL AMBASSADOR #1 2          6       8          Cultural Ambassador              Tippa...
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THE END OF AN ERA, AS THE LAST VCR ROLLS OFF THE FACTORY LINE!

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July 22, 2016
THE END OF AN ERA, AS THE LAST VCR ROLLS OFF THE FACTORY LINE!

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) – The world’s last videocassette recorder is set to roll off the factory line as a Japanese manufacturer ends production of the once booming home-theater technology. Funai Electric, which says it is the world’s last VCR manufacturer, pointed to a sharp decline in demand and trouble sourcing parts for its decision...
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ERIC DONALDSON, HALF PINT, LEROY SIBBLES, AND PAM HALL, HEAD TO THE “RISE UP REGGAE CONCERT” IN NAIROBI, KENYA, OCTOBER 1!

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July 21, 2016
ERIC DONALDSON, HALF PINT, LEROY SIBBLES, AND PAM HALL, HEAD TO THE “RISE UP REGGAE CONCERT” IN NAIROBI, KENYA, OCTOBER 1!

The two music legends will be joined on stage by other reggae greats including Leroy Sibbles, Pam Hall, Endel Major and Kenya’s self-proclaimed “First Lady” of reggae Nazizi. The event dubbed the Rise Up Reggae Concert will be held at Carnivore on October 1, 2016. Donaldson is known for hits such as Cherry Oh...
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