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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!”

BUNNY WAILER THE REGGAE WARRIOR, SPEAKS AGAIN!

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July 20, 2014
BUNNY WAILER THE REGGAE WARRIOR, SPEAKS AGAIN!

Bunny Wailer says he is a survivor and the last keeper of the reggae flame, and he has little time for record companies, legal issues or stars such as Snoop Dogg Survivor: Bunny Wailer formed The Wailers in Kingston, Jamaica with his friends Bob Marley and Peter Tosh By Jim Carroll– There are certain things...
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RICHIE SPICE TO DONATE PART PROCEEDS FROM HIS PERFORMANCES TO “FOOD FOR THE POOR” JAMAICA!

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July 20, 2014
FFP president Andrew Mahfood & Richie Spice

Richie Spice– International reggae singer and songwriter, Richell ‘Richie Spice’ Bonner, is to make available a percentage of the proceeds from his performances locally and overseas to charity organisation, Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica. The entertainer made the disclosure during a media and celebrity appreciation function hosted by the charity organisation at Usain Bolt’sTracks and Records recently, where...
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“MY BOY LOLLIPOP” INTRODUCES TEENAGED-SINGER MILLIE SMALL TO THE WORLD!

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July 20, 2014
“MY BOY LOLLIPOP” INTRODUCES TEENAGED-SINGER MILLIE SMALL TO THE WORLD!

Millie Small– By Shereita Grizzle– The year was 1964, the song was My Boy Lollipop, and the singer was a teenage Jamaican girl named Millie Small. The single was only a cover of Barbie Gaye’s 1956 hit, but it undoubtedly catapulted the young singer into the international spotlight and cemented her space in the...
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SALUTING VINCENT “RANDY” CHIN OF VP RECORDS!

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July 20, 2014
VincentRandyChin:VPRecords

  By Howard Campbell— Vincent ‘Randy’ Chin— VINCENT ‘Randy’ Chin was trying to establish himself as a music producer in January 1962 when he first met a Trinidadian singer named Lord Creator at the Havana nightclub in Kingston. Accompanying him that evening was journalist Raymond Sharpe. After the show, Lord Creator recalls Chin and...
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REMEMBERING NOTED JAMAICAN PHOTOGRAPHER KEN RAMSAY!

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July 20, 2014
Ken Ramsay

 Top: Sample of work of Ramsay on display Bottom: From left: Clyde McKenzie, Howard Hamilton and Earl Witter exchange pleasantries at the opening of the exhibition. A small group gathered at the Redbones Blues Café in St Andrew on Thursday evening to pay homage to noted Jamaican photographer, the late Ken Ramsay. The event...
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AN UPSET SANCHEZ WALKS OFF REGGAE SUMFEST STAGE!

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July 20, 2014
AN UPSET SANCHEZ WALKS OFF REGGAE SUMFEST STAGE!

  ‘Wild’ Sanchez— MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – An upset Sanchez walked off stage after complaining about the quality of the sound coming from his microphone on International Night 2 of Reggae Sumfest in the resort town. The singer who consistently complained to the engineers to “set the mike”, temporarily left the stage much to...
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ACTOR JAMES GARNER OF “THE ROCKFORD FILES” FAME, DIES AT 86!

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July 20, 2014
JamesGarner

 | By LYNN ELBER LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western “Maverick” led to a stellar career in TV and films such as “The Rockford Files” and his Oscar-nominated “Murphy’s Romance,” has died, police said. He was 86. He was found dead of natural causes at his...
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BOUNTY KILLER SUPPORTS THE CHURCH’S OBJECTION TO REPEALING THE BUGGERY LAW IN JAMAICA!

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July 19, 2014
Bounty Killer and his late mother Miss Ivy in church

Supports anti-gay stance Lashes out at Alkaline Bounty Killer— By Claudia Gardner— Deejay Bounty Killer says he is throwing his full support behind the Church’s anti-homosexuality stance and its objection to the repealing of the buggery act. Bounty Killer made his comments during an interview with THE STAR shortly after his performance at Reggae Sumfest’s Dancehall...
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CHRIS MEREDITH KEEPS MAKING THOSE RIDDIMS!

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July 19, 2014
CHRIS MEREDITH KEEPS MAKING THOSE RIDDIMS!

  MEREDITH… a bit too much computers in the music… LAST year when bass player Chris Meredith decided on a return to music production he wanted his comeback project to reflect the sound that inspired him as a youth — stripped-down roots-reggae. While listening to a number of 1970s ‘rhythms’, he found one particularly...
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JAMAICA’S SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST DOWNSOUND RECORDING STUDIO’S LOCATION IN RESIDENTIAL AREA!

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July 19, 2014
JAMAICA’S SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST DOWNSOUND RECORDING STUDIO’S LOCATION IN RESIDENTIAL AREA!

   Joe Bagdanovich— KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Supreme Court has handed down a judgement giving the owners of the popular Downsound recording studio at 43 St Andrew Park, a property zoned for residential use, to return the premises to its original use by September 16. The decision ends a long battle between the music...
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