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Frankie Paul Transitions at 52

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Frankie Paul was dubbed the Jamiacan Stevie Wonder early in his career. He was born blind yet gained a small visual capacity following an eye operation. Like Stevie, Frankie also played the keyboard and various other instruments.  Born in 1965, Frankie came from the generation of Jamaican children born after Independence. Frankie ‘Dancehall’ Paul was part of the computerized age of Jamaican popular music evident in many of his popular songs, including Casanova, Head to Toe, Sarah and Shame Dem.

Some of his most successful recordings included ‘Worries in The Dance’, ‘Big and Ready’ with rapper Heavy D and Supercat, ‘Kushumpeng’ and ‘Alicia’. Frankie Paul recorded his first single, “African Princess,” in 1980, when he was just 15 years old.

As news of Frankie Paul’s death emerged, David Rodigan‏, tweeted “His incomparable voice and songs are his legacy.” Shaggy posted a clip of Paul during his last appearance Irie FM  saying; “We have lost one of our biggest voices in Dance Hall/Reggae today! #FrankiePaul R.I.P Frankie Condolences to the family.”Dancehall DJ Tony Matterhorn posted a video on his Instagram page with the caption”… greatest #soundkillerartist and one of the legend(s) who ran the dancehall for decades”

 

A look back at Billboard’s top 3 Reggae Albums 2016

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3. Alkaline, New Level Unlocked

2. Jah9, 9

 

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The most loved and hated in JA

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He’s likely more loved AND hated in JA than his number one muse and that’s why I say he’s the best.

Clovis Jamaica’s Number 1 Cartoonist

Clovis Critics

Critics often respond to his daily toons with letters to the editor of the Observer. You can’t please everyone.

Check out some recent comments from his most passionate opponents and supporters below

The cartoon is utterly scurrilous and defamatory. We view the cartoon as dangerously irresponsible, and call on the
Observer to publicly apologise to the party for the damage it has done to its reputation…. 

Another reader sounded off on the cartoonist after singing him praises just a few sentences earlier.

….Here is a great talent wasted on a rabid partisanship that many times crosses the line of vulgarity and sometimes borders on obscenity. It is a waste of talent.

 

 

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Greensleeves Celebrates 40 Years

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Commemorative Concert in NYC 6-21-17

Greensleeves celebrates 40 years this 2017 and they are bringing in the big year with commemorative product releases and events in London, Paris and New York this summer. On June 21st, the label will hold a 40th anniversary celebration concert at BB King Times Square featuring Alborosie, Queen Ifrica and Addis Pablo paying homage to the tremendous impact Greensleeves has had on reggae music. Also on June 21st, Paris Music Day, the label plans to commemorate with an outdoor sound system performance by Blackboard Jungle Sound on the grounds of the Cite De La Musique: Philharmonie De Paris in Paris, France (the current site for the reggae culture exhibit Jamaica Jamaica) Events will continue in London through August and September including the Greensleeves 40th celebration concert at the One Love Reggae & Dub Festival.

 

 

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Sean Paul-No Lie

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“No Lie”
(feat. Dua Lipa)

[Dua Lipa:] Feel your eyes, They all over me Don’t be shy, Take control of me Get the vibe It’s gonna be lit tonight[Sean Paul:]
Baby girl, yuh a carry ten ton a fatness,
Gimme some a dat
Mixed with the badness,
Look how she act
She a black goddess,
But turn up,
Don’t stop

It’s a good piece of mentals under the cap
Hot piece of gear, mami love all your chat
Watching every step of the pep of the what you got
Stayin’ in my brain, mama when you’re out of touch
And my aim is to give you this love

Hypnotic the way you move
Let me acknowledge the way you do
And I would not lie or play with you
Beam me up like Scottie, baby girl
It’s so hypnotic, the way you move
That’s why I wanted to get to you
And I would not lie or play with you
Move so hypnotic

[Dua Lipa & Sean Paul:]
No lie
Girl we never miss
Feel your eyes,
They’re all over me
Don’t be shy,
Take control of me
Get the vibe
It’s gonna be lit tonight
Girl we never miss, girl we never miss
No lie

Hypnotized,
Pull another one
It’s alright,
I know what you want
Get the vibe
It’s gonna be lit tonight
Girl we never miss, girl we never miss
No lie

Feels how we do it
No lie
It’s always how we do it
No lie
Feels how we do it
It’s gonna be lit tonight
No lie

Feels how we do it
No lie
It’s always how we do it
No lie
Feels how we do it
It’s gonna be lit tonight
No lie

[Sean Paul:]
I’m so lit, so lit, my girl
So let me see you roll it, roll it, my girl
Me love it when you bend and fold it
Now let me bone it
And let me own it, my girl
Give you pon the style that I have mastered
Hoist you up, baby girl, that’s my word
Give you that good lovin’ that is preferred
You deserve it, so don’t be scared

It’s hypnotic the way you move
Let me acknowledge the way you do
And I would not lie or play you
Beam me up like Scottie, baby girl
It’s so hypnotic, the way you move
That’s why I wanted to get to you
And I would not lie or play you
Move so hypnotic

[Dua Lipa & Sean Paul:]
No lie
Girl never miss
Feel your eyes,
They’re all over me
Don’t be shy,
Take control of me
Get the vibe it’s gonna be lit tonight
Girl we never miss, girl we never miss
No lie

Hypnotized,
Pull another one
It’s alright,
I know what you want
Get the vibe
It’s gonna be lit tonight
Girl we never miss, girl we never miss
No lie

Feels how we do it
No lie
It’s always how we do it
No lie
Feels how we do it
It’s gonna be lit tonight
No lie

Feels how we do it
No lie
It’s always how we do it
No lie
Feels how we do it
It’s gonna be lit tonight
No lie

Shake that body, let me see you just do it
Girl, hundred percent
No lie
Move that body, let me see you just do it
Girl, go on represent
No lie
Shake that body, let me see you just do it
To the fullest extent
No lie
Move that body, let me see you just do it
Girl, you’re magnificent
No lie

Feel your eyes,
They’re all over me
Don’t be shy,
Take control of me
Get the vibe
It’s gonna be lit tonight
Girl we never miss, girl we never miss
No lie

Hypnotized,
Pull another one
It’s alright,
I know what you want
Get the vibe
It’s gonna be lit tonight
Girl we never miss, girl we never miss
No lie

Feels how we do it
No lie
It’s always how we do it
No lie
Feels how we do it
It’s gonna be lit tonight
No lie

Feels how we do it
No lie
It’s always how we do it
No lie
Feels how we do it
It’s gonna be lit tonight
No lie

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Matisyahu-One Day Lyrics

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“One Day”

Sometimes I lay
Under the moon
And thank God I’m breathing
Then I pray
Don’t take me soon
‘Cause I am here for a reasonSometimes in my tears I drown
But I never let it get me down
So when negativity surrounds
I know some day it’ll all turn around because…

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don’t wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [6x]

It’s not about
Win or lose
‘Cause we all lose
When they feed on the souls of the innocent
Blood-drenched pavement
Keep on moving though the waters stay raging

In this maze you can lose your way (your way)
It might drive you crazy but don’t let it faze you, no way (no way)

Sometimes in my tears I drown (I drown)
But I never let it get me down (get me down)
So when negativity surrounds (surrounds)
I know some day it’ll all turn around because…

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don’t wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [6x]

One day this all will change
Treat people the same
Stop with the violence
Down with the hate

One day we’ll all be free
And proud to be
Under the same sun
Singing songs of freedom like
One day [4x]

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don’t wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [6x]

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UB40-Red Red Wine-lyrics

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Red Red Wine
(originally by Neil Diamond)

Red, red wine
Goes to my head
Makes me forget that I
Still need her soRed, red wine
It’s up to you
All I can do, I’ve done
But memories won’t go
No, memories won’t go

I’d have sworn
That with time
Thoughts of you would leave my head
I was wrong
Now I find
Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine
Stay close to me
Don’t let me be alone
It’s tearin’ apart
My blue, blue heart

[Red Red Wine Toast Section]

Red red wine you make me feel so fine
You keep me rocking all of the time
Red red wine you make me feel so grand
I feel a million dollars when you’re just in my hand
Red red wine you make me feel so sad
Any time I see you go it makes me feel bad
Red red wine you make me feel so fine
Monkey pack him rizla pon the sweet dep line
Red red wine you give me whole heap of zing
Whole heap of zing make me do me own thing
Red red wine you really know how fi love
Your kind of loving like a blessing from above
Red red wine I love you right from the start
Right from the start with all of my heart
Red red wine in a 80’s style
Red red wine in a modern beat style, yeah

Give me little time, help me clear up me mind
Give me little time, help me clear up me mind
Give me Red wine the kind make me feel fine
Make me feel fine all of the time
Red red wine you make me feel so fine
Monkey pack him rizla pon the sweet dep line
The line broke, the monkey get choke
Burn bad ganja pon him little rowing boat

Red red wine I’m gonna hold to you
Hold on to you cause I know your love true
Red red wine I’m gonna love you till I die
Love you till I die and that’s no lie
Red red wine can’t get you off my mind
Wherever you may be I’ll surely find
I’ll surely find
Make no fuss
Just stick with us.

Red red wine you really know how fi love
Your kind of loving like a blessing from above
Red red wine I love you right from the start
Right from the start with all of my heart
Red red wine you really know how fi love
Your kind of loving like a blessing from above
Red red wine you give me whole heap of zing
Whole heap of zing make me do me own thing
Red red wine in a 80’s style
Red red wine in a modern beat style, yeah.

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