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Category: Jamaica

Friday, October 18th

sounds of Jamaica

Koffee (2000-), “Haffi Make It,” “Under Pressure,” live, Germany (Cologne), 7/5/19




reading table

at evening tide
clinging to the flotsam . . .
a katydid

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue


random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, April 20th


Wailers (Bob Marley, vocals, guitar; Peter Tosh, vocals, guitar; Bunny Wailer, vocals, percussion, et al.), “Stir It Up” (B. Marley), live (studio), London,  1973


Wednesday, September 20th

sounds of Jamaica

Gregory Isaacs (1951-2010), “Kingston 14” (Made in Jamaica), 2006




random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, September 19th

sounds of Jamaica

Lee “Scratch” Perry, Junior Murvin, The Heptones, The Congos, The Upsetters, “Play On Mr. Music,” live, Jamaica (Roots Rock Reggae [1977])


Monday, September 18th

sounds of Jamaica

Burning Spear, live, France (Carhaix), 1999


Saturday, September 16th

sounds of Jamaica

Sugar Minott (1956-2010)

Live, London, 1984



Talking and singing, 1988


Thursday, January 28th

sounds of Jamaica

Burning Spear, live, Paris, 1988

Tuesday, October 21st


John Holt, singer, songwriter, July 11, 1947-October 19, 2014

Paragons (John Holt, lead vocals), “The Tide Is High” (J. Holt), 1967


Friday, June 13th

sounds of Brazil & Jamaica

Slavish imitation. Contrived reinvention. Tributes usually leave me wondering why they even bothered. Not this.

Gilberto Gil (1942-), Tribute to Bob Marley, live, Brazil (Sao Paulo), 2001

Wednesday, May 21st

two takes

Grace Jones with Sly & Robbie, “My Jamaican Guy”

Live, Jamaica (Kingston), late ’80s


Recording, 1982

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