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Category: Jamaica

Saturday, March 21st

sounds of Jamaica

Buju Banton (1973-), live (studio), Jamaica (Kingston), 3/20/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.

—Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926-)

Thursday, January 23rd

basement jukebox

Alton Ellis (1938-2008), “Breaking Up,” 1968

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, December 26th

basement jukebox

Desmond Dekker (1941-2006) & The Aces, “Israelites” (D. Dekker, L. Kong), 1968

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, October 18th

sounds of Jamaica

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

 

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lagniappe

reading table

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

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

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, April 20th

timeless

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

 

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lagniappe

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

 

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Talking and singing, 1988

 

Thursday, January 28th

sounds of Jamaica

Burning Spear, live, Paris, 1988

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