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  1. #21
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    Re: TOPIC OF THE WEEK - Quintessential Jamaica Song


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  2. #22
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    Re: TOPIC OF THE WEEK - Quintessential Jamaica Song

    so we see what 0n your mind?

  3. #23
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    I plan to skip the obvious by suggesting the obvious. Although the Fab 5 did a wonderful job with it...I'll go with the original by Eric Donaldson. A Festival Winner I do believe.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgk0yj_rFdc

    It certainly tells the story with a memorable and uplifting melody and lyric. [And while someday when 'Herb' has been legalized everywhere and people all over the world enjoy the advantages of its many wonderful benefits...thus raising Peter Tosh and his ode to 'Legalize It' to a higher and even more deserved awareness and respect...]
    I'm going with 'Land of My Birth'

    I find myself humming it frequently.
    Last edited by Reggae plus; 05-07-2014 at 12:35 AM.
    ROOTS REGGAE and the music it influenced *R U L E S*. Anything else is, at best, 2nd best.

  4. #24
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    Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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    showing my age

    Belafonte Island in the sun
    https://youtu.be/1tAgYj1vsHs

    and, of couse, Jamaica Farewell
    https://youtu.be/X-PTafd-ymQ


    But, unlike Harry I didn't leave my little girl from Kingston Town. She left with me. 45 years ago.
    Last edited by Nat; 12-23-2015 at 04:14 PM.

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