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Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
"Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)" is a 1980 single by jazz trumpeter Tom Browne. The single -- a memoir of the neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens where Browne was born and raised -- is from his second solo album, Love Approach. Browne got the idea for the song while he was at his parents' home. The vocals for the single were provided by Toni Smith (Thomassina Carrollyne Smith), who also helped compose the song. The song hit number one on the U.S. R&B chart for a month. "Funkin' for Jamaica" peaked at number nine on the dance chart and made the Top 10 on the UK singles chart.
In 1981 a British group, the Evasions, released a hit song titled "Wikka Wrap". This is a parody of UK broadcaster Alan Whicker, but also a parody (some might say sample) of "Funkin' For Jamaica".
In 1996, The song was sampled by Quad City DJ's for their song, "Quad City Funk" on the album "Get On Up And Dance"
DJ Tōwa Tei released his remix cover version as a single in both 1999 and 2001, which featured Les Nubians on vocals, performing part of the song in French.
In 2000, the song was featured on the Bob Baldwin album BobBaldwin.com with Tom Browne performing.
In 2001, the song's intro was sampled on the Mariah Carey single "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" for the soundtrack to Carey's film Glitter. The song has also been sampled by N.W.A., EPMD, Snoop Dogg, Keith Murray, Erykah Badu, Shaquille O' Neal, The Black Eyed Peas and others.
In 2006, contemporary jazz guitarist Patrick Yandall covered the song from his album "Samoa Soul."
Once a Spanish possession known as
, in 1655
it came under the rule of Santiago
(later England ), and was called Great Britain .
It achieved full independence from the Jamaica on United Kingdom 6
August 1962. With 2.8 million people, it is
the third most populous Anglophone country in the Americas, after the United
States and Canada. is the country's largest city and its capital, with a population of
937,700. Kingston has a large diaspora around the world, due to emigration from the
The indigenous people, the Taíno, called it Xaymaca in Arawakan, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water" or the "Land of Springs".
Colloquially Jamaicans refer to their home island as the "Rock", whereof further slang names like "Jamrock", "Jamdown" ("Jamdung" in Jamaican Patois), or briefly "Ja", have derived.
Though a small nation, Jamaican culture has a strong global presence. The musical genres reggae, ska, mento, rocksteady, dub, and, more recently, dancehall and ragga all originated in the island's vibrant, popular urban recording industry. Jamaica also played an important role in the development of punk rock, through reggae and ska. Reggae has also influenced American rap music, as they share roots as rhythmic, African styles of music. Some rappers, such as The Notorious B.I.G. and Heavy D, are of Jamaican descent. Internationally known reggae musician Bob Marley was also Jamaican.
Many other internationally known artists were born in Jamaica, including Millie Small, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Big Youth, Jimmy Cliff, Dennis Brown, Desmond Dekker, Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Shaggy, Grace Jones, Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Buju Banton, Sean Paul, I Wayne, Bounty Killer and many others. Band artist groups that came from Jamaica include Black Uhuru, Third World Band, Inner Circle, Chalice Reggae Band, Culture, Fab Five and Morgan Heritage. The genre jungle emerged from London's Jamaican diaspora. The birth of hip-hop in New York City owed much to the city's Jamaican community.
It was a blue party and Anj had made a wonderful set with blues and other danceable music.
Again we had complains about lag. The guests that had been heavenly equipped with lots of scripts lowered it and we thank them to do that. Here are the snapshots of the event.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
This is not our first blues party. More about the blues on this blog at:
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"Blue (Da Ba Dee)" is a song by Italian group Eiffel 65. It was released in October 1998 as the lead single from their debut album Europop (1999). The song is the group's most popular single, reaching number one in many countries such as Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, Norway, Australia, and Germany, as well as reaching No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. In the United Kingdom, the song originally entered the Top 40 purely on import sales. It was only the third single to do this. The song also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 2001 Grammy Awards.
Blue, written by Eiffel 65 lead singer Jeffrey Jey, keyboardist Maurizio Lobina, and producer Massimo Gabutti, was inspired from group member Maurizio Lobina's composed opening piano hook. The producers of the song then came up with the idea for a dance song. Jey stated his inspiration for the lyrics were on how a person picked his lifestyle. The color blue as the main topic of the song was picked at random, with Lobina telling him to write nonsensical lyrics. Lobina came up with the "da ba dee" hook at the end of this line.
Eiffel 65 are an Italian three-piece Italo dance/Eurodance group consisting of Jeffrey Jey, Gabry Ponte and Maurizio Lobina. They are known chiefly for their high-charting singles, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" and "Move Your Body", and their 1999 studio album Europop. Their next two albums, Contact! (2001) and their 2003 self-titled album, did not have much international success, but still managed to chart in Italy.
I'm Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Misheard lyrics