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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Culture to Culture: Happy Birthday Suga Roy!

For the past few weeks we've been exploring Joe
Gibbs via music, and the adventure continues a
little more.
In 1978, Joe Gibbs, along with Coxsone Dodd and
a few others produced the song "Jah Jah See Dem
Ah Come" which was performed by Joseph 'Culture'
Hill, becoming a Reggae anthem and a hit record
for the group Culture.
The chune was an instant hit because of the lyrics:
'jah jah see dem ah come / but I n I ah conqueror...'
The problems and challenges our Mother and Fathers
faced in their day, are no different than what their
parents faced, which is no different than what we
face today.  In the end, we conquer our problems
and trials; that's why we're here!
30 years later, the song was adapted to include
the vocals of Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal ft.
Gyptian and went to the #1 spot in England and
stayed on the charts for several weeks.  The remake
of the chune also gained the trio new fans who
appreciate Culture's music and legacy.
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch Suga Roy & Conrad
Crystal ft. Gyptian and "Jah Jah See Dem Ah Come"
here (the original studio version from Culture, as
well as Culture performing the chune live are included
in the download pack).
P.S.  Happy Birthday to Suga Roy who celebrates
his birthday today, October 19th, 2010!

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