3 Reggae Memories - Reggae Month

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Hello Hive!

It's my first contribution to this community, for this initiative of @dmilliz to celebrate Reggae Month/Black History Month.

What I must tell you, is that if you're ever feeling down or need to lively up your mood, just listen to some reggae music.

The world needs more reggae:
Reggae music spreads messages of peace, love and equality.
Music of Jamaica evokes happiness.
At a party, everyone just wants to dance and have a good time.

Here I'm sharing 3 links to some of my all time favourite reggae songs / artistes / and music videos, which brings back fond memories.

Jamaica - the land of my birth. 😍

Women are confident and comfortable with their sensual side (something I adore) regardless of age and size. You'll have no doubt of this if you ever happen to experience a night in Jamaica, or you can see some videos online to give you a real understanding. 🙃

My First Song:

Jimmy Cliff

We All Are One.

My utmost respect for Jimmy Cliff!
This song resonates well with me. I can recall sitting on a school bus going to primary school pondering the lyrics. Now it all makes sense to me.

The music shows just how pure and good for the soul it is, when people regardless of colour or race, come together to celebrate and have a good time.
Such a strong message!

My Favourite line is "the only difference I can see in humans, is the conscience and the shade of the skin"

Jimmy Cliff is one of my favourite artiste of all time.

My Second Song:

Beres Hammond

What One Dance Can Do

I love me a Beres Hammond.
I've been listening to Beres from I was a child. In my early adult years I used to attend Reggae Sumfest, one of the biggest reggae festivals in Montego Bay Jamaica, and whenever Beres was on the line-up of performing artistes, my boss knew not to put me on the morning shift the next day.
Reason, Beres normally comes on in the wee hours of the morning after you "Bleach All Night" (party all night) and you need your sun shades now to watch his performance - pure good vibes 😎

It's so hard to choose with Beres. I could have just done "ini-mini-miny-moe" where Beres is concerned and I would be happy with any song. This choice was a tie with his follow up song - "She Loves Me Now."

Beres' music is from the Lovers Rock Genre of Reggae music. You know those olden days when you go to a night club, or a dance hall as we like to call it in Jamaica.
Lovers rock music is when you dance with a girl on the dance floor and then you might start to make a connection with each other.

My Third Song:

Shabba Ranks


I love me a Shabba!
"Mr Loverman", who sings his popular song "Love Punany Bad" - an international song which defines what Shabba is all about (and most Jamaican men, ahem! I mean most guys😜, well, and some girls too).
Shabba is a "Girls Man", A "Bedroom Bully", always a "Trailor Load Of Girls" for Shabba.

Shabba's performances at Reggae Sunsplash always had the wow effect and was always highly anticipated like that of a Michael Jackson performance. You know that Shabba was never gonna appear on stage in an ordinary manner.
Shabba Enters Stage Right From Helicopter , one of his unforgettable stunts.

I love all of Shabbas songs, but I selected this one because it's his duet with another of my favourite artiste Maxi Priest.

I've selected these three artists and these three songs, but trust me, there are so many reggae songs from other genres like Dance Hall Music that I absolutely love, which makes me miss home sweet home every time I hear them.

Please rock along, and I'm looking forward to some other Reggae Tunes during Reggae Month :)

Have an Irie Sunday!

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Oh Wow! Thank you for featuring my post and shining the light on Jamaica 😄 :)

Puuuull up Selectah!😀
You done know,i "Love Punany Bad", Beres is da Boss (of Lovers Rock)
and i never saw the video to Jimmy Cliffs "We all are one"....beautiful!
Especially the End 😊
Nice selection, Camille!

🤣😂😅OMG!! Thank you so much!
This post brought back so many memories of my life in Jamaica.
Yes, the ending of Jimmy Cliffs video gave me goose bumps.

I love love love Jimmy Cliff and Beres.
Two very underrated artistes.

Walk good my friend!

You're welcome!
Journey well, as well,my friend 😊
1 Love


This we all are one track is fire! I can get down with that message fore sure

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Thanks @bigtakosensei ! It is for sure. I believe that track "We All Are One" slipped under the radar.
I remember making a mental note of how good that song made me feel as a little girl growing up in Jamaica. I was very young and I knew many of Jimmy Cliff's main stream songs like "Harder They Come" and "Sitting In Limbo", and could instantly recognize his voice and music. Somehow, whenever this song came on, a bell would ring "Oh My Favourite Song" then I'd hear the radio announcer say Jimmy Cliff, and I always thought, (if you don't see the video you'd probably get that too) wow, that's a Jamaican song?! That's a big hit!😊😍

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Oh what a good selection!
Beres Hammond and Jimmy Cliff are indeed legends. Funny how I knew the songs but have never seen the music videos or I did when I was younger but can't remember.

And Shabba does know how to entertain 😄

Good selection and good vibes to start my Sunday 😊

Also hoping more will follow suit, so we can enjoy more good vibes together.

Enjoy the new week!

Thank you very much @tanjakolader
I thank you for your post, that's what brought my attention to this topic in the community. I enjoyed my walk down memory lane.
Beres Hammond did not take off on the international scene like many other notable artiste, but the man can sing. So much soul!
Jimmy Cliff - I'd love to have a conversation with him one day. In my past job, I was lucky to meet lots of entertainers, but not Jimmy Cliff :(
His music and lyrics tell a lot about his journey in life and I totally get it!
Funnily, his real surname is Chambers, my family name, so chances are that we might be related 😊😅

Was my pleasure 😊

Oh that's so cool! Hope you'll get to meet Jimmy Cliff too, to "pick his brain". I also find his voice very soothing; it has something unique. And cross those fingers haha

Love the vibes!
Fi real with Beres you could choose any song and its a classic anyone anywhere can listen too.

My word, I haven't seen or heard that Jimmy Cliff in ages, really like that video, it really gives that one love vibes Reggae music is all about. And what a location, in Brazil where there is such a melting pot of colours and race.

What I love about that Shabba and Maxi song, its classy as well as rugged, the artiste vibes blend really well together.

and most Jamaican men, ahem! I mean most guys😜, well, and some girls too).

HAHAH a lot more girls than back in the days ( looks to the left at my co-worker 😄)

Wicked selection @millycf1976, thanks for this post. Would love to know how the Reggae scene is/was in the Philippines.

Thank you very much @dmilliz
This post brought me down memory lane and re-energized me in a positive way.

I know Japan is big on Jamaican Dancehall & Reggae Music, so no surprise Japanese, Junko Kudo held the Dancehall Queen title 😍

Here in the Philippines, they do play some Bob Marley, but I'm not sure if the full meaning, understanding and appreciation translates. It cracks me up when I go to my local Gaisano Mall and I hear them blasting out some Vybz Kartel songs (which you know needs to be censored 🤣) that I would never ever hear on a radio in Jamaica, and then next minute there's a break for Mass and I'm hearing "Holy Mary Mother Of Grace..."! I think that hilarious😂🤣 and I just love it!!!!

Yes mi dear, I felt like I could see glimpses of those memories.

Yeah man, Reggae is BIG here, the last few years its been on a down trend, but it never dies. A HUGE Reggae wave coming soon here though, I can feel it. So many young dancers here , I mean like ages 7-14.

HAHHA, they have no clue what they listening to, just vibes catch dem. 🤣🤣🤣
Yo, Reggae and Dancehall is so powerful.

You know, I feel like you know my brother, Kevin Jackson, IDK

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Kevin Jackson soon very familiar. I wouldn't be surprised :)
I know Ovando and met his wife on Hive.
It's such a small world.

I wouldn't be surprised either.

HAHAH yes! Especially when you come form Jamaica! 😄

Yes, it's always nice to meet Jamaicans when overseas. Are you fluent in Japanese now?
I used to work at Half Moon in Montego Bay and in the 90's Japanese was the biggest clientele. I fell in love with Japan and the Japanese culture, and I still have a very good friend there. It's hard to communicate because she speaks very little English, and I speak no Japanese. The online translation is hilarious sometimes. I can get the gist of what she's trying to say, but never quite sure how much we understand each other :)