Jamaica-the small Axe, pt 3: When di music hit, yuh feel no pain


In this segment there is little need to do any build up. The beauty and impact of reggae music is felt far across the globe, making it the most popular music genre for the past 40 years. It’s ironic that as a child growing up, the knee-grow puppet under the decrepit former colonial Brutish system, would refuse to play home grown music unless it was a cover of some American Soul, Country and Western or other music. In fact as a pre-teen, fucking Tom Jones and Engleburt Humpadick were more popular than ANY local musician you can ever name, due to Air time and the decision that OUR musical expression was not proper or decent for the ears of the Islands elite.

Now with Caucasian musical legends like Willie Nelson, Snead O’Connor and numerous other artists including Africans in America (completing the circle) have sampled or have had reggae artist on their tracks. Sit back and check out the music of the small Axe that is Jamaica. A music that caant dun!

 

History of Jamaican Music

6 thoughts on “Jamaica-the small Axe, pt 3: When di music hit, yuh feel no pain

  1. Hey brother! I clearly remember when Roots Rock, Reggae hit the black American radio. It was Summer 1976 because I remember I was 15 and used to sit outside daily with my radio. It played for 3 weeks on the R & B, and I used to wait for it. I loved roots reggae from that time. I didn’t hear it again for 13 years, and I never let it go since then.

    It’s ironic that Chris Blackwell said black Americans could never be interested in roots reggae. But Bob Marley knew. The message is in the song itself. Thanks Bob, for whatever you did to get that song on “the R & B”!! That’s like Taj Mahal said in his song St. Kitts Woman he sang, “they will never know what it is you need”. We black people know what it is we need. We feed each other musically. We vibe off each other across oceans, like no other race when it comes to music. There are absolutely no boundaries in black music.
    “It’s that spirit, moving in your soul, make me think of some ancestors, who lived a long time ago” St Kitts Woman by Taj Mahal.

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    1. Chris Blackwell, smdh..getting more credit than he deserves, even till today. Folks acted like he discovered the Wailers. Still the creator used him for a reason and the rest is our story.

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  2. So, Hit me wit musiic, hit me with music!! I’m born in the USA, but I’m as Jamaican as any Jamaican! I’m also as African as any Africa born African!!!

    I ascribe to Peter Tosh’s philosophy – No care where you come from, as long as you’re a black man (woman) you’re an Africaaaaaan!! No mine your nationality, you have got the i-den-ti-ty of an Africaaaaan! If you come from Canada, If you come from Miami, If you come from Switzerland, If you come from Germany…..

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