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Remarks:

Damian is the last son of Bob Marley, who died when he was two. His mother was Cindy Breakspeare, a Jamaican beauty queen who was all but white. The chorus is sung by Stephen Marley, his half-brother, son of Bob and Rita Marley. Though it never charted, it is one of those songs I can play over and over again.

Lyrics:

It’s all right

[Chorus: Stephen Marley]
Said she wants my loving all night
And when she get it, she’ll be all right (all right)
Said she wants my loving all night
And when she get it, she’ll be all right

[Verse 1: Stephen Marley]
Now she call me on the phone and said she’s home alone
And she want me to come over and her house a home
Well I gave it to her once
And I liked how she responds
Well now i’m in trouble
Yeah

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
It seems she needs to oil her spine
Tell all a gyal toast bread can’t build di putty gold mine
Need all di doctor to fish with di essential slime
She tell me she want signal di plane n’ time me want slow wine
Turn on di HBO she want fi watch Showtime
Give her di cordless microphone, she want di one with line
Seem like me and young gyal ya just can’t combine
So it’s sour like lime
Running it down the line Mr. Muffin one timr

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
She call mi pon di I-95
How mi ah tek so long she ah wonder which car mi drive
Tired fi listen album now and she want me live
Tell me she want mi fi come knock her out till she can’t revive
SO!…Ah so mi planet and di stars align
She tell me she want me know which part her hills and valley dem join
Seh she want me ride her like a Ferrari sign
Put appointment aside
Nothing can’t compromise
Fi di vibes I provide
BIM!

[Solo: Stephen Marley]
She wants my loving all night
When she get it, she all right
She wants my loving all night

[Verse 4]
I shouldn’t make no physical contact, tell her fi hold down and still she just can’t quiet
Seh mi tek her up and tun her inna $@# maniac
Telling me dat I compliment her natural habitat
Well…it seem like she deaf or she blind
Want come step inna mi life when time she deh far behind
Want mi play her rhythm till di tape want rewind
And she nah watch no time
And she just nah resign till she see the sunshine
OK!

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Remarks:

This is one of those songs that I have played to death, but the song Marcia Griffiths is most famous for makes me kind of cringe: “Electric Slide” (1989), one of the three songs that everyone seems to know how to dance to. In the late 1970s she was part of the I-Three, along with Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt, the backing singers for Bob Marley.

I wrote down the lyrics from the song – I could not find them on the Internet – so some of them might be misheard.

Lyrics:

Children of Israel you’ve got to serve I
Children of Israel you got to stay in line
Survival is the game
And we’re still the same
in creation
Even among nations

None shall escape the judgement
Those persecutors of Israel
Right from the throne of Zion
To the rivers of Babylon
I’ll walk the valley of darkness and
I will fear no evil
The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory
The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory

None shall escape the judgement
Those persecutors of Israel
Right from the throne of Zion
To the rivers of Babylon
I’ll walk the valley of darkness and
I will fear no evil
The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory
The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory

Children of Israel we’ve got to come together
Children of Israel let’s try to make it better
Sorrows are a joy
To make a brighter tomorrow
In creation
Cant’ walk the streets of division

None shall escape the judgement
Those persecutors of Israel
Right from the throne of Zion
To the rivers of Babylon
I’ll walk the valley of darkness and
I will …

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I found an old cassette tape of mine. It has songs, in bits and in full, that I recorded from New York radio, probably in July 1986. It is like a time machine!

Because it is an old tape I am afraid it could mess up at any time. So while I can still hear it, I made a list of the songs that are on it. See below. Where I did not know the artist I put “Unknown”. Where I did not know the song title, I put some of the words of the song in italics between ellipses (…). Release dates, when known, are in parentheses.

Some songs have a picture above them. Those are the ones I could find on YouTube. Click on the picture and you can hear it on YouTube (or maybe even on this blog).

Side A:

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Starpoint: Restless (1985)

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Bob Marley: Waiting in Vain (1977)

Prince: ... much too hard to be cool … a hundred miles an hour babe …

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The Firm: Radioactive (1985)

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Creedence Clearwater Revival: I Heard it Through the Grapevine (1970)

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Shirley Jones: Do You Get Enough Love?

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Supremes: Baby Love (1964)

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Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald: On My Own (March 1986)

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Fat Boys: Sex Machine

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Little Steven: Forever

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The Doors: Don’t You Love Her Madly? (1971)

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Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer (April 1986)

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Five Star: Can’t Wait Another Minute (April 1986)

Sister Carol: .. galaxy … earth rotate around me …

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Irene Cara: Flashdance … What a Feeling (1983)

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Janet Jackson: What Have You Done For Me Lately? (January 1986)

Grandmaster Flash: … raggety worms out your big mouth … ’cause we got style … we’re giving you a blast of class …

Unknown: … dress to impress ’cause I got it like that … rock the mic …

Unknown: … I’m Shante .. I get a glimpse of that face, turn around she’s gone … I would swim the deepest ocean so she could be mine …

Side B:

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Whitney Houston & Jermaine Jackson: If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful (1986)

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Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes: The Love I Lost (1973)

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The Pretenders: Kid (1979)

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Vikki Love with Nuance: Sing Dance Rap Romance (1985)

SCHOOLY D PSK 1985

Schooly D: P.S.K. What Does It Mean? (1985)

Unknown: ... yes yes he is rockin’ it … crossfader …

Unknown: … take me in your arms … I love the way that she talks, it goes so good with the way that she walks … she is so pleasingly fine … caught up in the wonder of her love …

Unknown: … dancin’, if you want to feel good … keep your body shakin’ …

Sister Carol: … pure laughter … entertainer …

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The Real Roxanne: Bang Zoom (1986)

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Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA (1984)

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Fresh Gordon: Gordy’s Groove (1985)

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Boogie Boys: A Fly Girl (1985)

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The Cure: In Between Days (1985)

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Angela Bofill: People Make the World Go Round (1979)

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Joan Jett: Bad Reputation (1981)

Three of these songs reached their height in July 1986: “Sledgehammer”, “Bang Zoom” and “On My Own”. So I think that is when I recorded the tape. So far as I know none of the songs are newer than that.

Before I knew it was Angela Bofill singing “People Make the World Go Round”, she sounded to me like some female singer from New York – which she is!

See also:

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[Intro: Beenie Man]
You want a proper fix, call me,
you want to get your kicks, call me
You want your G’s fixed, call me,
mi have the remix, call me
From di odda day
It’s like a play some bwoy a play
Mi hear di girls callin mi
hear di girls bawlin mi hear di girls cryin out
She seh Beenie………

[Chorus: Ms. Thing]
I want a dude with the wickedest slam,
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will tie me to the fan,
a thug that can handle his biz like a man
I want a dude with the wickedest slam,
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will do me in his van,
a thug that can handle his biz like a man

[Verse 1: Beenie Man]
Gal, if yuh love holla at mi one time (Hey!)
Holla at mi if yuh waan di wickedest wine
I know It’s been awhile but baby neva mind
Cause tonight tonight mi a gi yuh di whole nine (Hey!)
Yo! satisfaction a every girl dream
Mi love fi put it on when dem wiggle and scream (Hey!)
Well, mi get a call from sexy Maxine
She left a message pon mi answering machine she seh Beenie….

[Chorus: Ms. Thing]
I want a dude with the wickedest slam,
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will tie me to the fan,
a thug that can handle his biz like a man
I want a dude with the wickedest slam,
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will do me in his van,
a thug that can handle his biz like a man

[Verse 2: Beenie Man]
She waan a man fi put har inna trance
A man who know fi tun har round and mek she belly dance
Rudebwoy lovin wid a little romance
She waan to get wild but she neva had a chance
When, she seh she neva had it so deep
So right now I’m di man she definetly wanna keep
Har ex bwoyfriend use to come and drop asleep
Dat’s why when mi pager start beep she seh Beenie……

[Chorus: Ms. Thing]
I want a dude with the wickedest slam,
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will tie me to the fan,
a thug that can handle his biz like a man
I want a dude with the wickedest slam,
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will do me in his van,
a thug that can handle his biz like a man

[Rap: Shawnna]
You know I’m use to sippin that Grey Goose
And pushin the grey coupe I’m fever like trey deuce
Huh, He wanna see me in Prada
But I be stickin to my wife beaters and pretty panties under my dickies
Now! I need a dude with a wickedest legs
And a, we can do this and a, we can do that
Then grind your body down to the floor
When I, I make it hurt till he don’t want me no more
Ok, when ya wanna ride with a runner call me
When ya wanna slide in the Hummer all day
I’ll be in your life be your lover always
Tellin you no lie we together you’ll see
Murda, workin that body body
Got to hurt a, jerkin that body body
Shawwna from D.T.P. on the remix
Wine to the beat can’t stop I say Beenie, what’s up?

[Chorus: Ms. Thing]
I want a dude with the wickedest slam,
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will tie me to the fan,
a thug that can handle his biz like a man
I want a dude with the wickedest slam,
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will do me in his van,
a thug that can handle his biz like a man

[Verse 3: Beenie Man]
You heard what she preferred,
she waan a man weh mek she fly like a bird
She waan a real man she don’t waan nuh nerd
She waan yuh gi har it good mark mi word
I’m not a perv but mi mek she serv,
she waan di rockula well until it curve
Har ex bwoyfriend ain’t got di nerve
Have har a wait and she nah get served,
so she seh Beenie…..

[Chorus: Ms. Thing
I want a dude with the wickedest slam,
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will tie me to the fan,
a thug that can handle his biz like a man
I want a dude with the wickedest slam,
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will do me in his van,
a thug that can handle his biz like a man

[Verse 1 repeated: Beenie Man]
Gal, if yuh love holla at mi one time (Hey!)
Holla at mi if yuh waan di wickedest wine
I know It’s been awhile but baby neva mind
Cause tonight tonight mi a gi yuh di whole nine (Hey!)
Yo! satisfaction a every girl dream
Mi love fi put it on when dem wiggle and scream (Hey!)
Well, mi get a call from sexy Maxine
She left a message pon mi answering machine she seh Beenie….

[Chorus: Ms. Thing]
I want a dude with the wickedest slam,
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will tie me to the fan,
a thug that can handle his biz like a man
I want a dude with the wickedest slam,
I need a one, two, three hour man
I want a dude who will do me in his van,
a thug that can handle his biz like a man

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Dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, (this is my message to you-ou-ou)

Singin: dont worry bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: dont worry (dont worry) bout a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, this is my message to you-ou-ou:

Singin: dont worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. dont worry!
Singin: dont worry about a thing – I wont worry!
cause every little thing gonna be all right.

Singin: dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right – I wont worry!
Singin: dont worry about a thing,
cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: dont worry about a thing, oh no!
cause every little thing gonna be all right!

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