Jamaica 50, Festival Song History and Controversy

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe Jamaica has a rich history, in various areas. Surely not the least of these is music. Jamaicans have thrived and are known to be some of the most easy going and happiest people in the world; simply, because they can ‘build’ a vibe … Continue reading Jamaica 50, Festival Song History and Controversy

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Jamaica Festival Song History: 1977 – Watch Eric Donaldson with “Sweet Jamaica”

Jamaica Festival Song winner for 1977 - Eric Donaldson with "Sweet Jamaica" Lyrics from: http://www.wowlyrics.com Sweet Jamaica is now on the move. Help me with my song and let the people dem come sing along. Tek up yu cutlass, yu shovel and yu hoe. Tek up yu boots dem, people let us go. Call out the … Continue reading Jamaica Festival Song History: 1977 – Watch Eric Donaldson with “Sweet Jamaica”

Jamaica Festival Song History: 1978 – Watch Eric Donaldson with “Land of my Birth”

Jamaica Festival Song winner for 1978 - Eric Donaldson with "Land of my Birth" Lyrics from: http://www.wowlyrics.com Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Aah, Aah, Aah This is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth. I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth. I will never … Continue reading Jamaica Festival Song History: 1978 – Watch Eric Donaldson with “Land of my Birth”

Jamaica Festival Song History: 1972 – Watch Toots & the Maytals with “Pomps and Pride”

1972 - Toots & the Maytals with "Pomps and Pride" Lyrics: Everybody just Cryin out (cry out) Calm down (calm down) Have your pomps and pride Calm down (calm down) (x2) Have your pomps and pride Everybody just Cryin out (cry out) Calm down (calm down) Have your pomps and pride Is it an opulin, … Continue reading Jamaica Festival Song History: 1972 – Watch Toots & the Maytals with “Pomps and Pride”