Nov 28, 2014
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Posts tagged: Eric Donaldson

Throwback Thursdays: Tony Rebel’s “Sweet Jamaica”

Words by Sherman Escoffery—

There’s a lot of history to talk about as we head into Jamaica’s 50th anniversary. With that in mind, we’re hitting you with a double dose of Throwback Thursdays. First up, LargeUp contributing editor Sherman Escoffery’s recalls Tony Rebel’s early ’90s hit “Sweet Jamaica,” a track which speaks to both the beauty of Jamaica, and the serious issues that it faces. We can hardly think of a more appropriate tune…

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LargeUp TV: Mr. Vegas’ ‘Sweet Jamaica’ Unplugged

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos and Video by Kevin Ornelas—

Two more clips from Mr. Vegas’ intimate (and awesome) acoustic Sweet Jamaica performance/album preview at Miss Lily’s Variety last Thursday night here. (If you haven’t already, watch part one, his stirring version of Toots and the Maytals’ “Sweet and Dandy”). First up is the title track, followed by one called “Roses In My Garden,” a festival-style tune that Vegas explains took root from some old Eric Donaldson.

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