Toppa Top 10: Ten Reggae Make-Up Songs

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Aswad, “Old Fire Stick”aswad old fire stick largeup

“Old fire stick fi easy to catch” is an old Jamaican saying, referencing the ease with which old loves can be rekindled. This Aswad tune illustrates said phenomenon, as Brinsley Forde sings of his receptiveness to a long-lost gyal (“She calls me saying long time no see dere/Says she was looking through a photo album, came across a picture of me”) who looks him up out of the blue