Story of the Song | Insistence produces ‘Fresh Vegetable’ – Off-the-cuff lyrics create Tony Rebel’s first number-one song | Entertainment

Tony Rebel recorded Fresh Vegetable to satisfy an insistent Penthouse Records producer, Donovan Germain. And although Germain pressed him for a quarter of a year to put vocals to a rhythm on which Beres Hammond had done the enduring ode to a man’s irrepressible – but unspoken – attraction to a woman, Tempted to Touch, Rebel did not have any lyrics prepared when he stepped into the studio at 56 Slipe Road, St Andrew. “Tempted to Touch was doing very well in New York. Germain insisted I go on that…

Rebel Salute holds visitor record – Organisers believe figures now higher than 2013 survey | Entertainment

At the December launch of Rebel Salute 2018, which takes place on January 12 and 13 at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, St Ann, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, put some figures to the festival which has grown out of deejay Tony Rebel’s birthday celebration in 1994. In The Gleaner‘s report on December 21, among the statistics was the proportion of tourists among the audience – the highest of any music festival in Jamaica. And the Rebel Salute organisers, the Organic H.E.A.R.T., Group of Companies, believes it…

Tony Rebel’s favourite Salute moments | Entertainment

From 24 stagings of his birthday celebration at four venues in three parishes, deejay Tony Rebel has had some standout moments. 1994: “When me and Garnet Silk went to Mandeville and rain fall and we went around to Fayor’s. When we got there, we saw Elise Kelly going in, and when we went in it was full. 2000: When we moved from Brooks Park to Port Kaiser, St Elizabeth. 2004: “Junior Byles performing, as a man reportedly with mental health issues and who had not performed in Jamaica for many…

The Music Diaries | Special preference for LPs, 45s and more | Entertainment

The days of vinyl records have seen a plethora of international hits from across the globe, with countries like the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), and Jamaica being among the front runners. In an interview published in The Sunday Gleaner on May 31, 2015, Patricia Chin, co-founder of VP Records, said: “Vinyl is the heart of the music industry, and represents the true sound of music. It’s like gold … it never changes. You get the real sound like in the studio. If the vinyl is not the…

Step up — Mutabaruka wants private sector to assist Shaggy’s foundation | Entertainment

Mutabaruka has put members of the private sector on notice, telling them to be prepared to step up with additional donation if Shaggy and Friends fail to meet the $100 million target. “It is one of the better initiatives in Jamaica right now,” Mutabaruka said, while on a tour of the Bustamante Hospital for Children yesterday, one day before the 2018 staging of Shaggy and Friends in St Andrew today. Organisers of the biannual charity concert, Shaggy and Friends, have expressed the hope of raising $100 million from the show.…

Rollie Fresh goes comedic on new song | Entertainment

Spanish Town-based dancehall artiste Rollie Fresh will be releasing a video this week for a lighthearted single called Cyaan Roll, which speaks to the unspoken rules that govern behaviour in a man’s car. “Is a fun song, and that’s why I got Tanto Blacks to appear in the video, which is essentially about how people disrespect the sanctity of a man’s car, either by putting their feet on the dashboard, or smoking or eating sardines in the car. So is a fun song, and the video is going to make…

Mr Vegas thrills fans in Dubai | Entertainment

Internationally acclaimed recording artiste Mr Vegas pulled out one of the biggest crowds in history on New Year’s Eve at Reggae Beach Fest in Abu Dhabi, Dubai. Mr Vegas delivered his usual high-energy performance while belting out songs like I Am Blessed, Nothing Wild and G.O.A.T, to the delight of his roaring fans. “The feedback that I’ve been getting for my performance has been wonderful. A lot of people have been telling me that the performance was great. all of the reviews were good,” said Mr Vegas. This was the…

Eastern Extravaganza promotes unity | Entertainment

On New Year’s Day, patrons turned out for Eastern Extravaganza, held at the Mountain View Oval. The show was organised to help unite the various communities located in the Mountain View area. In recent times, warring factions have created havoc, but gangsters recently swore to a peace treaty. Residents and politicians also made a peace walk through Mountain View Avenue recently. Here are some of the highlights from the show. Source link

Chilando looking forward to a great year | Entertainment

Dancehall artiste Chilando is back on the scene with a new single titled ‘Su You Gwan’. The song, which was produced by popular music producer Adde Instrumental, was released on September 29. “This song is doing very well; it’s getting a lot of support. The girls love it; a lot of my female fans have made Snapchat videos featuring them dancing to it. It’s getting a lot of buzz in the streets,” said Chilando. Chilando is preparing to shoot a video for the single as well. “I’m putting things in…

Shamayne has female fans swooning | Entertainment

New dancehall sensation Shamayne has appealed to the psyche of females with his single ‘9 to 5’. Born Shamario Taylor, the entertainer, 18, said the females have being going wild on social media for the song. “I’m the girls them pet,” he joked. Shamayne started recording with only a mic and a desktop in a room, which brought forth songs like 9 to 5. He said he does a mix of R&B and dancehall, but stressed that artistes should not put themselves in a ‘box’ and “try to indulge in…