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Thread #90001   Message #1703185
Posted By: Azizi
26-Mar-06 - 11:29 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Take Me Back to Jamaica (Jolly Boys)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Take me back to Jamaica (Jolly Boys)
You're welcome Charley, though there's no need to thank me for
doing what Mudcatters do-sharing info on folk music.

For instance, I just found this website

It includes song clips on Jamaican music from an online Jamaican radio station.

Here's the introduction to that website:

"When most people think of music in Jamaica, they think Reggae. And while Reggae music has been one of Jamaica's great exports, there was a definite evolution to reach that point. Many people also know of Reggae's 'grandfather' Ska and Reggae's predecessor Rock Steady. But before those 2 genres...there was more. First and foremost was Jamaican Folk music. It's evolution saw this folk music used at certain social functions. For example - the music of the Pocomania church, the fife and drum sound of Junkanoo, the European influence Quadrille and the plantation influence 'work songs'. The first music that was recorded in Jamaica was Mento which drew heavily from these various forms of Folk music, not only with its repetoire, but also from the instrumentation. Compared to Calypso, Mento was a distinctive style that still has influence today. This winter of 2001 - 2002 marks the 50th anniversary of recording facilities in Jamaica. What's that hair-colouring commercial that used to say "You've come a long way Baby"? Jamaican music surely has."

Speaking of online radio stations, I often turn to
It includes musical genres other than pop and R&B ;0}

You might want to check it out.