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"Reggae Bagpipes"
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“Reggae Bagpipes”: Pop Reggae in the Extreme?

As I asserted in an earlier piece, string arrangements – when appropriate or called for – have the potential to enrich a song (reggae included)    Given Jackie Mittoo‘s fundamental role in the development of Jamaican music as both a founding member of The Skatalites and music director at Studio One

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"Sugartime"
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“Sugartime”: Linda & Paul at Black Ark

Paul McCartney released a posthumous compilation in 1998 of Linda-related recordings, Wide Prairie, that included two tracks from Linda & Paul‘s 1977 sojourn to Lee Perry‘s famed laboratory of sound – The Black Ark – in Kingston, Jamaica. One of those Black Ark recordings — a remake of The McGuire

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