vəˈräɡō/: a woman of strength or spirit; a female warrior.

RETRO

Retro-active: Althea and Donna ~ Uptown Top Ranking

This week’s retro-active remembers Jamaican, rude girl duo – Althea and Donna. The young Jamaican singers Althea Forrest (17), and Donna Reid (18), caused a surprise with their one-off reggae hit single, “Uptown Top Ranking”. It was produced by Joe Gibbs[1] using a re-recording of the riddim of the 1967 Alton Ellis’ song “I’m Still In Love”, which had already …

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On this Day September 26, 1969

The Beatles released ‘Abbey Road’ in the UK. The final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs ‘Something’ (Harrison’s first A-side single), and ‘Here Comes The Sun’. In their interviews for The Beatles Anthology, the surviving band members stated that, although none of them ever made the distinction of calling it the “last album”, they all felt …

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