Thursday, November 7, 2019

The True Story of Reggae Music (Nigger Music)– Part 3: Smile Jamaica

http://www.renegadetribune.com/the-true-story-of-reggae-music-part-3-smile-jamaica/

‘Long time ago, when I was a young boy
I saw that movie “Mutiny on the Bounty”
Starring my idol, Marlon Brando
And I felt a yearning for that great adventure
So many nights I woke up out of a dream
A dream of blue seas, white sands
Paradise birds, butterflies and beautiful warm-hearted girls
Sun of Jamaica, the dreams of Malaika
Our love is my sweet memory”
That’s the intro to the song Sun of Jamaica by The Goombay Dance Band, a German band led by Oliver Brendt (born Jörg Knoch). It was released in December 1979 and topped the German charts for 9 weeks in 1980. A ‘white’ man singing reggae – what happened? Yes, Jamaica had seen some changes since I last discussed it. There’s actually too many that I’m sure I’m gonna forget about some (even important ones). At the north of the island popped out of nowhere two ‘modern’ beach resorts to accommodate the rich Whites, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, and a little later Negril on the east part, which has a seven mile beach and lots of ‘nightlife’. And when I say lots of, I means lots of. Just go google Hedonism resorts and press the wikipedia link and see for yourself. I don’t want to enter into too much detail here but something that is quite, should I say, “infamous” is the fact that it attracts (and no offense intended) not a small number of fat, unattractive White women to the island, especially Germans. It’s not uncommon to find these stories sprawled in magazines, as it’s not uncommon to find the line, that ”like in Las Vegas, what happens in Jamaica, stays in Jamaica”. The mellow sounds had done what they were meant to do. The negroes, with the help of the Jews, have again taken another portion of the Whites to an abysmal low. White men & women with dreads was becoming a trend and smoking marijuana was also becoming normalized.
In Part 2 of this series I ended the Article mentioning two albums that were catering exclusively to the White audience, yet I forgot to mention a significant fact, a fact that for many music lovers is as important as the sounds themselves – the records label. The name was Island Records. Island Records was founded in Jamaica in 1959 by Chris Blackwell, the son of Joseph Blackwell, a member of the family responsible for the Crosse & Blackwell brand, and Blanche Lindo Blackwell, a Costa Rican-born Jamaican heiress according to wikipedia, where we learn: ”The family moved to Jamaica soon after his birth where his father became a major in the Jamaican Regiment. Though his mother’s family, the Lindos, were of Sephardic Jewish heritage, originally from Spain, the family adopted Christianity and became New Christians”.
In May 1962, Blackwell relocated the label to the UK in order to market music by Jamaican artists to immigrant communities in London and Birmingham. On 6 August 1962, Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom. In 1967, however, Island shifted its focus to relatively edgy rock music, and most of its Jamaican acts were moved to the spinoff label Trojan Records. Island resumed its support of reggae artists with the signing of The Wailers in 1972 (info from Discogs.com). Island Records wasn’t the only ‘white’ label interested in Reggae. Virgin Records distributed the debut album of the very militant ex-Wailer Peter Tosh, named ‘Legalize It’ with a cover that I’m sure at the time was for many whites ‘a new image’ (it was for me at the age of 15/16 when I first saw it). Though there are very few White reggae bands (two that come to mind and were popular are The Police led by Sting and UB40, but the latter included some black musicians), there were more ‘White’ (Jews most of them) singers/bands that produced a song or two in reggae style and some of these even topped the Charts both in UK (the main market) and USA.
As was going on nearly everywhere around the globe during the 70’s, politically Jamaica was in trouble, which I will not go into much here. I want to talk about a concert that had the same name as the title of this part in the series – ‘Smile Jamaica’. So a brief background about the situation leading to the concert; like all countries in the world run by Jews, the island had two political parties, the JLP (Jamaican Labour Party) and the PNP (People’s National Party), where contrary to most other countries, the JLP is the more conservative one. From 1972 to 1980 the PNP was in power with Michael Manley as Prime Minister (son of former Party Leader Norman Manley). The JLP had Edward Seaga, a ‘friend’ of Ronald Reagan. As is common in African nations, both parties had their own ‘armies’, in other words, a group of loyal gunmen. The 1980 election was the bloodiest, with over 800 murders during the run up (and while I’m talking about elections, the 1998 election, the same year the Jamaican Football (Soccer) National Team qualified for the World Cup, was the most ‘quiet’ one). The elections weren’t the only time Jamaicans were in a trigger happy mood; it’s quite the norm and the atmosphere leading to the aforementioned concert was hot indeed. Quoting wikipedia: “The Smile Jamaica Concert was held on 5 December 1976 (election year), at the National Heroes Park, Kingston, Jamaica, performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers. Marley originally agreed to perform one song for the 80,000 people in attendance; however, it turned into a whole 90-minute performance—despite his injuries sustained two days earlier when he had almost been killed by gunmen in his own house.” And it’s precisely the last part that I want to bring attention to as many years after I stopped listening to the music, I came across a piece of news, that though didn’t surprise me (I knew about the Jewish tentacles by then) is worth sharing here for those that never heard it or still listen to reggae. Please be aware that he’s Jamaican, but you can still understand him well. I’m also gonna include another video made by the same guy that exposes the other singer mentioned above, Peter Tosh. I don’t feel I have to add anything to what he brings up, but only the fact that it reminds me of how easy it is to be fooled.
P.S. : The thoughts & opinions expressed within this article are my own. Renegade Team has nothing to do with it.

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