Tuesday, May 26, 2009

althea and donna - uptown top ranking

As I type, I’m cringing just a little while thinking how to explain the details of this week’s Music Monday. On paper, this song is against my music sharing ideals. During the year it was released, it was number 1 in the UK Singles Chart. That same year Althea and Donna became the youngest female duo to reach number 1 ranking in the UK charts.

I want you to know I'm not cringing because I'm a music snob. I’m not by any means. I happen to like all genres of music. My reasoning is simple, my place in the blogging world is not about promoting a number 1 single. In fact, it's just the opposite. But, the photo above should shed a little insight in the song of the week. Does 70's Jamaican roots reggae sounds good to you?

Produced in 1978, this one hit wonder of a song, was my summer anthem a few years back. Producer, Joe Gibbs used a re-recording of the riddim from Alton Ellis' 1967 song I'm Still In Love. While I’ve already declared Lisztomania to be my summertime song of 2009. This one will get it's play time too.

Althea and Donna - Uptown Top Ranking

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