8/5/2012 Wave Project

 

August 6th, 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's independence from the British flag. In 1966, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission began the National Festival Song Competition which quickly became one of the most popular elements in the annual Independence Celebration. Today's program features winners of the Festival Song contest as well as many hopeful entries. Your host is Ted Singer.

Playlist Tracks: 
Lord Creator - Independent Jamaica Calypso
Album: 45 RPM single; Label: Island UK
Al T. Joe (Jamaica Fats) - Rise Jamaica
Album: 45 RPM single; Label: Dice UK
Derrick Morgan - Forward March
Album: CD - Island's 40th - 1959-1964 Ska's the Limit; Label: Island
Baba Brooks (w/ Lyn Taitt) - Independence Ska
Album: CD - Ska All Mighty; Label: Heartbeat
The Maytals - Bam Bam
Album: 45 RPM single; Label: BMN
The Jamaicans - Ba Ba Boom
Album: CD - The Reggae Box; Label: Hip-O
Hopeton Lewis - Boom Shaka Laka
Album: 45 RPM single; Label: Duke Reid
Desmond Dekkar - Intensified (Music Like Dirt)
Album: CD - Best of Desmond Dekkar; Label: Rhino
The Maytals - Sweet & Dandy
Album: 45 RPM single; Label: Beverley's
Al & The Vibrators - Move Up
Album: 45 RPM single; Label: Gay Feet
Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby
Album: CD - The Reggae Box; Label: Hip-O
Eric Donaldson - What A Festival
Album: CD - Ba Ba Boom; Label: Trojan
The Jamaicans - Feel It Festival Spirit
Album: 45 RPM single; Label: Harry J blank
The Jamaicans - Sing Freedon
Album: 45 RPM single; Label: Top Cat
The Techniques - Run Come Celebrate
Album: CD - Ba Ba Boom; Label: Trojan
The Tennors - Hopeful Village
Album: CD - Duke Reid's Baba Boom; Label: Trojan
The Conquerors - National Dish
Album: CD - Ba Ba Boom; Label: Trojan
Derrick Morgan - Festival 10
Album: CD = Bam Bam to Cherry Oh; Label: Jamaica Gold