The Politics Of Dancing (vol. 27): (Music): Look wot you dun (to me)!

As we here in USA approach this MLK Day weekend, the first 2015 holiday and controversy rages over Oscar non-nomination of ‘Selma’, I enter the waters of contemporary entertainment commentary.
Paris-based Frederic Messent II has become a cross pond friend and music entertainment mentor, he being in and around the music ‘industry’ some 4 decades , enjoying the friendship and confidences of greats such as Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Isaac Hayes ,Frankie Knuckles and those still with us such as Tony Humphries, Louie Vega and Kevin Hedge of Blaze.Editor in Chief of Indamixworldwide(where i reside as one of the global selectors chosen by Fred), Monsieur Messent keeps a critical, independent and fresh perspective on the music ‘game’. A brilliant journalist and editor, I present here one of his most recent gems.All Good to you in 2015.
Michael El Tigre

The Wailers Meet Stevie Wonder in a ‘Dream Concert’ 1975

My premiere blog post for 2015 is a revisit of a historic music event back in October 1975.
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Michael El Tigre

Midnight Raver

The Wonder Dream Concert held on October 4, 1975 at Kingston’s National Stadium was one of three events on the Holiday Jamaica package scheduled from September 29, 1975 through October 5, 1975.  The concert was a benefit for the Jamaican Institute for the Blind and featured Third World as the opening act. Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes were scheduled to play but did not show.

Third World, just back from a tour of the UK, opened their set with “Crying On The Rail Road Track” and followed with popular favorites “Sun Won’t Shine,” “Satta Massagana,” and “Slavery Days.”

The concert is often referred to as the Wailers Reunion Show, as it was the first time the original Wailers trio performed together since 1974.  It is the last time that all three founding members appeared live on-stage together.

The Wailers and the I-Three kick off their set with “Rastaman Chant”

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