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OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: dmay ()
Date: October 7, 2020 17:11

Just passed. His big hit I Can See Clearly Now got me interested in Jamaican music which led me to Bob Marley and others.

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Here's his Stir It Up.

[www.youtube.com]

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: October 7, 2020 17:21

I prefer his version of Cupid to Sam Cooke's.

Rest in peace, Johnny Nash

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: October 7, 2020 18:10


Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: October 7, 2020 19:13

The summer of '72...nine years old...glued to the radio...I LOVED I Can See Clearly Now...seems just about everyone else did also...a number 1 hit in the US....

RIP Johnny Nash

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Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: October 7, 2020 20:18

The introduction of most USAmericans to reggae.

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: Braincapers ()
Date: October 7, 2020 20:23

Tis sad. Takes me back to the early 70s where reggae was all I bought

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: ab ()
Date: October 8, 2020 00:39

Wasn't his version of Stir It Up the first Bob Marley song to hit the top 40 in the USA?

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: exil ()
Date: October 8, 2020 11:09

I can see clearly now was a massive hit in nz.Stable sing a long party song.

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: October 8, 2020 15:10

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ab
Wasn't his version of Stir It Up the first Bob Marley song to hit the top 40 in the USA?

I would think so, with Clapton's version of "I Shot The Sherriff" next.

"No Anchovies, Please"

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: October 8, 2020 20:17

Quote
dmay
Just passed. His big hit I Can See Clearly Now got me interested in Jamaican music which led me to Bob Marley and others.

[www.youtube.com]

Here's his Stir It Up.

[www.youtube.com]

I Can See Clearly now is great!
Stir It Up, not so much, can't compare to the original. Still it's very cool that he did it, I never knew that before.

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: Braincapers ()
Date: October 8, 2020 20:51

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LeonidP
Quote
dmay
Just passed. His big hit I Can See Clearly Now got me interested in Jamaican music which led me to Bob Marley and others.

[www.youtube.com]

Here's his Stir It Up.

[www.youtube.com]

I Can See Clearly now is great!
Stir It Up, not so much, can't compare to the original. Still it's very cool that he did it, I never knew that before.

The 1967 original is good but the version on Catch A Fire is better

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: Adrian-L ()
Date: October 9, 2020 13:27

No Johnny - no Bob Marley.

Rest easy

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: Braincapers ()
Date: October 9, 2020 15:18

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Adrian-L
No Johnny - no Bob Marley.

Rest easy

No Chris Blackwell - no Bob Marley

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: October 9, 2020 16:23

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Braincapers
Quote
Adrian-L
No Johnny - no Bob Marley.

Rest easy

No Chris Blackwell - no Bob Marley

The guy was practically single handily responsible for bringing ska to the U.K. mainstream. Well, okay, those coming over from the Caribbean, too thumbs up

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: October 9, 2020 18:44

Blackwell made his early fame and fortune by importing JA pre releases to the UK to sell to expats, so in a way that last statement is more true than most know.

jb

Re: OT: RIP Johnny Nash
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: October 9, 2020 19:56

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Braincapers
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LeonidP
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dmay
Just passed. His big hit I Can See Clearly Now got me interested in Jamaican music which led me to Bob Marley and others.

[www.youtube.com]

Here's his Stir It Up.

[www.youtube.com]

I Can See Clearly now is great!
Stir It Up, not so much, can't compare to the original. Still it's very cool that he did it, I never knew that before.

The 1967 original is good but the version on Catch A Fire is better

Yes, of course! '73 Catch a Fire is what I was referring to, i was not aware it was from '67. I put it in youtube, not easy to find, all links seem to be the Catch a Fire version, or else live versions.



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