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    RIP Johnny Nash

    https://eu.usatoday.com/story/entert...es-80/59042020

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      Fun Fact! I can see Clearly was actually written by Bob Marley.

      C/S,
      Rev J

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        One night in early 1967, Johnny Nash was invited to a Rastafarian yard party in Kingston, Jamaica. As the ganja was passed around the blazing fire, a young singer named Bob Marley played guitar and sang.

        Struck by the power of his songs, Nash took him to meet his American business partner Danny Sims. They concluded that at the time the 22-year-old Marley’s skills as a songwriter outstripped his ability to perform them himself and signed him to a publishing contract with the primary purpose of providing songs for Nash to record. “Them seh me voice nuh good enough but me songs are,” Marley later recalled in his distinctive Jamaican patois.

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      And Stir it up !

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        • Rev J
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          From a bassists perspective especially if you know about copyright the fact that Aston "Family Man" Barrett is listed as a songwriter on a lot of the old Wailers songs shows how much power the bass has in Reggae.

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        This is Fucking Fantastic !!!

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          That almost brings tears to my eyes.

          Billy Connolly tells this story about Cleary's and I'm paraphrasing from memory. They set up this modern art needle sculpture with a huge crane that blocked the sight of the store. It was up for months blocking the store. When it came down they collected cards to get community input. And someone wrote out a card that said, "I can see Cleary's now the crane is gone."

          I'm still laughing just thinking of it.

          C/S,
          Rev J

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