Nadine's Top 10

Nadine's Top 10

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Nadine Sutherland has heard countless reggae songs since she started her career 40 years ago. Here are 10 of her favourites:

(1) Maxi Priest ( Wild World) “Wish I was the singer. Awesome production and vocal execution.”

(2) Jimmy Cliff ( I Can See Clearly Now) “Powerful affirmation for the day, irrespective of how you may feel on a given morning.”

(3) Koffee ( Toast) “A funky, youthful song of thankfulness that's not too preachy.”

(4) Taxi Gang and Beenie Man ( Foundation) “I love the rhythm and Beenie's delivery. Fun, yet conscious.”

(5) Chronixx ( Do it For The Love) “It captures everything I would love to say about being in the business. If it was for the likes, mi woulda stay home. LOL!”

(6) Sizzla ( Just One of Those Days) “A song that captured the vulnerability of the Jamaican rootsman. Love the lyrics and vocals.”

(7) Vybz Kartel ( Summertime) “The instruments, the vocals, the vibes. This song goes straight to my imagination. I start to conjure up sunny, hot days.”

(8) Bob Marley ( Smile Jamaica) “This is my happy song. The production is awesome.”

(9) Marcia Griffiths and Cutty Ranks ( Fire Burning) “Love Marcia's smoothness, juxtaposed to Cutty's grit. Classic dancehall at its best.”

(10) Buju Banton ( Untold Stories) “The lyrics and Gargamel 's delivery. That time in our music history when it felt almost magical. I love when Buju singjays, too. I hear the ancestors in his voice. Great song.”

— Howard Campbell

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