feel no way, mon

When did reggae develop a reputation for being anti-gay? Article in today’s paper alerted me and googling around the ‘net produced many confirming items. Even though I was exposed to music for years prior I consider my birth as a music-buff to be the 1968-69 era. One of my favorite tunes from that time and one I have never heard on the radio since was “Israelites” by Desmond Dekker & the Aces. (also one of the lost tunes from my youth I was able to snag off the original Napster before it folded) Interesting that as varied as my musical tastes are, they haven’t ventured into reggae over the years.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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2 Responses to feel no way, mon

  1. vertamae says:

    Oh yeah, I remember well when that song was overplayed on AM radio. I got my first radio in a coloring contest I won, maybe second place or so, a clock radio I still have, AM only. Listened to “Honky Tonk Woman”, “Dizzy”, “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy”, “Israelites”, etc. back in the day. Loved that radio, loved music, even from the womb.
    There’s a boxed set of Jamaican music that includes that song. I’d have to get up out of my chair to go to the living room to see the name of it, it’s awfully good, but I don’t have the energy. Maybe later.
    When are you gonna download “Sun is Shining”? Illegally, of course.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I know I have to know that song but cant get it in my head “Israelites”
    hum me a few bars? LOL

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