Episode 9. Musical upliftment to dash weh the blues. As a great man once said "If anything should mash up my head - play me the music, mi cyaan dead!" This is the kind of music he meant - light in the darkness, joy in sorrow. Not frothy, insubstantial music. Solid, deep and righteous grooves! All of these musics were pecially chosen with a large group of my friends in mind. They know who they are, and they know why I'm saying this. The last tune in this set - Johnny Nash's seminal "I Can See Clearly Now" has such a place in our hearts. Jimmy Cliff also covered it in fine style. At the Beatherder festival a few years ago Jimmy Cliff was playing on the Sunday afternoon. If you are not familiar with Beatherder, its prmarily a dance music festival and as such it can get a bit messy. However, on Sunday, as things sort of wind down after the mayhem of Friday and Saturday nights, they program a bit of mellowness into proceedings. It was late afternoon. I had not long woken up and made my way to the main stage. Jimmy Cliff was incredible. As he played this song I turned around to look at the crowd behind me. The sun was out, and the entire assembly had their hands in the air, beaming smiles and was singing their hearts out. Just love. That's what we deal with!

    Reggae
    • 141 bpm
    • Key: D
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