From the daily archives:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

#289: 1978, Althea & Donna, Uptown Top Ranking

September 22, 2011

A couple of songs back, George East pointed out the dearth of reggae to date on Songs to Learn and Sing, and took a step to rectify that with Pressure Drop. I thought I should take his admonishment to heart and follow suit.  Althea & Donna were possibly the most stratospheric one hit wonder band […]

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Troy Davis – America’s Great Shame

September 22, 2011

In 1989, in Savannah, Georgia, a policeman, Mark McPhail was shot and killed as he worked a shift as a security guard at a branch of Burger King. A short while later, a convicted felon, Troy Davis was arrested and charged with McPhail’s murder. He pleaded not guilty, offering an alibi for the offence, but […]

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