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Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:41 am

There are plenty of tunes praising Mums but I can't think of many praising Dads except for Mr.Big Man by Junior Reid and Barry Brown mentions his father in Thank You Mama. I can think of a few tunes about bad Dads such as One Foot Jo Jo by Barrington Levy and Daddy by Sister Ifrica but can you think of any that big up us Dads?
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby Benj65 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:32 am

Created by the Father - Dennis Brown, perhaps?
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby John Eden » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:37 am

Maestro - I'm A Dad (Ghetto Youths United 7") is upful about being a good Dad.
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:39 am

Benj65 wrote:Created by the Father - Dennis Brown, perhaps?


No, biological fathers. :D
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby John Eden » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:40 am

Benj65 wrote:Created by the Father - Dennis Brown, perhaps?


It's noticeable that most references to "the Father" in reggae are about God and most references to "Dad" are about being some Don Dadda gangster overlord.
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby jahkob » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:21 am

Not reggae but the best one I can think of no matter genre is ED OG´s "Be A Father To A Child":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQMVsQW_kjM
https://www.mixcloud.com/DUBDISCO45/
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:23 am

John Eden wrote:
Benj65 wrote:Created by the Father - Dennis Brown, perhaps?


It's noticeable that most references to "the Father" in reggae are about God and most references to "Dad" are about being some Don Dadda gangster overlord.


That's because real Dads often aren't at home! Not always a bad thing if they're not very good at being Dads.
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby The Guardian » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:55 am

"If you don't want to feed them, nah bother breed them"
Macka B 'Run Gone Man': https://youtu.be/Wo4IBZjU4xs
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby Ranking Glasses » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:02 pm

Sound advice! :lol:
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby d2domer » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:31 pm

Reggae Fi Dada - LKJ
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby d2domer » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:37 pm

Rainfall Sunshine - Aswad
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby Ranking Glasses » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:24 am

"My old man is working in the transport yard."
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby Living Bate » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:34 pm

yeh unfortunately most tunes about fathers are generally about them not being there or being abusive
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby KayaLion » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:17 pm

Macka B - Fathers
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Re: Fathers For Justice

Postby lankou » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:32 pm

Lorna Asher - Papa
Shabba Ranks - Best Baby Father.
Queen Ifrica - Daddy (not a very positive one for fathers,really).
Derrick Morgan - Don't Call Me Daddy (and Buster's counteraction's Yellow Jacket)
Mr Vegas - Jacket.
Garnett Silk - Mama (first lines).
Jr English - Daddy's Home (soul tune also covered by Heptones, Pat Kelly and Maytals).
Maytals - Pomps & Pride + Daddy
Linval Thompson - Bab Father
Capital Letters - My Daddy Was No Murderer.
Little John - Yes Mama (both parents mentioned : fadda him start skrew).
John Holt - Mother & Father Love.
Lloyd Charmers - Colour Him Father (soul cover)
Pioneers - Papa Was a Rolling Stone (also Alton Ellis who has another song named Papa!)
Owen Gray - Daddy's Gone
Prince Buster - Yes Daddy
Yellowman -Getting Married.
WEll there are plenty more, actually, but nowhere as many as Mothers' songs, really.
+ Father & Son label (John John & Jammy)
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