I went to bed all pissed off at Jesse Jackson… all I can say is REALLY, Jesse? Is this how the lion in winter gets his moment in the spotlight? I love how his son, Jesse Jackson Jr., dealt with it — “He should keep hope alive and any personal attacks and insults to himself.â€ Zing! I just don’t have the energy today, so I’ll take the Obama high road and move it along.
I went to bed mad, but this morning is bright and better and I woke up with a hopeful song in my heart. Really, I did. I woke up with Morgan Heritage on my mind. Why have I not yet featured this phenomenal band? They totally make the kind of music I adore and seek out in live performances.
The Morgan family has been called The Royal Family of Reggae. Daddy Denroy gained international fame of his own in the early Eighties with I’ll Do Anything For You. He had 30 children, 8 of which formed a reggae band that promotes positivity in their lyrics. Morgan Heritage has released some great songs — my faves include How Come (which I see on VH1 Soul all the time!), Don’t Haffe Dread, which is such an anthem, and Liberation, which pays tribute to the fallen soldiers of reggae while still testifying about the music’s bright future. But my fave of all Morgan Heritage songs has to be Down By the River. That song can lift my spirit like none other. I hope it does the same for you today.
They sound so great live — “I’ll be down by the river… waiting for the good Lord to pass my way.” What a blissful image, as I strap on my seat belt and head to work in downtown M.I.A.
It’s almost the weekend, bellas! Do you have any fabulous plans? I can’t wait for tomorrow to come!