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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Singer Blue - Aids A Sin 7'' [1987 Tanto Original Pressing]

Jamaica, just like the rest of the world, got swept up in the Aids epidemic of the 80's, and there were a number of dancehall singles cut about the dangers of the disease. Unfortunately many associated this disease with the homosexual community, with some lyrics bordering hate crimes almost! This song tries to take a more subtle tone by not naming gays as the culprits, but still declaring the disease a sin and a dirty thing. Too bad too, as this is a catchy tune with cool label art... but not gonna be in your session selection for a crowd probably any time soon. Oh and... Pirates Will Be Delt With-

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