If we said, I need some action, a large portion of you would answer, Tender satisfaction, thanks to the earworm planted by Nadine Sutherland and Terror Fabulous back in 1993. Their infectious reggae hit Action was a Billboard hit stateside, and back in Jamaica, the Labour Party even used it as a campaign song an odd choice considering its about men being bedroom bullies.
Sutherland is the Tina Turner of reggae. Thirty years ago, she was the first artist Bob Marley signed to his Tuff Gong label, and shes still pumping out reggae ballads and high-energy dancehall jams. See her at Miamis oldest bar, Tobacco Road, for this Fridays Reggae Soul Jam. Arrive early to catch opener Denyque, a Jamaican songstress representing the latest generation of the islands sound.
Fri., May 7, 8:30 p.m., 2010