This Day In Jamaican History

On this day in Jamaican History: Former Queen of Dancehall, Lady Saw – Marion Hall

On July 12th 1968, the former Queen of Dancehall, Lady Saw (born Marion Hall) was born in Saint Mary, Jamaica. Lady Saw started her career with local sound systems at the age of fifteen.  Her performances brought her to the attention of record producers and she recorded her first single “Love Me or Lef Me”.  She had her first hit with “If Him Lef” and she topped the Jamaican charts with “Good Man” She soon became known for her slack style, with songs such as “Stab Up De Meat”. Her performances were banned in some parts of Jamaica, though equally lewd male performances were not.
She is the first female deejay to win a Grammy Award and to be certified as a triple-platinum artist. She is also the first woman to headline dancehall shows outside her native Jamaica. She launched her own record label, Divas Records, in January 2010. In November 2012 she announced that she was turning her back on dancehall and would be concentrating on Gospel music in the future.

 

Here Lady Saw singing “Sycamore Tree” –

Source: Wikipedia

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