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Sunday is always a special day regardless of where you are in the world. It is a day to relax and reflect. While many folks in the Caribbean attend church for devotions, others travel to the market, return home with their goods, and prepare sumptuous Caribbean delights for their families. Having said that, some of us like to reflect and listen to relaxing music. For that reason, we have chosen a song, a classic song for your listening pleasure. This version, however, is by the Baron; here is "Green Green Grass of Home". May your Sunday be blessed.

 
Baron's rendition of the timeless classic by Claude "Curly" Putman Jr. and made famous by Tom Jones in 1966, is particularly moving, with his smooth and soulful voice perfectly capturing the emotion and sentiment of the lyrics. The singer has faithfully interpreted the original yet infusing it with his own unique style and infused it with a fresh and contemporary feel, which adds a fresh and contemporary touch to an already classic song. 
 
Today, there are so many radio stations in the Caribbean region today. However, 'back in the day' the music that dominated the airways was not Calypso or Soca (some will say it is the same today). "Green Green Grass of Home", sung by Tom Jones was very popular in Trinidad and Tobago. Baron delivered a version of the song that people loved creating a situation whereby radio stations had to play it. Baron's sweet voice and Caribbean-infused flavor made this song a favorite in Trinidad and Tobago pushing aside Tom Jones as the 'go to' version. Thanks to WACK Radio and Mr. Desmond, Baron's version is still played on the radio today!
 
Notes from the album titled, "Ballads with a Caribbean Flavor"(allmusic.com)
Living up to the name of the album, these are literally famous pop songs performed by Baron in a Caribbean style. The keyboard-crafted rhythms and melodies bring to mind Kenny G. and Billy Ocean, two musicians who may be a scary comparison to many listeners. But because these songs are recognizable and quite good themselves, this turns out to be a harmless collection that would appeal to anyone who has wanted to hear these songs changed around. As a side note, Tom Jones fans may be interested to know that Jones has covered almost half of this album in his own career, although the comparisons end there.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Green Green Grass of Home 
Artist/Performed by: Timothy Watkins aka Baron 
Album: Ballads with a Caribbean Flavor
Released: 1995
Label: JW Records
 
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Soca music fans, we have the latest Soca charting for Soca music played in Trinidad and Tobago. There is no change at the top with Mood and Engine Room in the top two spots. Hard Fete is back on the chart and Mental Day by Kes breaks in at position number 10. The COTT Radio Play chart is a weekly ranking of the most played songs on Trinidad and Tobago radio stations, compiled by the Copyright Organization of Trinidad and Tobago (COTT).

 
COTT is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of composers, authors, and publishers of musical works in Trinidad and Tobago. The organization collects and distributes royalties to its members for the public performance and broadcast of their works, including on radio stations.
 
The COTT Radio Play chart is based on data provided by a sample of Trinidad and Tobago radio stations that report their weekly airplay to COTT. The chart reflects the total number of plays each song received during the week, and the data is weighted to account for differences in the number of radio stations and their audience sizes.
 
The COTT Radio Play chart is a popular source of information for music industry professionals, artists, and fans in Trinidad and Tobago. It provides an insight into the most popular songs on local radio stations and helps to promote the work of local musicians and composers.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Image: Top Ten Soca Songs
Period: April 6th. - 12th, 2023
Monitored and posted by: COTT (Copyright Organization of Trinidad & Tobago)
Genre: Soca Songs/Music 
 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music: and, it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share the music and rob the artists of needed income! Music for sale should be purchased while music distributed for promotion purposes should be treated as such and not shared!
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IslandVybe Radio and Soka2Soca are two prominent entities that have played a key role in promoting Caribbean culture across the globe. The two organizations will collaborate closely to bring the finest of Caribbean music, entertainment, and culture to the masses. This will highlight the beauty and diversity of the Caribbean region.

Island Vybe Radio continues to forge ahead with cultural promotions and has become a household name in Philadelphia. This is thanks to its unique blend of Caribbean music genres, including Reggae, Soca, Dancehall, and Calypso. Over the years, Island Vybe Radio has grown in popularity and currently boasts one of the strongest listenership in the New York/Philadelphia areas. 

Sokah2Soca, on the other hand, is a popular Caribbean entertainment website that showcases the latest in music, events, and news from the Caribbean region. The website has been in operation since 2009 and has become a go-to source for Caribbean music lovers around the world. Recently FeedSpot ranked the blog number 2 in the 15 Best Soca Blogs and Websites

Many positive things happen when like-minded minds individuals come to the table to promote culture, in this case, Caribbean culture. Island Vybe Radio and Soka2Soca will work together to promote Caribbean culture and music to a global audience. The collaboration between the two entities came about because Ian wanted to reach out to Caribbean communities in North America. The goal is to provide a more comprehensive platform of and for information. Hopefully, this collaboration will benefit both operations through the sharing of ideas and information benefiting those who share the journey with us. 

Those who have followed IslandVybe Radio and Soka2Soca are aware that both sites have promoted Caribbean culture through the coverage and promotion of major Caribbean festivals and events. These include carnivals in Trinidad &Tobago, Saint Lucia, Barbados' Crop Over festival, Vincy Mas, Spice Mas among others. Both entities will provide information as each festival launches and progresses. 

We can boast that Island Vybe Radio and Soka2Soca have been promoting Caribbean music by providing a platform for up-and-coming artists to showcase their talents. Island Vybe Radio hosts regular DJ mix shows and interviews featuring upcoming artists. Sokah2Soca provides news coverage and features on emerging Caribbean artists.

In conclusion, our goal is to promote Caribbean culture and open our unique values to the rest of the world. This collaboration will bring the highest level of Caribbean entertainment, music, and lifestyle to fans accessing the internet via social media platforms and website posts. Our efforts will only showcase the beauty and diversity of the Caribbean diaspora wherever they choose to call home. Our plan is to also contribute to the growth of the Caribbean music industry and the wider Caribbean cultural community. Join us on this journey... we will provide the music, news and cultural information you have been yearning for some time now. Ian likes to say, "we are now family". Let's keep that in mind as we move forward together. 

Now we add a plug for Sokah2Soca. Please don't forget to visit our official website for more information. We have so much to offer. If you want to learn more about Calypso music history, Soca and its sub-genres and all the latest music releases... yes, we have it all. Please visit us at the following link: Sokah2Soca

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