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Salone Man For Real
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In the 1080s, there was a song, probably from the Caribbean, that was very popular in Sierra Leone. I do not even know the title of the song. The key words were, "Love Is The Answer."  I love that song. Please help me find that song.
Salone Man For Real
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In the 1980s, there was a song, probably from the Caribbean, that was very popular in Sierra Leone. I do not even know the title of the song. The key words were, "Love Is The Answer."  I love that song. Please help me find that song.


Please excuse the mistake. It was the "1980s,"  not "1080s"
Salone Man For Real
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Does anyone have a link I can check?
Spectator 007
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Is this it?

https://www.jah-lyrics.com/song/garnett-silk-love-is-the-answer
Gahinteh
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Not sure that is it. I dont remember the name but I suspect it is the song where different conflicts in the world are named and then the chorus ‘ love is the answer ‘ . It has a heavier beating .
Spectator 007
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Gahinteh,

Is it a reggae, Afro-beat, or calypso song? Or something else?
Spectator 007
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The song I’ve repeatedly asked for a link is has lyrics “Maria do ya lef for waka. Waka noto ting wae fit you” by Geraldo Pino and the Heartbeats. Not even Corn could help me. Corn, a student of Dr. Dynamite, was a lead guitar guru back in the day. Today he is a google search link specialist.
Corneliusd Hamelberg
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007,

Thou shalt not exaggerate ! We had Balogun (the greatest  - like Papa Noel) Desmond Easmon, Sondoway (last met  him and Sam Oju King in Kumasi in 1970) Olu Nylander, Emile Walsh, Tom Brown, Julian and James Braithwaite, to name just a few... Heartbeats, Tornadoes, Echoes, Soundcasters, Akpata Jazz, Cacademics (as Gipu reminded me, my fingers bled, just learning "Crimson and Clover " but fingers don't fail me now and I challange any of .... but some tings dem dae wae man noh for boast 'but...

as ah bin tell Preacher Man Charles dis evening "Music nah mi religion" ( heart and soul ) - but preacher man was not too happy about that  - he told me, "You need to have a relationship with JESUS" and he was both inspirational and convincing; Charles is a Godsend 

making a joyful sound unto the Lord is OK with both of us, yeah...

By the way, Dr. Dynamite has some medical issues and we are praying for him.

"Maria do ya lef for waka"  was out around the same time that Sammy & Freddy  of the Rycco Jazz Band were busy with "Habiba Musa " and  "My Zainatu" etc...Jazz Leone National a little later with " Nami get me tumba....eee dae insi dae " The good old days, Goodings Hall etc... Denys Blell is the person most likely to have "Maria doya leff foh waka"

Waytin Sebene ? Rhythm + melodi ( eh Salone man also get ee yone Sebene ( international sebene ... Junior Marvin get im yone, Al Anderson too and all that JAZZ !

In my area we have just upgraded to fiber 1000 bits per second, need to get a new router ( by Monday) after which you will see a new man in this Bintu because at this point I am exceedingly ANGRY with you know who - who else?
Spectator 007
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@Corn, interesting you mentioning Santos. Out of the blue, he and I chatted yesterday. Last time we spoke was a couple of years yesterday. He has a niece who is a big star in Naija. Joe’s daughter, Hadiza Blell, stage name Di’Ja https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Di'Ja

I attended the preacher man’s birthday party a few years. Haven’t spoken to him in a few years. I will do so, thanks to you. He’s my cousin.
Corneliusd Hamelberg
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In my outside communications, the google search is just a way of sharing, sometimes in lieu of foot-noting

otherwise I have and have had time to read almost as much as any other living human being (and now I'm following Preacher Man Charles' directions...he has given me plenty of reading and listening homework, beginning with a guy called Jonathan Cahn ( you may google him if you want 
Spectator 007
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Lest I forget Corn, I am sorry to hear about Balogun’s condition. I pray he gets better.
Salone Man For Real
Reply with quote  #12 
Spectator, I am not sure, but the song was probably from the Caribbean. It was popular in the 1980s. The song starts with the Iran-Iraq war by saying something like "there is a new tension in the world today as the two super powers are keeping a closed eye on the Ira-Iraq war."  I cannot remember the exact words, but they are something to that effect. The chorus then goes to say,
Lebanon, Love is the answer.
South Africa, love is the only answer.

Gahinteh is apparently talking about the same song.
Cornelius Hamelberg
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007,

Your cousin Charles in phenomenal. Unique. I wish I had been in contact with him since a long time ago, but then, obviously, he was not even half the man he is today and neither was I...

But I guess he will have a tougher time with you than with me... 
Spectator 007
Reply with quote  #14 
SMFR, was the song popular among Salone folks, in Salone, in US, UK? Trying to narrow it down

Even in the US a song may be popular on the east coast but many folks on the west coast may have never heard it.
Salone Man For Real
Reply with quote  #15 
It was popular among many people in Salone. I  am talking about young folks at that time.
Temne Boy from Nongowa
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Gahinteh
Reply with quote  #17 
Temne Boy from Nongowa you got it .
Salone Man For Real
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Temne Boy From Nongowa: May God bless you. This is the song. I am very happy. May God bless you, my brother. Once again, may God bless you.
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