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Alpha Blondy — Jerusalem
Album: Jerusalem
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Released: 1986
Length: 6:34
Plays (last 30 days): 1
BAROUH ATAT ADONAI
(BAROUH ATAT ADONAI)
BAROUH ATAT YÉROUSHALAIM
(BAROUH ATAT YÉROUSHALAIM)

BAROUH ATAT ADONAI
(BAROUH ATAT ADONAI)
BAROUH ATAT YÉROUSHALAIM
(BAROUH ATAT YÉROUSHALAIM)

From the Bible an the Coran
Revelation in JERUSALEM
SHALOM, SALAMALEKOUM

You can see christians, jews and muslims
Living together and praying
Amen! Let's gives thanks and praises

BAROUH ATAT ADONAI
(BAROUH ATAT ADONAI)
BAROUH ATAT YÉROUSHALAIM
(BAROUH ATAT YÉROUSHALAIM)

JERUSALEM here I am
JERUSALEM je t'aime
JERUSALEM here I am
JERUSALEM je t'aime

ISRAELA YAKIRATI
ISRAELA YAKIRATI
ANI OHÊV OTARH
ISRAELA YAKIRATI

ISRAELA YAKIRATI
ISRAELA YAKIRATI
ISRAELA YAKIRATI
ANI OHÊV OTARH
ISRAELA YAKIRATI

From the Bible an the Coran
Revelation in JERUSALEM
SHALOM, SALAMALEKOUM

You can see christians, jews and muslims
Living together and praying
Amen! Let's gives thanks and praises

BAROUH ATAT ADONAI
(BAROUH ATAT ADONAI)
BAROUH ATAT YÉROUSHALAIM
(BAROUH ATAT YÉROUSHALAIM)

JERUSALEM here I am
JERUSALEM je t'aime
JERUSALEM here I am
JERUSALEM je t'aime

ISRAELA YAKIRATI
ISRAELA YAKIRATI
ANI OHÊV OTARH
ISRAELA YAKIRATI

ISRAELA YAKIRATI
ISRAELA YAKIRATI
ISRAELA YAKIRATI
ANI OHÊV OTARH
ISRAELA YAKIRATI

JERUSALEM here I am
JERUSALEM je t'aime
JERUSALEM here I am
JERUSALEM je t'aime
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Wouldn’t it be nice if we all learned to sit play and pray Scumbag politiciens take note Let palestinien be a State
 1wolfy wrote:
...awesome, brother !   scrubbrush wrote:
I love this song. I remember playing this in 1986/1987, when I first got my driver's license, driving my aged, non-practicing-Jewish-grandmother to "Price-Club" (now Costco). Other than the word "Jerusalem", I didn't make much of the lyrics, having been raised 'non-denominational'.
I noticed that my grandmother was listening intently. She then started lip-syncing the lyrics. She was fascinated by the fact that an African singer was reciting Hebrew prayers. I think she even liked it.

 

 
That story makes me smile 
...awesome, brother !   scrubbrush wrote:
I love this song. I remember playing this in 1986/1987, when I first got my driver's license, driving my aged, non-practicing-Jewish-grandmother to "Price-Club" (now Costco). Other than the word "Jerusalem", I didn't make much of the lyrics, having been raised 'non-denominational'.
I noticed that my grandmother was listening intently. She then started lip-syncing the lyrics. She was fascinated by the fact that an African singer was reciting Hebrew prayers. I think she even liked it.

 

Super groove from alpha blondie. Long live Israel!!! Omer
take this brother...may it serve you well   rascal420 wrote:
Yeah this is about right.


 

One of the best grooves you can find. Thanks for sharing Alpha Blondy with the RP crew!
Ï love it  {#Bananajam}
Make it stop!{#Rolleyes}
 catnip wrote:
I've known about Alpha Blondy for a long time, but it took RP to make me listen. Great stuff.

As you have said it goes on and on, but the longer the better if you ask me.

Entrancing. 
 
Catnip,you have a stuttering problem.
I've known about Alpha Blondy for a long time, but it took RP to make me listen. Great stuff.

As you have said it goes on and on, but the longer the better if you ask me.

Entrancing. 
Every time he sings 'happy'...the more I don't get.
It does go an and on....{#Think}
 fredriley wrote:

RP listeners are a tough crowd for reggae - many other reggae numbers are low-rated. I've been a reggae fan for decades so it's fine by me, and the message is spot on, so it's 7 from the toe-tappin' Nottingham jury.
 
Maybe the low rating comes from overplaying this music back in the day. I am also an old fan, and love alpha blondy!
 tuttle99 wrote:
Thank God for the PSD button.

 
I found this under the PSD button. Have to hit it again.
I love this song. I remember playing this in 1986/1987, when I first got my driver's license, driving my aged, non-practicing-Jewish-grandmother to "Price-Club" (now Costco). Other than the word "Jerusalem", I didn't make much of the lyrics, having been raised 'non-denominational'.
I noticed that my grandmother was listening intently. She then started lip-syncing the lyrics. She was fascinated by the fact that an African singer was reciting Hebrew prayers. I think she even liked it.

I like the Strummer & Mescaleros to Alpha Blondy segue.  I do like AB a fair bit and have been listening to this album since the late '80's — it's a good antidote for the really aggressive and nasty hip-hop and rap that floats around out there.
Good song for doing work at home. Nice and mellow, steady...
 Stathis wrote:
killer bassline, can't understand why it's rated so low
 
RP listeners are a tough crowd for reggae - many other reggae numbers are low-rated. I've been a reggae fan for decades so it's fine by me, and the message is spot on, so it's 7 from the toe-tappin' Nottingham jury.
 Art_Carnage wrote:

That would be because it sucks.
 



Great Coment!

made me laugh OL
GREAT SONG!!! (I am from Jerusalem) :-) 
Dull beyond words.
 Stathis wrote:
killer bassline, can't understand why it's rated so low
 
That would be because it sucks.
I could not be more bored.
Thank God for the PSD button.
If only music were an antidote 
I listened to this album a lot back in the day - good to hear again.
killer bassline, can't understand why it's rated so low
Israela Yakiraty !! :))) Any Ohev Otach .....
 helgigermany wrote:
Not his best, but forgive him. This very crazy man can do Best Reggae music!!
 

I agree with HELGI-GERMANY!
COTE D'IVOIRE  is a Muslim country!
That's why....

Israel may be an occupying country bordering apartheid, but it doesn't deserve such a cruel and unjust punishment as this song.


Nice!
Wow!  Too bad Passover is over . . . {#Yes}
 C57BL6 wrote:
conscious reggae
 


This song is fantastic...  truly profound, and danceable...

 
conscious reggae

I hear they play this on death row. Makes the prisoners actually look forward to death.

Not his best, but forgive him. This very crazy man can do Best Reggae music!!
make it stop, for gods sake make it stop
 Shimmer wrote:
Hebrew reggae. What a world.
  
 
fredriley wrote:

Different. Only on RP :)

 
You two should read something about Rastafari and religion. It's not all about Jamaica and da phatty spliff mahn


 Shimmer wrote:
Hebrew reggae. What a world.
 
Different. Only on RP :)

 Sloggydog wrote:
Laid back man break out a fat one

 
Irrieye!
(He says, sparkin' up a fatty of BC Bud & Olympic-ally orgasaming!)


Hebrew reggae. What a world.
Laid back man break out a fat one

 rtrudeau wrote:
Blondie to Alpha Blondy. Heh.
 
Should be followed by 80s Canadian hair band, Platinum Blonde. {#Biggrin}

Edit - Not surprisingly, it was not....Bill has more taste than that.
Me likey!{#Clap}
Blondie to Alpha Blondy. Heh.
Get it: the previous song faded away into a reggae, and was from Blondie.

Bill rides again.

(And by the way: what about some Ennio Morricone as a follow up? The Dollar Trilogy, I mean.)
 lingchih wrote:
Man, it's been so long since I've heard this. Great tune. You can really tell it's the Wailers backing him up.
  You are right. I guess that's why I'm digging it so much (8).  And I rarely go too wild for reggae.

mute.

 xkolibuul wrote:
Smooth and flowing, a tropical breeze rustling through the coconut palms at sunset.    
 
Oh yea.................

Yeah this is about right.


Man, it's been so long since I've heard this. Great tune. You can really tell it's the Wailers backing him up.
Smooth and flowing, a tropical breeze rustling through the coconut palms at sunset.    
A nice vision of what has been and what could be.  
 Lupin_III wrote:
This stuff makes me want to smoke a lot of pot and hate white people...
 

What's wrong with just smoking the pot?...mon
 Lupin_III wrote:
This stuff makes me want to smoke a lot of pot and hate white people...
 
Nice knee-jerk reaction there, there's no hate in this song or from Alpha Blondy in general.  It's all about acceptance and learning to live with differences.

I've been a big fan of Alpha Blondy for 2 decades. One interesting fact about this album is that his backing band on this whole album, Jerusalem, was The Wailers. You can totally hear their musical stamp on this title track, as well as the rest of the album. If you wanted a place to start with Alpha Blondy, this album is a great one.
Truly don't understand the low rating on this one??? 8

After all these years, it's getting pretty hard to do something original with the reggae.

I think these guys did that, and very well.


ccinsb loves Alpha Blondy
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Really stinks. Singer couldn't hold a note to save his life. Truly awful.
 

Art Art Art Art Art.  It's reggae mon!
Really stinks. Singer couldn't hold a note to save his life. Truly awful.
natanz wrote:
My daughter's name is yakira. I will have to buy this album just for that.
What a beautiful name. I will have to get a daughter just for that :-)
play some Midnight next!
big ups for learning hebrew to sing this song. his pronunciation is really good, plus it doesn't hurt that he keeps saying "yisrael hayakira lee". éùÞàì Àé÷éÞÀ ìé My daughter's name is yakira. I will have to buy this album just for that.
S-curvy wrote:
A great song from a great album, that I haven't heard in years. Hopefully, RP will serve up some of the other tasty cuts.
Exactly my thoughts, my friend. Haven't heard this in maybe 15 years. It reminds me of several evenings in my appartment back when I was a student. Girls, weed, time to waste... *sigh*
A great song from a great album, that I haven't heard in years. Hopefully, RP will serve up some of the other tasty cuts.
There's no hate in this song. Lupin_III wrote:
This stuff makes me want to smoke a lot of pot and hate white people...
Alafia wrote:
This whole disk rocks.
what you said.
This whole disk rocks.
some of that transliterated hebrew beneath this post is bad news.
I was surprised by the negative comments about this song; to me, it\'s simply a fine raggae song. So, I thought, maybe its the lyrics. But that can\'t be. Here they are: Barouh ata Adonaï Barouh aba Yeroushalaïm From the Bible to the Coran Revelation in Jerusalem Shalom, salamalekoum You can see christians, jews and muslims Living together and praying Amen ! Let\'s give thanks and praises Barouh ata Adonaï Barouh aba Yeroushalaïm Jerusalem here I\'am Jerusalem je t\'aime Jerusalem here I\'am Jerusalem je t\'aime Israela yakirati Israela yakirati Ani ohév otarh Israela yakirati From the Bible to the Coran Revelation time Shalom, salamalekoum You can see christians, jews and muslims Living together and praying... Amen! let\'s give thanks and praises Barouh ata adonaï Barouh aba yeroushalaïm Jerusalem here I\'am Jerusalem je t\'aime
This song is bloody brilliant! I really enjoyed it. Although I do find two things curios about the comments that were made on this page: A) I find that art in general _is_ political by nature. And thus does warrant a discussion on that level. Although I do have to say that this IS a music forum and therefore, I for one, think that any political discussions should have to do with the artists point of view and not just random spouting about whether or not Jews have a right to be in Israel (and vice versa). If this was a song sang by an Israeli Jewish artist or an Israeli or Palestinian Arab artist then I suppose such a discussion would have some merit. Not, though, when the song clearly has to do with a _none_ Jews perception of Israél and Judah. B) Sorry Ana, but this has got to be the funniest freaking thing I've read all day, "...read the right accurate history...", meaning that only you know what is the right or accurate history to read? Curios that you were too inapt to notice that this song was recorded 20 years ago nor that it has absolutely nothing to do with any form of the Zionist movement. (At least as an "ism" movement, as a concept the artist may have had some perception or other of it, you'd have to read more about him rather then from your "right and accurate history" books.) ana wrote:
I think or actually I can tell that this singer is an ignorant who is just singing for money, this singer doesn't know nothing about history or even what's going on around him now, if he's not from Palestine or anything around it how the hell can he know anything about it, it's easy watch the news to see how the Zionists are peace makers, they're peace makers to the level of killing kids with rocks by High Tech Tanks, beleive me people this guy is just singing for money, read the right accurate history and tell me when the Jews rulled Palestine, they ruled Egypt but not Palestine... :notworthy:
Really, really, really, um... bad. :cry:
Originally Posted by dignan2: I'm white and I hate me. Not as much as this song though.
I hear ya.
Originally Posted by Lupin_III: This stuff makes me want to smoke a lot of pot and hate white people...
I'm white and I hate me. Not as much as this song though.
This stuff makes me want to smoke a lot of pot and hate white people...
Where\'s the \'skip\' button? Just park me at the beginning of the next song, thanks, and I\'ll wait in silence. :moon:
I first heard this song back in the late 80\'s on the sound track for a Greg Stump ski flick. I loved it then, and I still really enjoy it. I usually end up dancing around the house when I play this CD. Was anyone else a Stump fan way back when? He had some really great music in his films. I believe somehow he was friends with Trevor Horn and into the ZTT crowd. Good stuff.
bah! how religion can make good reggae turn into twaddle, piffle with a ganja beat. As a real reggae/ska lover I hate this song the most! Sorry, empty warhead.
Irie! Give thanks and praises to the Most High, Jah Rastafari! This has put me in the best mood. :bounce:
This song was written and recorded years before any of the 'holy politico' you people are complaining about here. Alpha Blondy is a very religious man who is simply singing of his faith in several of his learned tounges. Don't slam something you don't know anything about, ana. Or better yet -- become educated on your topic before you spew useless jargon.
hey ignoramus "y2kalibaba@arabia.com" that's like saying all the arabs have no right to be in Detroit. i agree with blackjack.
Originally Posted by Blackjack: Well, it's nice to see you don't have an agenda or anything. :rolleyes: This is the wrong forum for this type of discussion, but I don't want to read anything anywhere where people are just making stuff up.
Originally Posted by BLADERUNNER: TO ALL YOU IGNORANT PEOPLE OUT THERE....READ UP ON YOUR RASTAFARIAN BELIEFS, AND YOU MIGHT JUST UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS SONG IS ABOUT. IT'S NOT ABOUT ABOUT POLITICS, OR WHO WAS THERE FIRST, OR WHO BELONGS WHERE...ITS ABOUT FAITH
Yeth thir.*salutes*. I rate it a 4. I like it but it just doesn't capture my attention. When it comes to reggae. Bob's my man. :cool:
TO ALL YOU IGNORANT PEOPLE OUT THERE....READ UP ON YOUR RASTAFARIAN BELIEFS, AND YOU MIGHT JUST UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS SONG IS ABOUT. IT\'S NOT ABOUT ABOUT POLITICS, OR WHO WAS THERE FIRST, OR WHO BELONGS WHERE...ITS ABOUT FAITH
Originally Posted by ana: it's easy watch the news to see how the Zionists are peace makers, they're peace makers to the level of killing kids with rocks by High Tech Tanks, beleive me people this guy is just singing for money, read the right accurate history and tell me when the Jews rulled Palestine, they ruled Egypt but not Palestine, what am trying to say that Jews have no right in Palestine
Well, it's nice to see you don't have an agenda or anything. :rolleyes: This is the wrong forum for this type of discussion, but I don't want to read anything anywhere where people are just making stuff up.
Originally Posted by Terror-Tubby: I think in parts he's singing Baruch Haba Yerushalayim (Jerusalem in Hebrew) - which is welcome (or literally blessed is the one that arrives) as opposed to Baruch ata - Blessed are you (standard opening for blessings) Also Israel I love you and Israel My dear one.
hey bro I think or actually I can tell that this singer is an ignorant who is just singing for money, this singer doesn't know nothing about history or even what's going on around him now, if he's not from Palestine or anything around it how the hell can he know anything about it, it's easy watch the news to see how the Zionists are peace makers, they're peace makers to the level of killing kids with rocks by High Tech Tanks, beleive me people this guy is just singing for money, read the right accurate history and tell me when the Jews rulled Palestine, they ruled Egypt but not Palestine, what am trying to say that Jews have no right in Palestine :wave: , plus whoo cares what does this or that means is this low cheap Language, you know arabic? ofcourse you do because you live in an Arabic country that it's land's language is Arabic.
I think or actually I can tell that this singer is an ignorant who is just singing for money, this singer doesn\'t know nothing about history or even what\'s going on around him now, if he\'s not from Palestine or anything around it how the hell can he know anything about it, it\'s easy watch the news to see how the Zionists are peace makers, they\'re peace makers to the level of killing kids with rocks by High Tech Tanks, beleive me people this guy is just singing for money, read the right accurate history and tell me when the Jews rulled Palestine, they ruled Egypt but not Palestine... :notworthy:
I love this track....and agree with SuperWeh ---- big bass... Its *such* a smooth groove (I be dancing in my office)
Originally Posted by goldendog: Right now listening to anything that praises Israel turns my stomach.
You are exceedingly ignorant.
Right now listening to anything that praises Israel turns my stomach.
A song like this needs a huge stereo-system with the bass turned up all the way. Let those basslines move you.
this is definitely eclectic. tnx for playing it. more information about this artist?
I think in parts he\'s singing Baruch Haba Yerushalayim (Jerusalem in Hebrew) - which is welcome (or literally blessed is the one that arrives) as opposed to Baruch ata - Blessed are you (standard opening for blessings) Also Israel I love you and Israel My dear one.
Alpha Blondie...cool, your taste in reggae is impecabble. If I remember correctly, he also sings in French and Ethopian.
Hebrew reggae? How utterly cool -- thanks Bill!
Yes, that\'s Hebrew. He\'s singing, \"Dear Israel, I love you.\" Then there\'s some liturgical language, to the effect of \"Blessed are you, God, bilder of Jerusalem.\" There\'s also some Arabic, namely \"Salaam aleikum,\" meaning \"Peace be unto you.\" As an Israeli Jew, I\'ve been fascinated for a long time by the connection the Rasta movement feels with Zion/Jersusalem and Jewish history.
Was that Hebrew I heard on this track?