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Friday, October 26, 2007

Monyaka - Go Deh Yaka (Go To The Top)

Monyaka was a funk group based out of Los Angeles, California. The members included Beres Barnett (vocals, guitar), Errol Moore (guitar), John Allen (keyboards), William Brown (keyboards), Larry McDonald (percussion), Val Douglas (bass), and Richie Bertram (drums)

Go Deh Yaka is a disco reggae stomper from the early 80s, really love this song especially when the sun is shining.

Taken from the original 12" single on Easy Street 7502
Go Deh Yaka (Go To The Top) (Club Mix) - 6:32
Song charted on August 6, 1983. Spent 7 weeks on the chart and reached #48


Mystic Melvin said...

This brings back a lot of memories for me as i us'ta play it a lot in clubs. My copy has a chipped intro,so many thanks for this post.

Gail said...

This was made in my Aunts basement back in Brooklyn in the late 70's. Errol where ever you are halla at me gmlc47@juno.com, I am now living in Houston TX. The original Fan Club of MOnyaka...
Crown Heights....Crown Street

Gail said...

I am looking for more friends from Jamaica who went to Half Way Tree Primary in the late 60's halla at me, Like especially Carol Anderson birthday June 4th, Patrick Scott, Margaret Scott, Michael Knight, The Pussey's-Donavan, The Browne's, saw Dalton last week said he didnt remember me (but its all good) I remember-Noel, Danny & Cleveland etc.....