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Song help anyone?

Posted by GMM 
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Song help anyone?
May 25, 2013 08:10AM
This is probably the first time in quite a few years I've managed to put myself in the type predicament we all hate. I heard a great song and have absolutely no idea what it is. So since this site is called cratedigging.co, y'all need to help me by digging through your reggae crates!

Anyway, I was out yesterday at a local festival and there was a dj who played a lot of nice roots reggae songs. One in perticular caught my ear. It was a male vocalist and the chorus repeated the word or name "Layla" [la:ila] not [le:ila]. It was repeated about 3 or 4 times in the chorus before it was pronouced a bit differently and more rapidly almost like the arabic words "Lā 'ilāha 'illā llāha", but not quite. I'd guess it was a late 70's - mid 80's song.

I've googled a whole lot but only come across reggae covers of Eric Claptons song and a song by that same name by Iration, but that wasn't it either. Hopefully my fuzzy description can ring someone's bell. Please help a brutha out!
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May 25, 2013 02:35PM
Tough one G. Got any more info? I'll see what I can dig up but with what you gave so far it's not ringing any bells.



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Registered: 6 years ago
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Re: Song help anyone?
May 25, 2013 03:04PM
Honestly I don't really expect anyone to get it from that description. I know it's vague, but that's as elaborate as I can be unfortunately. I figuered it doesn't hurt to ask. My kids were running around and the system was a bit too loud, so I didn't get any more lyrics.
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Re: Song help anyone?
May 25, 2013 03:30PM
On second thought...maybe it was the word "Haile"...nevermind...it's too vague. I'll keep hearing it in my head 'till that beautiful day when it once appears before me.
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