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Monday, November 25, 2013

Four Videos Of The Soca Record "Follow The Leader"

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases four videos of the Soca record "Follow The Leader". General information about that song is also found in this post.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All content remains with their owners.

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOCA SONG "FOLLOW THE LEADER"
"Follow The Leader" is a Soca song whose lyrics consists of dance instructions.

The Soca Boys' 1988 song "Follow The Leader" is the most popular record of that song. That record has been used worldwide for a large number of activities, including parading in carnivals, dancing in conga lines during weddings receptions and as part of the entertainment on cruise ships and in resort clubs shows. The Soca Boys's "Follow The Leader" record has also been used in the Caribbean as the song for the children's game musical chairs. That record has also been played during parties, proms and for aerobic exercise routines such as Zumba and cheer-robics [at cheerleader camps]. The Soca song "Follow The Leader" has also been used as a fun sing & dance along activity in summer camps & schools, where it also has been used as a stress reduction activity or as a reward after test taking. Adults have also used "Follow The Leader" as a stress reduction activity.

{These uses for The Soca Boy's "Follow The Leader" song were gleaned from this viewer comment thread for a video of a video of that song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8zzG4n8CpM
WARNING: Like many other YouTube viewer comment threads, this thread includes profanity, sexually explicit language, racists comments, and other comments that are problematic.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-real-meanings-of-burn-baby-burn.html for more information about that song.

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FEATURED VIDEOS OF "FOLLOW THE LEADER" SOCA RECORDS
These videos are presented in chronological order based on the date of the release of that particular "Follow The Leader" recording.

WARNING: Like many other YouTube viewer comment threads, the viewer comment threads for most of these videos include profanity, sexually explicit language, racists comments, and other comments that are problemative.]

Example #1: NIGEL & MARVIN - FOLLOW DA LEADER - OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO


socamusicvideos, Uploaded on May 5, 2011
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This video contains some close shots of female paraders' shaking their butt. While some people might find this problematic, I believe the cultural/historical value of the scenes of the carnival parade [presumably] in Trinidad more than make up for those booty scenes. Unfortunately, no information is provided in that video's summary about those carnival parade scenes. Also, unfortunately, to date none of the video's 19 commenters have posted any information or comment about that carnival parade.

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Example #2: The Soca Boys - Follow The Leader



Edison Llaguno, Uploaded on Jun 19, 2009


Socaboys Follow The Leader
Original DVD format HD Video
From my own private collection

Example #3: SBS - FOLLOW THE LEADER (VIDEOCLIP OFICIAL) 2000

JOSEMCASTELLSHISTORY, Uploaded on Oct 7, 2010

Este es el VIDEOCLIP OFICIAL del tema de SBS "FOLLOW THE LEADER".
Incluyo este videoclip en mi pagina oficial porque fui productor del tema.
Este grupo lo conocimos gracias a JOSE SOLER, que fue quien los descubrio en cuba.
JOSE MARIA CASTELLS

[Google translate from Spanish to English]
This is the OFFICIAL VIDEOCLIP SBS theme "FOLLOW THE LEADER".
I include this video on my official website because I was producer of the subject.
This group knew him by JOSE SOLER, who first discovered in the Cuba.
JOSE MARIA Castells

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Example #4: Nigel & Marvin - Follow Da Leader (2002)



MCK90s, Uploaded on Aug 11, 2007

Nigel & Marvin have sampled Chocolate Puma's "I Wanna Be U" to create a brilliant dance beat from a classic soca song.

2002 Relentless Records.

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Thanks to all those singers & musicians who are featured in these videos. Thanks also to those who published these videos on YouTube.

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