Reggae evolved from Ska, Blue Beat, and Rock Steady. Much is owed to the creative talents of Jackie Mittoo, Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, and Ernie Rangling to name a few. Great musicians working together to combine the influences of their roots and culture with the Jazz training and experiences gained from their excursions to the USA. A special homage is paid... More..
Gregory Isaacs, the Cool Ruler, ruled the dancehall with his unique voice and delivery style. Whether it was Lovers Rock, Roots, or a social commentary, the voice and the commitment behind the lyrics hit home with his legions of fans.Sorely missed, the Cool Ruler left a lagacy of great music. Here are two tracks but there are many more for you, the listener, to discover.Enjoy. More..
LITTLE JOHN was discovered by JAH THOMAS. The schoolboy was walking home, singing one of the hot roots sounds at the top of his voice.Being a singer and a producer, Jah Thomas recognized 'the voice'. Thomas followed the boy to his gate and said, "Boy U Wan Tun Singa!" Little John was born. Thomas took McMorris under his wings and into the studio. It wasn’t long before... More..
SCREECHIE AND KOJAK, Kojak, born Floyd Anthony Perch, 30th September 1959 in Kingston, Jamaica came from a large family and from a very early age had a keen interest in music even though his Aunt Mabel discouraged him from this career path. Kojaks first stage name was “Pretty Boy Floyd” and his... More..