Honors for Joe Higgs & Winston Riley

JoeHiggs-LifeifContradictionfrontThe Gleaner ran a notice the other day about Joe Higgs being honored for his contribution to Jamaican music. This is of course an understatement to say the least. He was instrumental in influencing Bob Marley as well as recording his own wonderful compositions. Pressure Sounds re-issued his collection “Life of Contradiction” last year and it’s well worth picking up.

Joe Higgs, who died in 1999, will be honored along with performer/producer Winston Riley; Keith Lyn, former singer with Byron Lee and the Dragonaires; musician/artiste Charles ‘Charlie Organaire’ Cameron and others.

Winston Riley will be of note as well to fans of this blog as a member of The Techniques and mastermind behind many boss hits including the true classic “Double Barrel” and the Techniques label.

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I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.