If you couldn’t make it to the Jamaican Oldies Weekend in Chicago back in November like us it’s nice to know we have YouTube and cell phone cameras (unless you happen to live in LA where these things happen all the time like us). Geez what was the world like before that time?
By 1968, the Paragons were firmly established as one of Jamaica?s most popular and successful vocal trios. Consisting of lead singer John Holt, alongside the immensely underrated Tyrone Evans and Howard Barrett, the group had recently scored a series of major Rock Steady hits for Duke Reid?s famed [...]
Winston Riley has died from the gunshot wound to the head he suffered in November.
His son Kurt Riley told the Observer this morning that his father’s grieving relatives could not figure out a motive behind the attempts on his father’s life.
“Unfortunately Daddy didn’t wake [...]
Billboard reports that “songwriter and record producer Winston Riley, 65, was shot in the head and arm on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at his home in Kingston, Jamaica; he is currently being treated at an undisclosed Kingston hospital. A consistent hit maker since the late 1960s, Riley has been the victim of a series [...]
The Trojan Train rolls on with another heavyweight release from the vaults. This time a tune that doesn’t seem to have been released before and another that’s a top rare tune.
FROM TROJAN RECORDS:
As the summer of 1970 drew to a close, leading Jamaican producer, Winston Riley issued a dynamic and wonderfully [...]
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