Harry Johnson AKA Harry J of Liquidator and so many other boss recordings has died the Observer reports.
The many produced so many classic tunes in the late 60′s and early 70′s. Another massive loss.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Freddie Notes launched his career on the famous Vera Johns Jamaican talent show and promptly went onto cut his first record for Studio One Records. Immigrating to London in 1964 success soon followed when his band The Rudies recorded for Trojan Records. Hits came thick and fast… “Return from South Vietnam”, [...]
Alva “Reggie” Lewis, guitarist for The Hippy Boys, The Upsetters and many many wicked cuts, passed away on February 4th of natural causes. Original organist Glen Adams died in 2010.
Here are a couple favorite tunes.
A new short documentary on Freddie Notes, of The Rudies fame, called Stepping Away From Babylon was recently completed and is up online.
The film dives into the life of Freddie from his young days as a youth in Jamaica and the just blossoming music of the island. It moves into him discussing how music [...]
Generoso Fierro is a collector, radio producer/dj (he’s been doing Generoso’s Bovine Ska and Rocksteady on WMBR, 88.1FM since 1996!) and film-maker having made two previous documentaries. His first project was on Derrick Morgan but has not been released yet due to issues with music and his second the documentary on [...]
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