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Monday, March 21, 2011

Spotlight on CARLTON LIVINGSTON

I've been really appreciating the voice of Carlton Livingston lately so here i shine the spotlight on some of his history & highlight some of his killers tunes, all in my opinion of course!

Carlton Livingston born in 1962 in the parish of St. Mary in Jamaica. As a child he sang in church. He moved to Kingston with his family, where he started a little sound system with his friend Anthony Waldron who is better known as DJ Lone Ranger. In 1978 Carlton was taken to Channel One studio by Tony Walcott where he cut the roots favourite "Tale Of Two Cities" which is his first recording.
From there he made a short stop at Studio One.
He then recorded for Leon & Chester Symoie Thrillseekers label  & then with Clive Jarrett & Bebo Phillips he cut an LP called "Soweto" in 1981.
Apparently Carlton also recorded an albums worth of material for Studo One at Coxsone's Brooklyn studio not long before the producers death.
In the 1980's he had hit tunes for U Brown (Mr DJ & Don't Cuss Rasta) Sly & Robbie (Those Tricks,100lbs Of Collie Weed & Trodding With Chalice In Hand) & Clive Jarrett's Dynamite Records label  (Rumours, Marie & Confusion).

Selected Discography:
Carlton Livingston - Defend It - Black Legacy 7"                                           
Carlton Livingston - Once Was A Man - Heartical 7"
Carlton Livingston - Rocking Steady Vol.1 - Gadd 59 10"                             
Carlton Livingston - Trod On - Tree Of Life 10"
Carlton Livingston - Who Dem A Fool - Cookie Jar 12"
Carlton Livingston - Are You Afraid? - Cookie Jar 7"
Carlton Livingston - Tale Of Two Cities - Channel One/Deeper Knowledge 7"
Carlton Livingston - Mix Up Maggie - Uniteam 7"
Carlton Livingston - Soweto - Ffrench 7"
Carlton Livingston - Rumours - Tabou1 CD (1984)
              


Leave It Behind - Carlton Livingston - Rumours CD -Tabou1

Oh yeah i got to get there
Oh yeah

Some men want to be millionaires, but i just want to live for a million years
Some men put their trust, in horses & chariots
Some men will sell their soul for gold, but don't they know it can't go there
Oh Lord

"Can't go to Zion with your limousine , your limousine will need gasoline
 Can't go to Zion with your carnal mind, your carnal mind you got to leave behind
 Can't go to Zion with your millions man , your millions don't have no value there."

"You've got to leave it behind
You've got to leave it behind"

Reggae R.I.P (updated 2014)

  • Alex Sadkin - d. 25 Jul 1987 (Producer) car acc 38yo.
  • Alric Forbes - d. 1998 (Prophets).
  • Alton Black Died in Car Accident d. 1990's.
  • Alton Ellis  - b. 1 Sept 1938 - 11 Oct 2008 cancer UK (Jamaican Order of Distinction)
  • Alton Irie - ? shot (in his car NYC)
  • Alva Reggie Lewis - d. 4 Feb 2013 rhythm guitarist Hippy Boys/Upsetters
  • Anthony Doyley - b. 1955 - 26 Feb 2011 (Classics/ Knowledge - lead vocal)
  • Ari Up aka Baby Whitey aka Medusa d. 2010 (Slits)
  • Aubrey Adams - d. 1990
  • Augustus Pablo aka Horace Swaby b. 21 Jun 1954 - 18 May 1999 nerve disease Myasthenia gravis
  • Baba Brooks aka Oswald Brooks aka Baba Leslie - ? (Trumpet)
  • Baby Wayne - (DJ) d. 29 Oct 2005 Pneumonia
  • Banana Man - d. 2002
  • Barry Brown - b. 1962 - 29 May 2004 collapsed & hit head in studio
  • Barry Llewellyn -(Heptones)b. 24 Dec 1947 - d. 23 Nov 2011 (complained not feeling well,admitted to Kingston Hospital where he died of pneumonia)
  • Basil 'Visonaire' Gayle - d. Sun 8 June 2014 (member of The Visionaires & The 12 Tribes Of Israel)
  • Bertram Brown - d. 8 Sep 2008 (Producer - Freedom Sounds label)
  • Bertram 'Ranchie' McLean - b. c1948 - d. 14 Nov 2012 Kingston Hosp. postrate cancer - guitarist/bass - Skin Flesh & Bones/Revolutionaires
  • Billy Boyo - (Billy Theophilus Rowe) b. 1970 - 290Oct 2000 (DJ) brain tumour .
  • Bim Sherman aka Jarrett Tomlinson - b. 1952 - 17 Nov 2000 cancer
  • Bingy Bunny aka Eric Lamont - b. 23 Sep 1955 - 31 Dec 1993 (Roots Radics/Morwells singer/guitarist) cancer
  • Bionic Steve - d. 17 Jan 1997 stabbed (in Kingston)
  • Blacka Morwell aka Maurice Wellington - b. 1950 - 3 Oct/12 Nov? 2000 (Morwells) cancer NY.
  • Blues Busters (Phillip "Boasy" James) b. 31 Dec 1941 - 1989 NY (Lloyd "Lloydie" Campbell) 3 Sep 1944 - Jan 1992 NY.
  • Bobby Melody aka Bobby Powell ?/ George Vincent Hanson? - b. 28/2/51 Trelawny Ja. d. 26 Apr 2010 Nottingham UK. (Ralph Brothers/Prophets) cancer
  • Brent Dowe - b. 29 Jun 1946 or 49 - 29 Jan 2006 (Melodians) heart failure
  • 'Bunny' Rugs, William Clarke (Third World) d.Sun 2 Feb 2014 cancer
  • Busty Brown aka BB James (Clive Smith) - originally from Montego Bay He released records on   the Tramp label & approx 1971 started his own Mo-Bay label.Later he became lead singer in for the group The Chosen Few. d. Jan 2012.
  • Byron Lee - b. 27 Jun 1935 - 4 Nov 2008.
  • Candy McKenzie -  b. 1953- d. 2003.
  • Captain Barkey (Joslyn Hamilton) DJ b. 4 Nov 1951 - d. 13 Oct 2012 shot in Bronx USA
  • Carl Johnson (aka Sir JJ) Producer shot in a Kingston record store d. 1971.
  • Carlton "Carly" Barrett aka "Field Marshall" b. 17 Dec 1950 - 17 Apr 1987 (Drummer Wailers) shot outside his home Ja.
  • Cedella Booker -  d. aged 81.
  • Charles Keymist - (Bass Guitar in the Cool Notes) d. early 1980's.
  • Charlie Ace - Valden Dixon  (DJ) d. shot early 1980's Kingston Ja.
  • Cherry "Smith" Green - d. 4 Sep 2008 (Wailers) heart failure 65 yo
  • Chester Synmoie - (Owner of Thrillseekers label) d. Brazil Oct 2011
  • Clancy Eccles - 9 Dec 1940 - 30 Jun 2005 (Singer/Producer) heart failure/stroke (64yo)
  • Claudius "Kingman" Linton - 1942 - 16 Jul 2010 (Hoffner Brothers)
  • Clement Dodd see under Coxsone
  • Clinton "Tennessee" Brown - 17 Mar 1999 (Silvertones) heart failure
  • Clive Jarrett - 31 Jan 2008 shot (in his home Vineyard Town Kingston) co-owner Dynamite label.
  • Cluett Johnson - 2000
  • Copper Cat (Demar Graham) - d Jan 2011 shot in robbery outside Richie Stephens house Kingston Ja.
  • Count Matchukie (Winston Cooper) - (DJ)  1939 - 1995 Kingston.
  • Count Ossie aka Oswald Williams - 1926 - 18 Oct 1976 car acc.
  • Coxsone Dodd aka Downbeat aka Clement Seymour "Sir Coxsone" Dodd - 26 Jan 1932 - 5 May 2004 (Producer - Studio One) heart failure. (Jamaican Order of Distinction).
  • Creation Rebel aka Willie Stepper - Basil Thompson D.Mon 17 Nov 2009 London hospital.
  • David Isaacs aka Bruce Bennett (Itals) - 23 Dec 2009 63yo heart failure
  • Deborah Glasgow - 25 Jan 1994 cancer
  • Delroy Wilson 1948 - 6 Mar 1995 liver failure
  • Dennis Brown - 1 Feb 1957 - 1 Jul 1999 illness
  • Dennis Sinclair - (singer in the Dominoes) d. 1994.
  • Denzil Laing - d. 4 Aug 1989
  • Desmond Dekker - b. 17 Jul 1941 - 25 May 2006 heart failure
  • Desmond Miles - Bassist - Desmond Miles Seven/Mighty Vikings d. Tuesday 11 Dec 2012 heart attack
  • Devon Russell - b. 1940 - d. June 1997 cancer
  • Dhaima aka Sandra Mathews - b. Apr 1949 - d. 9 May 2000 drowned
  • Dirtsman aka Patrick Thompson - (DJ) b. 1967 - robbed & shot 21 Dec 1993 in Spanish Town.
  • Dizzy Flemming - d. c1980's shot in NYC
  • DJ Village - (Horace Pinnock bbc radio 1 dj)  d. 20 Nov 2001 age 24. shot in gang fight Wembley.
  • Don Drummond - d. 6 May 969 (Trombonist) (Died In Bellevue Hosp)
  • Don Taylor - 1 Nov 1999 (Manager/Promoter) heart failure
  • Drumbago aka Arkland Parks - 1970?
  • Duke Reid aka Arthur Reid - 1915 - 1974 (Producer)
  • Duke Vin aka Vincent Forbes - Jamaican born UK soundman , built first UK Sound System "The Tickler" Died Nov 2012 aged 84.
  • Early B "The Doctor" aka Earlando Neil - 11 Sept 1994 acc shot at Windsor Cricket Club Dorchester Massachusetts.
  • Egbert Evans - (Sax,Flute) 2 Jul 2009 56 yo.
  • Errol "ET" Thompson - (Engineer) 29 Dec 1948 - 14 Nov 2004 stroke/heart failure.
  • Errol Scorcher - (DJ) Errol Archer Died after headache 19 Jan 2012.
  • Errol Shorter -DJ  Murdered Kingston 1982.
  • Everton DaSilva - d. 1979 (Producer - Hungry Town label) Born 18 Oct 1954 - Died 9 May 1989 shot in NYC
  • Exuma (Tony McKay) - d. 22 Jan 1997 Nassau Ba.
  • Ezz Reco - Ska artist d?
  • Fabian Miranda (Faybiene Miranda) d. 21-Dec-2013 UK
  • Fathead - (DJ) aka Vernon Rainford  b. 1960 - 19 Aug 1988 multiple gunshot wounds in crack house ( Ft Lauderdale Florida USA)
  • Fazel Prendergast - d. 2005 drowned (trying to rescue his guitar from vehicle in river)
  • Frankie Jones aka Jah Frankie Jones - shot by police NYC d. 1990's
  • Freddy McKay - b. 1947 - 19 Nov 1986  (Died in his sleep after complaining of headache)
  • Garnett Silk - b. 2 apr 1966 d 9Dec 1994 (Died rescuing his mother from house fire)
  • Geoffry Chung - b. 1950 - Nov 1995 (Guitar/Engineer/Producer) liver failure
  • General Echo (DJ) aka Errol Robinson - d. 22 Nov 1980 (DJ) shot (by police w/Big John & Flux of Echo Tone HiFi)
  • Gene Rondo aka Winston Lara - b. 1943- 12 Jun 1994 cancer
  • George Faith - d. April 2003
  • Girlie - d. 1990's in UK
  • Glen Adams - d. 20 Dec 2010 (Keyboards/Upsetters)
  • Grace Nelson - d. mid 90's (Ja roots singer)
  • Gregory Anthony Isaacs - b. 15 Jul 1954 Kingston d. 25 Oct 2010
  • Gregory Peck aka Gregory Williamson - (DJ) ?
  • Harry 'J' Johnson (Producer) d.4/Apr/2013 aged 68 (diabetes)
  • Henry "Junjo" Lawes (Producer) - d. 13 Jun 1999 shot (in Harlsden London UK)
  • Hortense Ellis - b. 18 Apr 1941 - 18 Oct 2000 resp failure
  • Hugh Mundell aka Jah Levi - b. 1962 - 1983 shot (in Kingston Ja while in car with Jr Reid)
  • I Roy aka Roy Samuel Reid  - (DJ) b. 28 Jun 1944 - 27 Nov 1999  heart failure 55yo
  • Jackie Edwards aka Wilfred Gerald Edwards - b. 1938 - 15 Aug 1992 heart failure.
  • Jackie Mittoo aka Donat Roy Mittoo - b. 3 Mar 1948 - 16 Dec 1990 (Keyboards) cancer (in Toronto)
  • Jackie Opal aka Dalton Sinclair-Bishop - b. 1940's - 196? car acc (in Barbados)
  • Jack Ruby aka Lawrence Lindo - (Producer - Fox Wolf labels) d. 1989 heart failure
  • Jacob Miller - b. 1955- 23 Mar 1980 car acc Ja.
  • Jah Bull (DJ) aka Woolton Harrison - b. 1950-8 May 2005 Ja.
  • Jah Jerry aka "Ska" aka Jerome Hines - (Skatalites Guitarist) b. 11 Aug 1921 - 13 Aug 2007 Ja.
  • Jah Lloyd aka Jah Lion aka Patrick Francis - (DJ/Singer/Producer) b. 1950 - 2 Jun 1999 shot Kingston Ja. OR died of respiratory illness 5 Jun 1999.
  • Jah Woosh (DJ/Producer)aka Neville Beckford?  - d. 21 Feb 2011 UK.
  • Jean Adebambo - d. 15 Jan 2009
  • Jennifer Lara - d. 11 June 2005 stroke Ja.
  • Jim Kelly - (DJ Killamanjaro Sound) d. 1983 murdered (Spanish Town Rd Ja.)
  • Joe Gibbs aka Joel Augustus Gibson - (Producer) b. 1943-21 Feb 2008 heart failure (Ja Order of Distinction)
  • Joe Higgs - b. 13 Jun 1940 - 18 Dec 1999 59yo cancer (in LA. USA)
  • Joel Chin (VP Records) ?
  • Johnny "Dizzy" Moore aka John Arlington Moore (Trumpet) - b. 5 Oct 1938 - 16/17 Aug 2008 colon cancer
  • John Wayne (DJ) d. Jan 2014
  • Joseph Hill - (Culture) b. 22 Jan 1949 - 19 Aug 2006 liver failure.
  • Judge Dread Alexander Minto Hughes b. 2 May 1945 d 13 Mar 2008.
  • Junior Braithwaite - (Wailers) b. 1949 - shot 2 June or 12 June 1999 in his home in Kingston by three armed men.
  • Junior Delgado aka Oscar Hibbert - b. 25 Aug 1958 - 10 Apr 2005 (died in sleep London UK)
  • Junior Murvin (Murvin Junior Smith) b. 1949 - Dec 2 2013 Port Antonio Ja. diabetes.
  • Justin Hinds - b.1942 - 17 Mar 2005 lung cancer
  • Justin Yap - (Producer - Top Deck label) b. 23 May 1944 - d. Jul or Dec 1999.
  • Keith Hudson - b.1946/47 - 14 Nov 1984 (Singer/Producer) lung cancer.
  • Kenneth Hookim - b.  3 Oct 2013 aged 66 of Lung Cancer (Producer - Channel One)
  • Kennith Khouri - (Owner - Federal Records) d. 20 Sep 2003
  • Kenny Culture aka Government d Jan 2010
  • King Stitt aka the Ugly One - (Winston Sparkes) d. 31? Jan 2012
  • King Tubby aka Osbourne Ruddock - b. 28 Jan 1941- 6 Feb 1989 shot (outside his home in Tower Hill Kingston or Duhaney Park?)
  • Lacksley Castell - d.1983 (from TB)
  • Larry Lawrence aka Clifton Lawrence - (Owner - Ethnic Fight label) b. 1947- Aug 2008 cancer London.
  • Laurel Aitken aka Oliver Stevens b. 1927 Cuba - 17 July 2005 stroke Leicester UK.
  • Lee Copthall - (Owner - Trojan Records) b. 1939 Constant Spring - 29 May 1997
  • Lee Van Cleef - d. 1987? (DJ) shot NYC? (aka Devon Perkins?)
  • Lennie Hibbert - b.1928 - 1980's?
  • Leonard Santic Chin (Producer)b. 1953 -  D Thu 8 Aug 2013 Ja. cancer
  • Leonard Dillon - (Ethiopians) d. 28 Sept 2011
  • Leslie Kong - b. 1933 - 9 Aug 1971 (Producer - Beverlys) heart failure Aged 38.
  • Lil Joe (aka J.O.E - Alty Georges Nunes) - culture singer Ja. d.7 Feb 2011 aneurysm age 24.
  • Lloyd Brevett - d. 3?-May-2012 St. Andrews Hospital Aged 80 (Order Of Distinction/Silver Musgrave Medal)
  • Lloyd ''Lloydie" Campbell - b. 3/9/41 - d.? Jan 1992
  • Lloyd Charmers - Producer/Singer d. Wed 26th Dec 2012 London (heart failure)
  • Lloyd George Ricketts - (Itals) b. 23 Sept 1947 - Died 22 Jul 2011
  • Lloyd "Tinleg" Adams - ?
  • Lloyd Knibb - Drummer Skatalites b. 8 March 1931 - 12 May 2011 Ja. 80yo (Order of Distinction)
  • Lloyd Robinson - d. Tues 5-Nov-2013 aged 69. (singer of Cuss Cuss)
  • Louisa Marks - b. 11 Jan 1960 UK - d. 17 Oct 2009 Gambia - food poisoning/stomach ulcer
  • Lucky Phillip Dube - d. 18 Oct 2007/08? shot (Jo'berg Sth Africa)
  • Lui Lepke - 12 Aug 1957 - 1987? (DJ) shot? (NYC?)
  • Lynn Tait - d. 21 Jan 2010 (Guitar)
  • Major Worries - (DJ) Wayne Jones - d. Aug 1987 shot in Spanish Town Kingston by security guard.
  • Marguirita Mahfood - d. 2 Jan 1965 murdered by Don Drummond Ja.
  • Massive Dread - (Dennis James) b. 1960 - 1994 Shot Ja.
  • Matthew McAnuff - d 22 Aug 2012 neighbours chopped him to death Ja.
  • Michael "Mikey Dread" Campbell - d. 15 Mar 2008 (DJ/Singer/Producer) brain tumour
  • Michael  "Zap Pow" Williams - b. 1944 - 9 Aug 2005 (Zap Pow) 61yo
  • Mikey Simpson -  d Dec 1993/ or early 1994 d murdered in argument Ochio Rios Ja.
  • Michael Smith - b. 1954 - 17 Aug 1983 (Dub Poet) murdered Stoney Hill Ja.
  • Mikey Wallace (Third World) shot near his home  Kingston d.1999.
  • Nicky Cecil Thomas - b. 1949 - 1989/90? heart failure Ja.
  • Nicodemus b. 1957 - 26 Aug 1996 (DJ) diabetes
  • Nitty Gritty (Glen Augustus Holness) - 1957 - 24 Jun 1991 shot (Brooklyn NYC outside Super Power Records store)
  • Olive "Senya" Grant - d. 2001
  • Oneil Edwards - d. 2010? (Voicemail)
  • Ossie Hibbert - d. Sunday 1-Jul-2012 keyboards etc - Died suddenly after concert.
  • Pamela Maynard - b Guyana d 25 Nov 2012 Toronto 58yo breast cancer.
  • Panhead - (DJ) (Anthony Johnson) b. 1966 - Oct 1993 robbed & shot outside his home in Maverly Ja after leaving a dance in Spanish Town.
  • Patrick Waite - Musical Youth d. 24 Feb 1993 heart failure.
  • Paul Hookim (Channel One Studio) Murdered Greenwich Farm d. 1977.
  • Paul "Pablo" Stewart - b. 1960 - July 2002 stomach cancer.
  • Peter Tosh (Winston Hubert McIntosh) - b. 1944 - 11 Sep 1987 shot (murdered at his home w/ radio dj Free I  others? by Dennis Loban?)
  • Philip "Fatis" Burrell - (Producer Xterminator label) d. 2 Dec 2011 Stroke.
  • Phillip Linton - owner Arrows Rec Studio 57c Windward Rd, East Kingston shot d.4 Mar 2004.
  • Phillip Smart - (Producer HC&F Studios) b. 9 Apr 1960 d. 25 Feb 2014. Age 53 pancreatic Cancer
  • Phyllis Dillon - b. 1945 - 15 Apr 2004 cancer NY
  • Prince Far I (Michael Williams) - b. 1944 - 15 Sept 1983 shot (during robbery at his home)
  • Prince Jazzbo (Linval Carter) - b 3 Sep 1951 Clarendon - d 11 Sept 2013 Ja. cancer
  • Prince Lincoln Thompson (Royal Rasses) - d. Jan 1999 liver cancer UK.
  • Propally - Dancehall DJ d.26 Jul 2014 hit by motorcycle at Half Way Tree.
  • Ranking Dread (Winston Brown?) - ? Died in Ja prison?
  • Ranking Toyan aka Byron Letts - d. 1991 murdered
  • Ranking Trevor (Maxwell Grant) - d. Tues 7-Aug-2012 Killed by vehicle while riding his bike home from a dance in Ja.
  • Ras Pidow b. 1931 - Mar 2001
  • "Releigh" Gordon aka Henry Gordon - d. 1994 (Maytals)
  • Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall - ? robbed & murdered in empty building Manhatten NYC.
  • Ringo - (DJ) aka Johnny Ringo aka (Bradley Miller) - d. Jul 2005 pnuemonia Ja.
  • Rising Son - d. 2001 Kingston.
  • Risto Benji aka Michael Benjamin - Shot at his home in St. Catherine Ja. by unknown assailant 16 May 2011
  • Robert Nesta Marley - 6 Feb 1945 - 11 May 1981 cancer (Jamaican Order of Merit)
  • Roland Alphonso - (Saxophone) b.1936 - 20 Nov 1999 heart failure LA Cal.
  • Roman Stewart - b. 1957 - 25 Jan 2004 heart failure NYC.
  • Roy Richards - b. 1944 - 25 May 2007 (66yo) St Ann's Bay Ja.
  • Roy Shirley - b. 1944? - 17 Jul 2008 heart failure
  • Roy "Soft" Palmer - d. 2001 (Palmers Brothers) murdered Kingston.
  • Roy Wilson - (of Higgs & Wilson) d. 26-May-2012 aged 72.
  • Ruddy Thomas  - b. 12 Jul 1951 - 10 Jun 2006 (on stage during Loving Pauper Portland Ja.
  • Sam Bramwell - d. 1986 (Chantells) shot (by police during robbery at bauxite plant )
  • Sandra "Puma" Jones - b. 1953 - 1990 (Black Uhuru) cancer NYC.
  • Scooby Santino - d Mar 2009 UK Dancehall singer in 90's murdered.
  • Scotty (David Scott) - 1951 - 27 Feb 2003 prostate cancer
  • Shenley Duffus - 2001/02?
  • Sid Bucknor - 12 May 2010 (Engineer)
  • Sidney Wolf (Sons Of Negus?) - 1946 - 27 Jun 1998 lung cancer
  • Simple Simon - 1956 - 6 Feb 2004 cancer
  • Simpleton? - 2004
  • Sir Harry aka The Boss - (DJ) - Jul 1999 murdered Kingston
  • "Sir J J" aka Carl Johnson - (Producer) - 1972 shot (in his record store Ja.)
  • Skitter - ? (Of Bunny & )
  • Slim Keith Smith - b. 1948 - 1973 (Bled to death after cutting arm while attempting to gain access to his? home)
  • Sluggy Ranks - (Andrew Phillip Gregory) d. 29-Jul-2012 Car accident in Ja.
  • Smiley Culture - (David Victor Emmanuel) (DJ)b. 10 Feb 1963 - 15 Mar 2011 stabbed while in police custody UK.
  • Sonia Eloise Pottinger OD b. 21 Jun 1931 d 3 Nov 2010 alzheimers
  • Sonia McLean - (of lovers rock trio Me & You)
  • Stanley Beckford - (Turbines) 1942 - 30 Mar 2007 throat cancer
  • Stephen Taylor - (Ethiopians) 1944 - 1975 car acc
  • Steve Collins - (son of Sir Collins UK) DJ d 1981.
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  • Stix Dan - (Samuel Reid) b. 4 Oct 1956 - 1 Jul 2009.
  • Sugar Belly - (William Walker) d. c1990
  • Sugar Minott - b. 25 May 1956 - 10 Jul 2010 heart failure
  • Sydney Wolfe (Black Uhuru) b. 1946- d. 27 June 1988 lung cancer.
  • Tenor Saw - (Clive Bright) 966 - Aug 1988 (found beside road in Houston Texas)
  • Theophilus "Easy Snappin" Beckford - b. 1935 - Feb 2001 murdered (in Kingston with machete in dispute with neighbour)
  • Tommy McCook - (Saxophone)b. 1933 - 4 May 1998 heart failure USA
  • Tony Brevett  (Melodians) d. 26 Oct 2013 Cancer Died Miami Hospital
  • Tony Rich - gospel reggae singer d? 5 Jun 2012 organ failure.
  • Trevor Bow - d. 24 Apr 1993 murdered Kingston.
  • Trevor Roper - (singer in Chalice) d. 4- Jan-2013 Cancer in Chicago
  • Trevor Sparks - (Trevor Chambers) b. 1965 UK d. 23 Mar 2004 Chicago diabetes
  • Tubby T - UK Dancehall artist d. 2008 stroke.
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  • Turbo Belly - d. 2004 shot (in Spanish Town Ja.)
  • Tyrone "Don" Evans - (Paragons) d. Oct/Nov? 2000
  • Tyrone Taylor - b. 1954 - d. Nov/Dec? 2007 prostate cancer
  • U Roy Junior aka Froggy - d. 1973/74? shot (while attempting robbery Kingston)
  • Val Bennett - d. 1991 (Saxophone) diabetes (Died in the almshouse)
  • Vic Taylor - b.1946 - 25 Jun 2003 heart failure
  • Victor Cross - b. 21 June 1960 d. 9 Sep 2000 (Singer & Multi Instrumentalist - Lovers Rock/Ariwa/Twinkle Bros) Road Acc France.
  • Vincent Chin - (Owner - Randy's) b. 1938 - d. Feb 2003 heart failure
  • Vyris Edgehill-Nunes - b.18 Jun 1954 Ja. - d. 12 July 2002 heart problem. Singer - Akabu/etc Backing Singer.
  • Wayne Smith (Sleng Teng) d.17/Feb/2014 Heart Failure
  • Winston Grennan - (Drummer) 1944 - 27 Oct 2000 cancer Mass USA.
  • Winston Riley - (Producer Techniques label) Shot in Kingston Nov 2011 d. 19 Jan 2012 (65 yo).
  • Winston Wright - b. 1944 - 1993 (Keyboards/Bass) heart failure Ja.
  • Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson - d. 1 Sep 2009 heart/kidney failure NYC.
  • Yabby You (Vivian Jackson) - b. 14 Aug 1946 - 12 Jan 2010 63yo stroke

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Version To Version

Like the rhythm behind a certain song & want to hear more?


Al Brown - Here I Am Baby = Jah Woosh - Midnight Version
Alton Ellis - All We Need Is Love = Big Youth - S90Skank
Alton Ellis - I'll Be Waiting = Prince Mohammed - Don't Keep Natty Waiting
Barrington Spence - The Message = U Roy - African Message
Carlton Livingston - Don't Follow Rumours = Lone Ranger - Solomon
Carlton Livingston - Don't You Remember = Lone Ranger - Lone Ranger & Tonto
Clarence Parks - Things Come Up To Bump = Trevor Junior - I & I Time
Cornel Campbell - The Gorgon = U Roy - Gorgon Wise
Dave Robinson - Chaga Chaga Warrior - Bod Gong 7" = Ranking Joe - Natty BMW - VP 7"
Delano Stewart - Don't Believe In Him = U Roy - King Tubby's Special = Gregory Isaacs - Don't Believe In Him
Desmond Young - Warning = Big Youth - Wolf In Sheeps Clothing
Donovan Adams - Who Is The One = Prince Mohammed - Stop Mock Jah = I Roy - Who Is The Man
Earl Cunningham - Never Give Up = Prince Far I - ?
Errol Dunkley - Black Cinderella = I Roy - Sound Education
Flames - Zion = Dr Alimantado - Just The Other Day
Freddy McKay - I Love You = U Roy - Water Boot
Gladiators - Pocket Money = U Roy - Evil Doers
Half Pint - Jah Don't Love That = Barrington Levy -
Horace Andy - You Are My Angel = I Roy - ?
Hugh Griffiths - Lovers Rock = Freddy McKay - Pussy Cat = Al Campbell - Jah Love
Johnny Clarke - Crazy Baldhead = Sammy Dread - Sweetest Thing = King Tubby - Acadamy Award Version
Johnny Clarke - Put It On = U Roy - Feel Jah Spirit
Johnny Clarke - Rock With Me Baby = U Roy - Rock With I
Johnny Clarke - I'm The Toughest = Higher Ranking Dub
Johnny Clarke
Junior Byles - Poor Chubby = Upsetters - Long Sentence
Lambert Douglas - Woman I Love You = Jah Woosh - Shimmy Skank
Larry Marshall - Oh Jah = Prince Jazzbo - Kick Boy Face
Leon Hyatt - Forty Days & Forty Nights = Jah Devon - Move Out Of Babylon
Linval Thompson - Black Princess = Tappa - Rush You Some Dub
Linval Thompson - Cool Down Your Temper = Tappa - Cool This Dub
Linval Thompson - Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks = U Roy - Joyful Locks
Lloyd Parks - Travelling Man = U Roy - Travelling Man
Mighty Diamonds - Right Time = I Roy - I Man Time
Mighty Diamonds - Have Mercy = Trinity - All Gone
Mighty Diamonds - Jah Jah Bless The Dreadlocks = Jah Stitch - Jah Help The Dread
Naggo Morris - False Rasta = Sowell Radics - Caution
Owen Gray - Turning Point = U Roy - Babylon Burning
Owen Gray - Do You Remember = U Roy - Do You Remember
Rod Taylor - His Imperial Majesty = Mikey Dread - Saturday Night Style
Rod Taylor - No One Can Tell I About Jah = Prince Far I - ?
Stingers - Give Me Power = Upsetters - Double Power
Sugar Minott - She Stays On My Mind = Wackies - Promotion Rock

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i roam the hills above my house with my pack of three bitches.