Archive for February, 2008
Alvin “GG” Ranglin was born in 1942 in Eden, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica and is a Jamaican reggae singer and record producer. He first started to sing in public in his teens with an Adventist Church background. And as a radio and TV technician involved him in the jukebox industry, he shortly thereafter acquired his own sound system he named “GG.” In the mid 1960s he opened his own TV repair shop and started producing records and developed his business by buying jukeboxes and opening his first record shop.
Shabba Ranksis arguably one of the most noted artists that has come out of Jamaica in a long time. If you say the name Shabba to ANYONE they will know at least one of his many hits. He has hits in all decades ranging from Ting a Ling, Dem Bowand of course the chart topper, Trailer Load. Reminisce with me as we watch my favorite Shabba video, Slow and Sexy with Johnny Gill.
A reggae band formed in 1974 and based in the United Kingdom, Black Slate toured London frequently and also backed Jamaican musicians whenever they played in the UK. Former members of the band include George Brightly (aka Sir George), Elroy Bailey (aka Ras Elroy), Keith Drummond, Chris Hanson, Desmond Mahoney, Cledwyn Rogers, Henschell Holder, Rudy Holmes, Ray Carness, and Nicky Ridguard.