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JACKIE ROBINSON…THE LONG SHOT VETERAN

Jackie Robinson, in 1967, became lead vocalist for one of Jamaica’s most successful singing groups, The Pioneers. In this role, Jackie led the group to many chart topping hits like “Long Shot Kick De Bucket” “Catch The Beat” “Jackpot”  “Samfie Man” the Jimmy Cliff penned “Let Your Yeah Be Yeah” “Starvation” “Easy Come Easy Go” and “Give Me A Little Loving.” The group moved to London in 1970, where it gained greater fame and major cross-over successes on Britain’s national charts. However, by the late 1970’s, The Pioneers started a series of several break-ups and reunions, that lasted into the early 1990’s.

Eventually relocating to the tropical climate of South Florida, Jackie Robinson continues to tour the world, appearing on many major European concerts and music festivals.  With a voice range that aptly covers not only Reggae, but other genres of music, Jackie Robinson is always in demand, from Germany to Japan to Brazil to Canada to Africa. He joined forces with South Florida-based F&D Recording to record “Julie On My Mind” “Forgot To Be Your Lover” and “Don’t Get Hooked On Me” which were major hits in the Southern region of the United States. Not just having one of the most melodious and recognizable voices to come out of Jamaica, the multi talented Jackie Robinson has had acting roles in such classic films as Superman 3 and 4, Out Of Africa, and Batman, and has made guest appearances in various television programs and commercials in the United Kingdom.

Jackie Robinson has now joined forces with the renowned and respected hit making producer, Lloyd Campbell and his Joe Fraser/Spiderman label. Jackie’s rendition of “Have A Little Faith” was a major hit and a No.1 song for the Joe Fraser label in 2010. That success called for an entire album and encouraged a continued collaboration between the two.  Have A Little Faith – the album – contains Jackie’s interpretations of such classics like “Rainy Night In Georgia” “God Bless The Children” Vic Taylor’s “Heartaches”  The Melodians’ “Sweet Sensation”  She Wears My Ring” “Winter World Of Love”  The Originals 1970 soul classic “God Bless Whoever Sent You” and of course Wilson Pickett’s “The Midnight Hour”

Fans here in Jamaica, and other music lovers worldwide, welcome Jackie Robinson back to the forefront of the music industry. Hope the teaming up of Robinson and Campbell will continue for a long time to come, and in the process, produce some sweet, sweet, Reggae music, as fans and supporters desperately hunger to satisfy their souls with music of a higher level.

 

Clinton Lindsay

The Foundation Radio Media Network

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to "JACKIE ROBINSON…THE LONG SHOT VETERAN"

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