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February 5, 2017

By Kevin Jackson–

 Lloyd Parks in performance at Mandela Park in St Andrew, on Wednesday. (Photo: Karl McLarty)-
Singermusician Lloyd Parks made his debut on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart last week with the 22-track Time A Go Dread.

Released in December by British independent company Pressure Sounds, it debuted at number 15. Time A Go Dread features collaborations with deejays Dillinger and Wally Bucker.

Slaving and Mafia, hit songs for Parks as a vocalist in the early 1970s, are also on the album.

Parks also had a massive hit in the 1970s with Officially, but settled in his role as bass player and leader of We The People and The Professionals bands. The latter was house band for producer Joe Gibbs.


The 69-year-old Parks has a considerable following, as a singer, in Brazil.

Hawaiian surfer turned singer Landon McNamara surged to the top of the Billboard Reggae Album Chart last week with A Dollar Short & A Minute Late. It displaced the consistent Falling Into Place by Rebelution which drops to number two.

A Dollar Short & A Minute Late has sold just over 1,500 copies since it was released December 2 by Sea Major Seven Inc.

J Boog’s Wash House Ting holds firm at number three, while Stick Figure’s Set in Stone inches up one spot to number four.

Falling three places to number five is Jemere Morgan’s Transition, while Bob Marley & The Wailers’ The Legend Live: Santa Barbara Country Bowl November 25th 1979, moves up two places to number six.


Live at Red Rocks by Rebelution holds at number seven, while Hotting Up by Iration rises two spots to number eight.

New at number nine is Cornerstone from The Elevators. Iration’s acoustic set, Double Up, is at number 10.

Ziggy & Stephen Marley

Ziggy & Stephen Marley

Stephen Marley’s Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life is number 12. Ziggy Marley’s Grammy-nominated, self-titled set holds firm at number 13.



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