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OSSIE HOLT (JOHN’S OLDER BROTHER) RELEASES HIS FIRST SINGLE!

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July 27, 2016
OSSIE HOLT (JOHN’S OLDER BROTHER) RELEASES HIS FIRST SINGLE!

 Oswald ‘Ossie’ Holt— Though he placed third in a 1956 Vere Johns Opportunity Hour talent contest and sang in English pubs, Oswald ‘Ossie’ Holt never took music seriously as his younger brother John Holt. But in June, at age 78, his first song was released. Forever I Pray is produced by Neol Davies, founder of...
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“1000 VOLTS OF HOLT” IS LAUNCHED AT THE EDNA MANLEY COLLEGE IN KINGSTON, HEADS TO LONDON IN 2017!

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July 20, 2016
“1000 VOLTS OF HOLT” IS LAUNCHED AT THE EDNA MANLEY COLLEGE IN KINGSTON, HEADS TO LONDON IN 2017!

 Reggae singer John Holt’s siblings, Ossie and Patsy, at the launch of ‘1000 Volts Of Holt’ show at Eden Gardens in St Andrew last Saturday. (Photo: Steve James)— She’s heard them countless times, but Patsy Holt never tires of her brother John Holt’s songs. Last Saturday, at the launch of the ‘1000 Volts Of...
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VARYING ACCOUNTS OF THE BEGINNING OF THE PARAGONS, BUT BOB ANDY AND JOHN HOLT GAVE AUTHENTIC STORIES!

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June 12, 2016
The Paragons - less Bob Andy

Bob Andy– Last week’s article showcased a couple of the commonly accepted inaccuracies in early Jamaican popular music, and sought to provide credible evidences to substantiate those claims. There were several other instances of such inaccuracies, some posted on social media and other well-reputed websites. It would appear that in the music’s formative years,...
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MORE ARTISTS AND LABELS ARE GOING FOR STREAMING!

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November 23, 2015
MORE ARTISTS AND LABELS ARE GOING FOR STREAMING!

   By Joel Goldenberg—  Bob Marley’s early output is now available for streaming.—  When legal music streaming began via sites like Rdio, Spotify and others, the music one could listen to was wide, plentiful and varied, but with limits. The prime limit was The Beatles, the one group that preferred to keep their releases...
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KEN BOOTHE TO CUT BACK ON DATES IN 2016!

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November 20, 2015
KEN BOOTHE TO CUT BACK ON DATES IN 2016!

 Ken Boothe— REGGAE great Ken Boothe plans to cut back on his calendar of shows in 2016. “I am taking a break, I have seen what extensive touring can do to artists, so I am taking care of my inner self. I can no longer do 15 shows on a tour, so I will...
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LLOYD PARKS AND WE THE PEOPLE BAND, 40 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG!

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July 26, 2015
LLOYD PARKS AND WE THE PEOPLE BAND, 40 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG!

 By Howard Campbell— (L) Lloyd Parks, bandleader of Lloyd Parks and We The People band. (R) PARKS… the music did get water down mainly because everybody have a studio in dem house, an’ a man can programme everything then bring in somebody fi dub a part if him feel.—- “NEXT song!” came the order...
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LEGENDARY PRODUCER BUNNY LEE “SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT” IN NEW BOOK!

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April 29, 2015
LEGENDARY PRODUCER BUNNY LEE “SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT” IN NEW BOOK!

 By Howard Campbell—  Bunny Lee— LEGENDARY music producer, Bunny Lee, has little time for ‘so-called historians’ whom he accuses of distorting the facts about the early years of Jamaican pop music. Lee, 74, is determined to set the record straight through two projects, scheduled to be launched in Kingston in May. “Mi dey ’bout...
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LEGENDARY PRODUCER BUNNY LEE’S GORGON STUDIO GOES UP IN SMOKE!

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March 26, 2015
LEGENDARY PRODUCER BUNNY LEE’S GORGON STUDIO GOES UP IN SMOKE!

 By Simone Morgan—  Veteran producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee points to a section of his studio that was destroyed by fire earlier this month. LEGENDARY music producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee’s Gorgon Entertainment Studio was destroyed by fire on March 9. According to the producer, all his music equipment valued at almost $100 million was lost...
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WHEN THE KING BOB MARLEY “CROWNED” THE PRINCE DENNIS BROWN!

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February 6, 2015
WHEN THE KING BOB MARLEY “CROWNED” THE PRINCE DENNIS BROWN!

 By Howard Campbell—-  Bob Marley and Dennis Brown— ALAN ‘Skill’ Cole remembers walking with Bob Marley along the intersection of Beeston Street and Chancery Lane in downtown Kingston, circa 1972, when Marley drew his attention to a teenaged boy coming down the lane. “Him (Marley) sey to mi, ‘Alan, a da likkle boy dey...
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JAMAICA JAZZ & BLUES 2015 KICKS OFF TONIGHT WITH A TRIBUTE TO JOHN HOLT!

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January 29, 2015
JAMAICA JAZZ & BLUES 2015 KICKS OFF TONIGHT WITH A TRIBUTE TO JOHN HOLT!

  Judy Mowatt for opening night.— FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — Veteran deejay Josey Wales, singers George Nooks, Judy Mowatt and Oscar B are among the performers slated to perform at the kick-off of Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2015 tonight. Other acts on tonight’s line-up include singers Errol Dunkley, Cornell Campbell and vocal group The...
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