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Posts Tagged ‘ Marcia Griffiths ’

FREDDIE McGREGOR JOINS BILLBOARD’S “OVER-50” CLUB WITH CHART ENTRY OF “TRUE TO MY ROOTS!”

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July 14, 2016
Freddie McGregor

By Kevin Jackson—  Freddie McGregor (Lionel Rookwood)—- FREDDIE McGregor joins an elite club of reggae artist over age 50 who have made the Top 10 of the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. McGregor’s latest effort, the 15-song True To My Roots, debuts at number 10. His previous album, 2013’s Di Captain, peaked at number eight. The...
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FEMALE ROCKSTEADY SINGERS IMPACTED A MALE-DOMINATED ERA!

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July 3, 2016
Phyllis Dillon

  Marcia Griffiths—- Any attempt to compile a top-10 listing of the best female rocksteady vocalists, could prove a very interesting, but challenging exercise. In a two-year blitz that spawned the year 1967 and most of 1968, the rocksteady beat, from which reggae emerged, dominated the Jamaican popular music scene and was almost exclusively...
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SINGJAY D-MEDZ, TRAVELS DOWN THE STUDIO ONE ROAD FOR NEW RELEASES!

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June 3, 2016
SINGJAY D-MEDZ, TRAVELS DOWN THE STUDIO ONE ROAD FOR NEW RELEASES!

 D-Medz Though admitting he was never a big fan of Studio One music, singjay D-Medz said when he got a “spiritual vibration” to record songs on some of the legendary label’s fabled rhythms, he did not hesitate. He did eight songs on classic beats like the Real Rock, Far East and Answer for From...
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RADIO BROADCASTERS WHO REAP SUCCESS AS RECORDING ARTISTS!

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May 29, 2016
RADIO BROADCASTERS WHO REAP SUCCESS AS RECORDING ARTISTS!

  RJR announcer Charlie Babcock (left) interviews Byron Lee in 1968.— Two weeks ago The Music Diaries brought to you an instance of a radio broadcaster who found himself in the recording studio, and in the process, became a fairly successful recording vocalist. The man of the moment then was veteran broadcaster Alan Magnus, who...
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GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE ONE LOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MONTEGO BAY!

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February 7, 2016
GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE ONE LOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MONTEGO BAY!

 By Horace Hines—  Skip Marley performing at the One Love Music Festival, held at the Aqueduct at Rose Hall in Montego Bay—. ROSE HALL, St James — Impressive performances highlighted the inaugural One Love Music Festival put on by Tuff Gong International. Held at the Aqueduct from Friday night into Saturday morning, it would...
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MARCIA GRIFFITHS AND BENJI MYAZ FOR THE “ONE LOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL” IN MONTEGO BAY, FEBRUARY 4!

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January 29, 2016
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  Kingston, Jamaica – The evergreen, effervescent Marcia Griffiths, “Queen of Reggae” has joined the charitable efforts of the upcoming One Love Music Festival, slated for Thursday, February 4 – Friday, February 5, 2016, at Rose Hall Great House Lawns and Aqueduct, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Coming from very humble beginnings herself, Marcia Griffiths...
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NADINE SUTHERLAND, IKAYA, MARCIA GRIFFITHS, ETANA AND TESSANNE CHIN, NAMED AMONG THE TOP 5 FEMALE SINGERS IN JAMAICA BY THE STAR NEWSPAPER!

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January 20, 2016
NADINE SUTHERLAND, IKAYA, MARCIA GRIFFITHS, ETANA AND TESSANNE CHIN, NAMED AMONG THE TOP 5 FEMALE SINGERS IN JAMAICA BY THE STAR NEWSPAPER!

On Tuesday we gave you our top five male singers in Jamaica, so of course we had to compile the top female singers as well. This one was also a little challenging because all our ladies are a force to reckon with. Marcia Griffiths– This is the woman who declared, ‘I Shall Sing As...
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TONY REBEL IS BASKING IN THE SUCCESS OF “REBEL SALUTE 2016!”

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January 19, 2016
TONY REBEL IS BASKING IN THE SUCCESS OF “REBEL SALUTE 2016!”

 By Richard Johnson—-  Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths—- Artist and promoter Tony Rebel is still basking in the success of his two-day reggae festival, Rebel Salute, which was held at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann, on the weekend. He said from all indicators, the numbers for both nights reflected an increase over...
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MORE THAN 500 ARTISTS AND 8,000 SONGS RECORDED AT CLEMENT DODD’S STUDIO ONE!

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October 18, 2015
MORE THAN 500 ARTISTS AND 8,000 SONGS RECORDED AT CLEMENT DODD’S STUDIO ONE!

From left: Bunny Livingston, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh when they just formed The Wailin’ Wailers.— Studio 1 has become a household name in Jamaica, insofar as it relates to the island’s rich musical legacy. Hundreds of recording artistes who have achieved local and international fame either began their careers there or have honed...
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SINGER/SONGWRITER HOPETON LINDO, IS ON THE MOVE!

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October 18, 2015
SINGER/SONGWRITER HOPETON LINDO, IS ON THE MOVE!

  Singer/songwriter Hopeton Lindo released his highly anticipated 4th album “My World Your World” in Sept 2015, again he captures the positive vibes of an excellent collection of songs, thus creating a well balance album. Multi-talented Hopeton Lindo or “The Pen” as he is affectionately called for his song writing ability, is used to...
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