Tag : Barrington Levy

From The 70’s To Modern Day – Barrington Levy’s ‘Englishman’

The release of Barrington Levy’s ‘Englishman’ at the close of the 70s announced a new golden era of Jamaican music that would carry Jamaican music into the next decade. Rub-A-Dub now carried the swing and the album, released on the back of a series of hit singles established the young Barrington as the star of the 80s in full effect. The album shot straight to the top of the Reggae…

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7th Annual Staging of New York Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival a Success

New York’s 7th Annual Staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival was a Success with Superb Performances, Great Food and Activities. Jamaica’s Lisa Hanna Wins Celebrity Quick Fire Challenge Trophy against Two-Time Champ, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Photos by Ajamu Myrie. Top: Former Jamaican Minister of Culture, Lisa Hanna wins the Celebrity Quick Fire Challenge Trophy against Two-Time Jerk Cook-off Winner, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Photo 2: Executive Chef Wenford Patrick Simpson…

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VP Records will unleash four vinyl selections for Record Store Day 2013 – a recently complied selection of Barrington Levy classics from 1979 – 1984 entitled Sweet Reggae Music, two reissues of rare dub sessions including Winston Edwards’ Natty Locks Dub and King Tubby & Lee Scratch Perry’s King Tubby Meets The Upsetter At The Grass Roots Of Dub and a picture disc single for Little John’s Clarks Booty (dye…

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