Tag : Birthday

Happy Heavenly Birthday Bunny Lee (Aug 23rd)

  Any discussion of the greatest reggae producers of all time will surely include Edward “Bunny” Lee, often known as “Striker.” Born August 23, 1941, Lee’s career as a producer and contributor to the musical output and cultural legacy of Jamaica is nearly unrivaled, with a catalog of more than 2,000 recordings. Beyond the music, his personality became legendary; an archetype for the Jamaican record producer. In terms of relevance,…

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Happy Birthday Shabba Ranks!

By:  Natasha Von Castle   Happy Birthday Shabba Ranks (January 17th)! Shabba Ranks is undeniably one of the most popular figures in Dancehall.  His celebrated rise to fame and still reigning tenure as one of the most sought-after artists makes him one of the most respected legends of the genre. Over the years, Shabba has earned crossover successes with R&B and Hip-Hop collaborations with Johnny Gill and KRS One as…

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Happy Birthday Johnny Clarke

Written by:  Adam Prescott Revered Reggae artist Johnny Clarke celebrates his 67th Birthday today, January 12th! Johnny is a true cornerstone of Roots music since its inception and one who is still very much active in the scene today. Clarke started out working with a variety of producers in the early 70’s, Clancy Eccles, Glen Brown & Rupie Edwards to name but a few, however it wasn’t until he started…

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