SCREECHIE AND KOJAK, Kojak, born Floyd Anthony Perch, 30th September 1959 in Kingston, Jamaica came from a large family and from a very early age had a keen interest in music even though his Aunt Mabel discouraged him from this career path. Kojaks first stage name was “Pretty Boy Floyd” and his... More..
REAL NAME: NKRUMAH MANLEY THOMASBORN: AUGUST 27. 1955. KINGSTON, JAMAICA. JAH THOMAS, the name is now synonymous with reggae music, good reggae music. In Jamaica Thomas has worked along side the great names; COXSONE, GIBBS, AND 'GG' In the mid 70's it was 'GG' who first recorded Thomas. Influenced by Errol Holt, they put Thomas in the studio and... More..
Ranking Dread real name Robert BlackwoodRanking Dread was a little known DJ and very little information is available about him. It seems he came from a poor background in the ghetto. Got a few lucky breaks from Tappa Zukie. Tappa introduced Dread to Bunny Lee and trax were selected for Dread to use for releases in England.It goes something like this:Ranking Dread (RD) &... More..
Reggae evolved from Ska, Blue Beat, and Rock Steady. Much is owed to the creative talents of Jackie Mittoo, Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, and Ernie Rangling to name a few. Great musicians working together to combine the influences of their roots and culture with the Jazz training and experiences gained from their excursions to the USA. A special homage is paid... More..