Billy Boyo was born September 21st 1969, and christened Billy Theophilus Rowe, in Kingston, Jamaica. He soon moved to Brooklyn, New York, growing up in the company of such reggae alumni as Henry “Junjo” Lawes, who was married to his sister, Rosemarie. Billy moved in a musical crowd, namely, Ranking Toyan, Little Harry, and Little John to name a few. Living in... More..
Roots Reggae Party Volume 2 continues the dancehall and roots vibes of Roots Reggae Party Volume 1.Individual tracks produced and arranged by C. GregoryTrax compiled and selected by Silver Camel inna showcase style: vocal, DJ, and dubTrax laid and mixed by King Tubby, Scientist, and The Professor at King Tubby's Studio and Channel One Studio.Sleeve concept and copyright... 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..
Barry Brown had a very distinct voice and often recorded deep roots and social observations that were always very poular. BB had his finger on the pulse of the Jamaican community and was always a featured artist on the decks of the sound systems.Jah Thomas produced this track to promote peace among the political factions that were indeed dividing the island. More..