Sugar Minott At Studio One (CD)


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Format: CD 
Label: Soul Jazz Records 
Year: 2018 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

1 Vanity  
2 Please Be True  
3 Hang On Natty  
4 Never Give Up  
5 Jahovia  
6 Give A Hand  
7 Try Love  
8 Roof Over My Head  
9 Jah Jah Lead Us  
10 Is It True  
11 Love Gonna Pack Up  
12 Give Me Jah Jah  
13 Jah Jah Children  
14 Party Time  
15 Change Your Ways  
16 Come On Home  
17 Jah Almighty 
 
Lincoln Sugar Minott was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1956. As a teenager, he became selector for Sound of Silence Keystone and Gathering of Youth local sound-systems. By the late 1970s Minott had risen to become one of the biggest stars in Jamaican music.  
 
Sugar Minott began his career at Studio One. After auditioning in front of Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd in the early 1970s, he became the first artist to record new songs over classic rhythms, singing over original Studio One tapes – the significance of which led directly to the birth of dancehall, as Channel One, Joe Gibbs and hundreds of other Jamaican producers quickly began releasing their own material based on these same classic Studio One rhythms replayed by Sly and Robbie, The Aggrovators, Soul Syndicate, Roots Radics and many others.  
 
After Sugar Minott's debut many other artists followed suit at the label such as Freddie McGregor, Johnny Osbourne, Lone Ranger and Michigan & Smiley leading to one of the most creative periods for the label. This is the first retrospective of Sugar Minott at the label and most of these recordings have never been widely available outside Jamaica.  
 
Sugar Minott went on to a huge career in Reggae and is today one of the biggest stars in Jamaican music. He set up his own Black Roots/Youth Promotions label releasing music by Barry Brown, Michael Palmer, Tenor Saw, Barrington Levy, Horace Andy, Garnett Silk, Junior Delgado, Yami Bolo, Junior Reid and many more.  
 
Sugar Minott went on to work for numerous Jamaican producers. His 'Good Thing Going' produced by Donovan Germain became a number one hit in the UK and led to the rise of Lovers Rock. This album includes classic cuts as well as super-rare singles only recordings. 
 

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