To mark the sad passing of singer-songwriter, Leonard Dillon, on 28th September 2011, his group, the Ethiopians, are this weeks’ Trojan Artist Of The week
The Ethiopians were one of Jamaica’s most influential vocal groups during their heyday.
The title of ‘legend’ has been ludicrously over-used in recent years, particularly so in the field of popular music, but there are a few cases, where the talent and influence is so great, such injustices do not hold true ‘ Bob Marley & the Wailers being arguably the greatest example of them all.
Marcia Griffiths, Jamaica’s undisputed first lady of song,has attained the lasting success and popularity that others can only dream about.
The arrival of the laid-back style of rock steady in the summer of 1966 introduced a new wave of groups and of these, none proved more popular than the aptly-named Melodians.
This autumn sees the release of a stunning 2CD set comprising Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s final 4 Trojan albums of the 1970s
When the surviving members of the Skatalites reformed at the beginning of this century, they were joined on tour by one of the most influential Jamaican vocalists of all time: Lord Tanamo.
Friday 13th September saw the release of two more expanded editions of two classic Trojan boss reggae albums
Although over two decades have passed since King Tubby was tragically taken from us, he remains one of the most enigmatic personalities in Jamaican music.