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SUGAR "DANCE HALL" MINOTT EARTH-DAY

May 25, 2020

Maverickforlife

REMEMBERING SUGAR MINOTT ON HIS EARTH-DAY MAY 25th


THIS is DANCE HALL MUSIC from way back when and still AUTHENTIC today... click it and listen ---> DANCE HALL STYLE Sugar Minott


"DANCE HALL"...the "VENUE" for REGGAE Music. ---> Dance Hall we deh


"Few artists had the impact on Jamaica's dancehall scene as Sugar Minott. His releases provided the blueprints for the rise of the contemporary dancehall style, he was also equally influential as a producer, and his extraordinarily popular sound system helped launch numerous new DJs into the limelight.

Lincoln Barrington Minott was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on May 25, 1956. He began his career in the sound systems while still a child, working as a selector for the Sound of Silence Keystone outfit, before launching his own Gathering of Youth sound system just as he hit his teens. There, too, he carried on merely as the selector. However, in 1969, Minott decided to take the mike himself, not as a DJ, but as a singer, one third of the African Brothers roots trio, alongside Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard. The group initially made its way around the amateur talent show circuit, but eventually linked up with the Micron label. African Brothers released a number of singles over the next few years, including "Party Night," "Gimme Gimme African Love," and "A Di System" cut with producer Jah Bunny. The trio also began self-producing (its first attempt was "Torturing"), and then launched its own Ital label. By this time, the trio's Abyssinians influence was becoming prominent, as can be heard on "Righteous Kingdom," "Youths of Today," and "Lead Us Father." (Artist Biography by Jo-Ann Greene) https://www.allmusic.com/artist/sugar-minott-mn0000574057/biography