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Debut album coming from late McAnuff

Wednesday, August 29, 2012    

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THE debut album from roots-reggae singer Matthew McAnuff will be released this year, his father Winston McAnuff tells the Jamaica Observer.

According to McAnuff, the yet-titled set is to be distributed by Chapter Two Records, an independent company out of Paris, France.

Police reported that Matthew McAnuff was killed by a mob in Paradise, St James last Wednesday. He was attacked after injuring a man with whom he had a dispute, the police said.

He was 25 years old.

Winston McAnuff, a singer with a considerable fan base in France, produced the album which was largely recorded with the Roots Radics Band. It includes the 2009 song, Be Careful, which was produced by veteran session guitarist Earl 'Chinna' Smith for his Inna De Yard series.

Be Careful was a strong seller in France for Makasounds Records which filed for bankruptcy in 2011. The principals at Makasounds are owners of Chapter Two Records.

Matthew McAnuff was opening act for several shows of his father's European tour last year.

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