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Eric Bubbles has nothing to cry about

Saturday, March 17, 2018

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VETERAN singer Eric Bubbles — formerly of The African Brothers, which included Tony Tuff and the late Sugar Minott — has worked his way onto New York's Foundation Radio Network Top 30 Music Chart. His latest single, Tears on My Pillow has entered in the number 29 position.

“It's been a long time coming… New York is home and it is good to have a hit song at home,” said the singer.

Tears on My Pillow is a cover of Little Anthony & The Imperials' single of the same name. It was released November 2017 on the Progressive International Records label.

Hailing from Maxfield Avenue in Kingston, Eric Bubbles (whose real name is Derrick Howard) migrated to the United States in 1989.

He made a significant impact on the development of reggae music when, in 1969, he formed the roots vocal trio The African Brothers, with Minott and Tuff. They were widely regarded as one of the most innovative groups in Jamaica.

Among their many hits are Righteous Kingdom, Torturing, Lead Us Father, Mystery of Nature, Want Some Freedom and Party Nights.

After the group dissolved Eric Bubbles got involved in launching the careers of other notable artists like Barry Brown, Nitty Gritty, Danny English, Everton Blender, Errol Scorpion and Colorman. He has also written and produced songs for Gregory Issacs, Frankie Paul, Robert French, Derrick Lara, Johnny Osbourne, Anthony Johnson, Singing Melody, Rod Taylor, to name a few.

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