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Beckford moves with the times

HAVING started his career as a teenager in the 1960s Keeling Beckford appreciates the evolution of the music business, and one trait he has never lost is a zest for recording. Read More

Toots scores big on the charts
Since his death on September 11, veteran singer Toots Hibbert and his group the Maytals have made major moves on the Billboard charts with three albums.... Read More

Lambsbread upbeat about Lockdown
WITH travel restrictions at an all-time high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaii-based reggae group The Lambsbread knows the importance of staying relevant with new music. Their latest song is Lockdown .... Read More

Former Inner Circle singer dead
DR Phillip “Phillip T” Thompson, former lead singer of the Inner Circle band, died in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on August 28 at age 72.... Read More

Marshall does ode to Tenor Saw

Sunday, September, 20 2020    

LOTS of Sign, a 1985 dancehall classic by singer Tenor Saw, has been covered by singjay Wayne Marshall.The single, recently released, is part of VP Records Dancehall Anthems compilation project. Read More

Mikey reclaiming his shine

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, September, 20 2020    

MUSIC producer Michael “Mikey Shine” Stewart is looking to revive his Tell Dem Music company by releasing a couple of projects before year end. Read More

Barry O'Hare dead at 56

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 20 2020    

WELL-RESPECTED music and audio engineer Barry O'Hare died at University Hospital of the West Indies, in St Andrew, yesterday morning. The 56-year-old had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. Read More

Gold Leaf rhythm blooms

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Saturday, September, 19 2020    

Top names as well as up-and-coming acts add some sparkle to the Gold Leaf rhythm, produced by Natural Bond Entertainment. The project was released on September 12. Read More

Tale of Jimi and Jimmy

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, September, 18 2020    

Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Cliff were artistes from entirely different worlds living in London during the Swinging Sixties. One was a psychedelic bluesman, the other a ska and rocksteady act. Read More

Chelsea Stewart goes for glory

Friday, September, 18 2020    

Chelsea Stewart is pleased with the feedback from her gospel-tinged track, Glory, from her debut self-titled album. Read More

On Sound Mynd makes waves

Friday, September, 18 2020    

ON-THE-RISE deejay On Sound Mynd says his main objective is to be recognised internationally. The dancehall artiste is currently making waves with the song Funny How . Read More

EZ-PZ does it for Tallis DNB

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, September, 18 2020    

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Dunrich reaps new talent

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, September, 18 2020    

DUBBED Jamaica's “food basket”, St Elizabeth is renowned for its agricultural produce and eco-tourism. The parish has also produced a number of entertainers including former Digicel Rising Stars runner-up Noddy Virtue, deejay Laden and singer Terry... Read More

Ajji sizzles for the summer

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, September, 18 2020    

AFTER pursuing a career in music for the past eight years, deejay Ajji (formerly known as Ajrenalin) has scored a hit with Live for the Summer . The song also features Stylo G and Busy Signal. Read More

Toots, Clarendon's finest

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, September, 17 2020    

Along with Trench Town and Rockfort, Clarendon produced most of Jamaica's early music stars; among them Toots Hibbert. Read More



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