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Things you (probably) didn’t know about ... Marcia Griffiths

Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 6:25 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – In a career spanning 50 years, the soulful recording artiste Marcia Llyneth Griffiths OD has done well locally and internationally as a soloist, part of a duo, and also a trio.

She is known for her Billboard hit ‘Electric Boogie’ which is synonymous with the well known dance electric slide. Griffiths has toured worldwide with Bob Andy as Bob and Marcia, then as a member of the I-Threes with Judy Mowatt and Rita Marley, back-up singers for Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Her ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ with Bob Andy hit number five on the UK chart in 1970 before she joined her colleagues to form the I Threes.

The affable Griffiths recently shared a few things with OBSERVER ONLINE that you probably may not know about her.

She is very shy, although being in the spotlight all these years.

She loves to cook, and the few people who know this keep coming back for her meals.

Her favourite place is anywhere is the open countryside where she can be one with nature. According to Griffiths, “Just give me that any day.”

She is nicknamed ‘Mother Teresa’ which sometimes she considers to be a compliment and other times not so much.

Griffiths gave a ‘Mother Teresa’ moment that she had with a girl that recently approached her. “A girl told me the other day, she said she liked my shoes and she heard that if she asked me for it I would take it off and give it to her, because I have done that,” Griffiths said. You guessed it ... Griffiths took off her shoes and gave it to the girl.

The veteran songstress attended Kingston Senior School and started her career in music at about 15-years-old at a talent show held at the Carib Theatre in Cross Roads.

As the story goes, the unknown teenager wowed the audience earning an encore, but was not allowed to re-enter the stage as she had rehearsed only one song with the backing band.

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