Pinchers does it for 'Mama'

FAMOUS for dancehall rockers like Gotta be Me, Denise and Bandelero, Pinchers shows his sensitive side on Mama You Worthy, his latest song produced by My MM Productions.

The song is part of that company's Positive Transfusion EP, released in September.

Pinchers said there was no shortage of support from his mother when he decided to make music his career.

"When I started singing, my mother was proud of me and very supportive and always encouraging me to continue and to stay positive. She always says that I am going to be a star. My mom was my first fan so you could say she is my greatest fan and the most worthy one," the singer told the Jamaica Observer.

Pinchers (real name Delroy Thompson) was one of the artistes who kept the singers' banner flying during the 1980s and 1990s when deejays and singjays became dominant.

Songs like his breakthrough Agony, Denise and Gotta be Me made him a force throughout the 1980s when he was part of producer Lloyd "King Jammy" James' dominant camp. In the early 1990s he struck with the Bolero-influenced Bandelero, also produced by James.

Though those songs gave him a hard-core following, Pinchers stressed that he has never been a limited artiste.

"My catalogue shows that I am also flexible in my singing and writing of songs. I do songs that appeal to all different types of fans — local and international. My aim is to please my fans and I am glad that I am able to do so on any rhythm track and in different styles," he said.

Positive Transfusion features songs by Luciano (War A Gwaan) and Wayne Armond (The New Babylon), who co-produced the project with Orville Marshall.

J C Lodge, Calton Coffie and Steve Malekuu (an American of Costa Rican heritage) also contributed songs to the EP.

Howard Campbell

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