Sunday, March 06, 2016

Day 127 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Sugar Minott - Bubbling

Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott was originally a member of the African Brothers alongside Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard in 1969.  The group released a number of singles with strong Rastafari influence during the early 70s but by 1974 after recording for Coxsone Dodd they decided to call in quits.  Minott stayed on with Studio One and worked as an apprentice by playing guitar, percussion, back-up singer and eventually solo artist... and the rest is history.  After successful albums for Dodd as well as a multitude of other producers by releasing as many as 60 albums and hundreds of singles, throughout the 80s, Sugar Minott tried his luck as a producer... his Black Roots label and Youth Promotion sound system, which as the name suggested, aimed to help upcoming singers and give them their first public exposure, yielded some truly great music.  Sadly Sugar Minott died in 2010 and is still greatly missed.  Today's tune "Bubbling," was one of the songs he did for George Phang in 1985, appeared on his album Rydim on both the Power House label in Jamaica and Greensleeves in the UK.

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