TODAY (JUNE 18), IN REGGAE HISTORY. DEVON RUSSELL PASSES AWAY

Devon Russell was a strong Rocksteady and Reggae record producer and singer from Jamaica. Later, after the European tour with The Congos, he relocated to the United Kingdom.  Devon was both a solo artist and a member of the Tartans and cultural roots throughout his music career, active from the 1960s to the 1990s. Devon Russell began his career with the Tartans in the 1960s. The Tartans were a group of four, the other three members being Cedric Myton, Lindbergh “Preps” Lewis, and Prince Lincoln Thompson. After the Tartans were…

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TODAY (JUNE 17) IN REGGAE HISTORY

Today, (June 17) in Reggae History marks major events in the history of Reggae music as they happened on this very date over the past years. I Dread Version Released by Count Ossie & Th Lloyd All-Stars Count Ossie & The Lloyd All-Stars Released “I Dread Version”. Riddim Bongo Nyah in the year 1969. Produced by Lloyd ‘Matador’ Daley The Ethiopians record their songs “Satan Boy” and “Poor Me” in Studio One. The Ethiopians first recordings for Dalley Ware done including “Satan Boy” and “Poor Me”. The two songs were…

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