Billy Boyo was born September 21st 1969, and christened Billy Theophilus Rowe, in Kingston, Jamaica. He soon moved to Brooklyn, New York, growing up in the company of such reggae alumni as Henry “Junjo” Lawes, who was married to his sister, Rosemarie. Billy moved in a musical crowd, namely, Ranking Toyan, Little Harry, and Little John to name a few. Living in... More..
Reggae evolved from Ska, Blue Beat, and Rock Steady. Much is owed to the creative talents of Jackie Mittoo, Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, and Ernie Rangling to name a few. Great musicians working together to combine the influences of their roots and culture with the Jazz training and experiences gained from their excursions to the USA. A special homage is paid... More..
LITTLE JOHN was discovered by JAH THOMAS. The schoolboy was walking home, singing one of the hot roots sounds at the top of his voice.Being a singer and a producer, Jah Thomas recognized 'the voice'. Thomas followed the boy to his gate and said, "Boy U Wan Tun Singa!" Little John was born. Thomas took McMorris under his wings and into the studio. It wasn’t long before... More..
REAL NAME: NKRUMAH MANLEY THOMASBORN: AUGUST 27. 1955. KINGSTON, JAMAICA. JAH THOMAS, the name is now synonymous with reggae music, good reggae music. In Jamaica Thomas has worked along side the great names; COXSONE, GIBBS, AND 'GG' In the mid 70's it was 'GG' who first recorded Thomas. Influenced by Errol Holt, they put Thomas in the studio and... More..