The Legend Of Mento

The Jamaica Gleaner about the legend of Mento.

Another interesting feature of early mento music was the practice by slaves of taking their masters title of nobility for their own, referring to themselves as Lord, Duke, Count, Prince, King, etc. The practice continued down the ages with later mento performers like Count Lasher, Count Owen, Lord Laro, Lord Flea, Lord Power, Lord Beginner, Lord Creator, Lord Lebby and others decorating their persona in this way.

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Music without end: Count C, The Wizard of the West

Make sure not to miss this: Soul of the lion have produced a documentary on Jamaican sound system operator Cyril Braithewaite aka Count C, who recently passed away. Expect highly interesting interviews with the man himself, King Sporty and Ken Boothe. After having recommended many documentaries here that were sometimes only partly intersting, let me be clear: You gotta watch this one. Sadly, it is hardly longer than 5 minutes. How nice it would’ve been to hear more precious memories of these great artistes.
Waxpoetics #48 contains a piece on Count C (and one about Roots Reggae legend Yabby You), too. Or read more about Count C here. Via magnificent Dancecrasher.

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The story of the Jolly Boys

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Oh Carolina! Folkes Brothers reloaded

Die Folkes Brothers haben gerade 51 Jahre nach ihrem größten Hit „Oh Carolina“ ihr erstes Album „Don’t leave me Darling“ veröffentlicht. MOTB hat das ganze zum Anlass genommen, viele interessante Informationen zu „Oh Carolina“ und den Folkes Brothers zusammenzutragen. Wer hätte beispielsweise gedacht, dass aus einem der Folkes Brothers ein kanadischer Professor wurde? Read more…

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