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August 8, 2003: Cornell Campbell
Cornell Campbell is one of those sweet sounding roots singers that got his start as a child in the early days. In the late 50s, he worked for Coxsone's sound as a printer. He really got going in music when he formed the Sensations with Jimmy Riley and Buster Riley. Buster's brother Winston Riley was a singer with the Techniques and producer along the way.
Along the way, Cornell worked with a wide range of producers, Winston Riley, Coxsone Dodd, Bunny Lee, Dennis Bovell, Linval Thomspon, Ossie Hibbert, Joe Gibbs, Junjo Lawes, Tappa Zukie, Roy Cousins and others.
On this show, I start off with one of the big big riddims Cornell voiced at Studio One called "Stars." After that we get into a remake of an Impressions tune titled "Queen of the Minstrel." Throughout the rest of the show I'm playing a mix of works he did at Studio One, as well as tracks put together for producer Bunny Lee and others. Sit back and enjoy the sounds of Cornell Campbell...