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August 19, 2005: Ken Boothe
Ken Boothe is yet another of the great foundation singers of Jamaica. He got his start as many other did in the ska and rocksteady days creating a sound modeled on some of the great soul singers from the US. In his early days he worked together with Stranger Cole as Ken & Stranger. As with many others, he earned his chops with the legendary Studio One, working with Coxsone's crew until 1970. Along the way he also recorded a few singles for Sonia Pottinger, before moving to Leslie Kong and other producers such as Bunny Lee, B.B. Seaton, Keith Hudson, the Chin brothers, Phil Pratt, Niney and Lloyd Charmers.
For this show, I start off with the incredible song "Peace Time" recorded for Jack Ruby. After that, its into another classic, "Artibella" that he did originally with Stranger Cole, before rerecording it with Phil Pratt. We continue on with more from the Coxsone days, with tracks like "Feel Good", "Set Me Free" and others.
So enjoy what this man is putting on, the sounds of Mr. Ken Boothe...