Justin Hinds

 

Justin Hinds and The Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come - Trojan 2CD

Both Trojan and Heartbeat lay claim to the Treasure Isle catalogue but with Trojan releasing more music probably than they did back in the 70's it was always going to be them who was going to release an album like this first. Hopefully Justin's family will benefit from this set. That's what important on these kind of albums. Everyone knows just how great a singer Justin was and the same can be said about his songwriting. The 46 tracks here contain some massive hits and some of the best songs ever to come out of Jamaica. Justin was up there with Bob Marley, Joe Higgs - when it came to making a point. Sometimes it hits you straight away - others just stick in your mind a title waiting for an explanation. Tony Rounce does a very good job at providing some explanation and insights. While the sound quality is also very good. A great tribute to a great reggae artist.

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Justin Hinds
Foundation Jamaican vocalist and songwriter, Justin Hinds, has passed away on Wednesday Night, March 16th 2005. He had only recently been diagnosed with lung cancer.. His wife, Peaches, and three sons, Maxwell, Carlton and Randy, survive him. Justin Hinds, born on the 7th of May 1942 in Steertown, Jamaica.
His career began in the Ska era with the hit recording, "Carry Go Bring Come", for Duke Reid's Treasure Isle label in 1963 and following the success of that record he went on to make dozens of other ska and rocksteady titles for Duke Reid. Justin recorded two albums for Chris Blackwell's Island/Mango label in the mid-seventies produced by the late Jack Ruby and two albums for Nighthawk Records in the eighties.
For the first time, Justin Hinds and the Dominoes toured through the United States from coast to coast (1997). Another surprising project was "Wingless Angels" (1998), featuring Justin on vocals in a unique recording made by Keith Richards (Rolling Stones), Justin's good friend for many years.
More recently he was involved in the Jamaica All Stars project, a musical collective that included Noel Simms, Johnny Moore and Sparrow Martin. Two albums by the Jamaica All Stars were released featuring his vocals including "Right Tracks" last year. Justin Hinds was working on a new solo recording with his son Maxwell, a drummer, at the time of his death. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. Source : Robert Schoenfeld

For more information on one of reggae's greatest singer/songwriters please check out the
Small Axe interview article below
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