Freddie McGregor Singer and Producer - Freddie McGregor was born on June 27, 1956 in Clarendon, Jamaica. He consider to be one reggae music most durable and soulful singer.
His Career started back in the
early 1960s, when he was just seven years old. In 1963 he joined with
Ernest Wilson and Peter Austin to form The Clarendonians, and began to
record for the Studio One label. McGregor worked with producer Niney the Observer during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
In 1975, McGregor converted to Rastafari,
which had a profound impact on his music. Freddie's musical and lyrical
content changed with a strong slant towards lyrics of social
consciousness with tunes like Mark of the Beast, I Am A Rasta and reggae
classic Bobby Babylon.
In 1977 Freddie released his long awaited
album Mr. McGregor, which contained reggae mainstays such as Zion
Chant, Rastaman Chant and Walls of Jericho. This album marked a major milestone in his stellar career and in 1981 his tune Big Ship became one of reggae's biggest hits, earning him a permanent place in reggae music history.
In 1989, Freddie launched his own record label, Big Ship, featuring Jamaica Classics Volume One as the first major release. Part of this compilation included popular tunes like Little Roy's Prophecy and Derrick Harriot's The Loser.
Big Ship is the largest and most recognized reggae label in Japan
handling its own production, manufacturing, distribution and promotions.
To date, Big Ship has produced several reggae artists including
General Degree, Cutty Ranks, Mikey Spice, Benjy Myaz and Freddie’s
His album entitled Anything For You
featuring the songs Uncle Sam, I See It In You and Anything for You, was
nominated for a Grammy. Recently Freddie produced the historic Super
Stars Extravaganza DVD, highlighting rare concert footage from the 1989
Denbigh Show Ground (May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica).
The DVD features live performances by the great Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Cocoa Tea, Barrington Levy, Frankie Paul, Carlene Davis and the legendary Tamlins.
His Big ship label is now being run by his son Stephen "Di Genus" McGregor.
With a Career now spanning over three decades and more than thirty albums (albums listed here), this singer of Reggae, Lovers Rock, Ska, Rocksteady and Roots Reggae can now be called a legend in the reggae music business.
Reggae legend Freddie McGregor's album 'True To My Roots' has made its debut on the Billboard's Reggae Chart.
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