George 'Little Bop' Clarke of Mystic Revelation died on January 8, 2013
GEORGE 'Little Bop' Clarke, an original member of seminal roots group Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, died on January 8 at his Rockfort, St Andrew, home.
Sam Clayton and Sustan James, Clarke's 'Mystic' colleagues, confirmed his death. They said the funde player's health had deteriorated considerably since last year.
"He was very ardent in every aspect of life. He was a serious musician, serious Rastaman," said Clayton, the group's leader.
Originally from central Kingston, Clarke joined the informal Rasta sessions of Oswald 'Count Ossie' Williams in Rockfort, east Kingston, during the late 1950s. The sessions attracted Jamaica's top musicians of the day, including trombonists Rico Rodriquez and Don Drummond.
Clarke was a member of the Count Ossie's Wareikas group that played on Oh Carolina, a massive hit for the Ffolkes Brothers in 1959. Produced by Prince Buster, the song introduced Rastafarian culture to many Jamaicans.
Led by Count Ossie, the Wareikas evolved into Mystic Revelation of Rastafari. The diminutive Clarke played on the group's Grounation and Tales of Mozambique albums, rated by musicologists among the great works produced in Jamaica.
Grounation and Tales of Mozambique had a strong influence on emerging Jamaican artistes such as poet Alan Hope (Mutabaruka) in the early 1970s.
Clarke last toured Europe with 'Mystic' in 2007.
Shenseea Claims "Princess Of Dancehall" Critics Hits Back
Dancehall artiste Shenseea yesterday claimed her spot among the
female dancehall royalty when she dubbed herself dancehall's 'princess'
in a post to her Instagram page.
The post took on a life of its own, sparking debate about
which female dancehall artiste was deserving of the title princess,
since Spice is the queen.Read full article here
Rygin King said Alkaline Not On his Level
Dancehall artiste Rygin King might be losing a few fans after comments he made about Alkaline, not on his level. During
a live broadcast on his Instagram Montego Bay Based artiste, Rygin King
was asked if Alkaline is bigger Read more here
Upcoming dancehall artiste Jay Blaxx was shot and killed in the community of Granville, St James on August 28, 2018.
Reports reaching us are that Jay Blaxx who is from the said community was killed by Read more here
To have your Music, Video, Album, Press Releases or posted or promoted on our site [Click here to contact us for more info]
Who Is The Most Underrated Reggae Entertainer You know?
Over the years there are a lot of good Dancehall and Reggae music
entertainers who has been pushed unto the back burner for some reason
not of their own.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO....
Articles On Dancehall Reggae World You Might Have Missed ......
Producers, Artists, Publicist and Managers Get your Product Out to Over 20,000 Music industry players. Our players Include Radio Stations, Sound Systems and Deejays. Click here to Contact Us For More detail.
Win a digital copy of "Welcome To Jamrock Digital CD" by answering the following question.
As a producer What's the name of the first album produced by Damian Jr Gong Marley on his Ghetto Youths International label?
CLICK HERE TO POST YOUR ANSWER
Rygin King ready to take dancehall throne - He has been racking up hit after hit in recent times. His songs, 'Things
Go Change' and 'How Me Grow', have been creating a buzz on the local
scene, igniting the dancehall space and has helped to cement the
up-and-coming artiste's place on 'the ones to watch out for' list.
His name is Rygin King, and while he may be fairly new to the
industry, the artiste believes he is dancehall's next 'rising king'.
Dancehall lovers have only just begun to put a name to the songs that
have been burning up the streets over the past few months, but little is
known about the young man behind the music; until now. Read more here
Send Your Music, Video and Press Releases to firstname.lastname@example.org