01/05 - Ricky Grant at Roots Vibes

Ricky Grant is active on the jamaïcan musical scene since 1964 when he records his first song with the Afrotones (with Delroy Williams and George Allison), he then join BB Seaton's Gaylads in the beginning of the 70's then forms Psalms after BB Seaton leaves Jamaïca.
He begins a solo carrier at the end of the 70's when his friend Carlton "Tetrack" Hines introduces him to the great Augustus Pablo. He release two cults albums "Poverty People" and "I love Jah Rastafari" on Augustus Pablo's label, Rockers International.
In the same time he's an educator in his communauty, create efficient social programs and even travels to U.S. to represent his country.
Seeing the violence growing in Kingston, he decides to emigrate to U.S. and settle in New York.
He works as specialized educator for young people and slow down his carrier a little but works with Horace Andy on his "See the light" album in the 80's at Phillip Smart's studio.
After 2000, with internet, he begins to receive some messages from his fans all over the world and it motivates him to have a come back on the musical scene. He produces his album "Sweet Reggae Music" containing old and new materials with some classics and some featurings from singers from the young generation.
This is such solid set ! Utilizing real and live instruments together with the historic and felt voice of Rocky Gran !
Do not miss at Reggae Portugal Radio Show.
1 - Book of Life
2 - Jah Love
3 - Looking for Something
4 - Wicked & wild
5 - Mystic Song
6 - Dance with Me
7 - West Kingston Style
8 - Help Someone
9 - How Much Longer
10 - Big Up