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The Forgotten Alvin “Seeco” Patterson and Bobby Hustle

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Alvin “Seeco” Patterson was the percussionist in Bob Marley and the Wailers, and one of Marley’s closest confidants and friends.  He took Alvin Patterson as a stage name, and acquired the nickname “Seeco” as a bastardisation of his birth name Francisco. “Willy Pep” As a child,  As a young man, Patterson found work as a bauxite miner. In 1957, Patterson attempted to emigrate to the United States in search of better work.  Patterson first met a teenage Bob Marley, who was fifteen years Patterson’s junior, and living in the same Trench Town slums. Marley took note of Patterson because of his famed cricket bowling abilities, and began to follow Patterson around, in search of both cricket skills, and likely also a fatherly figure.As the Wailers rose in prominence on the scene, Patterson was thrown from the room and lost his Jamaican shoes in the process. Patterson began to contribute percussion tracks to a number of Wailers cuts. His first known contribution was on the June, 1967 session which produced “Lyrical Satyrical I” and “This Train”, and was released on the Wailers’ own Wail N Soul M label.
Bobby Hustle A rich life balances hard work with the luxuries afforded by one’s labor. Bobby Hustle expresses this balance through reggae music in a style all his own. Bobby was taking saxophone lessons in primary school and it wasn’t long before he picked up a guitar and began emulating his favorite singers. With polished lyrics and a natural sense for melody,Bobby delivers the perspective of a young hustler, constantly on the move yet still enjoying every moment on his way to success. Konshens, Protoje and Gappy Ranks respectively, Bobby’s music is taking the streets, clubs and radio waves by storm.  “Weed Like Mine”, “Kush Morning” and “Seventh Time Rise”,