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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.
Junia Walker born in Jamaica His infant school at Forester's Hall  doubled as a dance-hall for Jamaica's two premier sound systems Sir Coxsone's Downbeat and Duke Reid The Ruler.  Junia grew up in Carib from 4 years-old watching live shows with foreign artists from Fats Domino to Stevie Wonder and the cream of Jamaica talent including The Blues Busters, Jimmy Cliff and the Maytals. After high school he worked at Barclays Bank, Harbour St., Kingston where he started Black Equinox Disco playing at month-end bank parties and other Barclay Bank functions. This started a interaction between Junia and numerous artists, musicians and producers to secure new releases for his Disco, mainly from the Wailers Tuff Gong store