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Carl Dawkins & Special Tribute to Tony Brevett of Melodians

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Carl Dawkins born in, Jamaica,  Dawkins grew up in a musical environment, with his father playing drums in a big band orchestra that entertained tourists on the island’s north coast. The young singer spent his formative years in the company of Jamaica’s aspiring musicians. He practised harmonies with his colleagues and eventually secured an audition with J.J. Johnson with whom he recorded his successful debut, ‘Baby I Love You’. 1971, Dawkins, now known as Ras Carl Dawkins, began recording with Lee Perry alongside Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. With them he released the moderately successful ‘Picture On The Wall’ and ‘True Love’. The songs credited to Carl Dawkins And The Wailers were released through Trojan Records in the UK and subsequently appeared on the superbly packaged Complete UK Upsetter Singles series. While with Perry he also recorded cover versions of soul songs such as ‘Cloud Nine’ and ‘Hard To Handle

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