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  • Live Chat: Honoring a Living Reggae Icon:- OWEN GREY'S Music Legacy

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    Owen Gray also known as Owen Grey (born 5 July 1939, Jamaica) is one of Jamaica's 'Foundation' singers whose work spans the R&B, ska, rocksteady, and reggae eras of Jamaican music, and he has been credited as Jamaica's first home-grown singing star.Gray won his first talent contest at the age of nine, and by the age of twelve he was already appearing in public, playing drums, guitar, and keyboards. He attended the Alpha Boys School and turned professional aged 19. Gray was a dynamic performer on stage, who could be gritty or suave as the song dictated. He was the first singer (of many) to praise a sound system on record, with his "On the Beach" celebrating Clement Dodd's Sir Coxsone Downbeat system in 1959, one of the first releases on Dodd's Studio One label. He was one of the first artists to be produced by Chris Blackwell, in 1960, and his "Patricia" single was the first record ever released by Island Records.
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  • Honoring Living Reggae Legend Winston Francis and his Music Legacy

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    Winston Francis (born 1948) aka King Cool is a Jamaican singer whose career began in the 1960s.He attended music school, and his teacher Chuck Bird arranged for him to perform with the Jackie Gleason Orchestra in front of Spiro Agnew in 1965.He then joined Carlos Malcolm's Afro Jamaicans band.  He was also a member of The Sheridans (with Pat Kelly) In the late 1960s he recorded as a solo artist for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One label, with his debut album Mr. Fix-It released in 1969. This was followed by a second album, California Dreaming in 1971,  The single's B-side, "Too Experienced", featured backing vocals from Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. 
     Francis returned to recording in the early 1980s, releases including the Roy Cousins-produced Just Once and the self-produced Africa. After a break from music when he worked as a youth worker and social worker, he returned in 1987 as a backing vocalist for The Melodians and began working with Trevor Star and the Skaticians. He continued to record in the 1990s, working with Dennis Bovell under the name King Cool, and releasing Ragga Love and Sweet Rock Steady, and guested on Kelly's 1995 album Butterflies. His version of Ben E King's "Stand by Me" was a hit in France, selling over 90,000 copies, leading to work with Sly & Robbie and John Kpiaye. In 2003 he teamed up with fellow veteran AJ Franklin to record the album Stand Firm. In 2004 he released the medley album Feel Good All Over.

  • RTS RADIO INTERVIEWS GRAMMY WINNING COMPOSER AND ARTIST LAURA SULLIVAN

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    HELLO YOU ARE TUNED INTO ROAD TO STARDOM RADIO TODAY MSGIGO WILL BE INTERVIEWING GRAMMY AWARD WINNING COMPOSER LAURA SULLIVAN SHE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT HER CAREER IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS WINNING A GRAMMY AND HER SONG AND VIDEO 900 VOICES THIS LAURA'S FIRST TIME ON THE STATION COME SHOW SOME SUPPORT BY TUNING IN TO HER INTERVIEW 
    Laura Sullivan is a GRAMMY® winning composer and recording artist. Her original music has been included in the score of two Emmy winning documentaries, as well as in many popular television programs and advertisements for Fortune 500 companies.    Her recordings consistently receive more than 4 million spins a month on Pandora alone, among many other stations around the world, resulting in broad international airplay. Her albums have charted in the top 2 on The Zone reporter, the internationally recognized New Age and ambient radio chart.    Her music publications are represented by Performing Rights organization BMI which holds more than 500 of her original compositions in her prolific Composer/Songwriter catalog.   Laura is the composer, arranger and visionary for the epic crowdsourcing video, 900 Voices, produced by herself and her Grammy® winning husband, Eric Sullivan. 900 Voices involves the singing participation of 938 people around the world singing in 27 languages, all in 1 song.    Laura's 2015 collaborations include music created on forthcoming albums with Native American 17 year old virtuoso Gareth Laffely, as well as Grammy® nominated New Age artist Paul Avgerinos, among others.  - See more at: http://www.laura-sullivan.com/bio/#sthash.rHHNEnXC.dpuf