Sunday, April 07, 2013

Farewell to Harry J

Top Jamaican reggae producer Harry J (real name Harry Johnson) has died aged 67.  After a couple
of local hits he had a huge success with The Liquidator, featuring his session band, which made the UK top ten in 1969. The following year he had success with Bob and Marcia's version of Young, Gifted and Black and recorded several Bob Marley albums at his Harry J studio, including Rastaman Vibration and Catch A Fire. His studio was used by the likes of the Rolling Stones, The Who and Grace Jones, and he also recorded artists such as Burning Spear and the Heptones through a deal with Island Records.


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