Special Tribute To Garnett Silk
RastFM #LRM Show 63 10/11/2018
Tribute to the Silky One, the Arch Angel of reggae music.
Garnett was a one-off. The originality & natrality of his vocals swiftly earned him huge success from 1990 as he teamed up with Anthony "Fire" Rochester & Tony Rebel to write a series of stunning, heavenly songs. One of my favorite artists ever since that time. Most of his biggest tunes are here together with combinations & cameos by nuff other artists.
His influence on the music going forward cannot be overstated. He Tony Rebel & Cocoa Tea flew the cultural flag throughout the dancehall era & their latter success encouraged a whole new generation of rasta artists, man like Buju, Capleton, Luciano, Sizzla, Morgan Heritage and many others, and brought new opportunities to older generations of roots artists. Together they turned the music scene around. Silk's sudden passing in 1994 was a massive shock as it felt like no sooner he'd come as he was taken away. He became an instant legend which in turn lent the 'nu roots' movement even greater momentum...
Productions from JAMMYS, DIGITAL B, PENTHOUSE, BLACK SCORPIO, EL PASO, STAR TRAIL, TAXI, TAN-YAH, STEELY & CLEVIE, KARIANG, DERRICK MORGAN, ROOFTOP etc...
Also a short focus on his formative years (from the mid-80s) as deejay Little Bimbo and his initial outings as a singer, including work with Sugar Minott's Youth Promotion. Some killer dubplates from Killamanjaro Sound.
Continuous mix. 2hrs 22
Special thanks & respect to Selector Shikydraks of RastFM
Much gratitude. Ever bless mi breda