Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Justin Hinds

Artist:Justin Hinds
Song:Carry Go Bring Come
Album:Let's Rock Live

With his group The Dominoes, Justin Hinds was a pioneer of Jamaican music. Carry Go Bring Come was his first big hit in 1963. He was born May 7, 1942 in Steertown, Jamaica. After singing in clubs in Ocho Rios, Hinds moved to Kingston and signed with Duke Reid's Treasure Isle label. He recorded with Dennis Sinclair and Junior Dixon as Justin Hinds and the Dominoes. His backup band in the studio was usually Tommy McCook and the Supersonics. Carry Go Bring Come was his very first single in 1963 and it topped the Jamaican charts for two weeks. Though Hinds' early singles were typical of ska, he switched to the rock steady sound in 1966. So his music was significant at the time. Carry Go Bring Come was adopted by a new generation when the British band The Selecter covered it in 1980. So contemporary Jamaican music fans should be familiar with the song. Hinds faded in the late 60s and split with Reid in 1972. He recorded the 1976 album Jezebel with producer Jack Ruby. That album should have revived his career. But he was a reclusive guy and would occasionally record and perform live and then disappear. He just wasn't visible enough. His final studio recording was in 1992 and it was produced by Keith Richards. This live CD was released in 2002 and is available at a budget price. Justin Hinds died of lung cancer on Mar. 16, 2005 at age 62. Here's a video for Carry Go Bring Come by Justin Hinds.

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