Tony Mack

Tony MackTony Mack Sings Reggae Classics…

This legend of reggae music born in the Greenwich town area of Kingstown and childhood friend of all the major artists coming out of the area such as Prince Allah, Earl Zero, Earl Chinna Smith and top producer Bunny Striker among others migrated to Philadelphia as a youth in the early 1960′s where he started singing on the street corners after school with neighbor hood friends in the German town area of Phila. These early singing pals were Ted Mills of the famed R&B group Blue Magic, Ron Tyson of the Temtations, Franky Beverly and other musical inspired youths from the area. Upon returning to Jamaica in 1971 he started the Tony Mack talent series of shows with him as singing MC, performing across Jamaica and discovering young talents such as Jonny Clark, Mighty Diamonds, Sugar Minott, Tony Tuff, Barry Brown, Tyrone Taylor, Sang Hugh and Dillenger who were all winners on these series of talent shows during the early 1970′s. He started doing background vocals coming out of producer Bunny Striker Lee studios namely, Slim Smith, Jonny Clark, Hortense Ellis, Jackie Edwards among others but mainly with Cornell Cambell with whom he recorded dozens of tracks leading to the regrouping of the popular group Cornell Cambell and the Eternals with himself and Miky Zappow. Recording such classic hits as (Queen of the minstrel Stars), and many more favorites. In the early 90′s he formed his band Riddim Section in Oakland California as vocalist percussionist performing all over the west cost of America. This collection of classic Jamaican hits done by the capable Tony Mack will take you through the pages of the History of the Jamaican popular music.


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