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Remembering Sugar Minott [1956-2010]

Remembering Sugar Minott

Remembering Sugar Minott (b. 05/26/1956, d. 07/10/2010)

Today, Sugar Minott would have turned 62. Unfortunately, he has passed away about 8 years ago. Born Lincoln Barrington ‘Sugar’ Minott in 1956, he began his career as a child in sound systems. Later on, he launched his own sound system Gathering of Youth.As a teen, in 1969, he formed the group African Brothers, alongside Tony Tuff and Derrick Harriot. Then, in 1977, he released his debut album as a solo artist “Live Loving,” produced by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd for Studio One. Ever since, he released many more albums as his career lasted about 3 decades.To celebrate his earth strong today, our team has selected 5 tracks that you should listen to.

1979 – The People Got To Know

“The People Got To Know” is featured on Sugar‘s sophomore album, produced by James Brown & Keith Bartley, for Trojan Records

1978 – Christmas Jamboree

“Christmas Jamboree,” produced by Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd for Studio One, was released as a single in 1978. Unlike many Jamaican Christmas tunes, it is not the cover of any Christmas carol.

1981 – Good Things Going

“Good Things Going,” produced by D. A. Forbes, for RCA, is a cover of Michael Jackson‘s 1972 hit song “We’ve Got A Good Thing Going.

1983 – International Herb

In 1983, ‘Prince’ Douglas Levy produced the ganja anthem “International Herb” (distributed by Wackies) for Dougie’s.

1986 – Come Again

Bertie Grant & Sugar  produced the single “Come Again,” for S.M.P in 1986.

We hope you’ll enjoy Jah B‘s selection. Do not hesitate to leave a comment below to let us know what’s your favorite track of Sugar Minott. You can share this post on social networks. For more info about Sugar Minott‘s discography you may also visit Discogs.

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