- Horace Andy (Vocal)
- label:Studio One
- type:Band, Solo
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
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It begins in 1951 in Jamaica, not far from Kingston, Horace Hinds, this Justin Hinds cousin (ska star with his Dominoes) had the chance that Coxsone Dodd of Studio One launch him like a product by renaming Horace Andy, in honor of Bob Andy of Paragon. Thus, Horace Andy follows up singles and imposing his stamp so special, sweet and sad, committed and nonchalant. In a few singles, he became one of the most original voices of Jamaica with hits such as Fever, Mr bassie, or Skylarking that forever mark the history of reggae.
But for a good understanding of Horace Andy music, you have to accept his comprehensive discography rhythmic by his artistic meetings : Niney The Observer, Prince Jammy, Jah Shaka, Massive Attack, etc and musical ties : Lovers, roots, dub. That’s why, Horace Is appreciate for every ages and tastes.
From Kingston to Connecticut via New York or London, Horace multiplies collaborations with cover versions exceeding the original (« Where do the children play » of Cat Stevens, and « Ain’t no sunshine » of Dr Alimantado).
But Horace Andy is a leader, it is youngsters like Massive Attack asked Andy to work with them. The feeling with them will be perfect on the album Blue Lines and Mezzanine to the point that Horace Andy was often assimilate as a singer and full member of the group. Today he is still on the road with Massive Attack, a collaboration since fifteen years now.
Now it is another way for Horace Andy, but the adventure does not stop there for our crooner who restarts in a live tour alongside the Homegrown band, with Stepper and his legendary horn section (Sly & Robbie, Pierpoljak, Grace Jones, etc). It is the opportunity to hear one of the most beautiful voices in reggae and meet a legend.