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African Brothers

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update: Since posting this back in November – this has become one of my all time favorite sets of songs. I can’t count the number of times i’ve listened to it through my Pod or in my car. If you haven’t listened – it is still online and worth checking out. firecorner.dyndns.org/firecorner_african_brothers.mp3

An awesome radio set.

“The African Brothers were formed in 1969 by three Kingston teenagers, Lincoln “Sugar” Minott, Winston “Tony Tuff” Morris, and Derrick “Bubbles” Howard. The three met when Howard went to play ball and came upon Minott singing along to the guitar accompaniment of Morris. The three became fast friends, constant companions, and musical co-conspirators. Influenced by harmony trios such as the Abyssinians, the Heptones, and the Gaylads, the three friends worked assiduously at learning to sing and arrange harmonies like those esteemed groups. As the three youths were very conscious of their roots, and were like brothers to each other, they came up with the name African Brothers.” [cont.]