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20 October 2013

Anguilla




Jahmings Maccow was born in Crocus Hill overlooking Crocus Bay on the quiet island of Anguilla. He was influenced from infancy by music coming from the Mississippi Delta & his native Caribbean. Jahmings started singing & playing the harmonica at the age of 5 with a choral group at school in St. Kitts. At the age of 8 he built a steel drum that he tuned himself with excellent results. By the time he was nine everyone in Anguilla was talking about him as one of the best singers & poets in school. Maccow became the leader of the Public Works Steel Band at 12. He became the keyboardist of the band The Flames from St. Thomas a year later.


During the 80s he played guitar & sang with the reggae band Catch-A-Fire. In the 90s, he branched out to become more of a rhythm & blues, rock guitarist, a sound that he infused into his new reggae project, The Enforcers. The Enforcers (featuring Jahmings Maccow released a three-song mini-CD.

The Enforcers were: Jahmings Maccow – vocals & guitar; Conrad – guitar; Rudy Obidali – keyboards; Terry – bass: & Buckey - drums.

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Tracklist –

Shanty Town Rock
Memories
She’s Gone

As the years have passed, Jahmings’ songwriting has become more polished & more deeply personal. He tells life stories, spins insightful yarns, & asks the big questions of the type typically reserved for the inner workings of the brain. From the musical pulpit he preaches peace & love. He is one of the true voices of a dying generation of reggae music.


I is a stripped down, back to basics album that makes the word simple a good thing again. In mainstream music today, everything has to be over the top, over-produced; too many effects but not enough heart. It’s refreshing to hear simple, beautiful music; guitar, vocals, keyboard, drums. The three songs from The Enforcers appear here in new versions. I’ve also added two bonus tracks.

The musicians on I are: Jahmings Maccow – vocals, lead, & rhythm guitar; JR – guitar; Jacob Dayda – keyboards; Tafari – bass; & Carlos – drums, with Princess & July – backing vocals.

Jahmings Maccow – I, Letmegoo Records, 2010.

Tracklist –

Horizon Train
Passing Through
I
Set Me Free
How Ya Gwaan Crucify
Free the Pain
Man Redemption
Let Dem Grow
Boys & Girls
Put You Down
Cry for Tomorrow
Dread
Shanty Town Rock
She’s Gone
Memories

bonus tracks –

New Way part II
Journey

Enjoy,




2 comments:

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  2. I have a good friend from Anguilla. I was wondering if you would find anything to put here. Not much of a recording scene there. Her mother did have a local artist write a song about her (Nurse Franklin) that was a local hit, or so we hear. Never been able to find a recording of it. Thanks for this. Looking forward to listening.

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