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Lloyd Jarrett Vincent, 2 February 1950, Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 17 November 2000, London, England. Shermans earliest recordings included Mighty Ruler and Ever Firm, which appeared on the Love and Ja-Man labels in late 1976/early 1977. Around the same time, a series of singles appeared on his own Scorpio label. Because of restricted finances, he often used each rhythm track for two different songs, but his writing skills and plaintive vocals ensured that every release sounded fresh. Several Jah Stone DJ versions of his songs were also issued at this time. In 1978, eight of his Scorpio singles, together with Mighty Ruler and Ever Firm, were compiled for Love Forever, which was released in the UK on the Tribesman label - a classic set that many argue he has never equalled. In 1979, he issued Lovers Leap which, while not hitting the heights of its predecessor, proved another consistently strong...
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