Lincoln Barrington Minott, 25 May 1956, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Minott was probably reggae musics brightest hope throughout the early 80s, but his refusal to compromise and turn his back on either his roots or his ghetto companions has marginalized his influence, and he is now a peripheral figure, as opposed to the major force that he arguably deserves to be.
Minott first recorded in the mid-70s as one of the African Brothers with Tony Tuff and Derrick Bubbles Howard for a variety of Kingston producers; a couple of all-time classics evolved from this period, including Torturing and Party Night. The African Brothers eventually arrived at Studio One, where Minotts precocious talent was immediately recognized, and he was taken on as a studio apprentice, singing whatever was required, and often providing percussion and guitar where necessary. His sweet vocals were only one facet of his...
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