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Sugar Minnott (born May 25, 1956) is a Jamaican singer. He began his career as the African Brothers along with Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard in 1969. The group had several successful singles, and were an early example of the Rastafari movement's influence on the Jamaican music scene. After 1974's "No Cup No Broke", the African Brothers broke up (see 1974 in music). May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1968 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... Haile Selassie I Rasta, or the Rastafari movement of Jah people, is a religious movement that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former emperor of Ethiopia, as King of Kings, Lord of Lords and the Lion of Judah as Jah (the Rastafari name for God, from a shortened form of Jehovah... Jamaica is an island country in the Caribbean Sea, known as the birthplace of many popular musical genres, including reggae, dub, raggamuffin and ska. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January - The Ramones form. ...

Minnott's solo career was slow to take off. His first major hit was "Vanity" in 1978 (see 1978 in music); his debut LP was Live Loving, often credited as the first dancehall album. Showcase (1979 in music) was just as revolutionary, and also spawned a great many chart-topping singles. Bittersweet followed, and then the third album of 1979, Ghetto-ology, which saw a return to roots reggae; the album was a critical smash hit. Roots Lovers (1980 in music) saw a move towards lovers rock, which was a UK hit, and one of the biggest selling lovers rock albums during its era of popularity. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... See also: 1977 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - The Sex Pistols played their final show (until a 1996 reunion) at San Franciscos Winterland Ballroom. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... For the comic book series published by DC Comics, see Showcase (comic book). ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several #1 hits from The Bee Gees and Donna Summer that year. ... Species Solanum dulcamara - Bittersweet Bittersweet, Solanum dulcamara, is a species of vine in the potato genus Solanum, family Solanaceae. ... Roots Reggae is the name given to Rastafarian reggae music from Jamaica, which evolved from Ska and Rocksteady and made famous by the legendary singer/songwriter Bob Marley. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... For the Sade album, Lovers Rock, see Lovers Rock Lovers Rock is Britains main contribution to reggae. ...

"Run Come", "Not for Sale", "African Girl", "Lovers Rock", "In a Dis Ya Time", "Africa" and "Make It with You" (with Carroll Thompson) were huge hits in the proceeding years. "Good Thing Going" (cover of Michael Jackson) was his first UK #1. Herbman Hustling saw a return to dancehall and roots reggae. "Rub a Dub Sound Style" is sometimes considered the first ragga recording. In pop music a cover version is a new rendition of a previously recorded song. ... Michael Jackson in his classic Beat It style outfit. ... Raggamuffin (or ragga) is a kind of reggae rap that includes digitized backing instrumentation. ...

Though he continued recording throughout the 1990s, his celebrity was rapidly fading, with his albums received more and more mixed reviews. There were some exceptions, such as Happy Together (1991 in music) and Breaking Free (1993 in music). The 1990s refers to the years 1990 to 1999; the last decade of the 20th Century, but in an economical sense The Nineties is often considered to span from the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 to the 9/11 attacks in 2001. ... Happy Together is the title of: a song by The Turtles a song by The Jam a movie directed by Wong Kar-wai an album by the group Twins an album by Sugar Minott This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... See also: 1990 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1992 in music, other events of 1993, 1994 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - The U.S. Postal service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. ...

Lincoln "Sugar" Minott is one of the great figures of reggae music and is fully justified to carry the status as the "Godfather of Dancehall". He was born and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica and started his musical journey by entering talent contests in his youth. After he finished school he began selling records and formed his own sound system Black Roots, which was eventually to develop into the mighty Youthman Promotion.

In 1969 Sugar teamed up with Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard and formed the group the African Brothers. The group recorded a number of superb roots songs in the tradition of harmony groups like the Abyssinians, which included "Lead Us Heavenly Father", "Party Time" and "Righteous Kingdom". These tracks are collected on a compilation on the Easy Star label. Although artistically gifted, the group did not receive the recognition they deserved and the three decided to go their separate ways and pursue solo careers.

In 1974 Sugar then teamed up with the legendary producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd and the singer was responsible for reviving the fortunes of Studio One in the 70s. Sugar wrote new songs and sung them over classic Brentford Road rhythm tracks and single-handedly invented the modern day dancehall style. His Studio One hits included such classics as "Vanity", "Hang On Natty", "Mr. DC", "Jah Jah Children" and many more. These tracks are collected on his two Studio One albums "Live Loving" and "Showcase".

Sugar left Studio One in 1979 and formed his own Black Roots label. As well as producing his own material Sugar produced a number of established artists alongside up and coming talented youths like Barry Brown, Tony Tuff, Little John, Captain Sinbad and Tristan Palmer. Later on with the advent of Youth Promotion he discovered and produced such artists like Tenor Saw, Nitty Gritty, Junior Reid, Yami Bolo, Colourman, Daddy Freddy and Garnett Silk, who recorded his first song there. Daddy Freddy grew up in Trenchtown, home of many musical legends. ...

Sugar released a number of superb albums that he produced himself that established him as a bonafide worldwide reggae star. These included "Ghetto-ology", "Bitter Sweet", "African Girl", "Music For Roots Lovers", "Sweeter Than Sugar", "Dancehall Showcase" and "Black Roots". He cut an excellent set for Channel One, "With Lots Of Extra", and also for RCA "Good Thing Going" which capitalised on the success of the UK pop chart hit of the same name. While Sugar was in England he discovered the group Musical Youth and released a massive number of Lovers Rock sides that were extremely successful.

Throughout the 1980s the hits just kept on coming and it seemed like Sugar could do no wrong. Able to be a master of every different style from rough roots to sweet lovers, through to classic dancehall, he was an artist of enormous influence. By now he was working for all the top producers on the island like George Phang, Sly & Robbie, Philip "Fatis" Burrell", Channel One, Prince Jammys, Donovan Germain and more. His biggest hits included "Herbman Hustling", "No Vacancy", "Jamming In The Street", "Rub A Dub Sound", "Buy Off The Bar", "Rydim", "Devil's Pickney", "Hard Time Pressure" and many more.

In the 1990s and into the new millennium Sugar has continued to record and tour across the globe. He has released over 60 albums and literally hundreds, maybe thousands, of 45's. He remains the true, original dancehall reggae star and continues to be an inspiration and mentor to many up and coming artists in Jamaica and across the world.

Sugar visited the Third Eye Studio in the spring of 2002 to record dubplate specials and also to sing "It Takes Time" a brand new song produced by Rootsman. This track has been voiced over Rootsman's vintage "Intifada" rhythm and is another inspired outing from Sugar.

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Sugar Minott - Black Roots Recording (500 words)
Veteran singer, songwriter, musician and producer Sugar Minott - born Lincoln Barrington Minott - from Kingston, Jamaica has been a driving force in pioneering the creation of reggae music.
Sugar then started his own sound by the name of Black Roots which then led to the creation of Youthman Promotion.
Presently Sugar Minott has established a Base at 1 Robert Cresent, Kingston 5 with the "Youth Promotion Music Center" and Black Roots Recording Co Ltd. with branches in New York and Germany run by Pleasure Minott and Steve Grandison "Ragga Steve" and in England run by Earl Minott.
Sugar Minott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (846 words)
Sugar Minott (born Lincoln Barrington Minott, May 25, 1956, in Kingston) is a Jamaican singer.
Sugar released a number of albums that he produced himself that established him as a reggae star.
While Sugar was in England he discovered the group Musical Youth and released a number of Lovers Rock sides that were successful.
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