SoulOfAnbessa
15
Aug
0

Farewell Joe...

 Just woke up this morning to this sad news : Maurice Roberts has left this world on thursday. I was honored to call him my friend, my heart is really aching right now, thinking I'll never hear his deep bass voice again...

One more unsung hero of jamaican music gone, without getting a tenth of the recognition he deserved. Maurice, or "Joe", as BB Seaton and his friends used to call him, a great singer. According to Coxsone Dodd himself, he was responsible for the "Gaylads sound", with that unique voice he had, even as a teenager. And back then, the girls would go crazy for this tall, dark youth with his booming voice... 

After singing with the Gaylads, he sung for the Psalms, and did the backing vocals for Bunny Wailer for over 20 years. That's how good he was.

But Joe was also a great

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