Sunday, February 10, 2013

Garnet Silk Reggae Singer

With a silky smooth voice, roots-reggae artiste Garnet Silk established his presence in reggae music in the 1980s, with songs such as It’s Growing, and Christ in His Kingly Character.

Garnet Silk’s death came early. The roots-reggae artiste died in a fire at his mother’s house more than 15 years ago. Both Garnet Silk’s birthday and the day of his passing are celebrated every year by music fans. This year, the roots-reggae artiste would have been 45 years old.

Garnet Silk’s most famous album is, It’s growing. Other Garnet Silk albums include Nothing Can Divide Us, released in 1995, with VP Records and Silky Mood, released posthumously in 2002 by VP Records. Atlantic Records and Greensleeves Records have also released Garnet Silk albums.

Garnet Silk Albums- The Definitive Garnet Silk

Known for songs such as Every Knee Shall Bow, and Death Go Away, Garnet Silk was a part of the group of Jamaican performing artistes known as the Christian Souljahs. Other Christian Souljahs included international dub poet, author and reggae artiste Yasus Afari and popular deejay Tony Rebel, known for the annual music festival Rebel Salute.

Garnet Silk’s legacy is continued by his son, Fabian Smith. Silk passed before h8is son was 10 years old. Garnet Silk’s son Fabian Smith performs under the stage name, Deuce Califa. He performs rap music, unlike his father.

Garnet Silk’s recordings, as well as the use of his name, are managed by his son. Fabian Smith has other responsibilities in addition to managing the promotion of the music Silk recorded while he was alive. Fabian Smith also works to ensure that Garnet Silk’s name and image are not used in any country, without permission.

Lee “Scratch” Perry- The Upsetter

Lee “Scratch” Perry is a legend in music. Born in Kendal, Jamaica, “Scratch” Perry is an internationally known dub producer and reggae artiste. He is also recognized as a performance artist.

Lee “Scratch” Perry has produced reggae and dub music of some of the best reggae artistes, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, Max Romeo and The Heptones. In more recent times, he has also produced dubstep music, which is a type of electronic dance music.

Ultimate Collection- Lee Scratch Perry

From 1970 to 1971, Lee Perry and Bob Marley produced a number of outstanding reggae songs together, including:

Sun is Shining
Fussing and Fighting
Small Axe
Duppy Conqueror
Lively Up Yourself
Trench Town Rock

These songs are included on the album, Bob Marley & Lee “Scratch” Perry-The Best of the Upsetter Years 1970-1971, which is highly recommended by reggae fans.

Upsetter is one of Lee Perry’s pseudonyms.

“Scratch” Perry worked with other well-known producers of dub music and reggae music, including the legendary Sir Coxsone Dodd, from Studio One and Joe Gibbs, of Amalgamated Records.

In 2003, “Scratch” Perry was the recipient of the Grammy award for best Reggae Album. That was for the reggae album, Jamaican E.T. “Scratch” Perry has received several awards for his work in music.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

10 Facts About Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is a world-famous boxer. Born in the Phillipines, Manny Pacquiao is one of the best boxers around.
Manny Pacquiao is also known as Pacman.

Manny Pacquiao was born on December 12, 1976, in the Phillipines.

Manny Pacquiao was chosen as Sports360’s Sportsman of the Year. Sports360 is a newspaper based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The selection of the Sportsman of the Year was done via a poll conducted online. Other nominees were Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, and Sebastian Vettel, Champion of Formula One racing.

Award Winning Boxer 
Manny Pacquiao is regarded as the Fighter of the Decade by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

Manny Pacquiao is Ring magazine’s Fighter of the Decade. Ring Magazine is an American boxing magazine. Selection was made on the basis of a poll Ring Magazine conducted online.

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather
Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather is a highly anticipated fight and should be one of the richest fights in boxing history. Boxing fans have repeatedly been disappointed but are still looking forward to this one. Mayweather has not fought many southpaws throughout his boxing career.

Pacman: My Story of Hope, Resilience and Never-Say-Never Determination

Boxer and Politician
Manny Pacquiao is a member of the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Phillipines. As a congressman, Pacquiao currently represents the province of Sarangani, in the Phillipines.

Manny Pacquiao Website
The website of Manny Pacquiao is

Training and Fighting Information
Manny Pacquiao is trained by Freddie Roach.

Manny Pacquiao usually fights at a weight of 122lbs. He fights as a junior featherweight and holds the WBC Super Featherweight title.

Manny Pacquiao has a height of 5 ft. 6 ½” and a reach of 67”. He is a left handed boxer. His southpaw stance gives him a greater advantage in a fight against some of his opponents.