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The Royal Rasses – Humanity (1979)

Posted in Prince Lincoln, Studio One with tags , on March 11, 2014 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“Prince Lincoln Thompson, known as Sax (June 18, 1949 – January 23, 1999), was a Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter with the reggae band the Royal Rasses, and a member of the Rastafari movement. He was born June 18, 1949 in Jonestown, next to Trenchtown, both parts of the slummy shanty town in the poor west side of inner Kingston, Jamaica and died of cancer in London on January 23, 1999, days after being first diagnosed. He was noted for his high falsetto singing voice, very different from his spoken voice. He began his recording career as a harmony singer along with Cedric Myton of The Congos in 1967 in a band called The Tartans who then split up in 1969. …”

“… After The Tartans had split up, their members all chose individual paths. Lincoln Thompson would form The Royal Rasses and recorded three singles for Studio One. Thompson figured that if he was to earn money making reggae music he would have to establish his own record label. He then started to work on new songs to be produced under his God Sent label. Lincoln attracted the attention of Ballistic Records who would sign him to produce the first album as Prince Lincoln & The Royal Rasses. Besides Prince Lincoln Thompson as the head vocalist for the the group, Cedric Myton was included as one of The Royal Rasses background vocalist, together with Keith Peterkin, Clinton Hall and Jennifer Lara. …”
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Soundcloud: Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses “Humanity” w/ version (Clocktower)

YouTube: Humanity (Love The Way It Should Be), San-Salvador, Unconventional People, Mr. Kissinger, True Experience, They Know Not Jah, Kingston 11