RIP Prince Buster

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Fowllyd posted this 08 September 2016 - Last edited 08 September 2016

Just heard about the death of a legend - Cecil Bustamente Campbell, better known as Prince Buster.   Massive star, hugely influential, great loss.

I actually saw him live back in 1983, and although he only played a short set it's something I'll always remember. (Incidentally, Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Brown were on the same bill that day).  

Listen to his songs, and consider the effect he had on Jamaican music fifty or so years ago (and on music way beyond Jamaica ever since); he was one of the greats, in any music. No messing.   RIP Buster.

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Goatboy posted this 08 September 2016

lou_sad

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Fowllyd posted this 08 September 2016

And, for good measure, a personal favourite:

 

SO5 4BW posted this 08 September 2016

...I've brought for you today a freedom man by the name of Brother Rico - now play - that is an order....

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TedMaul posted this 08 September 2016

TedMaul posted this 08 September 2016

Sorry wrong Buster frown

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TheCholulaKid posted this 08 September 2016

Originally posted by TedMaul

Sorry wrong Buster frown

Unfortunately 

Lets B Drinking posted this 08 September 2016

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Crabbe

Rallyboy posted this 12 September 2016

I was out and about when Prince Buster went so apologies for being late about him being late - he inspired a generation of Ska bands, proper legend.

I have a 12 inch Al Capone somewhere - 1964?

 

Al Capone guns don't h-argue....

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