Posted by : Freeskafoundation lunes, 19 de noviembre de 2018

The Fabulous Five Inc. was initially a show band supporting various singers across Jamaica.[2] They backed Johnny Nash on the reggae cuts comprising most of his 1972 platinum album I Can See Clearly Now.[citation needed] Their first recording was "Come Back And Stay", which was a number one song in Jamaica. During their first three years on the road, they won the Swing Awards for best band.

Fab 5 have enjoyed a succession of hits in Jamaica and the markets of North America. Their multi‑award-winning soca album Yu Safe was the most-popular album produced in Jamaica in the 1980s. Their soca smash "Shape" is very popular and the band's versatility is expressed in Dugu-Dugu, their all-reggae release, and the preceding all-ska album Ska Time. The musician and journalist Sonny Bradshaw said Fab 5 is the only Jamaican band still playing authentic ska.

They have developed songs not only with the music of Jamaica, but with their own compositions of soca, the music of the Eastern Caribbean. They have performed soul, funk, rock, jazz, disco, gospel, and classical music. Their album Christmas In the Sun is the most-successful Christmas album by a Jamaican band.

The Fab 5 have their own recording studio (Stage Studio), record label and distribution company (Stage Records). They are still working frequently, for concerts and dances, and as a leading creator of commercial jingles. They have been the chosen band for almost every national occasion since the mid-1970s.[citation needed] In 2003, Fab 5 received the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in The Performing Arts for its services to Jamaican music. In 2015, they were given an award for their contribution to Jamaican music by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).

Fab 5 took their brand of Jamaican music around the world, working with artists including: Ray Charles; Dizzy Gillespie; the Grateful Dead; Rick James; Linda Ronstadt; the Neville Brothers; Roberta Flack; Fats Domino; Peter, Paul & Mary; Joe Jackson; The Chi‑Lites; Skeeter Davis (with whom they were working on a recording project at the time of her death); the Drifters; Miriam Makeba; Bob Marley; Jimmy Cliff; Chuck Jackson; The Mighty Sparrow; Aretha Franklin; Gladys Knight; Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes; Jerry Butler; The Manhattans; Ray Goodman & Brown; The Delphonics, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Queen Ifrica, Mr Vegas, and Tarrus Riley. They have performed at the Kool Jazz Festival, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, at Japansplash, and have entertained a live audience of one million at an anti‑nuclear concert in New York's Central Park. In July 2011, their performance at the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival drew a 5-minute ovation and their performances at the Irie Fest in Toronto during Caribana have become legendary


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Sweep p
Smile me A Rainbow
Feel The Spirit
Please Don't leave me now baby
Jah jah
Where Do i Find it
Be A Man
WISH I COULD READ YOUR MIND
OH LORD WHY LORD
VAGABOND
CLASICAL REGGAE
SHAVING CREAM

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