Singer J in tribute to Bob Andy: "I feel great to be able to do something like this for my uncle"
Singer J, A touching tribute
Veteran Reggae Singer J, feels honored to be able to do ultimate justice to a single by his uncle, the late great Bob Andy.
The 'My Time' track, produced by Singer J’s own label SOL Records is a direct cover of Bob Andy’s single released in 1970 and will be a part of the full-length Bob Andy tribute album by artiste to be released in a matter of weeks. The single will be released later this month.
Singer J (born Omar Latibeaudiere). is no stranger to recording covers, and feels that this 'My Time' cover is extremely special because of the family connection to Bob Andy. "I feel great to be able to do something like this for my uncle and I know I’ve done the single justice, persons have been commenting that my unique vocals have given the track a new sound and that’s what I was aiming for," Singer J explained.
The cover is the first release from Singer J’s upcoming Bob Andy tribute album also produced by SOL records, working closely with Benji from Frenz For Real studios based in the Tower Hill community, In Kingston. "Frenz For Real is like family for decades so working with Benji and the team is a no-brainer. the work is solid and we are just looking forward to putting some promotion behind the entire project,” the artiste with a unique voice added.
Singer J emerged into the scene with the song "Buss Ur Gun (I Am Not Affarid)" on the buzz riddim back in the mid of first decade of the millennium, and since then he has tightened his catalog with songs such as 'Put Jah First', 'Without You Lord', 'Stay Away' and his mega-hit 'Can't Stop Me Now' which is also produced by Frenz For Real and released in 2017.
Bod Andy passed away in March of last year at the age of 75 years, since then members of the music fraternity have been showing their love and appreciation for the musical giant. His hit material includes 'I've Got To Go Back Home', 'Too Experienced', and 'My Time' all to receive renditions on Singer J's tribute album.
Such an unique voice in the scene
The Kingston native singer is also featured on the title track for Tanya Stephen’s recent album 'Some Kind Of Madness'.