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Singer J Pays Tribute to Uncle Bob Andy with 9-Track Album

Including some of the iconic tracks of the late singer, the album is slated to be released on May 3rd. "I’m here to continue the legacy," Singer J disclosed

Singer J, Pays tribute to his late uncle

Jamaican recording artist Singer J pays homage to his late uncle, the revered singer and songwriter Bob Andy, through his album release titled "A Tribute to Bob Andy", scheduled for release on May 3.

The 9-track album, produced by SOL Records and JJwizzle, commemorates the life of the iconic Bob Andy, who profoundly influenced Jamaican music. Singer J infuses his own style into the songs originally penned and recorded by Bob Andy. The tracks were expertly mixed and mastered by Delroy ‘Fatta’ Pottinger.

"I decided to honour my uncle because he is among the greats of the greats in Jamaica. It’s like most of the time people have to pay pass away before the recognition comes along. And if you check the stats sheet of this man that I look up to and honour, I realise he’s the man who made Marcia Griffiths. I realise that most of the songs she sang, he wrote them," said Singer J. He continued, "This man has done so many great things that I don’t think Jamaica has really pushed the effort to give this man the true honour for the stalwart that he was. Real work has to be recognized."

The album features iconic tracks including 'My Time', 'Too Experienced', 'Desperate Lover', 'Fire Burning', 'Sunshine, Let Them Say', and more. "I’m here to continue the legacy with great feelings about doing it. I’ve been around the world and seen what his music can do," Singer J disclosed.

Singer J exploded onto the dancehall scene in the late 1990s with the hit song 'Wave Yuh Hand', a collaboration with Elephant Man. His other hits include 'Buss The Gun', 'Without You Lord' and the chart-topper "Can’t Stop Me Now".

Bob Andy, (Born Keith Anderson), was a highly influential reggae songwriter, renowned for his work with The Paragons. His compositions, including "Truly," "Melody Life," and "Feel Like Jumping," were hits for Marcia Griffiths. In the early 1970s, he and Griffiths formed the duo Bob and Marcia, achieving success with covers of "Young, Gifted and Black" and "Pied Piper" on the UK Singles charts. In recognition of his contributions to Jamaican music, Bob Andy received the Order of Distinction in 2006. He passed away from cancer in March 2020 at the age of 75.

"I’m here to continue the legacy with great feelings about doing it. I’ve been around the world and seen what his music can do"


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