MP3 Winston Reedy - Lips & Chalis
Roots Rock Reggae with Lover''s Rock influence from the great Winston Reedy
17 MP3 Songs in this album (63:59) !
Related styles: Reggae: Roots Reggae, Reggae: Smooth Reggae, Solo Male Artist
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Winston Reedy is renowned as one the most successful and popular UK based Reggae singers. His first foray into music making came when he joined popular local band X-Press as their lead singer. The group came to prominence after backing Ginger Williams on her recording of ''I Can''t Resist Your Tenderness'', a massive hit in UK West Indian circles.
Shortly after this, he joined forces as lead vocalist with one of the UK''s top reggae bands The Cimarons. The band made a trip to Jamaica in 1975 to record an album called, On The Rock, issuing a version of Bob Marley''s ''Talking Blues''. After signing a deal with Polydor, the Group then released an album entitled ''Maka'' and made further inroads on the local scene.
The Cimarons were regarded as one of the UK''s leading reggae acts and toured Europe, the Middle East, Far East, Japan and the West Indies. This created the opportunity for Winston to work with some of the industry''s top names, including Jimmy Cliff, Dennis Brown Dennis Alcapone The Pioneers and Paul McCartney. This resulted in Winston appearing in the video of Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder''s collaborative ''Ebony And Ivory'', a worldwide hit.
By 1982 Winston embarked on a solo career. His first solo single after leaving The Cimarons was ''Daughter Of Zion'', which immediately soared to the top of the Black Echoes reggae chart. This was followed by a string of top selling singles, including ''Paradise In Your Eyes'', ''Moi Emma Oh'' and, ''Dim The Light'', which topped the Black Echoes reggae chart for nine weeks and remains one of the most popular UK reggae hits of all. As a result of all this activity, Winston was voted Best British Male Vocalist by the listeners of BBC Radio London for three consecutive years, 1982, 1983, 1984.
This success in turn led to Winston being invited to tour alongside UB40 and following on from this signed a contract with the group''s recording label Dep International. An album for the label called ''cross over'' yielded another number one single in ''Baby Love''. His last tour with the group was also the setting for a video called ''Winston Reedy Live'' which was later broadcast on the programme Cutting Edge, courtesy of US MTV.
Over his illustrious career he has played numerous venues such as Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, The o2 Arena, and Wembley Stadium to name a few, alongside acts such as Bob Dylan, Santana and UB40.
In more recent years Winston has continued to record and perform on a regular basis. In 2001 a single entitled ''She''s The One'' issued by Jet Star, made some impact and he now includes the song in his stage acts by popular demand.
In 2005 Winston released an album on his own recording label, ''Cherry & Ree''. The Album is called Love Thing and includes some of his biggest hits. He released a further album in 2006 called Tough Love where tracks like the very popular Talking Blues and Dim The Light can be found.
Winston Reedy has completed his new album, ''Lips & Chalis'' featuring the much sought-after track Baderation .Winston is currently working on an new album with the French band Donkey Jaw Bone. Watch this space for more info.
He is also working as a musician and producer for up and coming acts such as Sarah Tobias, Kingsley Wray, Vital, and Relentless to name a few.