MP3 Horace Peterkin & Friends - Amazing Caribbean Christmas
Comdination of R&B, Reggae, Country, Gospel and Soca
12 MP3 Songs in this album (47:52) !
Related styles: REGGAE: Pop-Reggae, URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
The Amazing Caribbean Christmas by Horace Peterkin & Friends
Horace Peterkin, an undergraduate of University of the West Indies and a graduate of Cornell University [with top honors from both institutions in Hotel Management] is the longest serving Manager with the Sandals Resorts group. He serves in many civil and community Associations [also currently the president of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association], but still find time for his passion- music and has written nearly 200 songs since he started writing as a hobby in 1987.
His songwriting triggered by the tragic death of his youngest sister [Pasty] in a car accident, started with a ballad titled “Can we meet” which went to the Top Ten on the Jamaican chart in 1987 and made the Singer ET Webster a household name in Jamaica. He produced a Sandals album which sells at the resorts and did his own album entitled “Reggae My Way” in the late 90s which is still a hot seller in Jamaica. However, Horace describes this Christmas CD Album titled “The Amazing Caribbean Christmas” as his most inspirational work to date. He explained that the project started with a dream while attending a conference in St Lucia at one of the Sandals resorts December 2004. “Yes crazy as it sounds I woke up at about 5:30am on the 10th day of December 2004, literally singing the title song “Caribbean Christmas” It sounded so sweet in my head I decided that I was going to record it for Christmas 2005.
Two months later he heard the 19year old keyboard player Odean Anderson “letting loose” in an impromptu rainy day concert at his hotel and approached him for Help. Anderson worked with Horace and his kids at Peterkin’s home using his daughter as his pianist. This sparked off a week of inspirational writing at the end of which Peterkin wrote this entire CD Album. Then luck intervened, first in the form of one of his hotel department heads (Aubrey Williams) who brought his sound engineering skills to the project. Williams also recommended one of the most talented Jamaican [Gilton Smith] a producer/Engineer himself who brought to the project four of the singers on the album (Karell Wisdom, former back-up singer with Shaggy) Lisa Davis University graduate and part-time, singer, Clive ‘Jabez’ Provest-A Gospel Singer with in own album, Kimbelee Bent- Free lance soloist with a number one song for six weeks in Jamaica 2003/4.
Peterkin sang two of the songs himself and recruited two of his Sandals Montego Bay Staff C Smith and Anne Marie Christian and Jamaica’s Classical singer Commander John Mc Arlanel, to complete the Album. Together the Jamaican ensemble created the most beautiful totally original Christmas Album in the last 20 years. All the songs were written by Horace Peterkin, all instruments were played by the gifted Gifton Smith and all the musical arrangements for the Background singers. Peterkin has dedicated this album to his 7 and 5 year old daughters Bianca& Paige who also performed on the Album, to his wife Dominique and his then month old son Chad who inspired the song titled “Sound of Christmas” [Christmas in the air].
Music and Lyrics by Horace Peterkin BMI
Musical Arrangements: Odean Anderson
Instrumentation and arrangements: Gifton Smith
Produced by Gifton Smith
Audio Engineering: Gifton Smith
Co-Producer Aubrey Williams
Orginal Mastering by Neville Hinds/Dynamic Sounds
Digital re-Mastering; Connecticut USA https://www.tradebit.com
Published by Dubplate Music Publishers Limited
Published by Delroy Baker Publishing Co. USA
All songs BMI.(International)
All Songs JACAP (Jamaica WI)