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Happy Birthday to Horace Andy !

Horace Andy was born Horace Hinds on February 19, 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica,. He spent the last thirty-eight years writing and recording a series of the most important reggae albums under the name Horace Andy (a name given to him by producer Coxsone Dodd). Hinds's first recording came in 1966, and he spent the rest of the 1960s perfecting his delivery of his tenor voice. He also worked to become an accomplished guitarist to complement his voice and to aid in songwriting.
In 1972, he re-emerged with a series of hits on the Studio One label that culmi nated in the album Skylarking. Hit singles from this album included "Just Say Who" and "See a Man's Face." There followed a period during which Hinds recorded with a series of different producers on a variety of labels including Crystal, Channel One, and Jackpot. He released two albums during this period titled You Are My Angel and Horace Andy Sings for You and L Next Hinds relocated to Connecticut and launched his own label called Rhythm. He released several modestly successful singles of his own. By 1980, he was again in Jamaica. This time he worked with producer Tappa Zukie and had his biggest success yet with the song "Natty Dread a Wen She Want.1' This project grew into an album of the same name.
His productivity continued into the 1990s, and in 1997 he teamed with producer Mad Professor for the hit "Roots and Branches." This led to the release of another album of this same name.This was quickly followed by another album, 1999s Living in the Flood. An aspect of this release is that the title track was co-written with punk music legend and Clash member Joe Strummer. The new millennium has been espe cially productive for Hinds. Also in the 1990s, Hinds was recruited by the UK-based group Massive Attack. Hinds and the Attack worked together, and Hinds appeared on all of their recordings from that decade. He released Moonlight Lover and Roots and Classics in 2001 , and followed that with a series of four albums in 2002. In 2003, Hinds put out the album Mek Lt Bun and continued to write and release new material progressively. The latest three albums are This World in 2005, Livin' It Up in 2007 and On Tour in 2008.
(by David V. Moskowitz - Caribbean Popular Music, An Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, and Dancehall)

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