Cruise International Records,
Allerton Grange Vale,
Horace Andy Better Collie 7 inch vinyl
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Horace Andy (born Horace Hinds, 19 February 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica), is a legendary (roots) reggae singer, notable for numerous classic tracks. “Government Land”, “You Are My Angel”, “Skylarking”, “Zion Gate”, “Pure Ranking”, “Money, Money” and his sublime version of Bill Whithers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine”. The singer made his earliest recordings in the late 1960s, at Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One. Known for his distinctive falsetto vocal style, he sang on many classic productions for reggae producers, including Phil Pratt, King Tubby, Bullwackie, Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee and Prince Jammy. The 1970s was his most prolific period.
He found a new generation of fans in the 1990s, thanks to his work with trip hop pioneers Massive Attack, continued to record new music in the late 1990s and at the beginning of the new millennium, with an album called “Living In The Flood” released in 1999 on Massive Attack’s Melankolic record label, as well as productions for Ariwa, Jah Shaka and Bunny Gemini. He was also featured on the world music project “1 Giant Leap”. In 2007 he cut an impressive album called “Livin’ It Up” with legendary riddim twins Sly & Robbie. Recent albums include “Serious Times” (2010) and “Broken Beats” (2013) on the German Echo Beach label. He’s still active, recording and touring around the world.