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Hopeton Lewis - Life In The Ghetto FLAC album


Performer: Hopeton Lewis
Genre: Reggae
Title: Life In The Ghetto
FLAC version ZIP size: 1345 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1451 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1865 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 617
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Life In The Ghetto (Mummy). Testify (Treasure Isle). Going Back To My Home Town (Merri Disc). Born October 3, 1947, in Kingston, Hopeton Lewis has been an unjustly ignored figure despite the hits he had in the second half of the ’60s and being the winner of the 1970 Festival Song Competition with Boom Shacka Lacka, which he recorded for Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle label. Hopeton lewis – 1947-2014. Hopeton Lewis grew up in Burnt Savannah, Westmoreland. At the age of 6, while attending the Burnt Savannah Holiness Church, his talent for singing was discovered. This ushered in the beginning of his singing career

Hopeton Lewis (3 October 1947 – 4 September 2014) was a Jamaican born singer of rocksteady and reggae, an arranger, and radio music presenter. Lewis was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He sang in church from an early age, and started performing as a youth, forming a singing group called the Regals. By the mid-1960s, he began recording and had one of the earliest rocksteady hits with "Take It Easy" in late 1966.

Hopeton Lewis (born 3 October 1947, Kingston, Jamaica, died 4 September 2014 in Brooklyn, New York, USA) was a Jamaican singer. With his baritone voice, he is mostly known for the rocksteady hits "Take It Easy" and "Boom Shaka Lacka". In Groups: Byron Lee And The Dragonaires, Primo & Hopeton. Variations: Viewing All Hopeton Lewis.

Hopeton Lewis is a Jamaican singer. Lewis began recording in the mid-1960s, and had one of the earliest rocksteady hits with "Take It Easy" in late 1966. He had several more Jamaican hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including the first 'herb' song ever recorded in Jamaica, "Cool Collie", worked for Duke Reid as an arranger and backing singer, and won the Festival Song Contest in 1970 with "Boom Shaka Lacka". He began working as a singer with Byron Lee & the Dragonaires, and in 1971 had a hit with "Grooving Out On Life".

Lewis released This Is Gospel in 1996 on his own label, Bay City Music, founded in the 1980s He lived the later period of his life in Brooklyn, New York, where he presented a show on Grace Deliverance Radio. Take It Easy (1968), Merritone. Grooving Out On Life (1971), Dynamic Sounds/Trojan. Dynamic Hopeton Lewis (1974), Dragon. All Night Bubblin' (1985), Boss

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Tracklist

A Hopeton Lewis Life In The Ghetto
B The Mercenaries Life In The Ghetto (Version)

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Prophecy Music

Credits

  • Lacquer Cut By – W Riley*
  • Producer – B Riley*

Notes

Prophes Music
Made In Jamaica

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A etched): W RILEY 7616 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B etched): W RILEY 7616 B