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tony brevette RIP

Postby rasadam » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:36 pm

carter van pelt on the radio today said sister carol called in to say
tony brevette of the melodians had passed a short while ago.
If it's true, prayers to his friends & fam & give thnx for musical gifts he left
us with.
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Re: tony brevette

Postby Rootsitup » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:45 am

Sad news thoughts go out to the family the music lives on.
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Re: tony brevette

Postby rasadam » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:09 am

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Re: tony brevette RIP

Postby Ranking Glasses » Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:32 pm

A minor hit with "Don't Get Weary"?

Reggae doesn't get much better than "Don't Get Weary" and "So Ashamed".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEIDAd39gf8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyVQUAuD6nE

Simple yet brilliant. Another one of the greats has gone.
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Re: tony brevette RIP

Postby dan i dubdub » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:45 pm

Another of his fantastic songs is Starlight, recorded with the Skatalites featuring his brother Lloyd Brevett, who passed just over a year ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkvmvOX8a5A

Totally agree about Don't Get Weary, all time classic. Very sad news if true.
bring love spread peace

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Re: tony brevette RIP

Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:36 am

I know that we all love artists because of their vocal style but where they're not actually very good singers in the sense of technical ability. This seems to go hand in hand with reggae to a large degree. What makes Tony Brevitt and several others of his generation great is that they could actually sing. They were professionals with very high standards and were born with a special talent.

I do get annoyed when I listen to some contemporary singers because when you compare them to Tony Brevitt, Slim Smith, Pat Kelly, Freddy McKay, Dennis Brown, etc., etc. they can't sing and a lot of people listening to their music don't seem to hear it or maybe they don't care. What makes Tony Brevitt great is that his music is timeless and he makes many modern singers sound like amateurs.
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