Urban Myth?

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Urban Myth?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:29 am

A family friend who knew John Holt claims that after hearing him sing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Frank Sinatra told him that he had a great range and he must come and sing with him in Las Vegas. JH politely declined however because FS insisted that he cut off his locks and was clean shaven.

Anyone else head this?
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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby edgar » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:20 am

Frank had contacts with the Mafia ( who were heavily into bootlegging records with the truckloads at a certain point) could have been an attempt to exploit mr Holt in one way or another.
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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby Rootsman » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:16 pm

Holt's concert was held two years after Sinatra died
Gal alone tek off my underpants
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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby Mark T » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:32 pm

Oh Rootsman, don't let the facts get in the way of a good story...
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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:54 am

Ok, that story was obviously a myth but the same family friend claims that Nitty Gritty murdered Tenor Saw because Tenor Saw was copying his style. Is this true?
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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby finbar » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:11 am

Ranking Glasses wrote:Ok, that story was obviously a myth but the same family friend claims that Nitty Gritty murdered Tenor Saw because Tenor Saw was copying his style. Is this true?


No, and by now you should consider the source
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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby capullo » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:21 am

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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:17 pm

My niece's boyfriend is in the reggae industry and says when he met Major Mackerel for the first time he nearly passed out. Mackerel put his feet up on a table and they stunk to high heaven. This is how he got his name because he feet smell like mackerel. Is this true?
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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby Ras Berry » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:36 pm

My postman, who isn't in the reggae industry as far as I know (apart from the parcels he sometimes delivers to me), told me that Prince Far-I was actually called that because he could see things a really really long way off and that his near sight was rubbish hence why he was always squinting in photos


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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby Mark T » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:30 am

Well RG, the Major Mackerel story sounds fishy to me. There's a time and a plaice for this sort of thing but discussions like this are unlikely to net us any new members.
Ras Berry's story on the other hand I find totally believable because I've had some personal dealings with him that would lead me to believe he is an entirely trustworthy source 8)
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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby j j » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:40 am

I heard that Gospel Fish was so called because he had gills & liked reading the bible??
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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:52 pm

Ras Berry wrote:My postman, who isn't in the reggae industry as far as I know (apart from the parcels he sometimes delivers to me), told me that Prince Far-I was actually called that because he could see things a really really long way off and that his near sight was rubbish hence why he was always squinting in photos 8)


He should have gone to SpecSavers!
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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:04 pm

j j wrote:I heard that Gospel Fish was so called because he had gills & liked reading the bible??


JJ, I'm very surprised and disappointed with your post. How dare you introduce humour onto a serious reggae discussion board? Even worse, you failed to obtain permission from the Board Policeman Mark T. Potential new members will be horrified by your post and will go to the Trojan Forum instead.

Please report to Mark T. immediately for your punishment.
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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby j j » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:50 pm

:D :D my sincerest apologies :lol:
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Re: Urban Myth?

Postby Mark T » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:18 pm

We'll let you off with a warning this time as your apology seems sincere but I hope you've learned your lesson.
This reggae ting is serious business!
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