The mighty roots reggae band The Itals are this weeks special guest on Culture Cafe. Culture Cafe is hosted by Ras Tom-I every wednesday. The Itals have been putting out crucial reggae tracks since the early 70’s. With massive hits like "Brutal," "Give Me Power," "Don’t Wake The Lion" and many more. Be sure to tune in this on Wednesday! You can reach RAS TOM-I at firstname.lastname@example.org. ONE LOVE
About THE ITALS :
Long before the Itals were a spark in their producer’s eye, Keith Porter recorded his first hit single, “Hitey Titey”, with the Westmorelites on the Studio One label in 1967. Around 1969, Keith became lead singer for a band named Soul Hermit, backed by Eugene Gray and Wignal Henry on guitars, and Reginald Seewell and Nash on base and drums. They played in numerous entertainment sectors of Jamaica until Owen Sinclair put together a new band in 1971. Called Future Generation, the band was composed of Dalton James and Roy Hilton on drums, Devon Henry on keyboards, Eugene Gray, guitar, Scott on sax, and Keith on vocals. They performed all over Jamaica for X amount of years, singing all styles of music, American R&B and love songs and native Jamaican songs.
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