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Winston Grennan

b. 16 Sept 1944, Duckenfield, Jamaica, Western world Indies, d. 27 Oct 2000, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA. This achieved program drummer and performer’s background dates back towards the roots of reggae music within the 60s being a studio room musician for Studio room One, Treasure Isle, Dynamix, Government and Island Information. Grennan performed on a huge selection of traditional rocksteady and reggae strikes by artists like the Paragons (‘The Tide Is certainly Great’), Laurel Aitken (‘I Keep in mind’), Phylis Dillon (‘Moonlight Fan’), Carl Dawkins (‘Baby I REALLY LIKE You’), Jackie Edwards (‘Dark Queen Arise’), Alton Ellis (‘Weekend Arriving’), Hopeton Lewis (‘Grooving FROM Lifestyle’), Bob Marley (‘Rock and roll My Fishing boat’, ‘Satisfy My Spirit’, ‘Cement Jungle’), the Melodians (‘Streams Of Babylon’, ‘Small Nut Tree’ and ‘Build Me Up By Beliefs’), Count number Prince Miller (‘Mule Teach’), Derrick Morgan (‘Keep Your Jack, I WANT TO Link You Jeannie’) and Prince Buster (‘Judge Dread’, ‘Wreck A Pum Pum’). His one-drop tempo, which accentuated the snare drum stoke on the 3rd defeat, was the determining sound of several of these strikes. Grennan also documented with Jimmy Cliff (‘Many Streams To Combination’, ‘The Harder They Arrive’), and highlighted because the drummer within the film from the Harder They Arrive. He shifted to America in 1972, where he varied in to the jazz and rock and roll idioms, executing and documenting with Robin Kenyatta, Dizzy Gillespie, Garland Jeffries, Eric Gale, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Mann, Deodato, Marvin Gaye, Paul Simon, the Rolling Rocks, Aretha Franklin and Child Creole AS WELL AS THE Coconuts (he is able to be seen executing in the 1982 discharge RESIDE IN Concert IN THE Ritz NY). Grennan can be a prolific composer, with ‘Savior’ presented around the soundtrack from the Mickey Rourke/Kim Basinger film 9 1/2 Weeks. From 1987, he performed along with his Ska Stones Music group, playing his personal ‘Swegway’ style, a combined mix of Caribbean rhythms and American well-known music. The group also backed visiting Jamaican functions including Pat Kelly as well as the Clarendonians. Washover Platinum demonstrated the designer’s vocal and trombone skills with guest music artists including Lynn Taitt, Andy Bassford and Tony Tradition. Notable tracks add a tribute to Don Drummond, ‘Colourful Encounters’ and ‘Home Assault’. The performer designated a portion from the arises from the recording to help financing the work from the US-based Family members Violence Prevention Account. Grennan, who passed away of malignancy in Oct 2000, continues to be labelled the Get good at Drummer Of Jamaica by Tommy Cowan as well as the Unidentified Star by Willie Stewart of UNDER-DEVELOPED.

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