|Jerry Harris – Roots & Lovers Review|
Multi-talented and accomplished Jamaican artist and producer JERRY HARRIS has always stayed true to his African roots throughout his musical journey.Being musically influenced by his father as early as 14, along with the Jazz and Calypso sounds emanating from Jamaica’s Hotel circuit, as well as receiving encouragement from friends like Junior Murvin, he started his first band “The Young Experience Band” in 1972.Jerry’s migration to NYC in 1975 created many musical opportunities to back-up premium Reggae acts like Burning Spear, Sugar Minott, Ken Boothe and many others. Flying solo in 1982 Jerry worked with Lloyd “Bullwackie” Barnes, and his debut album “I’m For You” was launched.
This led to him being a part of the original Japansplash in 1985 with Max Romeo, Judy Mowatt, Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor, Barrington Levy, Tiger, Nahki, and Jimmy Riley. This launched his international appeal and he hasn’t looked back!
A heightened concern with social and cultural issues has Jerry producing and releasing 2 albums (minimum of 16 tracks) annually in the Millennium, albums loaded with premium African Roots, Culture, and Love
2016: Reggae Rootsman Vocal & Dub2017: Reggae Love2018: Mento Dynasty and Mento Island Riddims2019: Motivational Love and Old Reggae2020: Quarantine Lovers and Guitar Reggae Life2021: Material World, Lovers Forever & Dub You Forever2022: Maroon Tribe and Ital Dub ChoiceAs 2023 begins, Jerry’s newest album “Roots & Lovers” takes flight to guide us along life’s journey. 18 tracks that will find the “Roots & Lover” in You! Lovers tracks like “Happiness in the Home”, “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Got To Have Faith In Love”, and “What’s Your Validation of Love” appeals to the Lover-In You; while “Africa Propaganda”, “Roots Nu Dead”, “Jamaica Is My Roots” appeal to the Roots-In-You; while “Stay Strong”, “We’ve Got To Pray (memories of Marcus Garvey)”, “No Pain No Gain”,”Stop Waste Your Time” offer songs of encouragement, awareness, and enlightenment.
Released on the Listen Up Label, “Roots & Lovers” is a combination of Jerry’s musical expression which digests very well with your Reggae palate whether you’re jamming solo or in a crowd. “Roots & Lovers” gets an Ital K “Stamp of Approval” and is available on all digital platforms. Your copy awaits you.
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