Jul 17, 2009

Barrington Levy packs B.B. Kings New York

B.B. Kings was packed on Tuesday July 14th with loyal reggae fans and newcomers alike getting their fill of the legendary artist, Barrington Levy. On the brink of launching his much awaited new album entitled "It's About Time", Mr. Levy killed the show and had the audience reveling with his unique and timeless sound.

Barrington Levy's outstanding career as a top-class reggae vocalist began more than two and a half decades ago. Called reggae's 'Mellow Canary' by virtue of his strong, pure vocal style, he's renowned as the first original singer of the dancehall era, inspiring many imitators en-route.

With a plethora of original material and an outstanding, immediately recognisable voice, Barrington simply could not fail, having hit after hit for not only Junjo but also Alvin Ranglin (Life Style), Delroy Wright (Live & Learn Presents Barrington Levy & Beres Hammond) and in 1984 George Phang's Powerhouse label, who released the Money Move album to critical - and dancehall - acclaim.

Mr. Levy's tour continues throughout the weekend with shows into the Northeast including Boston, MA; Wellfleet, MA; Cabot, VT; and Portland, ME. Release date yet to be determined for his album, however, a new single, "Only You", recently dropped and is getting rave reviews. We'll definitely keep you posted with any news on the release dates.


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