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Thursday, July 27, 2017

KEITH RICHARDS MEETS WITH RASTAMEN FROM STEER TOWN, ST ANN'S BAY --- JOHNNY ROCK AND THE ANGELS BORN IN MAMMEE BAY - SONG: "ACID RAIN"




 I was very interested to learn that Keith Richards
spent time in Mammee Bay, Jamaica. This is where I lived. My father built the first house in the subdivision and had discussions with Teddy Pratt who owned much of the north coast of Jamaica. They laid out the Mammee Bay subdivision.
         This is where I lived growing up for 8 years by the sea
          
        And so out of this area we also have Johnny Rock and the Angels emerging, playing our own style of rock-reggae. 

     Since I am a musician, what's most interesting to me is the music that came out of
Richards with with the Rastamen of the Steer
Town area, in the Parish of St. Ann, Jamaica.
        I am told that some of this music is on the Bridges to Babylon album of the Rolling Stones.
         I know the recordings exist. Recordings that were done at Mammee Bay and St. Ann's Bay. I can't find these recordings as yet. They're probably in a private collection so far.

        I do like this sweet rocker  from the Bridges to Babylon album. (C) the Rolling Stones: "Might as well get juiced." You can find it on the Stones' album or on on William Milne Channel on You Tube.
          Two other songs with heavy influence from the uplands of St. Ann Parish, Steer Town and St Ann's Bay are:

1.   You Don't Have to Mean It
                    and
2.   Too Rude.

              I won't post them here because of Copyright considerations. But check them out!

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