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Freddie Mcregor Album Launch

Freddie Mcregor Album Launch

Freddie Mcregor Album Launch

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Jamaican singer launched his album in Kingston last month.

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Blue Essence Bar & Lounge, located on Constant Spring, in Kingston came alive on Tuesday, February 12th with the launching of Freddie McGregor’s new album, 'Di Captain'. Led by the Captain himself the entire Big Ship family was on hand to lend their support. 

The show which was sponsored by Red Stripe and VP Records was opened by his son Chino McGregor who performed several of his songs. He was later joined by his brother, Stephen ‘The Genius’ McGregor. There performance was well received by the younger audience who rocked to their popular songs and sang along in demonstration of how loved the younger McGregor’s were.

When Freddie took the stage he was backed by the Big Ship Band which included his daughter Yeshemabeth on backing vocals. Well respected musicians backing him were Robbie Lyn, Dean Fraser, Dalton Brownie and Lincoln among others. The crowd was treated to six new songs from his latest album which included Bag Hype, Equal Rights (originally done by the Heptones), Love Ballad, and You Won’t See Me which though originally done by the Beatles, was also covered by The Claredonians of which he was a part early in his career. After hearing the select songs from his album, the audience would not let him go, even after he was called back on stage to do an encore. For close to an hour in this segment he charmed the Blue Essence audience with his well known hits such as Big Ship, Push Come To Shove, So I will Wait for You and much more. Freddie wooed the ladies in the audience with these songs. As is his style, he maintained eye contact with a few fortunate ladies charming them with his smile, his voice and the words of his songs.

As title sponsors, Red Stripe beer flowed all night, accompanied by an endless amount of roast, steam and fried fish to choose from. It was the largest crowd ever seen since the inception of the popular Tuesday night event and certainly boosted the popularity of the Blue Essence Bar.

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Posted by JORDAN GARVEY on 11.15.2013
It pleases to see our old and inspirational reggae fathers like FREDDIE MCGREGOR stil doin their tings in original style in a world that has become too digital.May Jah add a wider lifespan so that when they leave we wil be fuly equiped and mentored to continue defending tru roots music.

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