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Phillip Fatis Burrell Passed Away

Phillip Fatis Burrell Passed Away

Phillip Fatis Burrell Passed Away

By Erik Magni on Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 3 comments

Legendary Jamaican producer Phillip Burrell died at 57.

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Phillip Fatis BurrellPhillip “Fatis” Burrell – one of Jamaica’s greatest and most important producers – passed away last night following compilations from a stroke about two weeks ago, reports several sources.

Phillip Burrell was born in Jamaica, but moved to the UK as a child. However, as a teenager he moved back to his native country where he later started a career as a producer.

His breakthrough came in the early 90’s when he set up his Xterminator label producing artists such as Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Beres Hammond and a truck load of other well-known singers.

He was also part of the rasta renaissance in the 90’s and instrumental in shaping the careers of Sizzla, Luciano and Turbulence.

The output from the Xtermintor camp slowed down when Sizzla, Luciano and Mikey General left the label in the late 90’s. With his son Kareem, he has recently put out a number of new riddims on the Xterminator imprint showcasing both old and new talents.

A start to get acquainted with the Xterminator label is the compilation 'Rough inna Town: The Xterminator Sound' on Maximum Pressure. Included are the wicked Luciano & Josey Wales & Charlie Chaplin combination Rebel With A Cause or Luciano’s own chesty Gunzalis with a echo-laid saxophone. You can also listen to mixes Xterminator Special volume 1 and volume 2.

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Posted by Strongtree on 12.04.2011
I'm very saddened by this news! Phillip "Fatis" Burrell is one the greatest reggae producers of all time! My condolences go out to the family and friends Jah bless.

Posted by TALAWAH STUDIOS on 12.06.2011
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE BURRELL FAMILY. I GREW UP WITH "FATTIS" IN DUHANEY PARK IN THE 80'S. I REMEMBER TRADING COMICS WITH HIM ON A WEEKLY BASIS, LONG BEFORE HIS TENURE WITH THE RECORD BUSINESS. A TRUE AND PROVEN FRIEND, ONE THAT WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.

Posted by jerry neville on 12.12.2011
RIP Fattis, your unique and inspiring productions will be sorely missed. Condolences to all family and friends.

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