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Remembering Jah Woosh

Remembering Jah Woosh

Remembering Jah Woosh

By Angus Taylor on Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 4 comments

We salute the foundation deejay who left us a few days ago.

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Jah WooshThe Kingston deejay Neville Beckford AKA Jah Woosh passed away on 20th February 2011 aged 58. The cause of his death is currently unknown.

After gaining notoriety on Prince Lloyd’s sound system, he released his eponymous first album for Rupie Edwards in 1974. A string of successful LPs followed, although he never crossed over into the non reggae market like U Roy, Dillinger and Big Youth.

Relocating to the UK at the end of the decade he joined the Adrian Sherwood collective Creation Rebel. He would also reissue great material from Reggae George, Bim Sherman, Freddie McKay and many more on his Original Music label.

A true legend of Jamaican music, he will be much missed.

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Posted by Smiley Bibim on 02.26.2011
Rest in Peace Jah Woosh.
Deep Love and Respect.
Give Thanks..!

Posted by Sir Joe - Heartical on 03.02.2011
According to his brother July, Jah Woosh died of bone cancer on Sunday feb 20, 1 pm London (UK).

RIP Great Jah Woosh

Posted by Jerome Beckford on 03.02.2011
Need to get hold of Bev, Anita Donavan ASAP. Don't have a number to get hold of you on. Send me a number by e-mail on kingbeckford@yahoo.co.uk

Posted by Chris J on 04.24.2011
Saddened to hear this news. Jah Woosh, an original, some deep tunes e.g. on Gathering Israel. He leaves a rich vein of recordings for people to enjoy and gain knowledge. RIP

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