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Singer - Born, 1951

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Phillip Fraser was born on 12th February 1951 in Whitfield Town in the area of Kingston. During his late teens he felt the inspiration of Rastafari and began to grow his locks. In the home town of Greenwich Town, where he grow among greatest such as; Herbert Chang, Earl Zero, Sammy Dread and Bertram Brown just to name a few.

Phillip was inspired by the late Slim Smith, which lead to Phillip’s first single called “This Time” which was produced on the Libra label. He and Bertram Brown founded the legendary Freedom Sound label; which took a toll on the world and produce singing greatest such as Earl Zero, Michael Prophet, Sammy Dread, Prince Allah, Rod Taylor and Soul Syndicate. Phillip also with further to find other labels such as Root Tradition for Don Mais, Cornerstone which was also founded with Michael Chin and Tyrone Hailey; but Phillip decided to create his own label called Razor Sound.

Razor Sound started to produce songs that were done by artist like; Eeka Mouse, Tristan Palmer, the late Ranking Toyan, Scion Success and also the debut of his son Ras Fraser.

Phillip’s career gradually started to take notice in when he recorded songs such “Blood of The Saints” on the Real Rock Rhythm which was produced by Corner Stone. “Never Let Go”and “Watch this Sound” which was done in the memory of the late Slim Smith. He later recorded “Mr. Wicked Man” and “Come Ethiopian” for Freedom Sound and Roots Tradition respectively which had a great impact in Europe.

Phillip had later began to produce his own albums, which includes; ”Loving You”, “Roots Man Time” which was a combination of Phillip and his son Ras Fraser, “Never Let Go” “Sharp Like A Razor”, and “Come Ethiopian”.

When Fraser returned to Jamaica he recorded for Henry “Junjo” Lawes and Barry Clarke. His hit was “Please Stay” and “When I Run Out” which both featured heavily on U Roy’s Stur Gav Sound System. Throughout the 80s and 90s he enjoyed more hits such as, “Good Morning Mr Officer”, “Bad Boys” and more.

Phillip’s small frame and gentle manner believe the power of his voice, as you listen to him you can hear and feel the inspiration that guides him; as he will continue to bring the good Reggae music that world has grown to love for over 45 years.

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