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Holding On To Jah Tribute To Sugar Minott

Holding On To Jah Tribute To Sugar Minott

Holding On To Jah Tribute To Sugar Minott

By Angus Taylor on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 11 comments

Watch Roger Landon Hall's video where Sugar explains his music and message.

The reggae world has been in mourning for passing of Lincoln Sugar Minott, singer, performer and talent spotter extraordinaire.

One of the last people to capture Minott on film was Groundation video director Roger Landon Hall for his currently touring documentary 'Holding On To Jah: The Genesis Of A Revolution'.

In swift response to the legendary vocalist’s demise, Landon Hall has assembled this video tribute from the many hours of footage shot for the movie. We invite you to watch, listen to and celebrate Sugar Minott during this sad time.


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Posted by Aïcha. on 07.13.2010
We are sad for Minott Familly and fans.
Rest in peace Big Sugar. We miss you your music gets touches our Souls.

Posted by Jahwala on 07.13.2010
I never new he is nah livn mi sincere hop dat Jah is takin massive care fye de soldier. Its sad.

Posted by Benji Liyaan on 07.13.2010
What a nice vibe the Man spread! One can feel it cuz it's from the heart. Really wanted to meet him physically!
Showa of Luv from the whooole Lovaz Rock fans in Martinique to his family.

Posted by Johnbless on 07.14.2010
Ah sadness iyah but weh life set itself ah nuh fe we fi dictate and ah so it stay. RIP Sugar Minott vybe ah weh yuh lefff we widd and we appreciate dat.

Posted by MikeinManila on 07.14.2010
In the roll call of Jamaican reggae artists, Sugar Minott will go down as having one of the greatest voices the island has ever produced (as good as, or better, than the likes of Cornell Campbell, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor and Beres Hammond to name handful of the best). More importantly was his absolute dedication to the craft of conscious roots reggae, unmoved by the faddishness of JA's music scene or the pitiful rewards, and his unselfish commitment to promoting young artists. JA has lost so many of its great pioneering reggae artists. Sugar Minott's passing is as big a loss for reggae as were the deaths of Coxsone, Augustus Pablo and King Tubby - all of them absolute originators of Jah's music. Forward on to Zion Sugar!

Posted by Daggakarab on 07.14.2010
It's not the dread upon yu head/ weh make yu be a rastaman/ them coulda tall till them touch the ground/ if you nah praisin Jah you're livin like a clown; you'll go down...- Sugar Minott. The prolific writer, the Honarable Lincoln Booga Sugar Minott wrote and sang the sweetest most melodic reggae, lover's rock, and dancehall songs. AND he was intelligent, humorous and cool. Check out songs like Jammin in the Streets, You've Got the Love I Need, Easy Sqeeze, Nice it Up, and Loving Jah [big respect to Minnie Ripperton]. Long Live the Energy of Sugar Minott. Peace and love to his family, and the conscious community at large!

Posted by Dennis on 07.14.2010
Rest In Peace Sugar Minott one of my musical heroes who when I first visited Easy Street Studios, London welcomed me with open arms. You took my band Musical Youth under your wing and spent many a time hanging out with us when we were in Jamaica filming videos and recording at studio 1. You will be missed by all of the remaining members of the band and please look after our bredren Patrick when you meet him wherever you maybe. Gone but not forgotten from all of Musical Youth.

Posted by Norris deanpen on 07.14.2010
Even Though we are extremely sad to see the passing of another legend as Sugar Minott, I personally believe we should take this opportunity to spread the message this great artist has always stood for.
He was one to speak Highly of the need to spread a good message, ensuring the music was for the healing of the soul.
A student of STUDIO 1 now is the time to take out the old songs and go down memory lane, enjoy ourself, Sugar Minott made enough good tunes to last us a few weeks, this should enlighten the young ones about how brilliant this man was and the impact he had on reggae music.
Has it happens I only reacently bought one of his old CD he was also on the Studio 1 story of the origins of reggae music, let the world knows how
influential he was and his contribution to reggae music, because of great men like Sugar, these young now have a ready made music audience.
We must always talk about how good these musicians were, the legacy will always be there for us and others to enjoy.

Posted by Mrrootsandculture on 07.15.2010
I remember those days with Sugar Minott played at Reggae Sunsplash '92 with the Indika Band, and I meet a very sweet person like Lincoln, honesty, serious and deep aim. Your music forever in our hearts and souls to builkt a better music inna better world!
Fabrizio Lagana

Posted by Sheba on 07.15.2010
He was an educator, Youth Promotion was there for the young artists, Sugar = a big heart and fantastic performer.

Posted by RAS EDI Brazil on 07.20.2010
He was a great singer of reggae history.
Great albuns and performers.
Fly away home.

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