Video: Underrated Count C, The Wizard of the West - 2011
Added: October 29, 2011 - Popularity: 2318 visitors.
Cyril 'Count C' Braithwaite (1926-2011) was an original Jamaican sound system success story. From his yard at 6 Wellington Street in West Kingston, Jamaica Count C helped to shape modern pop culture and personally mentored more than a few international music careers. A contemporary of Tom the Great Sebastian and a rival to Duke Reid, Count C was a trendsetter and tastemaker before dancehall, reggae, rocksteady or ska. Little known outside of West Kingston... inside he was the Wizard of the West.