Then & Now
Colin Johnson was born in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica W.I. He lived on Second Street along with Bob Marley, Bunny Wailers and Delroy Wilson. They grew up together along with many other singers. This would include artists such as Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs, Alton Ellis, Winston 'pipe' Matthews and Lloyd 'bread' McDonald of the Wailing Soul. They would sing because music brought and continues to bring peace to their soul. At an early age, Colin was an original member of the singing group known as the 'School Boys.' They recorded many songs on both the Prince Buster Label and Coxon Downbeat. Colin migrated to America in the late sixties and in the seventies he restarted his singing career. In nineteen seventy five he wrote a song 'Festival Greetings' that came second in the New York Reggae Festival. He has completed many recordings and is constantly trying to be heard. Well, I happen to be a fan of his music and I will say this without any apology, not since Bob Marley have I heard a songwriter from Jamaica with such insight; just listen to songs like Downsizing, World Terrorism, Loving You, Freedom, Marching and Singing, Forrest Gump, and his latest recording 'I Cried' then you will see that he is another real deal from Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica. By J. Brooks Contact: email@example.com Cellular: 201-776-9885.