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THE MELODIANS’ Tony Brevett passes away

Tony Brevett, a founding member of Jamaican rocksteady band THE MELODIANS, has passed away in Florida, USA.

According to Associated Press reports, fellow band member Trevor McNaughton confirmed the death was from cancer and that Brevett was admitted to Florida Memorial Hospital in early August.


DAVID RODIGAN reggae show: part two available

British DJ DAVID RODIGAN has delivered the second part of his new summer reggae music series on BBC Radio 2.

This week RODIGAN previewed the new album from Jamaican singer ETANA, as well as a 60s ska blast from THE SKATALITES and the original reggae version of “The Rivers of Babylon” from THE MELODIANS.

You can listen to the full episode on the BBC website.

Here’s the full play list: