Sunday, January 27, 2008
Garnett Silk-Could Have Been The Next Bob
Well, I was speaking to a friend of mine the other day and he mentioned Garnett Silk to me. I have to say I loved the sound of Garnett Silk. He never wrote any slackness or anything that was not positive. Garnett was born in 1966. He was born Garnett Damion Smith in Manchester Jamaica.
His debut album was It's Growing and his first major hit was "Hello Africa.
In the early 1990's Garnett was known as the artist to watch. He was indeed a rising talent. His smooth sound was often compared to Bob Marley. They way he worked the crowd and got everyone moving. After stints with various labels including stalwarts such as Sugar Minott Youth Promotions and Penthouse Records, he collided with the musical tag team Steele & Clevie, who some credit for discovering the silky smooth voice that became the signature sound behind the man we now know as Garnett Silk. He died in 1994 while trying to save his mother from their burning house. (some claim his own family started the fire an jealousy was the cause).
Fans and fellow artists alike have continued to spread the word in over 30 languages. Collective bodies of work containing Garnett’s music, has sold millions globally, and in the process, has exposed Roots Dancehall to the international forum.