Many people know my Aunt Sonia Pottinger as accomplished reggae producer. She was the best in the business from the early 1960's to the mid 80's when she retired. She was however much more than that. She had the kindest heart and the most spiritual person I know.
Mrs. P, was like a mother to me. She helped me through many hard times in my life. I know how the public knew her, but her kids and family new her when she wasn't running to manage Tip Top Records or to the studio to make sure everything was going right.
Short Biography taken from Wikipedia
Sonia Pottinger, married to music producer Lyndon Pottinger, she opened her Tip Top Records Shop in 1965 and started to record musicians in 1966. The first single she issued was "Every Night" by Joe White & Chuck. Other artists recorded during this period include Roland Alphonso. Throughout the rock steady and early reggae eras, she became very prolific with hits by The Ethiopians ("The Whip"), Delano Stewart, The Melodians ("Swing And Dine"), Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis and Toots & the Maytals, released on her Gay Feet, Tip Top, Rainbow, and High Note labels. In the early 1970s her work was less prolific, but in 1974 she bought the Treasure Isle label from long time friend Duke Reid shortly before his death.
In the 1970s, she produced albums by Bob Andy, Marcia Griffiths, Culture, U Roy and Big Youth. Her most well known production is Culture's Harder Than The Rest album, released in 1978.
In the dancehall era show produced Archie & Lynn's "Rat in the Centre". She retired from the music business in 1985.
- Alton Ellis - Greatest Hits 
- Bob Andy - Lots Of Love & I 
- Brent Dowe - Build Me Up 
- Culture - Culture In Dub 
- Culture - Cumbolo 
- Culture - Harder Than The Rest 
- Culture - International Herb 
- Culture - Production Something [197X]
- Culture - Too Long In Slavery [197X]
- Culture - Trod On [197X]
- Culture - Vital Selection [1978-79]
- Delano Stewart - Stay A Little Bit Longer 
- Errol Brown - Dub Over Dub [197X]
- Errol Brown - Pleasure Dub [197X]
- Errol Dunkley - Darling Ooh 
- Hippy Boys - Reggae With The Hippy Boys 
- Joseph Cotton - Dancehall Days [1976-84]
- Justin Hinds - From Jamaica With Reggae [196X]
- Marcia Griffiths - Naturally 
- Marcia Griffiths - Steppin' 
- Melodians - Pre-Meditation [197X]
- Melodians - Swing And Dine [196X-7X]
- Revolutionaries - Dub Expression 
- Revolutionaries - Medley Dub [197X]
- Slim Smith - Just A Dream 
- Sonya Spence - In The Dark [197X]
- U Roy - Original DJ [197X]
- U Roy - With Words Of Wisdom 
- U Roy & Dennis Alcapone - Version Galore Vol 2 
- U Roy & Various Artists - Version Galore Vol 3 
- Various Artists - Hottest Hits [197X]
- Various Artists - Musical Feast [197X]
- Various Artists - The Reggae Train [197X]