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LESLIE KONG FROM BEVERLEY RECORDS BEATS DEM AGAIN WITH BAM BAM Featured

Archive Written by  AKA Sunday, 27 April 2014 12:35 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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If Leslie Kong had not died at a young age, he woulda be the one of the biggest producers outta Jamaica. See it de, mi feel say ah him own the rights to What a Bam Bam through Beverleys Records, see it Sister Nancy nuh know bout it, Techniques dem nuh get the major piece of the pie. The secret to music is publishing.


Kong, who died in August 1971 from a heart attack, produced the first song by a teenaged singer named Bob Marley (or Bobby Martell at the time) in 1962. The song, Judge Not, was done for Kong's Beverley's Records.

Kong was only 38 years old when he died, but he amassed one of the great catalogues in Jamaican music history with Beverley's which had stars like Derrick Morgan, Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals, and Desmond Dekker on its roster.

Bam Bam was orginally written and recorded by Toots and the Maytals in 1966. Produced by Leslie Kong, it won the first Festival Song Competition that year.

Sister Nancy 'borrowed' some of the lyrics for her breakthrough song which was recorded for Riley's Techniques label.

Sister Nancy recently did a collabo called Bad, with United Kingdom-based singjay Stylo G.
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