Q: Speaking about local and international influences, what did you listen to in those days?
A: I used to listen to a lot of groups, because from I was small I used to fool around sound man music business, y'know? I used to have a little disco and play all kind of stuff. I used to listen to mostly all those artists from dem deh days, y'know? I used to have a few favourites, Heptones was a favourite. I used to listen to Ken Boothe, and this guy that passed on there... what's his name again - Slim Smith? Slim Smith... Those guys, I used to listen to those guys a lot.
Q: The Techniques?
A: Aah! The Techniques! The Uniques, Paragons, all of those guys, yeah.
Q: And international acts, like the American groups - The Impressions I guess, with Mayfield, and so on?
A: Impressions and Curtis Mayfield. And there was a... The Temptations. Yeah, and those guys... O'Jays or something like that (laughs)? I used to listen to those guys too, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and those.
Q: Considering that simple, laidback, raw country sound you had, I felt that you could somehow more easily relate to the rough sound of the Southern Soul scene of the 60s - Stax/Volt, with Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, etc?
A: Yes, those guys are alright. I listened to them a lot. I try to remember there was a singer there... weh I used to listen to a lot...?
Q: Lou Rawls? Brook Benton?
A: Yes, Lou Rawls, Brook Benton... Sam Cooke! Yeah, that guy there - Sam Cooke. And Ray Charles, yes, all those guys deh. I used to listen to a lot of Sam Cooke.
Q: Suppose you spent a lot of your childhood in church?
A: Yes, I a... it used to be compulsory to have to go to church! But I never really take part in like choir and stuff like that. I sung with the church like with an audience an' t'ing but never really as the choir or anyt'ing like that.
Q: How did you link with Gladstone Grant?
A: Well, he... we grew up together. He's my neighbour, y'know? Beside eachother. I stay at my fence and talk to him at his fence. We realm (?) directly side by side, on the same hand. Not across the roads. I can just go through the fence and go into his yard. Yeah (laughs).
Q: You went to the same class - the same school?
A: Yeah, we went to the same school for a while. For most of the time. Went to Secondary together.
Q: And you are about the same age?
A: He's about two years... or ' bout a year or some older than me. Yeah, fe sure.