Q: Was there a longer time-gap between those recordings, or they were pretty close to each other?
A: OK, 'Rasta No Born Yah' did coming off the charts when I record 'No Portion A Gal', but I leave to Canada, on a quickie, y'know what I mean. When I reach there now the song pick about maybe three months after. Was three months after.
Q: What does 'Rasta No Born Yah' mean to you today, more than thirty years after it hit big and made your name?
A: Yeah, when I was much younger I think 'bout back to Africa, like Rastafari, y'know what I mean. But now I think I have to pay for myself to reach there, I would like to know there, beca' that's where, like, our spring is from, y'know what I mean. So I think about Africa all the time, as the motherland for us, for the black people.
Q: Niney produced those songs for you, but they were released on Lloyd F. Campbell's label, The Thing, at the time. What's the connection between Lloyd and Niney, Lloyd had mainly a printery shop on Orange Street, I believe.
A: Yeah, it's the same time when I go on the talent show, they would work together, him and Niney work together. Lloyd print different labels for Niney, Dennis Brown used to sing for Niney in those days, and Ken Boothe and Delroy Wilson, and some other guys. So they became friends and they like run the label together, y'know. Like Niney would go to studio, and he would manage the money area. That's how they come to be good friends. So Niney now put me on his label, on Niney's label. 'Cause this guy used to sing for that guy too, like Junior Byles, and all these guys. And he would take a song for most of the artists too, yunno. And after that I sing 'Last Call Fe Blackman' - you know that song?
Q: Oh yes, classic.
Q: Lloydie, or 'Jah Printer', died a few years after that, right? Tell me more of what you can reminisce about him.
A: He's a nice guy. He tried to make a decent thing, that's how I observe about. He's one who know that people are no fool, yunno. And that's one of the main thing I liked with him, y'know. He teach you what you don't know, he teach you more than what you know. After he died, then I leave the music business, like in the country, y'know, and start to plant herbs.
Q: What did Lloyd die from?
A: They say it's poison, he get poisoned. But he live after that, and it give him a hiccup all the time. He always have a hiccups, so he die from that. So I don't know much more about it.
Q: When did he pass away, the seventies?
A: Yeah, in the seventies, late seventies.
Q: He had a brother who was involved in the business too, I think.