Music & Me
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|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3/4|
Jamaican rhythm guitarist Tony Chin joined bassist Fully Fullwood around 1967 to form their first band, The Riddim Raiders. In 1970 Chinna Smith came in as their lead guitarist and Santa Davis replaced Horsemouth Wallace as their drummer. After changing their name to The Soul Syndicate they started doing sessions for Bunny Lee, backing artists such as Delroy Wilson, Cornell Campbell, Slim Smith and Johnny Clarke. For producer Phil Pratt they recorded with artists such as John Holt, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown and Pat Kelly. During the seventies they were involded in numerous recordings for the leading producers of that time. The list of artists for which they provided the backing is endlessly. One of reggae's most enduring riddims, Stalag, was done by The Soul Syndicate. Furthermore they also did some of Lee Perry sessions with Bob Marley and The Wailers. In 1981 Tony moved to America, where he teamed up with the reggae pop band 'Big Mountain' giving the band the authentic reggae riddim sound. Today you can find Tony Chin (alongside Fully Fullwood) backing major artists on the reggae festivals.