Various artists album review
Daddy T-Roy Presents Roots And Culture In Dub Plate Style
07 - 03 - 2002
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 4/5||Sleeve : 3/4|
Daddy T-Roy "THE ORIGINAL BLACK STAR MAN" aka Tero Kaski, is the reggae pioneer from Finland. He fell in love with reggae music in 1971 and some years later he opened the record shop 'Black Star' in Lapinlahdenkatu, Helsinki. In 1979 he started selling records by mail. In 1977 he started with a radio show. The first shows were four episodes of a series called "The roots of reggae". He had to stop working at this radio station, but in 1985 he was given the opportunity to work at the commercial local station Radio City in Helsinki, where he had "maybe the best time I had with my radio show". After a short break he started with his 'Roots And Culture' radio show, which lasted untill Tero's untimely death in January 2001. Together with Pekka Vuorinen he also published "Cool Runnings" magazine. The magazine received a good response. He and Pekka Vuorinen wrote the book "Reggae inna Dancehall style" in the same year (1984) when they stopped publishing "Cool Runnings" magazine. The book was inspired by their trip to Jamaica the previous year. He set up his own record label and "Unity" by Willie Williams came out in 1987 and "Climax" by Ruffy & Tuffy in 1988, and Bananaman's "Showers of blessing" was released as an album. So far the story about Daddy T-Roy aka Tero Kaski.