Various artists album review
Make It Reggae ~
Bunjo Music Productions Compilation #2
February 19, 2005
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 3/4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 2/3|
Bunjo Music has been founded in 1979 by Joseph "Jo-Jo" Bennett, after he returned to Canada from a hiatus in his homeland Jamaica. Jo-Jo Bennett officially began his musical career at the age of 10 when he enrolled at Alpha Boys School in Kingston, Jamaica to begin formal studies in Jazz and the Classics. He began playing the drums but made a voluntary switch soon after to playing the trumpet. With Byron Lee & The Dragonnaires he recorded several albums before choosing to stay in Canada after the group's impressive show at Expo 67. In the seventies and eighties Bennett was involved in many musical ventures in Canada (Toronto) and was the prime mover behind the establishment of the first (and only) Black controlled music school. At this time instructions in the Reggae music genre was introduced under his tutelage. In 1970, while being back in Jamaica, Bennett released his first and only album "Groovey Joe", while performing live and doing studio work for numerous record companies. He had several hits while at home, his most memorable "Leaving Rome".