Looking back on John Holt

Published October 24, 2014 by soundquake

Superb summary of John Holt ‘ s work. Legend


The news this morning of John Holt’s passing was very sad indeed. As one of the godfathers of lovers rock and rocksteady, but also as a pionneer of reggae, there is no doubt that today we lost one of the greats.
So to honour his talent and legacy, here is a top ten of some of his best hits :

  • Police in Helicopter
  • Ali Baba
  • Strange Things
  • Left with a Broken Heart (w/ The Paragons)
  • Everybody Needs Love
  • Wild Fire (w/ Dennis Brown)
  • Mercy Mercy (w/ The Paragons)
  • Youth Pon De Corner
  • Hooligan (w/ The Paragons)
  • Love and Understanding


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