Another massive Soundsystem show at the historic Flamingo Cantina featuring: General Smiley Mister Kali Sgt Remo McPullish Soulfiya Shashamani Sound Mad Dog Jackson Doors at 8pm Music at 9pm $10
W/ General Smiley & band, lovers bash sound & More..
Sounds Like: Papa Michigan and General Smiley, Pato Banton and The Now Generation, Lone Ranger, Makabee Music, soul medicblesstheworld
Label: RuffCompany Records
Manager: Errol Bennett
The Original General Smiley
General Smiley is one half of Jamaica's number one Dee Jay duo Papa Michigan and General Smiley. Papa Michigan (born Anthony Fairclough) and General Smiley (born Erroll Bennett) were among the first dual-toasters on the Jamaican scene. Beginning in the late '70s while ...See Full Bio
“General Smiley, half of the successful deejay duo Papa Michigan & General Smiley, a duo that recorded the excellent album Rub a Dub Style for Coxsone Dodd and the immensely popular Diseases for Henry “Junjo” Lawes, has teamed up with U.S. producer McPullish for his new album. 'General Smiley Meets McPullish at Dub Cove' – released in December last year – is a completely different story compared to the bubbling grooves General Smiley recorded in the 70’s and 80’s. This is a modern roots and dub album with sparse arrangements and heavy bass lines. And mean heavy as in ultra-heavy. These thunderous bass lines could probably be of service if you’d like to try and force the doors to Fort Knox. The eight vocal cuts – where of one is a combination with Sylford Walker – come with their dub counterpart. General Smiley’s voice has changed during the years and he doesn’t sound as vital as he did back when. It’s deeper and darker and not as melodic as it used to be. It m”