Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | November 25, 2012
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Busy's mystery now history
"Devastating at first," is how Glendale Gordon described the last six months of his life which saw him being arrested, extradited to the United States, and spending two months in jail before being released and returning home, ready to resume his career as entertainer Busy Signal.

Stuck in the '90s - Party promoters, artiste hail era as best in music
Ever so often a new '90s music party appears, adding to the many others that exist and also highlighting the love for that era of music. Headline Entertainment's managing director, Jerome Hamilton, said it was the era in which artistes like Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Baby Cham and Spragga Benz came to the forefront of dancehall music.

From charge to release - Songs follow cycle of justice system encounters
Deejay Busy Signal, having served his time in the US, is back in Jamaica and a very happy man. While he does not seem in a rush to hit the studios with a slew of prison-related material, there are already a number of songs which cover the range of entertainers' encounters of the unpleasant kind with the justice system. Of course, this also means that many a prominent Jamaican music personality has had brushes with the law.

Pentateuch - inciting roots reggae revival with 'Genesis'
Some four years ago, five students studying music at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts decided to start a band. They chose the moniker 'Pentateuch and now the band has released its debut album which is already poised to make waves in the reggae arena.

Dekker finds genesis in 'Exodus'
'Honour your Father and your Mother that your days may be long in the land' - an excerpt from Exodus 20 verse 12, is one of the commandments handed down on tablets of stone to Moses by the Almighty. It must have occupied a very special place in the heart of a young Desmond Dacres, for him to choose that verse as the title and theme for his first recording in 1963.

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