Freddy Mcgregor - Just don't want to be lonely Mixed by The Scientist

About Freddy Mcgregor - Just don't want to be lonely Mixed by The Scientist

Fredrick “Freddie” McGregor   (born 27 June 1956, in   Clarendon ,   Jamaica ) [1]   is a   Jamaican   singer, musician and record producer. His music career began when he was seven years old. [1]

Biography [ edit ]

In 1963 he joined with   Ernest Wilson   and Peter Austin to form   The Clarendonians , and began to record for the   Studio One   label . He was only seven years old at the time and was known as 'Little Freddie'. [2] [3]   He was also a member of the Generation Gap. [4]

McGregor converted to   Rastafari   in 1975. [1]   He is a member of the   Twelve Tribes   organisation.

McGregor worked with producer   Niney the Observer   during the late 1970s and early 1980s, and in the same period was part of the resurgence of Studio One. [4]   His popularity soared in the early 1980s with the release of "Bobby Babylon". Other popular   hits   of McGregor's include "Big Ship", "Push Comes to Shove", " Just Don't Want to Be Lonely " (a top ten hit in the UK), [3] [4]   and "I Was Born a Winner"; as well as   cover versions   of many early   reggae   standards . He has also worked with producers   Junjo Lawes ,   Linval Thompson , and   Gussie Clarke . McGregor has also recorded as a drummer with artists such as   Sugar Minott   and   Judy Mowatt . [4]

McGregor has also toured extensively for many years. He secured a licensing agreement with   RAS Records   in US and released   Come on Over   in 1983.

McGregor's albums in the 2000s were   Signature   and   Anything for You , which received a   Grammy   nomination. [1] [4]

He established the Big Ship label in 1983, and has produced many artists including   Papa San ,   Lieutenant Stitchie ,   Tiger ,   Luciano   and Mikey Spice. [4]

In a 2011 interview, he expressed concern that many veteran artists, including himself, struggled for local radio play of their newer material, which he felt may be "lost" over time as a result. [5]

His album   Di Captain , released in August 2012, featured   Etana   and   Gappy Ranks . [2]

In 2013, he received a Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Caribbean Studies. [6]

One of McGregor's three sons,   Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor , is a   dancehall   record producer. More recently, he had signed a deal with Warner Chappell Music. [7]

Discography [ edit ]

Albums [ edit ]

  • Bobby Babylon   (1979),   Studio One
  • Mr. McGregor   aka   Freddie McGregor   (1979), Observer/Jackal/56 Hope Rd/Mercury
  • Lovers Rock (Showcase Jamaica Style)   (1981), Live & Love
  • Roots Man Skanking   (1982) Clocktower
  • I Am Ready   (1982), Coxsone/Studio One
  • Love at First Sight   (1982), Intense
  • Big Ship   (1982)
  • Come on Over   (1983),   RAS
  • Rhythm So Nice   (1983), Thompson Sounds
  • Across the Border   (1984), RAS
  • All in the Same Boat   (1986), RAS
  • Freddie McGregor   (1987),   Polydor
  • Don't Want to Be Lonely   Studio One
  • Live at the Town & Country Club   (1991),   VP
  • FM   (1992), High Times
  • Live in London 1991   (1993),   Charly
  • Sing Jamaican Classics Vol.1
  • Masterpiece   (1997), VP
  • Jamaican Classics Vol.2   (1998), Big Ship
  • Magic in the Air   (1999), Big Ship
  • Zion Chant   (1999),   Heartbeat
  • Signature   (2000), VP
  • Rumours   (2000), Greensleeves
  • Carry Go Bring Come   (2000), Greensleeves
  • Hard to Get   (2000), Greensleeves
  • Forever My Love   (2000), RAS
  • Push On   (2002), Big Ship
  • Lovers Rock   (2003), Prestige
  • Anything for You   (2002), VP
  • Reggae Max   (2003),   Jet Star
  • Heart Is Willing   (2003), Charm
  • Rhythms of My Heart   (2004), Nuff
  • Comin' in Tough   (2005), VP
  • Mister Eudaric Riddim   (2009)
  • Mr.McGregor   (2009), VP
  • Giants   (2009), Joe Gibbs Publishing
  • Di Captain   (2013), VP
  • True to My Roots   (2016), Big Ship/VP

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Freddie Mcgregor Just Dont Want To Be Lonely Mixed By The Scientist