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Andrew Tosh

Payday
Album: MUSICBLITZ Exclusive
Genres: Reggae
The Son Also Rises! Check out this standout anthem of hope from the son of the late, great, Peter Tosh!

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The oldest son of reggae legend Peter Tosh, Andrew Tosh has been tapped to carry on the family's musical tradition since first gaining recognition with a powerful performance at his father's funeral in 1987. It's a mantle he's carried proudly and continues to shoulder with aplomb on the anthemic single "Payday," with its promise that "greater days will come."

Born in 1967, Tosh was encouraged musically by his famous father and actually recorded a Jamaican debut single in 1985. However, after Peter Tosh's murder two years later, Andrew shocked mourners at the funeral with heartfelt renderings of the his fatherís tunes "Jah Guide" and "Equal Rights." Afterwards, Andrew Tosh received tutelage from his father's old band mates, bass-and-drum team Fully Fullwood and Santa Davis, as well as keyboardist Keith Sterling. He made an auspicious recorded debut by covering several of his father's tunes on the 1988 album Original Man, which was remixed and re-released with several additional dub versions on Heartbeat Records in 1994.

Tosh's 1989 album Make Place for the Youth won favorable reviews for the young artistís original compositions, and he picked up a Grammy nomination for the effort. Andrew also continued to follow in his father's footsteps by touring with Peter's old band, The Wailers, in the early '90s. In addition, he's shared many bills with his uncle, Bunny Wailer.

With a strong reputation as a live performer, Tosh, like Ziggy Marley, is seen as a bright hope for reggae's current generation. Such hope, in the face of despair, is what drives the powerful track "Payday." The restrained verses offer a catalog of society's downtrodden before the song explodes into a rousing, horn-bolstered chorus that forecasts a "payday" for the meek, destined to inherit the earth.

 
 
  Dan LeRoy  
  Dan LeRoy is the music and entertainment writer for the Charleston Daily Mail. He serves as an associate editor for Grafitti, a statewide entertainment newspaper, and has also written for several music-related publications including Launch.com, Boston Rock, and Lexicon.

 

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"feelin the IRIE vibes" of young tosh.
Gordon Romero

WE LOVE MR.TOSH MUSIC HERE IN KAPALUA,HAWAII.
JANET ILLING

very sweet album
christopher delong

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