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‘We Remember Bob Andy’ TV special for Reggae Month

VP Records releases tribute album

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2023 | 4:09 AM

Bob Andy
Bob Andy

VP Records on February 10 released We Remember Bob Andy, a tribute album featuring 15 artistes covering the late Jamaican singer/songwriter’s catalogue, on CD, vinyl, and all digital streaming platforms.

A Television Jamaica broadcast special will follow on Sunday, February 26 at 9 p.m., featuring Beres Hammond, Tarrus Riley, Nadine Sutherland, Lukie D, Qyor, Sherieta, Duane Stephenson, Romain Virgo, and Kumar, performing songs from the album. This programme is presented in association with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport as the official culmination of Reggae Month, and will simulcast on VP Records’ YouTube channel.

Produced by Dean Fraser, We Remember Bob Andy includes 15 all-new Bob Andy cover versions from the artistes mentioned previously, plus Luciano, Sanchez, Bitty McLean, Richie Spice, and Olaf Blackwood, extended with 10 instrumental versions.

Bob Andy, born Keith Anderson, is celebrated as one of Jamaica’s greatest songwriters, with a catalogue including tracks like Too Experienced, My Time, Unchained, Sun Shines For Me, Fire Burning, and I’ve Got To Go Back Home, among dozens of evergreen anthems.

The first single from the album, Bitty McLean’s take on Bob Andy’s Let Them Say, was released on what would have been Bob Andy’s 78th birthday, October 28, 2022. The song was accompanied by a video directed by Fredi Nwaka.

Alaine and Lukie D’s update of Bob Andy and Marcia Griffith’s Always Together, titled Really Together, was included on VP’s Strictly The Best Vol 62 in November last year.

Tarrus Riley’s Desperate Lover was released as a single on January 13.