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Scabrous Birdseed
19-02-2003, 15:04:41
One of the truly vital forces in Jamaican musical history, fosterer of a generation of stars, and more crucially, their backing bands.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20030211T000000-0500_39521_OBS_SISTER_MARY_IGNATIUS_DIES_AT___.asp

King_Ghidra
19-02-2003, 15:16:46
Great obitituary of her in the Guardian last weekend.

Scabrous Birdseed
19-02-2003, 15:18:13
I missed it. Bollocks.

King_Ghidra
19-02-2003, 15:19:05
http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,3604,895979,00.html

not a great bit of writing, but an amazing story

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-02-2003, 19:37:15
That's not all. Horace "Pepper" Wyler, who famously spent his life in Kingston cleaning gob and phlegm out of the brass of all Jamaica's top acts of the 1940's that don't sell many records these days, died today. The world mourns.

Scabrous Birdseed
19-02-2003, 21:34:50
:rolleyes:

To put it into perspective, it's kinda like if the same woman had taught Chuck Berry, Elvis and Little Richard. There would be no reggae today, in any form, without the musicians fostered at the Alpha school.

Provost Harrison
19-02-2003, 22:12:57
Joined Sister Wendy and Mother Teresa in that great convent in the sky.

Obitituary K_G? :lol:

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-02-2003, 17:56:29
I've always been sceptical about determinist views on cultural history.

King_Ghidra
21-02-2003, 09:34:09
quite rightly so, but clearly Sister Ignatius did play a very positive role in the development of jamaican music

Lazarus and the Gimp
21-02-2003, 18:10:04
I'm just arsey because she got loads more coverage than Alan Lomax did.

Scabrous Birdseed
21-02-2003, 19:29:48
What, on Counterglow?

Yeah, you're right.

Lazarus and the Gimp
21-02-2003, 21:00:39
In the Guardian.

Scabrous Birdseed
21-02-2003, 21:08:56
Alan Lomax had an Obit in the Guardian.

Scabrous Birdseed
21-02-2003, 21:10:06
http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,3604,761643,00.html

Plus there was this story last week: http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,898941,00.html

Scabrous Birdseed
21-02-2003, 21:10:28
And when I say "last week", I mean "Yesterday".

Scabrous Birdseed
21-02-2003, 21:11:04
Plus there's this from the Observer.

http://www.observer.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,759085,00.html

Lazarus and the Gimp
22-02-2003, 08:58:12
I don't read the Observer.

Scabrous Birdseed
22-02-2003, 21:10:50
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I've always been sceptical about determinist views on cultural history.

Certainly when it comes to "life-changing events/persons" and the like. You've got to think of The Alpha School For Boys as a sociological factor rather than as a random event.

*End Is Forever*
22-02-2003, 21:29:27
I don't read the Observer.

A good start. We'll have you weaned off the Guardian in no time...

Scabrous Birdseed
22-02-2003, 23:48:44
You don't read any of the newspapers.