Reprints February 25, 2011 With Island Spice, and Years of Seasoning, Old is New Again By JON PARELES The Jolly Boys returned to New York City for their first public show here in decades like a Model T with a new CD player in the dashboard. At Hiro Ballroom on Thursday night, they had material [...]
THE JOLLY BOYS JOIN SADE AS SPECIAL GUESTS Following a personal invitation from Sade, Jamaica’s legendary and iconic The Jolly Boys have announced that they will join Sade on their European tour this spring. The Jolly Boys, once the toast of Jamaica with their traditional ‘mento’ music, have after five decades been enjoying a [...]
The Jolly Boys – HMV Institute, Birmingham – 16/12/10 On a bitterly cold night in Birmingham, when I even had to remove ice from the inside of my windscreen before I could get out, four Senior Citizens from Jamaica brought the warmth of the Caribbean to the HMV Institute. The Jolly Boys have been around in [...]
Yowwwwww mento a get forward. Mad thing, was just enjoying the show. This is the Jolly Boys doing rehab at the redbones. It was a lovely night.
MENTO was the music of the Jamaican dancehalls before ska, rocksteady and reggae came along. A people’s music typically played in the countryside on acoustic–sometimes homemade–instruments, it dates to the late 19th century. Its lyrics generally dealt with rude or slack topics, or addressed the social issues of the day. Although often confused with calypso (largely [...]
On Saturday July 3, Geejam Productions will heat up the summer at Redbones Café in Kingston with Geejam Nights, a one-night-only concert event and party showcasing the Jolly Boys featuring Albert Minott and their new, modern take on mento, Jamaica’s first-time dance music. First set begins at 8:00pm with a performance of the kind classic [...]
I did this tune @ Geejam for the Jolly Boys project and it was featured for the Old Jamaican Ginger Beer advertisement. Nice tune. Check it out.
Taken from www.jollyboysmusic.com Written and researched by Dr. Daniel Neely, Pls. check out www.jollyboysmusic.com and become a fan on facebook @ facebook.com/jollyboys In winter of 1946, Errol Flynn purchased Navy Island for the princely sum of US$80,000. For the next decade that small swath of land, not even 100 yards from the beaches of Port [...]