” A YOUTH NAMED TADO ( CARDO) WHO HAD THE BEST VOICE OF ALL WOULD HAVE BEEN THE NATURAL LEAD BUT HIS PARENTS INSISTED THAT HE STUDY TO BE A DOCTOR. BOB REPLACED HIM”- Dermot Hussey 1984 notes on – The wailers. The rest compiled by Trevor Wyatt. AN ATTEMPT BY HUSSEY TO TELL THE TRUTH OF OUR HISTORY. MUCH RESPECT FROM RAS CARDO…

RE: 1984  WRITE UP ARTICLE- THE WAILERS- BY DERMOT HUSSEY.

BEFORE ALL WHOM THIS PRESENCE SHALL COME- BE IT KNOWN THAT:

WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

SUCH WERE THE WORDS FROM ONE WHO TRIED TO RELAY SOME OF THE TRUTHS OF THE EARLY BEGINNINGS OF OUR TRENCH TOWN REGGAE  MUSIC.

DERMOT HUSSEY IN 1984 TRIED TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER IN THIS  SCANT WRITE UP.

HOWEVER, I MUST GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR THIS COURAGEOUS EFFORT IN THE TELLING OF OUR HISTORY AND EARLY BEGINNINGS OF THE WAILERS.

YOU SHOULD TAKE CAREFUL NOTE THAT HE DID NOT SAY- ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS, FOR LIKE SO MANY, HE DID NOT KNOW THAT THERE WERE AN EARLIER TRIUMVIRATE GROUP- KNOWN AS THE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS- WHICH COMPRISED- JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE, GARTH DENNIS, AND MYSELF RICARDO( RAS CARDO) SCOTT.

THE TADO HE WROTE ABOUT WAS THE -CARDO- HE HEARD OR WAS TOLD ABOUT WHICH IS I.

HE WROTE WHAT HE HEARD, NOT NECESSARILY WHAT HE KNEW FOR A FACT.

HOWEVER, I MUST LAUD HIS EFFORTS AND HONESTY FOR DOING SO SINCE NO OTHER SET OF WRITERS HAS COME CLOSE TO DATE.

THE WAILERS ALBUM  WHICH BEARS HIS WORK FEATURED TEN SONGS INCLUDING- CONCRETE JUNGLE, NO MORE TROUBLE, SMALL AXE, MIDNIGHT RAVERS AND RASTAMAN CHANT AMONG OTHERS.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT BEFORE BOB MARLEY CAME INTO TRENCH TOWN AND STARTED LIVING WITH US, THERE WAS THE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS AS I HAVE TOLD YOU BEFORE.

JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND MYSELF HAD BEEN SINGING AROUND THE AREA FOR YEARS.

WE GAVE THE NAME – WAILERS TO BOB AND HIS GROUP WHICH HE THEN FORMED WITH PETER AND BUNNY. JOE, SEECO, ROY, AND PETER TOOK IT FROM THERE.

I WILL NOT GIVE FURTHER DETAILS, BUT IT IS WISE TO NOTE THAT THE HISTORY HAS SO MUCH TRUTHS AND INTRICACIES- SO FULL OF FINE DETAILS OF TRUTHS- WHICH IS THE ONLY WAY TO NOW SEPARATE THOSE WHO KNOW THE TRUTHS FROM THOSE WHO ARE TELLING LIES AND SPREADING FALSEHOODS ABOUT US.

WHEN I SAY THAT I AM AT THE BEGINNING FROM THE BEGINNING, I HOPE YOU GET THE SERIOUSNESS OF WHAT THIS MEANS.

TODAY, WE HAVE SO MANY WHO CALL THEMSELVES- REGGAE HISTORIANS. SO MANY WRITE BOOKS ABOUT US. MOST FALSELY PORTRAY US AND OUR HISTORY.

BUT, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE TODAY WHO HAVE READ AND VERIFIED MY TRUTHS SHOULD NOW FEEL ASSURED THAT I WILL NOT WRITE FALSEHOODS OR DECEIVE ANYONE.

I COMMENT ON WHAT DERMOT HUSSEY WROTE SO AS TO CLARIFY TO THOSE OF MY READERSHIP AS TO THE VERACITY OF HIS REMARKS.

ASIDE FROM THE MIS-SPELT NAME -TADO- WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN CARDO. THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE.

I DO NOT PRETEND TO KNOW WHERE AND FROM WHOM HE GOT THE REST OF HIS STORY.

I SPEAK ONLY IN THE VALIDATION OF THE AFOREMENTIONED STATEMENT WHICH REFERS TO MY INVOLVEMENT.

IT IS ALSO WISE TO KNOW THAT FOR YEARS THE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC INDUSTRY PRINTED AND PUBLICIZED THAT AFTER PETER WAS MURDERED, BUNNY WAS THE ONLY ORIGINAL WAILER LEFT.

THIS WAS NOT TRUE.  JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE, WAS STILL AROUND, AND SO WAS GARTH DENNIS AND MYSELF.

IT IS CLEAR TO ME THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE- THE ORIGINALS- COMPLETELY IGNORING THE TRUTH AND FACTS THAT THERE WERE OTHERS BEFORE THEM.

THERE CAN BE, AND WAS ONLY ONE ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS GROUP. i.e JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND MYSELF INCLUDED.

AND , AS FOR THE NAME WAILING WAILERS- I CHOSE THAT NAME- WAILING DIRECTLY FROM THE BIBLE- ” FOR A WAILING HAS COME OUT OF ZION”- BOOK OF JEREMIAH.

I COULD TELL YOU SO MUCH MORE, BUT FOR NOW- REST ASSURED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD THE TRUTH.

I AM RAS CARDO WHO CREATED AND NAMED THE REGGAE GENRE OF MUSIC. I REMAIN ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FOUNDATION WAILING WAILERS.

BUNNY IS NOW THE ONLY ONE REMAINING FROM HIS GROUP WITH BOB AND PETER.

MY ORIGINAL WAILING WAILERS TRIUMVIRATE GROUP WITH JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE CAME BEFORE ALL THAT.

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO FIGHT FOR POSITIONS OR RANKINGS, THIS WOULD BE FUTILE AT THIS TIME, BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS WHAT I JUST TOLD YOU. IT NEVER CHANGES.

I AM HERE TO SET THE RECORDS STRAIGHT IN THE TRUTH AS TO OUR REGGAE HISTORY AND TRENCH TOWN LIVITY..

I GIVE NO APOLOGIES FOR THE TRUTHS OF WHAT I WRITE. NO DISRESPECT INTENDED.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE TRUTH, KNOW THIS: IT IS YOURS, NOT MINE.(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

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