YES!- I WAS THE FIRST TRENCH TOWN WAILING WAILER TO SING UPON A STAGE. THIS WAS IN 1961- ON THE VERE JOHN’S OPPORTUNITY TALENT SHOW. NO ONE ELSE HAD DONE SO. BOB MARLEY HAD NOT COME INTO TRENCH TOWN AS YET TO FORM HIS GROUP. THE THREE ORIGINAL FOUNDATION WAILING WAILERS WERE- JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE, GARTH DENNIS, AND MYSELF- RAS CARDO. THERE WAS NO OTHER BEFORE US. I CREATED THE NAME OF THE GENRE-REGGAE, AND WITH JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE AND OTHERS CREATED THE SOUND. DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY LIARS.

EXCERPT (c)  A REGGAE EDUCATION BY RAS CARDO REGGAE.

I WILL NOT GIVE ANY DETAILS HERE IN THE HISTORY OF OUR TRENCH TOWN WAILING WAILERS, BUT I WILL GIVE YOU THE TRUTH BRIEFLY AS TO THE CRUCIAL ELEMENTS OF WHO WERE THE FOUNDATION MEMBERS, MOVERS AND SHAKERS FROM THE BEGINNING , AT THE BEGINNING.

FROM THE BEGINNING, AT THE BEGINNING THERE WERE THREE TRENCH TOWN YOUTHS SINGING AROUND THE AREA THAT IS TRENCH TOWN. THEY ALL HAILED AND LIVED ON 3RD STREET.

JUNIOR BRAITHWAITE, GARTH DENNIS AND RICARDO( RAS CARDO ) SCOTT.

KEEP THIS IN MIND AS YOU READ FURTHER.

RICARDO WAS THE FIRST TO SING UPON A STAGE IN ANY FORM OF TALENT COMPETITION.

THERE WAS NO BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS GROUP. BOB MARLEY HAD NOT ARRIVED IN TRENCH TOWN AS YET.

BY THE TIME BOB MARLEY ARRIVED IN THE AREA AND BECAME ENTHUSED ABOUT BEING A PART OF THE SINGING, THESE THREE YOUTHS WELCOMED HIM AND DECIDED TO PASS THE TORCH TO HIM BECAUSE OF OTHER COMMITMENTS.

CARDO AND JUNIOR PASSED THE TORCH TO HIM AND HE WENT ON TO RECRUIT OTHER PEOPLE AT THE INSTRUCTIONS OF JOE HIGGS AND SEECO PATTERSON.

TWO OF THE BEST VOICES HAD TO LEAVE THEIR GROUP BECAUSE OF FAMILY COMMITMENTS.

THOSE WHO CAME AFTER JUNIOR , CARDO AND GARTH REMAIN JUST THAT- AFTER. NO OTHER PERSONS OR GROUP SUPERCEDED THEM.

I HAVE ALSO SAID THIS COUNTLESS TIMES- THE ORIGINAL FEMALE BACKING VOCALS FOR BOB MARLEY’S GROUP WERE – CHERRY, JOANNE, BEVERLY. THERE WERE NO RITA JUDY, NOR MARCIA ( I THREES BACK UP.)

CHERRY AND JOANNE WERE LEADING VOICES OF HARMONY BUT BECAUSE OF OTHER PRESSURES THEY COULD NOT CONTINUE WITH THE GROUP.

THOSE WHO SEEK MORE HISTORICAL TRUTHS AS TO OUR TRENCH TOWN REGGAE LIVITY SHOULD KNOW WHERE TO LOOK. I WILL NOT PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS AT THIS POINT.

I AM, RAS CARDO WHO CREATED THIS GENRE OF REGGAE MESSAGE MUSIC FOR A HEALING OF THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH.

(c) RAS CARDO SPEAKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY.

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