Video. Underrated: Count C, The Wizard of the West (Soul of the Lion)

From Soul of the Lion on Vimeo.

Cyril ‘Count C’ Braithwaite (1925-2011) was an original Jamaican sound system success story. From his yard at 6 Wellington Street in West Kingston, Jamaica Count C helped to shape modern pop culture and personally mentored more than a few international music careers. A contemporary of Tom the Great Sebastian and a rival to Duke Reid, Count C was a trendsetter and tastemaker before dancehall, reggae, rocksteady or ska. Little known outside of West Kingston… inside he was the Wizard of the West.

For the complete story about Count C see Wax Poetics #48 (Sept 2011)

and (March 2011)

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