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The Johnny Nash Story

Tony Cummings, Black Music, August 1975

POPULAR MUSIC is crammed with bizarre change-arounds: of pop singers who "go soul" of rock groups who "discover" the blues, even of R&B singers who move into country music. But who'd have imagined that the singer who's helped to bring the hypnotic rhythms of the Jamaican reggae subculture to a massive international audience should be a renegade crooner who originally found fame warbling 'Ave Maria' and 'Sunny Side Of The Street' on national television?

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