Carl Meeks
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Kingston, Not Applicable, Jamaica

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Number 57
Oct - Nov 2009
Page 64 - 67 - NATTY DREAD MAGAZINE


Discography

Representative Albums: " Jackmandora," "Weh Dem Fah"

Representative Songs: "Jackmandora," " Haul and Pull Selector," " Weh Dem Fa”. "YouthMan", "Danger", "Dreaming" and "Crisis". All music is currently being played on Irie FM 105.5 Ocho Rios Jamaica WI, Best FM 100.1 Kingston Jamaica WI, WPFW 93.9 Washington D.C. WEAA 89.9 Morgan State University(MD), WRVS 89.9 Elizabeth City State University(NC). You can also check out my song's at www.myspace.com/carlmeeks.

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Born: 1962, Kingston 13
Active: '80s, '90s, 2000s.
Carl Meeks is an original, Cultural, Reggae, Dancehall singer with a "Sing J" style. Carl has a unique slur that identifies him, whenever you hear it you know it's Carl Meeks. As a youth, Carl always followed the sound systems from country to town. Sound systems like Youthman Promotion, Stereo Mars, Jah Love and Stereo Gav just to name a few. One of Carl's favorite singers was Dennis Brown, which he wanted to emulate. The turning point for Carl was when he won second place in a talent show in Kingston called Taste. This was one to the biggest talent shows at that time. After winning second place in the show it gave him the inspiration to pursue his singing career even more. The late George Lemon (a photographer), heard Carl singing and started to invest in his career. All monies made from taking pictures were used to produce Carls music, which led to a series of singles and the creation of Photographer Label. The following songs from the label are on the Jackmandora album, Haul and Pull up Selector, Born and Grow Yah, We Rule Dance Hall and Raw Born Rub a Dub. Haul and Pull Up Selector went number 1 in Trinidad and Carl had five songs on the top 100 charts in Jamaica. Carl was then introduced to Hugh "Red Man" James who produced Weh Dem Fah, Youthman, Johnny and Heard About My Love featuring Daddy Lilly. Carl worked with a lot of producers such as Jammys, Jack Scorpio, Steele and Cleeve, Gussie Clark and Harry J to name a few. Carl has done shows and tours around the world. Recently, Carl was the headliner on the December '08 Rock Desire Tour in Japan. Carl would like to big up all Sounds, Selectors, and Fans. Jah