The Beat was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978, during a period of high unemployment and social upheaval in the United Kingdom. Ranking Roger, one of the band’s vocalists, added a Jamaican vocal flavour to the band’s sound with his toasting style.
Jamaican saxophonist Saxa added a Jamaican ska instrumental sound. Saxa (born Lionel Augustus Martin in 1930) had played saxophone with Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, and Desmond Dekker in the first wave of ska.
He joined The Beat to record their first single, “Tears of a Clown”, a cover version of the Motown hit by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
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LINCROFT, NJ – Monmouth County’s Fall Job Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, September 28 in the Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Rd. The event and parking are both free and is handicap accessible. (more…)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An Atlantic City casino owner says he’ll take in people fleeing the powerful hurricane due to strike the East Coast this week. (more…)
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s vote-by-mail system is changing under a new law enacted last month that some lawmakers and county officials are warning could spark confusion. (more…)
Join James Dalton as he checks in on past guests & friends to chat about their summer plans!
Track 4 of “Stuck on Repeat” has a few ear worms from some of the DJs on the station. There’s some real old gems in there and some new, possibly new-to-you tunes too. It looks like “Bad Bad News” has at least two of our DJs ears. (more…)