E.T. Webster
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E.T. Webster
E.T. Webster
Errol Webster
Born c.1945
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Genres Reggae
1960s-present
Labels Twinkle, Runn, Mr & Ms
Billy Vernon and the Celestials
New Breed
Twinkle Brothers

Errol "E.T." Webster (born c. 1945)[1] is a Jamaican reggae singer active since the 1960s, but best known for his roots reggae releases since the 1980s.

Biography

Born in Montego Bay, Webster began singing in the 1960s and joined Billy Vernon and the Celestials in 1967 after a successful audition.[2] The group toured the North coast hotel circuit in Jamaica and Webster also toured California with the band in 1969, and provided lead vocals on the band's debut album.[1][2][3] In the 1970s he was a member of the New Breed and began a solo career, becoming a popular cabaret artist.[1][2]

Webster's best known work is his material recorded since the mid-1980s including the Jamaican number one single "Can We Meet" and work with producers Norman Grant of the Twinkle Brothers and later Ocho Rios-based Barry O'Hare, which has resulted in several albums, primarily comprising roots reggae.[2][3][4]

Webster suffered a stroke in 2008, which restricted his movement and he now uses a wheelchair.[1] He has continued to record, including the Inner Path album in 2011.[1] He was honoured at the 2011 Reggae Sumfest festival with the 'Reggae Icon' award.[1][5][6]

Discography

  • Hit A-Boom (1984), Twinkle
  • Music is Life (1987), Sonic Sounds
  • Musical Explosion (1990), Sonic Sounds
  • Twinkle Sample volume 1 (1990), Twinkle - split with Twinkle Brothers
  • Twinkle Sample volume 2 (1990), Twinkle - split with Twinkle Brothers
  • Changes (1990), Twinkle
  • Reflections (1993), Imp
  • Lament of a Dread (1993), Twinkle
  • Mankind (1996), Twinkle
  • Freedom Fighter (1998), Runn
  • Colour You (2002), Mr & Ms
  • Inner Path (2010), Mr & Ms
  • Sings Golden Hits (2011), Mr & Ms

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sumfest Hails ET Webster", Jamaica Gleaner, 28 June 2011, retrieved 20 October 2012 (aged 66 in 2011)
  2. ^ a b c d Larkin, Colin (1998) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9, p. 316-7
  3. ^ a b Barrow, Steve & Dalton, Peter (2004) The Rough Guide to Reggae, 3rd edn., Rough Guides, ISBN 1-84353-329-4, p. 369-370
  4. ^ "Sumfest to honour Beres, Isaacs, ET Webster", Jamaica Star, 24 June 2011, retrieved 20 October 2012
  5. ^ Lawson, Joel (2011) "E.T. Webster to be honoured at Sumfest 2011", Western Mirror, 9 July 2011, retrieved 20 October 2012
  6. ^ Campbell-Livingston, Cecelia (2011) "Outstanding performances bring Reggae Sumfest to a close", Jamaica Observer, 25 July 2011, retrieved 20 October 2012

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