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The Webber Sisters


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Sisters Cynthia and Merlene Webber began recording ( separately and together) in Reggae’s” golden age’’ ( their brother David was an early member of the Gladiators)
and have had hits in every decade since.Merlene (whose name is alternately spelled Merlin,
Merline and Merlyn on various records) scored early with” Hard Life” on Smash and”
Dream,Dream,” Produced by Syd Bucknor and issued in England on the Third World label,

with the magnificent” protest song” In Our time” on the b-side. Ackee released the unusual”
Natengula” in the UK in 1971.Introduced to producer Lloyd Campbell by the singer Keith
Poppin, she went on to release a series of hit singles issued on his Spider Man, Joe
Fraser and (UK) Jama labels including” Letter To Mommy and Daddy,” ” He Will Have To
Stay,” First Cut Is the Deepest,” ” As Long As You Love Me,” ” Cheating Is,” “One Life To
Live” ( backed by The Revolutionaries), the self-penned” No More Running” and” Once You
Hit the Road,” which become the title track of her first solo album ( on which she is backed
by the legendary skin, Flesh and Bones).

Merlene also took the lead on the first Webber Sisters album,Right Track. Cynthia may have been a little less prolific but her singles include the excellent” Do Jah Good” issued
in the US on the Bull Sentra label and her own album, Sweet Soul and Inspiration,”


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