19 February 1951 (age 66)
Horace Andy, or Horace Hinds ( ⋆ 19 Feb 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica) is legendary reggae artist and roots reggae singer and songwriter. He is also Rastafarian. His first single, "This is a Black Man's Country," was released 1967 Andy is one of the most respected and influential singers in Jamaica, known for his distinctive falsetto vocal style and songs as Skylarking, Government Land, Angel, Five Man Army and for his work with English Massive Attack. He is famous for a covers as Ain't No Sunshine and Papa Was A Rolling Stone. Andys first studio albums were Skylarking (1972), You Are My Angel (1973) and Earth Must Be Hell (1974) . His latest, Broken Beats, was released 2013.
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Born Horace Hinds on 19 February 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica, he made his earliest recordings in the late 1960s. Known for his distinctive falsetto vocal style, he sung on many classic production for reggae producers, including Phil Pratt, King Tubby and Prince Jammy. He is a devout Rastafari and, like many reggae singers, much of his material deals with themes of religion and social justice.
Andy found a new generation of fans in the 1990s, thanks to his work with trip hop pioneers Massive Attack. He continues to record new music, with an album called Living in the Flood released in 1999 on Massive Attack's Melankolic record label.
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