Conscious Plat

The Reggae singer and songwriter, John Holt, has died.THE FAMILY of the late reggae legend John Holt, has confirmed that the singer died of cancer.Holt's nephew, Tex exclusively told The Voice, that his uncle was ill with cancer, and passed away in the early hours of Monday morning (Oct 20). Tex, told The Voice: "We've only known about the cancer for a few months.
The singer, who was 69 years old, was being treated at The Wellington Hospital in St John's Wood, northwest London. Tex added: "I have so many fond memories of him enjoying life and having fun. He always looked to the bright side." The musician is well known for writing and singing the original version of The Tide Is High in 1967 - which was later covered by Blondie, Gregory Isaacs and Atomic Kitten. Holt’s childhood friend, and fellow Jamaican singer, Winston Francis – also known as King Cool – last spoke to Holt last week. He said to The Voice: “He told me he wasn’t very well. He said to me ‘I can only pray and keep my fingers crossed’.” Francis added: “I feel proud to have known John. He was such a gentleman and always so dignified.” Born on July 11 1945 in Kingston, Jamaica, Holt came to prominence as lead singer of the group The Paragons. Their hits included Ali Baba, Tonight and I See Your Face. Holt left the band in 1970 to focus on his solo career, where his 1972 single Stick by Me went on to become the biggest selling Jamaican record of that same year. Famed for incorporating orchestras in his live shows, his romantic love songs, and his iconic album 1,000 Volts of Holt, the Jamaican singer found favour with his powerful live performances, and is widely considered reggae royalty amongst the genre’s aficionados. The reggae community was stunned by the news that the icon had passed away, and tributes have poured in from the international artists including Shaggy, Sean Paul and Beverley Knight. The family are currently arranging the funeral details, and have confirmed that Holt's body will be sent to Jamaica for burial. (the voice)

Mary J Blige will be performing at the NIA, Saturday 15th November. Her new album might be called The London Sessions, but Mary J. Blige is giving us true Brooklyn MJB in the official music video to her UK single “Right Now“! Serving as the lead track from her upcoming LP, the Disclosure-produced track has been receiving a high amount of praise from Mary’s dedicated fans. With 20+ years as a dominating force in the industry, it’s no question as to why she’s been dubbed “The Queen”. From riding around London town in her black Bentley to taking over the stage at a dance club, this video will remind you just why you love Mary J. oh so much.

Playlist Sunday 26-10-2014

Wendell B - When It Don't Make Sense
Angie Stone - Do What U Gotta Do
Grover Washington Jr. - Jamming
Monique Thomas - Daughter Shine
Eric Nolan - Reminds Me
Garcia - Praying For Rain
Joe - Future TEller
Victor Haynes - My Time Is Right Here
Jack Radics - Good Lovin'
Yasmine Amari - Chose To Be
Garvin Christoher - WE'll Always Be Together
Bo Kirkland & Ruth Davis - You're Gonna Get Next To Me
Barry White - Midnight & You

Conscious Plat x 3
1 I'm A Queen 2 My Sistah 3 Black Pharaohs

Just Right Band - I Want More
Linda Clifford - I Just Can't Let This Good Thing Get Away
Don-E - (loose Ends Remix)
Gary Brown - - Somebody Been Sleeping In My Bed
Side Effect - SOS
Ronnie Mc Neir - Everybody's In A Hurry
John Holt (RIP) - Never, Never, Never
Al Hudson & Soul Partners - Spread Love

Conscious Plat Biography:

I am Conscious Plat a Nubian Queen who is a singer, writer and poet. My music is available on Itunes, Amazon and CD Baby. I create songs and poetry for the purpose of empowering The People. My mission is to impact many with my poetry and songs. I want to reach as many of my people as possible but even if I reach a few, I am still victorious. I promote Black Unity and Black Love. We must bond together if we want to rise above our adversities. Peace

Their website closed in 2013, but this was the welcome message: Welcome to The Conscious African Mind. This site was created by singer songwriter Conscious Plat for the purpose of Uniting People of African descent. The various videos, blogs and other post does not necessarily reflect the views of Conscious Plat. Members are welcome to freely post content to the site but are encouraged to do so in a respectful manor. Religious preferences, Political views, etc. are not a determining factor for membership at The Conscious African Mind. Our main goals are promoting unity, circulating knowledge, peace and love.  (Facebook)

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