Home > Artists > Hopeton Lewis
Hopeton Lewis

Hopeton Lewis

1947 -

Origin: Jamaica

Main instrument: Vocal

Genres: Gospel, Reggae

Famed Jamaican baritone Hopeton Lewis first exercised his legendary vocal chords as a child in the Burnt Savannah Holiness Church choir. He formed his first group, The Regals, while still a teenager, after both his mother and grandparents had passed away. In 1966, Lewis recorded Take It Easy, what some consider the beginning of rocksteady, a precursor to reggae. In the late 1980s, the singer added producer to his list of accomplishments with the launch of record label Bay City Music. Lewis has slowly returned to his first love: church music. Since the 1990s, he has released over a dozen Gospel albums.

HOPETON LEWIS ONLINE
Share:
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
2009 Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae Tuesday July 7, 2009 at 9 p.m.
Scène General Motors
[CONCERT INFO]

To comment on this profile or signal some inaccurate information, send your email to webmestre_jazz@equipespectra.ca.

Artists index

Name of the artist or group

Show artists who appeared in:

Show artists whose musical genre is:


Show artists whose musical instrument is:

Search for artists by country or province:

Link to this video