LEROY SMART?
March 26, 2014 12:44AM
Does anyone know whether LEROY SMART still performs?

If so, I'd love to see him at SNWMF someday.....
Re: LEROY SMART?
March 26, 2014 02:44AM
Leroy Smart & Leroy Sibbles did a show in queens 2 weeks ago.
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Re: LEROY SMART?
March 26, 2014 04:09AM
Not only does he still perform, but when he does......it's pandemonium





Next to Al Campbell, he is my top request to all Cali promotors.

Sound System or stage show, The Original Don is ready.



Re: LEROY SMART?
March 26, 2014 04:07PM
Al Campbell was in New York last weekend on CVP's show on WKCR. I believe Mr Smart was in Southern cali not too long ago.

I say... Some Never Plant yet want to Reap,
Be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm all alone..
Re: LEROY SMART?
March 26, 2014 05:16PM
just remember to "watch your wallet"

eye rolling smileyeye rolling smiley



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Re: LEROY SMART?
March 26, 2014 07:08PM
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wellcharge
just remember to "watch your wallet"

eye rolling smileyeye rolling smiley

urban legend even or true ?.. this story has passed down from many a forum..
Re: LEROY SMART?
March 26, 2014 10:51PM
Ihave seen both Leroy and Al Campbell perform in S. Cali a couple of decades ago. Would love to see both of them again. Especially Al Campbell, who is a really nice guy as well as being a great performer and producer.
Re: LEROY SMART?
March 27, 2014 03:56PM
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wellcharge
just remember to "watch your wallet"

eye rolling smileyeye rolling smiley

urban legend even or true ?.. this story has passed down from many a forum..



just ask roger steffens
Re: LEROY SMART?
March 27, 2014 04:43PM
at the risk of showing great ignorance...what's the "watch your wallet" story?

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Re: LEROY SMART?
March 27, 2014 05:55PM
well, a google search answered my question. for any others that are curious, here is what I found in an interview roger steffens did with keith richards:

RS: And Toots is a old and dear friend. He was on my show. I did the Reggae Beat Show on the radio in L.A. for 400 (Inaudible) days worth. And Bob was our first guest. We started with Bob, so it’s been in my blood for a long time. It’s like you , once you hear it you just can’t get away from it. I went to Jamaica with my wife in 76. Leroy Smart pick my pocket in Tuff Gong.


KR: Yeah, he would. (Laughs)


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Re: LEROY SMART?
April 05, 2014 03:50AM
Has he picked pocket anytime in the last 37 years?

I couldn't imagine stories about myself from 38 years ago being used to define me 2014.

God bless the internet......
Re: LEROY SMART?
April 05, 2014 05:32AM
dang, hi*fi--you nail it every time you swing the hammer. respect.

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Re: LEROY SMART?
April 06, 2014 07:14PM
leroy is cool, definitely a lot of personality. maybe at like volume of 11 like on spinal tap where i usually prefer a personality with a volume of about 6 or 7... but he's an interesting character for sure.

he passed through SD about 3-4 years ago right after i moved back and i interviewed him as part of some streaming radio i was doing with tribe of kings. dude had a rough upbringing and it gave me some insight into his unique style. really makes sense to me now.

he was still in good voice although i could see it being like other singers of his vintage where he could sound really clean and good on some days and other days it might not be really good. but what i heard at that time was nice... i stood a few feet away as he cut some mean dubs.
Re: LEROY SMART?
April 07, 2014 12:16AM
Thanks for the feedback, so nice. TBH, Leroy always sounded to me like more "style" than "voice", and I'm guessing his personality has a lot to do with his success as a musician.
Re: LEROY SMART?
April 09, 2014 06:35PM
THE LiViVNG EVERY DAY
IT 'AINT EASY
SOME WORK AND GET THEM PAY
BUT THEM DON'T SEE NO MONEY









I say... Some Never Plant yet want to Reap,
Be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm all alone..



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Re: LEROY SMART?
April 10, 2014 12:45AM
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Chimino
Thanks for the feedback, so nice. TBH, Leroy always sounded to me like more "style" than "voice", and I'm guessing his personality has a lot to do with his success as a musician.

His popularity in the mid-80s in JA was impressive, & while buying my favorite sides by him I also thought

This guy has a voice Jamaican listeners love & American listeners will never embrace

Real yard vibes in this singer.
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