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WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?

Posted by riffy 
riffy
WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 11:55AM
He was THE MAN! Duz sanyone know how prolific he was?
TR-808
Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 12:04PM

did some good songs.. and some great ones

i don't know him as a writer though, just a vocalist


in terms of being "prolific" he was nowhere near holt, wilson, isaacs, etc


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Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 12:04PM
MIR backed him up sometime?
riffy
Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 12:09PM
no roots-ee, he went to Zion long ago.

I know he wasn't prolific, wrong word I used. How much did he do? I know he did a lot of covers. bout how many albums did he do?
TR-808
Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 12:27PM

some are listed here: [www.roots-archives.com] but i have an LP not shown.. on trojan

i used a wrong word too:

> don't know him as a writer though, just a vocalist


should have said "only a vocalist"

the first way sounds like a dis, which is wasn't meant as


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Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 12:40PM
his LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE ( 1970 ) is a classic, of course.
Misty in Roots posse performed with Nicky on that or did with Nicky later on for a while i do believe?
jb welda
Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 12:48PM
i dont know; i always thought of him as a third line sort of vocalist. ok but nothing spectacular. and too heavy on the production values in a uk 70s trojan string ensemble way. but thats just me.

one love
jah bill
Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 12:49PM
the Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae ( 1998 ) ( page 200 )
states that
Misty in Roots originated in 1974 in Southall, Middlesex, ( London area )
backing Jamaican singer Nicky Thomas on his British tour a year later ) in 1975 )
...
one peace roots-ee
[thearkband.com]
TR-808
Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 12:57PM

> too heavy on the production values in a uk 70s trojan string ensemble way

spoken like a true john holt fan!!

yeah he was over toward the soul-pop stylings a lot of the time


some nice vocal performances in there though

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Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 01:26PM
From the February 20, 2005 interview of Poko, lead singer for Misty In Roots:

"Well, we were a band before Nicky Thomas, but as Nicky Thomas was in London, and he saw the band and he liked the little vibes that we had, and he said, yes, if we want to back him, then we can come in. And of course we learned his music and we basically learned the rudiments of the way we play now."

"And how long did you play with Nicky"

"About three years."

[www.ireggae.com]
riffy
Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 02:00PM
ah.. thx for the enlightenment..
riffy
Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 02:03PM
I thought MIR was Daniel's band. I've not heard any MIR and thought it was a newer roots band that Daniel was in. I'm pronbaly missin the boat, eh?
Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 02:16PM
on repeat -
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Misty in Roots originated in 1974 in Southall, Middlesex, ( London area )
backing Jamaican singer Nicky Thomas on his British tour a year later ) in 1975 )
...
jb welda
Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 02:41PM
ever hear the phrase "one track mind" rootsee?

one love
jah bill
TR-808
Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 02:51PM

> ever hear the phrase "one track mind" rootsee?


no, because he was busy listening to Misty in Roots!


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papa ray
Re: WHO LUVS NICKY THOMAS?
March 24, 2006 05:03PM
Was wondering of Nicky was related to Ruddy Thomas, singer & engineer.
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