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Freddie Mcgregor Headlines The Captain Of The Ship Tour In Support Of New Album Di Captain

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The Two-Week East Coast Run with Supporting Act Chino McGregor Kicked Off Last Night

First-generation reggae legend Freddie McGregor along with his son and rising dancehall-reggae star, Chino McGregor, kicked off the Captain Of The Ship Tour last night (July 11) in Raleigh, North Carolina. The reggae dynasty will continue north on a two-week stint along the U.S. east coast, concluding in Nantucket, Massachusetts on July 26.  Freddie McGregor is hitting the road in support of his latest chart-topping album Di Captain on VP Records, which peaked at #1 on reggae charts in Jamaica, South Florida and New York.

With the release of Di Captain in January 2013, Freddie McGregor has maintained his stance as being one of the most highly regarded artists in the reggae industry. This 16-track collection demonstrates Freddie’s magnificent talents as a songwriter and his taste for cover versions, romantic ballads and strong cultural messages. Each infused with Freddie’s own unmistakable vibe and rich, soulful vocals.
This year, the internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer is ringing in his 50th year in the music business. Freddie has been on the scene from the earliest days of ska when he joined the popular duo the Clarendonians at seven-years-old. He then went on to record for the legendary Studio One during the glory days of rock steady and early reggae, singing for the Generation Gap and Soul Syndicate band. As a solo artist, he is responsible for roots and culture classics like  “Rastaman Camp” and “Mark of the Beast.” In addition to Jamaican music, Freddie always had a knack for American soul music and some of his early iconic covers included Main Ingredient’s “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely” and Tyrone Davis’s “Can I Change My Mind.” He has worked with legendary Jamaican reggae producers like Niney the Observer, Coxsone Dodd, and Linval Thompson and at the end of the 1980s decided to establish his own recording studio and record label, Big Ship.

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