Reggae Archives – Jimmy & Tarrus Riley – Rare Moment on Stage

Martin James Norman Riley, better known as Jimmy Riley, was a Jamaican singer who in addition to recording solo was also a member of the Sensations and The Uniques and was the father of “African Queen” singer  Tarrus Riley

In  this clip, Tarrus invites his noticeably ailing father to share the stage with him. It was an electrifying moment {JR sang his mega hit “Gonna Get Rougher”. They were well received and this moment is undoubtedly a great reggae moment ~ one for the reggae archives for sure:

Jimmy Riley, the Veteran singer, whose career spanned six decades of popular Jamaican music, passed away last week (Mar. 23 ) in New York, where he was undergoing treatment for cancer. #RIP #LEGEND the reggae fraternity will keep your name alive always.

 

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