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LINK&CHAIN - DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae Vocal Group)

Last updated: January 2016

LINK&CHAIN - PROFILE:

Group:  Link&Chain
Location: Jamaica/United States
Genre: Reggae
Influences: Burning Spear, Steel Pulse, Wailers, Paragons, Mighty Diamond

Current members: 
Paul Williams - Lead Vocals
Trevor Douglas - Harmony
Dwight Campbell - Harmony/Lead Vocal
O'Niel Griffiths - Harmony

Biography:
Link&Chain is a unique musical group that has been performing and recording for about thirty five years (35). ”This outstanding group involves four extraordinary dedicated rastaman. Dwight Campbell the maestro is known as “Tweetie”, Paul Williams, the big voice and writer is “Mirror”.

Trevor Douglas is known to us as “Kasha” and is the inspiration, the strong one and O’Neil Griffiths, the man who was always there and eventually became the newest member of the group.The name is as unique as the group and came about through a process that involved high meditation and elimination.

“Kasha” (Trevor) was the inspired member who first suggested Link&Chain and as explained by “Tweetie” (Dwight) “many Links make up a chain and the chain is binding. Every member is a link, every fan is another link and this chain now will become a link to world unity through music.”

Reflection on the shackles and struggles of the black man was a part of the thought process that makes this name such a universal and striking one. Link&Chain was originally a Trio make up of accomplished and well intended youths who had music plastered all over them. Based in quiet Port Maria Bay these youngsters were LINKED to the Island recording group Foundations by a thread that ran through their life, their music and their sound. Ranging from 13 plus and 20, they gathered “up at Beverly Hills" and rehearsed they had an affinity for learning the music and musical creation.

They already sang like birds, ‘Mirrow”and “Tweetie” learnt to play the guitar and the “foundation” for this formidable group was set. O’Neil who was already a spiritual member, and later officially joined the group as its fourth harmony.

There was a cross fertilization between these groups and eventually when Foundation moved to Island Records, Link&Chain and Earth Messengers were poised to become big stars as a part of producer Lawrence “Jack Ruby” Lindo’s new entourage. He signed Donovan and Foundation to Island Records and Link&Chain and Earth Messengers were to be next. He only half fulfilled his dream before he passed.

New Day is significant because it was the first attempt at a studio recording and the second song written by the groups’ strongman “Mirror”, having already written “My head was anointed with joy”. This first song though, was still a nerve racking undertaking although they were well rehearsed and knowledgeable in their craft.
In January 2016, the band released the new EP " Fix The Roof"


LINK&CHAIN - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Albums:
.1990 - New Day  - [Reissue: "Improve Yourself" 2014]
.1992 - S.T.O.P. -  [Reissue: "Improve Yourself" 2014]


2) EPs:
.2016 - Fix The Roof


3) Singles:
.1990 - African Struggle - [Volcano]
.2015 - New Day Remake - [Link&Chain Music]


Link&Chain - Discography:
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New EP:

.2016 - Fix The Roof
(Original Press):

"Fix The Roof" 2016 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Jah Is Great. 2) Long Road. 3) 4) Again and Again. 5) I gave You Rose. 6) New Day 'REVISITED'.
[Label: Link&Chain Music  (EP Digital: 2016)]

Buy EP on  Bandcamp

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New Singles:

.2015 - New Day Remake
(Original Press):
Group: Link&Chain
Song: New Day Remake
Format: Digital Single
Label: Link&Chain Music

Buy Single on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon - Bandcamp

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Albums:

.1990 - New Day - [Reissue: "Improve Yourself" 2014]
(Original Press):
"New Day" 1990 - [Ras Records]
Reissue: "Improve Yourself" 2014 - [Ras Records]
Editions:

"New Day" 1990 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) New Day. 2) Dirty Works. 3) Fools. 4) Blackman's Burden. 5) Oppression. 6) Bad Girl. 7) African Struggle. 8) Leavin' Outa Here. 9) Conscious. 10) Don't Bus' It.
[Label: Ras Records (Lp/Cd: 1990)]

Reissue: "Improve Yourself" 2014
[It includes the full albums "New Day" & "S.T.O.P."]
Tracks:
1) New Day. 2) Dirty Works. 3) Fools. 4) Blackmans Burden. 5) Oppressiom. 6) Bad Girl. 7) African Struggle. 8) Concious. 9) Dont Bus' it. 10) Leavin' outa Here. 11) Something Is Wrong. 12) S.T.O.P. 13) Improve Yourself. 14) Its a Long Time. 15) The Way You Make Me Feel. 16) Hitchhiking. 17) African Man. 18) Desperados. 19) Bring the Family Back. 20) Infatuation. 21) Blue Skies. 22) Lonely Girl (feat. Link'n'Chain).
[Label: Ras Records (Digital Release: 2014)]

Buy Album on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon
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.1992 - S.T.O.P. - [Reissue: "Improve Yourself" 2014]
(Original Press):
"S.T.O.P." 1992 - [Ras Records]

Reissue: "Improve Yourself" 2014 - [Ras Records]
Editions:

"S.T.O.P." 1992 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Something. 2) S.T.O.P. 3) Improve Yourself. 4) It's A Long Time. 5) The Way You Make Me Feel. 6) Hitchhiking. 7) African Man. 8) Bring The Family Back. 9) Infatuation. 10) Blue Skies. 11) Desparados. 12) Lonely Girl.
[Label: Ras Records (Cd: 1992)]

Reissue: "Improve Yourself" 2014
[It includes the full albums "New Day" & "S.T.O.P."]
Tracks:
1) New Day. 2) Dirty Works. 3) Fools. 4) Blackmans Burden. 5) Oppressiom. 6) Bad Girl. 7) African Struggle. 8) Concious. 9) Dont Bus' it. 10) Leavin' outa Here. 11) Something Is Wrong. 12) S.T.O.P. 13) Improve Yourself. 14) Its a Long Time. 15) The Way You Make Me Feel. 16) Hitchhiking. 17) African Man. 18) Desperados. 19) Bring the Family Back. 20) Infatuation. 21) Blue Skies. 22) Lonely Girl (feat. Link'n'Chain).
[Label: Ras Records (Digital Release: 2014)]

Buy Album on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon

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LINK&CHAIN - CONTACTS:
Facebook
Twitter
Soundcloud
Youtube Channel
Instagram
Bandcamp
Website: www.linknchainmusicgroup.com

For bookings and information please contact:
Email: dwightlink5@gmail.com - paulchain01@yahoo.comNylock5@aol.com

For press/media inquiries please contact:
Email: dwightlink5@gmail.com - paulchain01@yahoo.com - Nylock5@aol.com




Link&Chain "African Struggle"


Link&Chain "African Man"


Link&Chain "New Day"


Link&Chain "Lonely Girl"


Link&Chain "Don't Bus' it" 1990


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