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Carl Meeks

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Singer
Column : Music
Jamaica

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1962, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Carl Meeks is an original, Cultural, Reggae, Dancehall singer with a "Sing J" style. Carl has a unique slur that identifies him, whenever you hear it you know it's Carl Meeks. As a youth, Carl always followed the sound systems from country to town.





Sound systems like Youthman Promotion, Stereo Mars, Jah Love and Stereo Gav just to name a few. One of Carl's favorite singers was Dennis Brown, which he wanted to emulate. The turning point for Carl was when he won second place in a talent show in Kingston called Taste. This was one to the biggest talent shows at that time. After winning second place in the show it gave him the inspiration to pursue his singing career even more.

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