The legendary JOHNNY OSBOURNE is making his comeback for 2023!
In a career spanning more than half a century, it’s like he’s had several lives: a privileged witness to the evolution of Jamaican music, he witnessed the birth of Reggae, Dancehall and then Digital. His career, punctuated by numerous hits such as the classic Truth and Right, began in the 1960s and has never stopped evolving.
After his debut in 1967 with the Jamaican band THE WILDCATS and his first recordings with COXSONE DODD, he moved to Canada where he tried out different bands. He made a sensational return to Jamaica in the 1980s. He worked in particular with STUDIO ONE, which gave birth to the legendary album « TRUTH AND RIGHTS » and thus to the eponymous title. Then, with KING JAMMY, he recorded the successful album FOLLY RANKING.
More discreet from the 90’s onwards, he made a comeback on stage which did not go unnoticed in 2012 for a festival tour on which he once again demonstrated his legendary stage presence. At the same time, he remains in the air of time and collaborates with big
names of the moment like CHINESE MAN on the track Independant Music or with MAJOR LAZER on Jah No Partial.
For 2023, it is with a new album that he signs his great return! Produced by Baco Records and in close collaboration with musician STEPPER, this new project will thrill reggae aficionados.
The two artists have known each other through numerous dates together and have naturally become friends. When STEPPER decided to let JOHNNY OSBOURNE listen to some of his demos, it immediately struck a chord with this reggae tenor.
That’s how they started to create « RIGHT TIGHT TIME » composed of original tracks and revisited classics, surrounded by the best of the musicians who make up the FRENCH CONNECTION BAND!
STEPPER also called on MAEL « LOEIZ » DANION to co-produce the album.
The result is delightful: 10 tracks with sunny, catchy melodies, 10 tracks whose lyrics and JOHNNY OSBOURNE’s explosive energy manage to carry us along on an ultra positive wave!