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Screwdriver (born Dalton Lindo, 1960, Saint James Parish, Jamaica) is a reggae artist active since the mid 1980s.
Screwdriver It was in 1995 when Screwdriver, aka Dalton Lindo released his fourth album, the “Award winning ‘Let Me Remind You’ and six years after in 2001, he resurfaced with the classic release album “Prophecy”. Now in 2007, the irrefutable Screwdriver has returned with a force that will soar to new heights; and he seems destined to attain popularity never before reached with this new album “Road Block”; which is supported by the marketing and distribution channel of VP Records tied with the promotional arm of Joe Fraser Records. One of the best kept secrets in reggae music is about to be revealed that, Screwdriver is an awesome performer, a dynamic singer, a gifted musician and an excellent songwriter; all these elements when combined result I the current styled “Road Block” which comprises 15 tracks, once you drop it in your disc player you are in a parking lot, you can’t move until it is finished playing. Screwdriver has achieved the balance of proportionality touching on all genre of reggae music, such as ‘Lovers Rock’, ‘Roots Rock’, ‘Culture’, ‘Reality’, ‘Conscious’ and ‘Dancehall and it is a cause for celebration. The line up includes a fresh Dancehall cover of Screwdriver’s first 1 hit ‘Sharon Yu Pregnant’ (No Mama). The Roots Rock title track “Road Block” has captivating vibes. It takes an artist of an extremely rare kind to adopt a Bob Marley rhythm in Ken Booth’s “Home Home Home” is appropriately interpreted for the cultured “Africa” echoing the Diaspora dream for repatriation. On “Stress Out” Reality lyrics are delivered on a Niahingi Chant rhythm. Covering another popular rhythm from The Kingstonian’s “Winey Winey”, Screwdriver comes straight to you with the Conscious lyrics of “A Man Is Just A Man”; while the track “Poor Man’s Dream” reminds us once again who Screwdriver represents, who he defends without any pretence or apology. This one is for you. So, go ahead, treat yourself of someone special to one of the best reggae CDs available anywhere. Other hit songs: C. Danny Breakenridge / Ganja Killer Joe Fraser aka Lloyd Campbell Let Me Remind You Free Selassie Live She Too Young Song to push Road Block Thanks to Lloyd Campbell "Fighting For The Love Of The Music" With a black man, Barack Obama, being one of the two candidates in November's United States presidential race, never have so many non-US citizens wished they had a say in the outcome. The Caribbean, in particular Jamaicans, seem to have bought in to Democrat Obama's message of change. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that members of the music fraternity have gotten in their two cents. First off the mark Roots-Reggae singer Calvin 'Coco Tea' Scott was one of the first off the mark with his single, Barack Obama. For Coco Tea, race was not a factor. "It's not really about him being black," said the dancehall artiste who had hit songs such as I Lost My Sonia and Rocking Dolly in the 1980s and 1990s. "A man could be black and not have the right message, or not articulate it properly. But Obama has the type of message that could lead us into the future," he said. Florida-based Jamaican artiste Dalton 'Screwdriver' Lindo also believes in Obama's message of change and was moved to pen and sing Jah Send Him Come. " I wrote the song for Luciano, but he said 'No' when he heard that Coco Tea did one," said the Rastafarian artiste whose smash hit No Mama ruled the airwaves in 1987. Active in the field He said that his producer C. Danny Breakenridge encouraged him to record the track and the rest is history. The 15-year South Florida resident said that he is very active in the field and has been encouraging people to register to vote in a battleground state, although he is not yet eligible. "I'm awaiting my citizenship in a couple of weeks and I will definitely vote," he said. Screwdriver said that Obama would restore credibility to America and make it better for generations. "We can't resolve issues with wars in every disagreement," he said. Coco Tea believes that the presidential candidate's approach to war is one which should be adopted by Jamaicans. Good approach "If you're going to tell all the shotta dem to put down their guns, you cannot do it in an aggressive way," Coco Tea said. "Obama believes in sitting down and speaking with his enemies. That approach to me is one that we need." Other Jamaican artistes who have expressed their support in song for Obama include dancehall sensation Mavado, with We Need Barack, as well as Tyrical with his single De President. Trinidadian calypso legend Slinger Francisco, aka The Mighty Sparrow, has also recorded his tribute, Barack The Magnificent, and presented a copy of the CD to the presidential candidate.