I've Got The Handle
...on Leroy Sibbles. In interview form, anyways. (yeah, he'd definitely beat me in a knife fight, which is what the Heptones song is actually about)
Tune in to the Abstract Index at 7PM this coming Wednesday for an edited version of an interview I did with Leroy Heptones himself for Jamaican Echoes, the CBC documentary which aired at the end of June.
The very affable ex-Torontonian talks about the many phases of his career and work with some of Jamaica and Toronto's best musicians. For those who don't know, he is one of the key architects of reggae in both locales.
I'm airing this to coincide with next weekend's Jamaica Day (actually two days) in Keelesdale Park. CIUT will be broadcasting the Saturday portion of the event, while Leroy's going to be a sure-fire highlight on Sunday.
FWIW, I'll be helping out with the broadcast on Saturday, though Jamaica Day has fewer pauses in its schedule for impromptu vocalizations which drone on for 20 minutes at a time.