Stanley Beckford

Also known as Beckford, S. Beckford, Stanley, Starlight
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.mentomusic.com/stanley.htm

Discography of Stanley Beckford:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Plays Mento 13 Audio 2002-06-01 Barclay
2 Family Court 2 Audio 1977 Hit
3 Plays Mento 13 Audio 2002 Barclay
4 Soldering 19 Audio 1993 Heartbeat Records (2)
5 Gipsy Woman 10 Audio GG's Records
6 Leave My Kisi Loo 2 Audio Sky Note
7 Plays Mento 13 Audio 2002 Barclay
8 Some A We A Ball 2 Audio 1975 GG's Records
9 Israelites 3 Audio 2004
10 Reggaemento 11 Audio 2004


Stanley was born February 17, 1942 in the parish of Portland (he died 30 March 2007, Riverdale, Jamaica). He began singing in church, and then gained prominence by winning on the Vere Johns radio talent competition. Stanley recorded reggae as Stanley & The Turbines and in The Starlites. Although clearly reggae, his music had a tinge of mento, displaying a country sound, especially due to Stanley's mento style vocals, his recordings could best be described as "mento-reggae".


Comments about Stanley Beckford: