Veteran Reggae Group Home-T Reunites & Releases New Album

00-hometThe foundation members of Reggae group Home-T regrouped to present a new CD called ‘SEND COME CALL WE.’

It is produced and arranged by the legendary Mikey “Mao” Chung and backed by the original Now Generation Band.

Home-T’s entry into the music business was a self-produced song ‘Mr. Fire” written by co-founder Junior Gentles on their own Home-T Label. Many singles followed on the Mushroom Label: a cover of the pop hit “Stop Children,”  “Dedication,” a song written by the legendary BB Seaton, and a cover of The Wailing Wailers “ Soul Shake Down Party.”

On their own Junjo Label came “ Irons in the Fire, “Mystique”, “Love Oh Love” and “Dance a Sweet Kind A Music.”

The last two songs allowed them to be finalists in the 1978/79 Festival Song Competitions, then came a reworked version of  ”Soul Shake Down Party” on Phonogram Records which was released in Europe.

All these singles were produced by Mikey “Mao” Chung and assisted by Home-T. Other singles followed on the Joe Gibbs Label: “Respection,” “ Red Bum Ball” retitled  “Playmate,” and in 1980 a Christmas Song written by Mikie Bennett called “Christmas Mood” more popularly known as “Mek The Christmas Ketch you in a Good Mood,” which became an anthem that’s played every Christmas season.

In 1983 “Sly & Robbie Present Home-T” was released which yielded a #1 song “Do You Believe?” on the UK Black Echoes Chart. This song was written by the late Trevor Roper of the band Chalice.

In 1988 Home-T busted out big time on the reggae scene with hits such as “Who She Love” and “Don’t Throw it All Away” on The Jammys Label, then on the Music Works Label they had  “Holding On,” “Pirates Anthem,” and “Single Life,” solidifying them as hit makers.

Some of these songs were done in collaboration with Shabba Ranks and Cocoa Tea. In 2006 the album “Stronger Now” was produced by Mikie Bennett and Home-T at Grafton Studios.

Home-T has had its share of experiences to last many lifetimes. This is timely shared with audiences around the world, through scintillating performances with an eclectic mix of Ska, Rock Steady and the every pounding bass lines of the intriguing reggae music.

Check out the new album here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/homet1

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