Jahmings Maccow

Jahmings Maccow

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World - Reggae/Carribean | Toluca Lake, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,900   
Member Since: 2006
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The Enforcers

In 1983 Jahmings put together a band called "THE ENFORCERS" who did mostly studio work for Bullwackies Artists like "MAX ROMEO" and "SUGAR MINOTT". This was the same time period he ran into singing group "LOVE JOYS", "LEROY SIBBLES" and "HOPETON LEWIS", who invited him down to his studio in Montego Bay, Jamaica to do some recording.

The Enforcers was a South Bronx based reggae band. In the Winter/Spring of 1983 after the separation of Catch-A-Fire, Jahmings Maccow's previous band. B.T. Express road manager Joe met with Jahmings to discuss and arrange a meeting with Columbia Records A&R Barry at his office on 51st Street in Manhattan about recording some songs. The meeting took place sometime in late February or early March, and Barry discussed with Jahmings about recording "Fever," a song written by: Joe Tex and done by: Peggy Lee. After the meeting Joe gave Jahmings a "2" inc. tape to start the recording procedures. Jahmings took a vinyl 45 recording copy of Fever done by: Peggy Lee down to Brooklyn to his bass player & producer friend Paul Henton's appartment to take a listen. After listening to the recording several times over, Paul asked Jahmings what kind of feel or ideas he had for the song. Jahmings replied, a reggae feel. Paul said yes that sounds good, but with a rubba dub feel. So, they both started to work on the arrangment for the song. A week later, Jahmings called up bass player Cliff O'donoghue, another previous member of Catch-A-Fire and told him about the project he was working on, and that he will need him to help put a band together for it. Cliff called up singer/songwriter/rhythm guitar player Patrick Ramsey and R&B Reggae drummer Lyndon, and asked them to come across town to help put together a band for a project that Jahmings was working on for the A&R department of Columbia Records. Patrick and Lyndon agreed and the band was put together at Cliff's house in the basement. Patrick however was not showing up for rehearsal on a regular basis, so Cliff decided to invite a Bullwackies Studio guitar player by the name of Allah Conrad, from the Bronx, to come down to Brooklyn and help out the band. On the day of Conrad's arrival, Patrick showed up almost at the end of the rehearsal with two females on his arms, with a big grin on his face like as if everything is just one big joke. So, at the end of the rehearsal Conrad pulled Jahmings and Cliff aside and told them this is not a serious environment here to work in, and invited both of them up to the Bronx to join up with drummer Buckey at Bullwackies Studio, but Cliff declined. Jahmings who was living in the Bronx at the time left with Conrad, who offered to give him a ride home. On the way to the Bronx, Conrad gave Jahmings his telephone number and told him he should consider putting together a band in the Bronx, and that he knew of a bass player by the name of Terry who can fill the bass slot. A week later, Jahmings called up Conrad and told him to get in touch with Terry, that he would like to start working on some new songs arrangment and he is ready to put a new band together. Two days later, Conrad called back Jahmings and told him that had gotten in touch with Terry and he had scheduled a rehearsal at Ras Makonnen's house, a guitar player for The Meditations at the time. When Jahmings, Conrad and Terry showed up at Makonnen's for rehearsal they had no drummer, so Makonnen volunteered to fill in as drummer. Jahmings worked on "Fever" and two other new songs, entitled "Yesterday" (Memories) and "Strong Man" (Panya Ground). After the rehearsal Jahmings walked over to Makonnen and thanked him for filling in as drummer for him, and asked him what did he think of the songs that they rehearsed. Makonnen told him that he particularly liked two of the songs that was rehearsed that night. The songs were "Yesterday" (Memories) and "Strong Man" (Panya Ground). The band rehearsed at Makonnen's house for a month before moving farther uptown on the Grand Concourse.