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Hopeton Lewis had a huge hit in 1966's "Take it Easy" off the record of the same name. Take it Easy features backing by Lynn Taitt and the Jets. Lewis continued to make rocksteady reggae records through the 1970s and according to source wrote the first "herb" song with his track "Cool Collie." Arguably his last big reggae track was the 1970 Festival Song Competition winner, "Boom Shacka Lacka," which he recorded for Duke Reid's Treasure Isle label. Lewis would then increasingly turn to gospel in the 1980s and continues to record gospel music to this day. Take a listen:

Buy: Get Take it Easy from eMusic here. See his myspace here.

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Michael Verity said... @ 9/05/2008 10:29:00 PM

I enjoy your classic reggae posts alot.

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