BB SEATON & THE GAYLADS //
The Gaylads were formed in the early sixties. The founding member was B.B. Seaton. He is one of the premier song writers in the history of Jamaican music. His career began in the late fifties, growing up listening to US based groups such as The Platters, The Drifters, The Tempations and The Four Tops. In the early sixties he teamed up with Delano Stewart and Maurice Roberts to form The Gaylads. They recorded the hit single "Lady With The Red Dress On", on Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label. A series of singles and two albums - 'Soul Beat' and 'Gaylads Sing Folk', followed. In 1972, after ten years of working with companies like Studio One and Tip Top Records, he recorded his first solo hit 'Accept My Apology'. A stream of hits followed, 'Lean On Me', 'Thin Line Between Love And Hate', 'My Jamaican Girl', and 'No Good Girl' just to name a few.
The Gaylads became major hit makers in the late 60’s for Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One label.
"Througout the sixties and into the early seventies, their role in shaping the sound of Jamaican music was considerable, releasing probably more hits than any other single vocal group, and when one considers the competition including such giants as The Wailers, The Maytals, The Paragons and The Heptones, one can truly appreciate the extent of the achievement"