Independent Reggae label: Rainbow Stepper and Kenton Records released at least one single, 'Carefree Girl' by Pat Kelly, in 1977.  Its catalogue number was RK-231. The label was owned by Jah Larry (Larry Kenton), Distributed By Rainbow Stepper Records. Pat Kelly is a reggae singer whose career began in the late 1960s. Kelly was born in Kingston Jamaica in 1944. After leaving school, he spent a year studying electronics in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States during 1966, before returning to Jamaica. In 1967, when Slim Smith left The Techniques, Kelly was brought in to replace him, recording for Duke Reid in the rocksteady era when Reid's Treasure Isle studio/label was dominating Jamaican music. Kelly's falsetto voice, strongly influenced by the American soul singer Sam Cooke, in combination with Winston Riley and Bruce Ruffin, maintained the success that The Techniques had enjoyed with Smith. The Techniques first record with Kelly, "You Don't Care", adapted from Curtis Mayfield's "You'll Want Me Back", spent six weeks at number one in the Jamaican singles chart, and was followed by further hits with "Queen Majesty", "My Girl", "Love Is Not a Gamble", "It's You I Love", and "Run Come Celebrate". In 1968, Kelly went solo. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

77 Pat Kelly  Carefree Girl  RAINBOW STEPPER AND KENTON  RK 231

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