Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Artist: Fujahtive, Album: The Sound, Song: On The Run

Fujahtive were a reggae band from Toronto, Ontario.  They were a 7pc band featuring trombone and sax players.  The members were Anthony Annecchini, Craig Naughty, Winston Hosang, David Jackson, Robert Jagodkin, Andrew Cosby and Anthony Goldstein.  The band released their debut album in 1992 entitled, In Black and White, and it had at least one single released from that album that I can recall.  The song, Send Fi Me Girl, received some strong radio and video support (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzeGpD3xpp0&feature=related) and the band became fixtures in Toronto's live music scene playing shows at the legendary Bamboo Club and Lee's Palace.  They also toured Canada and would follow up their debut in 1994 with this sophomore release entitled, The Sound.  It was another strong release and it garnered the band a Juno nomination for Best Reggae Recording in 1995.  They were nominated along with the band One (see blog 1/31/12) but lost out to Carla Marshal.  This would prove to be the band's final release.  On The Run is the smoking lead off track from this album which boasts some rock and roll guitars and crazy horns.  You can check it out on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KksiDyrGyIA&list=UUppSJ2-WmKhVgELd07MXO3w&index=3&feature=plcp).  Unfortunately, there isn't much written about the band or it's members but I do know that frontman, Winston Hosang, eventually opened up a live music venue called Ellington's in Toronto (http://ellingtonsmusicandcafe.com/).  Ellington's has a vast array of live music and also offers independent CD's for sale as well.  You might also catch Winston playing there.  The album, The Sound, is a difficult find today.  At the time of this blog, there were copies available at Amazon.com for $10.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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