🎵 Also present alongside MusicTT at The Music Imbizo 2020: Gussie Clarke Music Group
Augustus “Gussie” Clarke was born in rural Jamaica on March 26, 1954. In 1972, the seasoned 18-year-old launched his record producing career. His first artiste was the legendary pioneer DeeJay U-Roy, who recorded a single entitled “The Higher The Mountain”. This track marked the official beginning of Gussie’s long term love affair with music and helped him establish himself as one of the top producers of all time that Jamaica had to offer.
To great success, Clarke produced several artists off the following Rumours aka Telephone Love one riddim compilation and generated heavy Jamaican radio rotation off other tracks showcased on the Music Works Showcase ’88 release. Some of the notable hits from this creative era include “Telephone Love” by J.C. Lodge, “Just A Little Bit Longer” by Maxi Priest, “Twice My Age” by Shabba Ranks and Krystal, “Rumours” by Gregory Isaacs, Two Wicked album by Aswad and Mr. Loverman by Shabba Ranks.
The year 2016 saw the rebranding of the Anchor Group of companies. This evolution gave birth to the Gussie Clarke Music Group. The Gussie Clarke Music Group has five companies that cover opportunities and development through partnership for songwriters and creators of music (PitchWorks Music), music publishing (Dub Plate Music Publishers), recording studios (Anchor Recording Studios), media duplication and packaging (Anchor Media Products & Services) and online mixing and mastering (Anchor Mix and Mastering). Gussie continues to oversee the daily operation of these companies.
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