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     “Buffalo Soldier” Writer Dead at 71

January 8, 2015
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  Legendary reggae singer and producer Noel “King Sporty” Williams passed away on Monday at the age 71 at University of Miami hospital. He is best known as the co-writer of Bob Marley’s “Buffalo Soldier”.   Reportedly he recorded the hit song in the late 1970s for his Konduko label, but Marley’s version became popular after his death in 1981. For years, Sporty was the a driving force for reggae and pop music in South Florida since the 70s, working with the likes of Henry Stone of TK Records and blue eyed soul singer Bobby Caldwell.   He was posthumously awarded the International Reggae and World Music Awards Lifetime honor in 2010 in New York and a was a sponsor and presenter at the recently held 33rd IRAWMA in South Florida in October.   Source: jamaicaobserver.com/Image: miaminewtimes.com   @CharleneCMC

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