Donald Smith - Member

Growing up in Shady Grove in Kingston, Jamaica his early influence in the music came from listening to the sound systems that played near his home as well as his mother who was a great fan of Nat King Cole. In 1965 he joined the highly popular fraternity of Merritone fans, by 1968 he was one of the co-founders of Young Folks Disco out of Mona Heights. Interestingly, he recalls there was friendly rivalry between Young Folks and Ovations Discos, the latter was operated by Clayton Young himself another VRCA member (Florida Chapter). Donald migrated to Connecticut in 1977 where he linked up with Clayton and Wesley Blake who shared a similar passion for the music…...and the story continues. A current host on crazyvibezradio.com his Saturday morning program airs from 9am - 12 pm.  He names his favorite song as The Heptones “Fatty Fatty”.

Donald joined the VRCA team in 2012, the decision he says was influenced by the camaraderie and charitable outreach of the organization.