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Loretta Carter, (nicknamed “Boomshot” by New York record collectors)

Atlanta

Loretta has been collecting vinyl record of all genres and showcased them over the years by playing at places such as the ‘THEN’ Fame FM Radio Station and East Road in Jamaica, on several radio shows in New York, played several times on Reggae World Music Network and at the 2015 VRCA Memorial weekend Sunday event in Toronto Canada.

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Lloyd Green

Canada

Originally from Pine Road in the Tower Hill area in Jamaica he had his early musical indoctrination from the sounds being played at the Dancehall’s, (Brammy Lawn and Williams Lawn) in front of and behind his house respectively. Surrounded by music he still remembers the great sound of Sir Kelly “ The Maestro” one of the Sound Systems that frequently played at both those venues. Lloyd took to playing at parties during the early 1970’s before migrating to Canada in 1977.

As so often is the case, the new exposure in Canada took him to an elevated level in collecting. Linking with Edgar “ Dust” Nelson, Ameer “ Dockie” Lopez and Bonner he started in his words “hearing tunes he never heard before”. Always a fun loving personality Lloyd started the “Friday Night Sit In” in Canada where Collectors would gather at each others homes to listen to music.

Lloyd is a past Master of the Prince Hall Masons and is no stranger to giving social service, which is also an integral part of the VRCA mission. He became a member of VRCA in 2010.

Lopez “ Dockie” Ameer

Canada

Dockie is a dedicated supporter of VRCA who attended several events before officially becoming a member in 2010. A recepient of VRCA's Lifetime achievement award in 2015 Dockie's musical journey started in 1969 going to dances and enjoying greta music by the likes of "Tom The Great Great Sebastian" a top sound system in Jamaica then. Other musical influences in Jamaica included legendary sound systems , Stan the Soul Merchant, Merritone Afrique and Afrique.

Migrating to Canada in 1975 Dockie's musical passion never waned. Striking up close associations with stalwart Vinyl Collectors Mell "Muff" Nelson , Lloyd Green, Orville Hemmings, Richard " BilltT" Elcock and Henry Marks further cemented is love for the music. We have been previledged to have Dockie share his musical gems with us in Canada where he hosted an every other Sunday oldies session called "Where old friends meet" and at VRCA Memorial Weekend events in Canada 2009, Jamaica 2011 and Philadelphia 2012. All were well received and appreciated by his peers and other guests.

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