Members

Lopez “Dockie” Ameer - Member

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.

Dennis “Little Dennis” Skinner - Member

Canada

Dennis became a VRCA member in 2014 and was a recipient of a VRCA Lifetime achievement award in Atlanta 2013. A frequent supporter of VRCA events over the years, Dennis is originally from Whitfield Town in Jamaica. His early musical influences came from listening to the sound systems of the neighborhood. These included Coxsone Downbeat, King Edwards, Duke Reid and Doc’s Thunderstorm  - all stalwarts in the sound system business.

He migrated to Canada in 1972 taking his prized collection of records with him. His passion is for soul music and he has been on many sojourns inside and outside of Canada seeking new gems to add to his collection. On the trips he has encountered and became friends with some stalwarts in the collecting fraternity including the late Spencer Tracy, Raphael Grant, Paul Hutton and Norman “Buzz” Fortella.

A solid supporter and now extremely dependable member of VRCA Dennis go about his VRCA business without fanfare.

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