Members

                       

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.

(To be further updated soon)

Clifford “Cliffy” Walsh

Canada

Clifford “ Cliffy” Walsh, they call him the “record chef” is our newest member having joined the organization in 2015. Growing up in Greenwich Farm, Kingston Jamaica his father being the owner of a small sound system influenced his introduction into the world of music. Cliffy would often accompany him to play at small parties in their area in the late 1960’s to early 1970’s.

Migrating to Canada in 1980 Clifford took his small vinyl collection with him (albeit with nothing to play them on). While in Canada he made contact with Winston"Bobby" Daley an older associate from Greenwich Farm and ardent vinyl record collector living in Detroit. On weekends Clifford often made trips to Detroit to hang out but often would end up in the kitchen whilst Bobby and his friends went record hunting expeditions. On their return he would receive whatever ”brukings” (Jamaican slang for extras) Bobby and his friends could spare him.  For “Cliffy” life as a real collector had begun.

He names Van McCoy as one of his favorite artiste.

Clayton Young

Florida

The man with the velvet voice, Clayton joined the VRCA membership in 2012.  One of those collectors who has preferred to be under the radar, his motto being “walk softly and carry a big stick”. Be aware however that he is armed to the teeth, his weapon of choice being vinyl.  With his calm demeanor and willingness to participate, he is most definitely an asset to our organization. Currently President of the Kiwanis Club of greater Broward County Sunrise Chapter, Clayton is very passionate not only about the music also about giving back to those less fortunate in society and has been actively engaged in Christmas in July fundraisers which help homeless children in Florida.

His love for music was nurtured in Jamaica with influence from his father who was a lover of Jazz. Clayton was a DJ with the Ovation Disco before migrating to New York in 1975. Regrettably he left his records and had to start afresh in New York where he made a connection with Michael Barnett who in Clayton’s words “became his key mentor and exposed him to a new world of collecting”. Another co-host on collectorskornernow.com network Vintage Vinyl show Clayton always treats his audience to an entertaining feast of various musical genres. 

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