Members

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. 

Winsome “ Lady C” Charlton

Florida

Winsome “Lady C” Charlton became a member of VRCA in 2013. A trained broadcaster she was assistant producer for the “The Radio One Club”, a popular radio show on BBC. She is credited with introducing ska music over the British airwaves. “Although the music evoked controversy, she promoted airplay for Desmond Decker’s tune ‘Israelite’.

In Florida she became a radio personality at WAVS, and has been entertaining listeners with her cool voice for over 30 years reaching millions Lady C is credited with the distinction of introducing the first 24-hour/seven-day-per-week Caribbean radio station in South Florida.  A woman passionate about her endeavors to share the extraordinary individuality of the Caribbean region. Winsome expresses this through her ardent love of Caribbean music. It was this eagerness to draw increased awareness to the distinctive music of the Caribbean that led her in 1994 to found the Reggae Soca Awards, which she has tagged the 'Caribbean Grammys'.

Volunteerism is part of her mantra, and she sits on many boards of charitable organizations.

“Music is my business and I hope my business brings you some pleasure; whatever you do always live the life you love and love the life you live.”  Words of wisdom from “Lady C”.
 

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