Lloyd Green - Toronto


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.

Dennis “Little Dennis” Skinner - Toronto


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.