Paketo Wilson - Immigration [Remastered] | RECORD STORE DAY
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ImmigrationOriginally released on the Child of God label in 1982, Immigration is back in it's one and only true form. A song that has witnessed several alternate versions unable to compete with the artistry of the original. Written and composed in search of higher heights, Immigration is a hymn to freedom, to puffing on planes instead of trains, to traveling to foreign lands and building one's own plan without being persecuted, to simply living in this world.Paketo WilsonBorn on October 24th 1956 in Kingston, Jamaica, Paketo Wilson grew up right in the heart of it all. His father, one of the best sign artists of the island, introduced him to the top musicians of the time, opening the doors to the world of music. His mother, on the other hand, wanted him to learn a trade. She sent him to learn dentistry close to home, unaware that every day Paketo would sneak in a band's room just a couple of steps from the dentist shop instead.With no music teacher other than his own two eyes, Paketo would sit and watch. He soon came to understand each and every finger position, and the day he held his first guitar, fire came out of his fingertips. In 1972, at the age of 16, Paketo began his musical career with the New Vibration Band, playing in concerts all around the island, and quickly established himself as a solo artist through Daddy U-Roy's King Stur Gav Sound System.Following the release of Praise Him, Paketo travelled to Canada and performed at the Toronto Concert Hall, together with Leroy Sibbles, Errol Dunkley, Phyllis Dillon and Chester Miller. Soon enough his stage became international and in 1987 Paketo toured the world, playing in Germany, England, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. Paketo defines himself as a positive rastaman and never stops writing, playing, singing, but most of all smiling.