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Nicky Thomas

Nicky Thomas was born Cecil Nicholas Thomas in Portland, Jamaica, in 1949. His first hit in the islands was "Run Nigel Run," produced by Derrick Harriot in 1969, but Thomas' most successful songs were recorded with producer Joe Gibbs, including the wonderful "Love of the Common People," which rode its reggae-pop sound into the U.K. Top Ten in 1970. Following a tour of Britain in support of the single that same year, Thomas decided to stay, and he continued to release his brand of pop-infused reggae from the U.K. until his death in 1990. Sort of a poor man's Jimmy Cliff, Thomas produced a small but infectious body of work, and he deserves to be remembered on the strength of "Love of the Common People" alone, as well as for songs like "BBC," a harsh criticism of Radio 1's treatment of Jamaican reggae artists. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi
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dgeisser2
davedirtdoct o r - nice flow, soft reggae not bad at all
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Sounds like toots musically a little.
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I get a girl just playing have a little faith in the one you .
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michael07073
Ray Davies wrote Lola.
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Love the sounds of old ska and reggie. Love Nicky Thomas!
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Is this the origanl or is the kinks the original?
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Matt, he committed suicide.
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Makes me want to go to LA CITA BAR! Friday nights in downtown LA! Check em out
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58matt26
what a great track! Anyone know why he died so young?
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You can see some poor boy from west Jamaca in New York and this happening to. Hahaha. The song Lola that is
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Original lyrics much needed presently.
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Nss21heath
sounds awesome! AND he has the same name as me, Nicky!!
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Sort of Reggae R&B
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nicky is a very good singer he is one of my favorite artist

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