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Fab 5 INC

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Kingston 10, St. Andrew Parish

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Fab 5 INC
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11 Springvale Avenue
Kingston 10, St. Andrew Parish

Professional Background

Year Established
Honors & Awards
- Swing Awards, best band of 1971–72, 1972–73 and 1973–74
- El Suzie Award, Joint Top Road and Dance Band for 1975–76
- RJR Listeners' Award, Best Band, 1980
- Rockers Award for Best Band, 1995
- Jamaica Music Awards, Best Group (Instrumental), 1996
- Tamika Award, 1999
- JFM Best Show Band Awards, 2000–2002
- Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in The Performing Arts, 2003
- Reggae Sumfest Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007
- Jamaica Reggae Industry Association Honours Award, 2012
- Jamaica Cultural Development Commission award for contribution to Jamaican music, 2015

- Miami Reggae/Soca Awards:
- Best Album, Good Buddy, 1996
- Best Single, "Good Buddy", 1996
- Best Soca Album, Shape, 1999
- Canadian Reggae Music Awards:
- Best International Reggae Album, The Ultimate Vintage Jamaican Party Mix Part 1, 1999

More About Fab 5 INC

Fabulous 5 inc

  • Grub Cooper (director)
  • Harold Bailey
  • Frankie Campbell
  • Andrew Cassanova
  • Romeo Gray
  • Donovan Lee Palmer
  • Andre Palmer
  • Cleveland Manderson
  • Sidney Thorpe

The Fabulous Five Inc. (Fab 5) is a reggae and soca band formed in Jamaica in 1970. Over a 45-year career, they have released 26 albums, had many number 1 hits in Jamaica. Their first recording, "Come Back And Stay", was number one in Jamaica, and in their first year on the road, and for the following two years, they won the only available awards, the Swing Awards for best band of 197172, 197273 and 197374. They also took the El Suzie Award as Joint Top Road and Dance Band for 197576 and the RJR Listeners' Award for Best Band in 1980. 

They were voted the top band for three consecutive years by Swing magazine, have won over 30 major awards in Jamaica in addition to international awards, and performed at numerous international music festivals.

They backed Johnny Nash on all the reggae cuts comprising most of his platinum album "I Can See Clearly Now".  Two singles from that album, "Guava Jelly" and "Stir It Up", established Bob Marley as a major songwriter on the international scene. 

Fab 5 have enjoyed an endless succession of hits in Jamaica, the Caribbean, Central America and the "ethnic" markets of North America.  In their early years such songs as "Chirpy Cheep", "Shaving Cream", "Oh, Dad" and "Love Me For A Reason", and their musicality and showmanship made Fab 5 the rage on the dance and show circuits. 

Since then they have been kept on top by the likes of "Yu Safe", "Ring Road Jam", "Feeling Horny", Asking for Love”, "Computer Mad", "What The Police High Command Can Do", "Jamaican Woman", "Psalms", "All Night Party", "Mini", "Sweat", "Don't Wear None", "Freeze", "Good Buddy", "Mango" and their “Live” series..... Read More.

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