I am Artist/Business manager for Cedar Valley Records I will listen to some of your material and see how we can go forward. My number is +46 720 435 250
Michael Paul Palmer
Michael Palmer (born 1960), also known as Palma Dog, is a Jamaican reggae musician who released several albums in the 1980s. Biography Born in the Maxfield Park area of Kingston in 1960, Palmer began his career performing with sound systems such as Stereophonic Sound with General Echo in the late 1970s, taking inspiration from the success of his neighbour Leroy Smart. The shooting death of Echo and Stereophonic's owner Big John in 1980 was a blow to Palmer's career. His debut single, "Mr Landlord" (1975), recorded for producer Oswald Thomas was not successful, and it was not until a couple of years later when he found success with "Smoke the Weed", recorded at Channel One, and with producer Jah Thomas on tracks such as "Ghetto Dance" and "Different Love". He went on to work with a variety of producers including George Phang, Sugar Minott, Prince Jammy, and Joseph Hoo Kim, and enjoyed a number one single in Jamaica in 1984 with the Phang-produced "Lick Shot". He also performed at the Reggae Sunsplash festival that year. His recordings led to a series of mid-1980s albums, including split albums with Frankie Jones, Frankie Paul, Johnny Osbourne, and Kelly Ranks. Palmer moved into production, achieving success with Neville Brown's "Haul and Pull Up", and returned to recording himself in the early 1990s, with singles such as "Juggling" and "Everyone Makes Love". After being advised to give up singing due to vocal problems, Palmer moved to the United States and was out of the music industry for almost 20 years. Palmer returned to music in the 21st century, performing in the US, and released new music in 2017.. Michael Palmer has teamed up with his new manager Barrington Gray, Cedar Valley Records (Sweden) and producer/engineer Andre "Tripple T" Daley (Jamaica) the magician behind some of the Exterminator Label most memorable mixes, a number of new tracks will be released in 2018 by this team. Discography Lickshot (1982), Power House Star Performer (1984), Tonos Pull It Up Now (1985), Greensleeves Angella (1984), Vista Sounds Showdown vol. 4 (1984), Hitbound/Empire - with Frankie Jones Double Trouble (1985), Greensleeves - with Frankie Paul Ghetto Living (1985), Bebo's I'm So Attractive (1985), Jammy's Sweet Daddy (1985), Black Scorpio We Rule (1985), Power House Michael Palmer Meets Kelly Ranks at Channel One (1985), Dancefloor Wicked (1985), Vibes & Vibes - with Johnny Osbourne Showcase - I'm Still Dancing (198?), Midnight Rock Joint Favourites (1986), Greensleeves - with Half Pint Where Is That Love (2018), Cedar Valley Records
If there is one thing that has remained constant in the life of Owen Knibbs, it is his passionate love affair with music. One could say it was inevitable that he would fall in love as his mother initiated him through the many parties she hosted in her backyard. Growing up in Mount Salem, Montego Bay with his three sisters and nine brothers there was no time for boredom, not with Mama Granty’s music to entertain! His love and appreciation for music were finally put to the test in 1974 when he got his first taste of the stage. He gave a powerful rendition of Tinga Stewart’s winning festival song 'Play Di Music' …and at that moment he found his calling after hearing the mad applause. From then on Knibbs never missed an opportunity to showcase his talent whether, at church concerts, community shows or at school events. It is said that birds of a feather flock together and that proved true when Knibbs met Martin Reid while attending St James High. With both sharing the same passion for music, they started performing as the duo Ista and Billy Dread. Knibbs got a chance to showcase his talent on a bigger level when his classmate brother promoted a dance with several top named artists, including Sister Nancy and Early B. Knowing every performance count, Knibbs put his all in it. It resulted in him earning Early B’s respect. Early B was so impressed with his Knibbs talent he tried to get permission to take him to Kingston. His mother would have none of it, but that didn’t stop Knibbs from performing in and around St James until in 1982 when fortune again smiled on him. A school friend, Leon, heard the cassette playing with himself, Early B and Bruck Back and thought it sounded good. He made a copy and took it back to Kingston with a promise to send back for him. A few months later Knibbs was finally in Kingston - in Havanna, Arnett Gardens. It was there he met artists such as Eek-A-Mouse and Squidley Ranks, along with influential promoters and producers whose networking saw him linking with Barrington Levy among others. Things never worked out the way Knibbs had hope so he returned to St James. That experience set the foundation for some of the other breaks that would come later. After completing school, the more mature and even more determined, Knibbs returned to Kingston in 1985. Two years later Knibbs hit the jackpot through his first and only single produced by his friend Virgo at Aquarius Studio in Half-Way Tree, entitled "Juggler". He penned the song while in school with the inspiration coming from the struggles of poor people around him. Juggler proved more prophetic than he knew as others tried to ‘juggle’ from his and Virgo’s creative work. This resulted in him and Virgo throwing in the towel and walking away from the recording scene. Knibbs migrated in the early 90s and although he discontinued recording, he kept in touch with the music through shows promotions and sound systems, until one night he played his own recording 'Juggler' and Jah Mikey asked him who sang it. When he realized it was Knibbs' own recording, he encouraged him to go back in the studio. Knibbs, however, ignored the request, but Jah Mikey persisted. Intending to go in the studio and prove to him that he didn’t “have it" anymore, he recorded a song, but as fate would have it, the song turned out great and people liked it. The result – he is now working with several production labels such as Dygon, Hi Dawg, Hazematic, Interrupt and Lambsbread, who he has rerecorded Juggler for. After recording and putting out songs and videos on YouTube and Soundcloud, he caught the attention of Jamwax Records out of France, a vinyl distributor that specializes in rare and hard to find music. After 29 years, they wanted to re-press the Juggler and make it available to buyers as it was still enjoying purchasing powers from music lovers – a fact which had Knibbs in shock. Since it released in late 2014, he is finally starting to see his journey on the move again. He recorded 'Juggler' in dup-plate style for sounds in Japan and Europe. He has also released his seven-track EP titled 'Last Call' and it is now available on digital outlets including iTunes.