Buster Pearson

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Buster Pearson (4 May 1941 - 14 October 2012), born Stedman Pearson [1][2][3] in Jamaica, was a musician and producer, best known for being the father and former manager of British pop group Five Star.[4] He also owned and ran a number of record labels, most notably the 70s reggae label K&B Records and the 80s R&B/dance label Tent Records.[5] He moved to the UK in the late 1960s[6] and toured as a guitarist with soul and reggae artists such as Otis Redding,[7] Jimmy Cliff, Wilson Pickett[5] and Desmond Dekker. He was married to Delores (née Ogeare), mother to Five Star, who also helped out with the business side of things.

Discography[edit]

  • "Ain't it Groovy" / "My Children's Favourite" (Jamaica, Lion L16, 1972) (also issued in the UK as Big Shot BI-616 in 1973 and K&B KB5514 in 1975)
  • "Big Funk" / "Pretty Woman" (UK, Action ACT4612, 1973) (credited to Buster Pearson Band)
  • "La La La" (UK, K&B KB5511, 1974) (also issued as Torpedo TOR55 in 1975)
  • "She's my Girl" / "I Wanner Thank You" (UK, K&B KB5512, 1974)
  • "Take it Easy" (UK, K&B KB5516, 1975) (also issued as Torpedo TOR57 in 1976)
  • "Pretty Girl" (UK, K&B KB5522, 1976)
  • "The First Time" (UK, Tent TENT3, 1983) (B-side of Al Marshall's "Be my Guest")[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stedman Pearson company-director-check.co.uk. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  2. ^ Buster Pearson at IMDB, retrieved 27 May 2013
  3. ^ Buster Pearson at Allmusic, retrieved 27 May 2013
  4. ^ Pool, Hannah (7 November 2008). "Me and my hero". The Guardian. p. 10, section G2. 
  5. ^ a b Johnson, Connie (27 August 1985). "Britain's Five Star is out to Eclipse the Jackson 5". Los Angeles Times. p. F6. 
  6. ^ De Koningh, Michael; Marc Griffiths (2004). Tighten up!: the history of Reggae in the UK. Sanctuary. p. 152. ISBN 978-1-86074-559-1. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Joel Whitburn's top pop singles 1955-2006. Record Research. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-89820-172-7. 
  8. ^ Buster Pearson at 45cat, retrieved 2 June 2013