Valentine Chin

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Tony Chin
Birth name Albert Valentine Chin
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Instruments guitar
Associated acts Soul Syndicate

Albert Valentine "Tony" Chin is a Jamaican guitarist, who has collaborated with many reggae artists including Burning Spear and Johnny Clarke. Chin is an original member of The Soul Syndicate, a backing band on countless reggae tracks, which evolved from The Rhythm Raiders.[1] They recorded for Keith Hudson, Niney the Observer, and Bunny Lee, and other Jamaican record producers.[1] Quite a distinct sound to his guitar playing, Chin played a crucial part in the "flyers" sound of the mid-1970s, popularized by Bunny Lee. In the 1990s, Chin retired to Florida, where he joined the successful US reggae band Big Mountain.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Larkin, Colin (1998) "Chin, Tony", in The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9, p. 56