The Echo & Dub Club Present
Keith & Tex backed by Queen P and The Kingdom
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
with Resident DJs:
The bass will be booming, the dance floor will be moving, the vibes will be nice, the sweet Reggae music will fill the air. With DJs Tom Chasteen and Boss Harmony and MCs Jah Faith, Ras Benji, Tippa Lee, and special guests. Hope to see YOUR face in the place!
Keith and Tex
Despite only recording as a duo for a short time , Keith and Tex created one of Reggae most well known tunes, as well a slew or Rocksteady killers.
They started out as two kids back in the late sixties. Two kids living in suburban Kingston Jamaica, where good singers were adored and revered and who wanted to make recordings like some of the more popular “Ska” and “Reggae” singers of that era, groups like “The Blues Busters” and “The Clarendonians”.
After many rehearsals and a few auditioning disappointments they were lucky enough to hook up with singer/producer “Derrick Harriott” who was very popular at the time, and who gave them the opportunity to record their first single “Stop That Train” and on the flip side “Leaving on The Train.” This record received substantial local acclaim and “Stop That Train” reached number three on the local Radio Jamaica hit parade. The DJ version of the song by Scotty , “Draw Your Brakes”, was featured on the classic soundtrack “The Harder They Come”. Their next song “Tonight” was also a hit. Stop That Train and Tonight have been two of reggae’s most enduring staples of Jamaican music.
Other tunes followed that will be known to lovers of the deeper depths of Rocksteady music, cuts like “Hypnotizing Eyes”, “Down The Street” , and “This Is My Song”.
In 1970 Keith’s family migrated to the United States of America where he would subsequently serve in the US Army and Tex’s family migrated to Canada where he would work in the Civil Service for many years. Keith, over the years has had a few collaborations, and one in particular with Lee “Scratch” Perry yielded two classics “Groovy Situation” and “Living My Life.”
Keith & Tex’s live performances are punctuated with stories about their early musical impressions and experiences and the impact it has had on their lives. They are continuing their journey of love and respect for the music, performing, recording and enjoying their special “Rocksteady” vibes now, more than ever.
$10 advance / $15 at the door ($10 before 10pm)