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Jon Lucien

Biography

Virgins Islanders Performing & Recording Artists

From: Virgin Islands (British)
Best Known for: Balladeer, Singer of 70's hits "Rashida" and "Lady Love"

Bio: Jon Lucien was born on the Island of Tortola in 1942 and raised in St. Thomas by a his father who played the guitar. He arrived in New York in the mid 60’s a released his debut record on RCA in 1970 titled “I am Now.” By the 1973 release of his second album “Rashida” Lucien had began experimenting musically weaving Jazz and Bossanovas into his Rhythm and blues Ballads. This album spawned his greatest hit to date “Lady Love.”

Two following recordings were unsuccessful commercially and Lucien took a break from recording until the 90’s when he decided to return because of the solace that music offered him. He has since released several new recordings and garnered younger fans through samplings from the old albums turning up regularly in hip-hop and acid jams. Mint copies of Rashida and Mind's Eye often exchanging hands at absurd prices. It is a testament to that vision and vindication of his commercial struggle that his audience now encompasses jazz buffs, R&B fans, acid-jazzers, world music types and fair-weather music fans in between all of the above, all of whom continue to pack his performances.

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