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Need to sign up? Sign up. Have an account? No news? Manage News Not now. Message Loading Tinga Stewart born Neville Stewart in in Kingston, Jamaica is holding strong as a purveyor of dancehall reggae. He started recording in the late '60s; his first recording was "She's Gone" in but the release of "Hear That Train" with Ernest Wilson, who was a member of the Claredonians, really got the ball rolling.
The pairing with Wilson was spur of the moment as Stewart also led a group the Wildcats that performed in Kingston's hotels and clubs. Though reggae-rooted, Stewart was popular with tourists because of his love for American pop hits, especially soul music. A stint with Boris Gardner Happening Band was his last group venture before going solo in , when he enjoyed a local hit with "Funny Feeling.
Roman Stewart -- his brother -- won the contest the following year with a song Stewart and Willie Lindo wrote, entitled "Hooray Festival. He recorded his first albums and underwent a style change by teaming with Jamaica's most popular DJs and for a long list of dancehall hits.
Stewart's rendition of "Take Time to Know Her," soared to number one worldwide and kept the legend hopping. It was released as a single by Sugar Hill Records on July 1, and was later featured on the group's first studio album, The Message. The song's lyrics describe the stress of inner city poverty.
A , and KRS-One. Canadian band Crystal Castles sampled parts of this song for their track titled "Magic Spells".
Genesis drummer and lead singer Phil Collins , along with Grammy Award winning producer Hugh Padgham , described in the release The Genesis Songbook how "The Message" helped shape the hook of the band's hit single " Mama ".
Collins thought "The laugh thing" was "Fantastic During live shows, his version, usually using their signature Vari-Lite technology, became a highlight of the performance.
Collins quipped that "Rap has influenced Genesis". In the computer animated film Happy Feet , Seymour raps the chorus line from this song to impress Miss Viola and other penguin students. In , the 25th anniversary of "The Message", Melle Mel changed the spelling of his first name to Mele Mel and released "M3 - The New Message" as the first single to his first ever solo album, Muscles.