Beres Hammond

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Beres Hammond
Beres Hammond
Full name Hugh Beresford Hammond
Birthday/Birthplace (1955-08-28) 28 August 1955
Annotto Bay, Jamaica
Genre(s) Reggae
Profession(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments singing, toasting
Active Years 1972–present
Record Labels VP Records

Beres Hammond (born Hugh Beresford Hammond, August 28, 1955, Annotto Bay, Saint Mary, Jamaica), is a Jamaican reggae singer known in particular for his romantic lovers rock and his moving voice. While his career began in the 1970s, it reached its greatest success in the 1990s.

Beres Hammond’s Biography

Born the ninth of ten children; Hammond grew up listening to his father’s collection of soul and jazz; including Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. He was also influenced by native ska and rocksteady music, Alton Ellis in particular.

Hammond started participating in local talent competitions from 1972 to 1973, which led to his first recording, ‘”Wanderer.” In 1975 he joined the band, Zap Pow, as a singer, giving rise to the hit song in 1978, “The System” under the label Acuario Records. However, at the same time he sought a solo career, releasing his debut album, Soul Reggae, in 1976. His solo ballads “One Step Ahead” (1976) and “I’m in Love” (1978) produced by Joe Gibbs , were two successes in Jamaica. He left Zap Pow in 1979 to continue his solo career, and recorded two more Let’s Make A Song albums in 1980 and Red Light 1981.

Hammond formed his own record label, Harmony Records, in 1985 for the release of his album Make a Song, which had two great Jamaican hits that were influenced by the emerging dancehall style: “Groovy Little Thing” and “What One Dance Can Do “. The latter, produced by Willie Lindo, Hammond began to break into the international market. It marked another success in 1986 with “Settling Down” in its homonymous version. He left his fame in Jamaica for New York in 1987, after being tied up when thieves ransacked his home during a home invasion. There he recorded the album Have a Nice Weekend and the only duo “How Can We Ease the Pain” with Maxi Priest.

Hammond returned briefly to Jamaica to record Putting Up Resistance, which was significantly more difficult than his typical ballads, produced by Tappa Zukie, which spawned the hit songs “Putting Up Resistance” and “Strange.” He signed with Penthouse Records in 1990 and returned to Jamaica permanently to record the dancehall hit “Tempted to Touch”, with producer Donovan Germain. This is perhaps his best-known song in the United States and the United Kingdom, and laid the foundation for the hits “Is This a Sign” and “Respect to You Baby” on the album Love Affair of 1992. Also in 1992, Beres released the simple “Fire”. The song received praise from critics within the reggae music industry. Now attracting the interest of big studios like Elektra Records, Hammond recorded five more albums in the 1990s, as well as several compilations, establishing himself as one of the best lovers rock artists. His first album of the new millennium was Music Is Life 2001, which featured the participation of Wyclef Jean and the contributions of Earl “Chinna” Smith and Flourgon. The album had several successes, including “They Gonna Talk”, “Rockaway” and “Is not It Good To Know”. The 2004 version of Love Has No Boundaries, had appearances by Buju Banton and Big Youth.

Beres Hammond Net Worth – $2 Million

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