This is the life of Frederick Brooksl A.K.A. Lieutenant Brooksie
Frederick Brooks, AKA Lt. Brooksie was born in Spanish Town,
St. Catherine, Jamaica. He attended the Ensom City All-Age School
and the Spanish Town Comprehensive High School (STCH). He was
inpspired to become an eentertainer by Lt. Stitchie (who also
attended the Spanish Town High School) and later Capelton. He
started his career as a D.J. in his home town at the age of sixteen.
He started to D.J. on a big cassette player in his community.
He then became more aware of his ability and potential, and that
inspired him to become a member of the J.C.D.C. outreach training
program, which provided him some early exposure to grooming.
He was then introduced to Mr. Patrick Dunn (a producer at the
time) who professed an appreciation for Brooksie's style and
cultural lyrics to he decided to produce him. That same night
he recorded his first song titled, "Thank Jah Jah",
that was in the year 1995 on the Irie Vibrations Music Label.
A year later, he met Mr. Mikey Carroll of Creative Sounds and
thre he did his second song titled "Hottie Hottie Girls".
After his second recorded song he then formed a crew by the name
"Potential Crew" which consisted of three members,
Western Ranks (D.J.), Singing Crystal (singer) and himself, Lt.
crew began to gain popularity and was appearing on several Television
and Radio Programs. The crew recorded over twelve songs for various
producers which included their entry in the J.C.D.C. popular
song competition, song entitled "Say It Out Loud".
This earned them the third place award in the finals and the
trophy for best
While being a a member of the Potential Crew he got the opportunity
to perform on many major events such as Sting 99, The Crowning
of Miss Inner City, Potential in Concert held at the Little Pub
in Ocho Rios, the Poinciana Beach Resort Hotel and Bob Marley
56th Birthday Bash in the year 2001. Other major performances
while being a member of Potential Crew included Jamaica National
Building Society Bank staff Awards 2001 luncheon, held at the
Beaches Grand Sports in Ocho Rios, and the Airanox Business and
Technology College Graduation Ceremony held at the Wyndham Montego
Lt. Brooksie performed with the group for over three years before
deciding that it was time to concentrate on his solo career.
He re-established his link with Creative Sounds and did a television
and radio advertisement which constituted part of the 2001-2002
Red Label Wine ad campaign. He also did another advertisement
for the Jamaica Observer and recently did an advertisement for
He later re-established his music link with Mr. Patrick Dunn
of Irie Vibrations Music who he had recorded his first song for
the song titled, "My Baby Is Gone", featuring Rick
Anthony. The song got some amount of airplay on Irie FM and other
A music video of the song was also produced and was shown on
several Television Entertainment Programs.
His latest releases include "No Gun Town", "Music
"Don't Lose Control". Lt. Brooksie's solo career got
even better when he linked with Johnny Kneumonic from Canada
a song entitled "More Weed", which created an impact
in that country which led Lt. Brooksie to a two weeks tour in
Canada. While on
his tour in Canada, he performed on two shows and was also interviewed
on several Radio stations including CHRY 105.5 ZionTrain Show
with Natty B and Bigga.
On his return from Canada, Lt. Brooksie performed on a show
titled "The Original Manhattans featuring Dorothy Moore: In Concert".
Headlined by the legendary soul group, the show also featured
Dobby Dobson, George Nooks, One Third and Nickesha Barnes. A
three night engagement, here were performances on Friday, November
25 at Disco Inferno (Montego Bay), Saturday November 25 at the
Fayors Entertainment Centre (Mandeville) and Sunday, November
26, 2006 at the National Indoor Sports Arena (Kingston). Brooksie
describes sharing the stage with such revered veterans as "one
of the most important show to me".
Lt. Brooksie is currently recording tracks in anticipation of
completing his debut album, which si soon to be released. The
album is tentatively titled "From Then Till Now" and will consist
of 15 tracks. He is also recording songs for producers from all
parts of Europe.
of reggae music
Much of this reggae "history" is included in the
notes for Reggae Music: The Golden Era 1960-1975 and to
today's reggae music.
THE GOLDEN ERA
Alongside the tiny manufacturing industry, there were
open-air deejays known as sound systems. A cliff
face of speaker boxes, each big enough to raise a family
in, powered by amplification of intercontinental capability."
There was life-and-death competition among the system operators
source the rarest American R&B and the best technology.