Winston Tucker (born 1946), better known as Winston Groovy, is a Jamaican reggae singer best known for his recordings between the late 1960s and 1980s.
Tucker was born in the Waltham Park Road area of Kingston, Jamaica in 1946. His first recording session was for producer and sound system operator King Edwards, which resulted in "She's Mine"; It was never released but was played exclusively on Edwards' sound system. Tucker relocated to Birmingham, England in 1961 to join his father. He joined The Ebonites while still at school and toured with the band. He moved to London in 1969 and began working with producer Laurel Aitken, adopting the stage name Winston Groovy. He had minor hits with "Yellow Bird" and "Standing on the Corner" and had his first big hit with the Lee "Scratch" Perry -produced "I Wanna Be Loved". With Aitken, he recorded a reggae version of Rufus Thomas' "Funky Chicken". Further 1970s singles included a cover version of Dr. Hook's "Sylvia's Mother", "Oh My Way", "I've Got a Nose for Trouble", and "Please Don't Make Me Cry", recorded in 1970 for Eddy Grant's Torpedo label.
He continued to record in the 1980s and his career was given a boost in 1983 when UB40 recorded a version of "Please Don't Make Me Cry" for their Labour of Love album, which was also a top 10 single for the band. This led Trojan Records to reissue the original. Groovy had a minor hit in 1985 with a reggae version of The Commodores' "Nightshift", reaching number 83 in the UK.
In 1990, he set up the W.G. Records label, and released his self-produced albums "Talking Love", "Please Don't Make Me Cry" and "Coming On Strong".
Winston Groovy - On One Day Love / What Good Is Life / One More Chance
UK Trojan TRM 3008 (1977).
Record produed by Tony Hatch and Winston Groovy.
The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are free from tears, stains or stickers.
The record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.