Reggae Meets Soul Show Makes It Return to South Florida

Russell Thompkins Jr. and The New Stylistics, Kashief Lindo and J C Lodge

by Howard Campbell

SOUTH FLORIDA – Sidelined for two years due to COVID-19, the Reggae Meets Soul show returns to South Florida on March 18.

It will be the third staging and like its predecessors in 2018 and 2019, takes place at Coral Springs Center For The Performing Arts. Rhythm And Blues group, Russell Thompkins Jr. and The New Stylistics, Kashief Lindo and J C Lodge are confirmed acts.

Lindo, a mainstay of South Florida’s reggae scene, appeared on the inaugural show.

Reggae Meets Soul - Russell Thompkins Jr. And The New StylisticsThompkins Jr. found fame with The Stylistics in the early 1970s when they played an integral role in the emergence of Philadelphia soul music. During that decade, they worked with master songwriter, arranger and producer Thom Bell and Linda Creed on songs like Betcha by Golly Wow,  Stop, Look,  Listen to Your Heart, You Make me Feel Brand New and You’re my Everything.

Russell Thompkins Jr.’s unique tenor led the group on those chart-riders.

According to a statement from LTK 20 Records, Reggae Meets Soul, is aware of the South Florida Caribbean community’s love affair with R&B music from the 1970s.

“South Florida fans are not strangers to R&B and vintage reggae, and like everyone else who has been exposed to these genres of music, have found them irresistible.”

In the past, The Drifters and The Manhattans have performed on Reggae Meets Soul alongside Leroy Sibbles, The Melodians and Nadine Sutherland.


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