General Echo aka Rankin Slackness
Born: Dec 8, 1955
Died: Nov 22, 1980
General Echo born Errol Robinson was a top reggae deejay of the late 1970′s.
Ranking Slackness, better known as General Echo set up his own sound system, Echo Tone Hi Fi and became extremely popular because of his preference for slackness and his typical vocal delivery. Under the supervision of Winston Riley, he successfully versioned the ‘Stalag 17′ riddim, retitling it ‘Arleen’. The song stayed in the charts for weeks. Shortly after the release of his ’12 Inches Of Pleasure’ set he was shot dead by
the police at Nov 22, 1980 in Jamaica
along with 2 members of his sound.