b. Winston Patrick Rhoden, c.1950, Jamaica, West Indies. In 1963 Rhoden left Jamaica to take up residence in the UK. Four years later he recorded his first record, â€˜Jezebelâ€™, for Rita Kingâ€™s R&B label. While with R&B Records he recorded soul ballads and duets with a rising starlet, under the name of Pat And Maureen. Rhoden began working with Dandy Livingstone, who had also recorded for Rita King, and signed with Trojan Records. In 1969 Rhoden successfully signed with Philips Records, who released â€˜Let The Red Wine Flowâ€™ and â€˜I Need Helpâ€™, credited to Pat And Brother Lloydâ€™s All Stars. The major label contract was short-lived and Rhoden resurfaced in 1970 with his biggest-selling hit, â€˜Maybe The Next Timeâ€™, and â€˜Do What You Wanna Doâ€™ for Pama Records. Three years later he was back with Trojan, where his hit â€˜Iâ€™ve Got A Nose For Troubleâ€™ recalled his experiences within the music industry. Other releases with the label included versions of Stevie Wonderâ€™s â€˜Boogie On Reggae Womanâ€™ and â€˜Living For The Cityâ€™. By 1975 Rhoden had become involved in the Jama group, an independent partnership alongside Tito Simon and B.B. Seaton. Two releases by Rhoden, â€˜Sweet Sunshineâ€™ and â€˜Happinessâ€™, maintained his chart profile. He ventured into production work with the Meditations, who recorded â€˜Sympathyâ€™ and â€˜Johnnyâ€™, while also promoting other productions for the label. Notable releases for Jama include Junior Bylesâ€™ â€˜Fade Awayâ€™ and I. Royâ€™s â€˜Weldingâ€™, which were licensed to a major label but failed to cross over into the mainstream. The label survived into the 80s with the re-releases of Rhodenâ€™s â€˜Stopâ€™ and â€˜Sweet Sunshineâ€™, which were minor hits. â€˜Stopâ€™ had previously topped the reggae chart in 1976, although it was originally the b-side to â€˜Letâ€™s Move A Mountainâ€™.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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