Their neighbours (Kingston College) at North Street usually hold bragging rights when it comes to musical alumni, but Peter Henry was always aware of the unheralded talent that passed through the halls of St George’s College (StGC).
He called on fellow Georgians for support on the Greater Glory Riddim, a 14-song compilation album produced by his One House Records. It is being released today by VP Records.
It includes the title song by Mikey General and Daddy by Henry who goes by the moniker, Pete Starr.
“There are some top producers in the industry that are alumni of StGC, and I feel the artistes have not been given a fair chance throughout the past two decades to showcase their talents. So I decided, as my giveback to my schoolmates, I’ll do this for them,” Henry told the Jamaica Observer.
Other artistes and songs on the Greater Glory are Jahni C (Free The Youths), Jim Redz (2 O’Clock Short), and Way Out by Iya Tear.
An airline pilot by profession, Henry began work on the Greater Glory in 2019 shortly after his father died. Assembling artistes for the project was not difficult, since he knew most of them; nor was completing the actual rhythm.
“Well, honestly, it’s not too difficult as when I am on layovers all over the world I still get time to unwind, and this is where my creative mind is most active,” Henry explained. “Many ideas I had was whilst at work in different countries.”