rankin don a.k.a father goose (vocals) Rankin Don recalls that when he was a young boy his sister was persistent that he should be involved with music. Being too young to go to the clubs and fetes, he recalls his first experiences and interactions with music as using a mic and singing off of versions. All this before the age of thirteen! That is when it all started.
Notorious Bugs from Gyasi Record Label urged him to record for the mainstream. Rankin Don was already an underground superstar in Jamaica and the streets of Brooklyn. That is where and when he recorded hits like “Cant Find Me Love” and “Sex You Up”? and the big hit “Baddest DJ” which sold over 100,000 copies in the US and abroad.
A year after “Baddest DJ,” Real McCoy was pressed. Known for its unique flavor and jovial hook (Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!) it took the Caribbean and the US by storm, selling over 250,000 copies. He also recorded The Big Race with Roundhead, Screchie Don, General B, and Baja Jedd. Rankin Don has also performed with the best of the best, including, Freddie McGregor, Gregory Isaacs, 2002 Grammy nominee Beres Hammond and past Grammy award winners Shabba Ranks, Shaggy and Beenie Man.
Rankin Don is now a producer for Rock Tower Studios, known for its rich history in the foundation of reggae music. In his other life as Father Goose, he appears on many releases by Dan Zanes.