Kingston, Jamaica – Veteran Jamaican singer Freddie McGregor had mixed feelings when he learnt that his song – “Bobby Babylon” was featured in the Netflix original “Barry” – a biographical film about of Barack Obama as a college student at Columbia University in the early 1980s. This was long before he sought to become President of the United States of America in Washington D.C.
The movie producers adopted the homophonic style where the harmony between the film’s visuals and sound complements each other. Bobby Babylon was perfectly placed and added the right vibe at the right time. The movie also features two other reggae songs all on the Studio One record label.
Freddie does not see this as a big deal but is elated that his song written over forty years ago remains relevant and is featured alongside a significant black figure as President Obama. He encourages publishers and artist to engage producers of films to consider their music as it remains a viable medium to get your music heard. Freddie will embark on a tour of Africa soon to promote his latest album “True to my Roots”.