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Errol E. Bedward
(January 21, 1961 – August 24, 1990)

Better known by his stage name Pumpkin was a musician, percussionist, and band leader. He was renowned for being the one behind many old school hip hop tracks for the Profile, Enjoy, and Tuff City record companies.

He worked with several influential early hip-hop acts from 1979 to 1984, such as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five Spoonie Gee, Treacherous Three, Funky Four, Grandmaster Caz, the Fearless Four, and Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, and several more obscure names. His 1983 single "King of the Beat" was followed by one of his last productions, Pumpkin and the Profile All-Stars' "Here Comes the Beat" (Profile, 1984).
Jacques Fred Petrus signed  James 'Crab' Robinson to the Group CHANGE, replacing Luther Vandross, owing to his ability to perform in a similar vocal style.

  A portion of his work shall be given to the family

James 'Crab' Robinson

Based in New York, James sang guest lead vocals with artists including Norman Connors ('Stella' and 'Listen')

and Lonnie Liston Smith ('Song For The Children and 'Love Is The Answer').


He replaced Luther Vandross in Change and singing lead with the group on songs including 'The Very Best In You' (1982). As a solo artist he signed to Tabu Records in 1987 where his one album was 'Guilty'.That album contained the popular track 'I Feel Like Going On'.


Other artists he has recorded with include Jeff Lorber ('Every Woman Needs It'), Lenny White('Attitude') and Bob Baldwin. While with Lonnie Liston Smith, incidentally.


James wrote 'Speak About It' on which he also played guitar.

James's cousin is Paris Ford, who played with Norman Connors, Lonnie Liston Smith and was the Bassist on Tyrone Thomas And The Whole Darn Family's '7 Minutes Of Funk'.


In 1995, Robinson teamed up with Mark Johnson for the track 'Daydream', taken from an album on JVC called 'Daydream', which became popular at Soul Weekenders and on London's Jazz FM radio station. In 2001, he teamed up with another jazz keyboard artist, Bob Baldwin, for his album 'City Sketches'.


The track 'Stay', taken from this set, being highly popular. James Robinson is also known as James 'Crab' Robinson. Contact: Philip Anthony & Associate Mgmt.


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