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Grant, Rudy (1950s-Present)

He is a singer-songwriter who was born Randolph Grant , nicknamed Rudy, in Plaisance, Guyana who moved to London, England, with his family while still a child.  He is the brother of the recording artist Eddy Grant.

Known as “The Mexicano” he released various singles during the 1970s up to 1980, which include the self-written  “Move Up Starsky”, “The Israelites” and “Trial by Television”.  His album Move Up Starsky was released in 1977.

In the 1980s he recorded under his own name and released covers of songs such as John Lennon’s “Woman” and “Lately” by Stevie Wonder, which had minor success in the UK charts in 1981.  He was given a contract with Stiff records but he was unable to gain any further entries in the charts.

In 1987 he released “Mash in Guyana” which he had written while in Guyana in 1986.  It became extremely successful there.

The Mexicano recordings
Move Up Starsky (Rudolph Grant)
Gimme Little Loving (Sydney Crooks)

Here’s his “Move Up Starsky”…