Biography

Ronnie Canada is a well-rounded professional and seasoned entertainer. He’s had the pleasure of working and singing with some of the biggest named acts in the world. His musical journey started as a roadie sound technician, hairdresser and driver for a group called: S.O.U.L. (Sounds of Unity and Love), which was considered one of the biggest cult groups in the world. When the group dismantled, Ronnie started to work for Larry Hancock with a group called Truth. They were managed and produced by the legendary O’Jays (Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell and Bobby Massey).

He later became a member of the Crawford Road Christian Church Choir and member of a gospel group that was formed by the church’s minister. Then while at Crawford Road he got into the arts; joining the Karamu House which is a very well-known black repertory theatre. While performing at Karamu House, he got his first professional break as a singer with the legendary Sly Slick and Wicked. The group already had three top albums under its belt and had been managed and produced by the legendary godfather of soul, Mr. James Brown. Ronnie was the lead vocalist on one of the group’s hits. The song, originally recorded by Tony Bennet, was entitled “Because of You” and it was recorded as a disco version. He also recorded a song entitled: “All I Want Is You “on Epic Sweet City Records in 1979 and it’s since been re-released twice on Expansion Records.

Ronnie was also the lead vocalist on a record entitled: “Never Stop Loving You “by a group called Caviar. It was released in May of 1982 on Survivor Records Miami Florida Caviar. He later performed with The Ink Spots and another group called Omari, which was the backing band for the legendary Ms. Betty Wright, with whom he had the opportunity of singing a live duet. Ronnie later joined Bobby Ruffin’s “Drifters” in 1985 and had the opportunity to travel to Spain for the very first time in his life. Ronnie recorded his first solo record entitled: “I Don’t Believe It” for AJ’s Records. This record was released in May 1987 and it was just re-released on Boogie Times Records.

He appears on the legendary superstar DJ, producer and former A&R man Judge Jules’ 2009 album entitled: “Bring The Noise Singing”. The first track on the album is entitled: “Got to Be Heard” released on Maelstrom Records.