In his 1986 song She Boom, Mallory Williams sings about a woman called 'Poochie Lou', whose dancing sets the Rae Town Sunday night oldies session alight, so much so that "dem tun off de soun' fi she sekkle down/Coulden sekkle down she come fi mash up de town". However, in the writing of She Boom, there was a woman whose name is not mentioned in the song. And his connection to that woman, Sophia George, came about because of her hit, Girlie Girlie. The late Tony Laing directed the video for She Boom, centred around the Capricorn Inn, during a Sunday night session when as Williams sings, "Klassique in town, good vibes jus' a flow". After Williams did the song Reggae Gone Grammy, he had looked up Laing. The musical connection was from another generation as their fathers had played in the same band. Williams told The Sunday Gleaner that he played keyboards on Girlie Girlie and was in the band that went with George to perform in England, as well as Holland, Spain, and other European countries.
Son of the famous Jamaican pianist and band leader, Luther Williams, cousin to model/singer/actress, the inimitable Grace Jones, Mallory developed as a self-taught musician playing the piano at every available opportunity.
In 1976 he made his debut with the Tony DaCosta Band as a keyboard player. It was sheer coincidence that on this occasion he worked at the Hilton, previously known as the Arawak, the same hotel where his father spent most of his residency and subsequently composed his hit tune Arawak-Cha-Cha at that time.
Seeking wider experience, Mallory left Jamaica after a two-year initiation and journeyed to New York from where he began working the cruise ship circuit with Jamaican singer Alston Bair.
The home bug bit in 1980 and Mallory returned to Jamaica and joined the Caribs Band at the Jonkanoo Lounge. Not content to accompany the various artists of the day, he ventured unto front stage himself, and did a successful stint as a Cabaret artist performing to both local and international audiences. During this time, Mallory opened up for international superstars Nancy Wilson and Lou Rawls.
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