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Listen to the latest Reggae/Dub releases, updated July 23rd, 2021. With Gramps Morgan, U-Roy, Finess Ngara, Jahvillani, Etana, Natty Jean, Tarrus Riley, UB40, Jahneration, Zenzile, Stand High Patrol, King Tubby, Brother Culture, LMK, Skarra Mucci, Rakoon, Pachyman, Black Roots, Mr. Williamz, Takana Zion, Brain Damage, Asian Dub Foundation, Lutan Fyah... <...

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Title Artist Album Duration
1
Positive Vibration
Gramps Morgan If You're Looking for Me 00:03:15

Gramps Morgan, MainArtist - Tyler Cain, Composer - Johnny Reid, Composer, Producer, StudioProducer - Justin Cortelyou, Engineer, MixingEngineer - Roy Morgan, Composer - Luke Schindler, AssistantEngineer - Kyle Blunt, AssistantEngineer - Super Double Buzz Music (BMI), MusicPublisher - Hasani Williams, AdditionalEngineer - Gramps House Music (ASCAP), MusicPublisher - Halo Revival Publishing (SOCAN), MusicPublisher

(C) 2021 Halo Entertainment Group (P) 2021 Halo Entertainment Group

2
Trenchtown Rock (feat. Ziggy Marley)
U-Roy Solid Gold 00:04:29

Dwight Richards, Horn - David Sardy, Engineer - Gavin Lurssen, Engineer - Bob Marley, Composer - Sly Dunbar, Drums - Dean Fraser, Arranger, Saxophone, Backing Vocals - Max Heyes, Engineer - Youth, Producer - Bravo, Engineer - Javier Weyler, Engineer - Ziggy Marley, FeaturedArtist - Tony Kelly, Engineer - Tony Chin, Arranger, Guitar, Backing Vocals - Robbie Shakespeare, Backing Vocals, Bass - U-Roy, MainArtist - Geoff Neal, Engineer - Reuben Cohen, Engineer - Zak Starkey, Producer, Arranger, Guitar - Sharna liguz, Producer, Arranger, Backing Vocals - Barry O'Hare, Engineer - Hopeton Williams, Horn - Nate Haessly, Engineer - Stingwray, Trumpet - Oliver Heyward, Engineer - Ade Sabini, Engineer - Jared Hirschland, Engineer - Nikita Cremella, Engineer - Stewart Hurwood, Technician Guitar

© 2021 Trojan Jamaica, Ltd under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC ℗ 2021 Trojan Jamaica, Ltd under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

3
Bump in
Finesse Ngara Bump in 00:03:50

Maddox, Composer - Gotta City, Composer, Artist, FeaturedArtist - Finesse Ngara, Composer, Artist, MainArtist - Boondocks Gang [Maddox], Artist, FeaturedArtist

2021 Finesse Ngara Music 2021 Finesse Ngara, Gotta City,Maddox

4
Touch Di Street (DJ Vadim Remix)
Fire Squeeze Touch Di Street 00:03:43

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - DJ Vadim, Producer, MainArtist - Sleepy Time Ghost, Composer - Fire Squeeze, Lyricist, MainArtist

2021 Bun Dem Out Records 2021 Bun Dem Out Records

5
Dirt To Bentley (feat. Kranium)
Jahvillani Dirt To Bentley 00:03:16

Kranium, FeaturedArtist - Jahvillani, MainArtist - Kemar Donaldson, Writer - Dujohn Edwards, Writer - Ridwaan Razak, Writer - Tevin Richards, Producer, Writer

© 2021 VP Music Group, Inc ℗ 2021 VP Music Group, Inc

6
J'ai pas compté
Bost & Bim J'ai pas compté 00:02:44

Uman, MainArtist - Bost & Bim, MainArtist - Matthieu Bost, Composer, Producer, MixingEngineer - Jonathan Fallet, Composer, Producer - Jahnaton, MainArtist

2021 The Bombist 2021 The Bombist

7
Dub Me Right
O.B.F Do Me Right 00:03:09

O.B.F, MainArtist - Telly*, MainArtist

2021 Dubquake Records / Modulor 2021 Dubquake Records / Modulor

8
Nobody Knows
Intence Wounded 00:02:15

Intence, MainArtist - Okino thomas, Writer - Tashawn Gabbidon, Writer - Shiloh Thomas, Writer - Stephen Gabbidon, Producer - Kimari Walcott, Writer

© 2021 VP Music Group, Inc ℗ 2021 VP Music Group, Inc

9
Pon Di Corner
Kiprich Pon Di Corner 00:03:42

Kiprich, MainArtist - mark ainsworth, Composer - Top Secret Music, Producer, MainArtist - Marlon Jaro Plunkett, Lyricist

2021 Top Secret Music / Evidence Music 2021 Top Secret Music / Evidence Music

10
Katibim
Samity Katibim 00:03:38

Orçun Sünear, MainArtist - Samity, MainArtist

2021 Dubquake Records / Modulor 2021 Dubquake Records / Modulor

11
Blessed Love
Dj Gil Blessed Love 00:03:20

Gilles Boulard, Songwriter, ComposerLyricist - LMK, MainArtist - Dj Gil, MainArtist

2021 GBS PRODUCTION 2021 GBS PRODUCTION

12
Ready (Kaïa Riddim)
Natty Jean Ready 00:03:26

Fab, Composer, Arranger, Contributor - Natty Jean, MainArtist, LeadVocals - Little Rock Sound, Composer, Arranger, Contributor

2021 Little Rock Sound 2021 Little Rock Sound

13
Vent de panique
Maylan Manaza Avec le temps 00:03:12

Ti Pop, Producer - Maylan Manaza, MainArtist, LeadVocals - Sika Rlion, FeaturedArtist, LeadVocals - Hervé Castlenau, Composer, Arranger, Contributor

2021 Tell Them Production 2021 Tell Them Production

14
Tempo
Marcus Gad Tempo 00:03:09

Marcus Gad, MainArtist - Tamal, Producer, MainArtist - Marcus Chatenay, Composer - Sudar Publishing, MusicPublisher - Clément "Tamal" Thouard, Composer

(C) 2021 Easy Star Records under license from Sudar Publishing (P) 2021 Easy Star Records under license from Sudar Publishing

15
Around the World (feat. Mellow Mood)
Fortunate Youth Good Times (Roll On) 00:03:03

Mellow Mood, FeaturedArtist - Fortunate Youth, Producer, MainArtist - James Daniel Kelly, Composer - Jered Draskovich, Composer - Corey Draskovich, Composer - Travis Walpole, Composer - Greg Gelb, Composer - FY Publishing House LLC (100%)/BMI, MusicPublisher

(C) 2021 Fortunate Youth under exclusive license to Controlled Substance Sound Labs (P) 2021 Fortunate Youth under exclusive license to Controlled Substance Sound Labs

16
Jamrock Vibez
Etana Pamoja 00:03:58

Alberto d'Ascola, Composer, Lyricist - Etana, MainArtist - Alborosie, FeaturedArtist - Shauna McKenzie, Composer, Lyricist - Andre Morris, Composer, Lyricist - Jerome Campbell, Composer, Lyricist

2021 Freemind Music/TML 2021 Freemind Music/TML

17
Heartbreak Anniversary
Tarrus Riley Heartbreak Anniversary 00:04:11

Tarrus Riley, Producer, MainArtist - Dean Fraser, Producer - Varren Wade, Writer - Kareem Burrell, Producer - Maneesh Bidaye, Writer - Sevn Thomas, Writer - Giveon Evans, Writer

© 2021 VP Music Group, Inc ℗ 2021 VP Music Group, Inc

18
On The Road
UB40 Bigga Baggariddim 00:03:24

Tippa Irie, FeaturedArtist - Anthony Henry, ComposerLyricist - Robin Campbell, ComposerLyricist - Earl Falconer, ComposerLyricist - Brian Travers, ComposerLyricist - UB40, Producer, MainArtist - Jimmy Brown, ComposerLyricist - Jamie Travers, Producer - Duncan Campbell, ComposerLyricist - Normal Hassan, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2021 SoNo Recording Group LLC / Evo Music Ltd

19
Black Tears Riddim
Marcia Griffiths Black Tears 00:02:59

Adrian Donsome Hanson, MainArtist - Adrian Dwayne Hanson, Composer

© 2021 Donsome Records, LLC ℗ 2020 Donsome Records, LLC

20
There Is a Party (Drop Mix)
Asha D There Is a Party 00:03:20

Rod Taylor, MainArtist, LeadVocals - U-Brown, MainArtist, LeadVocals - Asha D, Composer, Arranger, Contributor, MainArtist

2021 Artikal Music 2021 Artikal Music

21
Selassie I Warriors
Mystic Firm Selassie I Warriors 00:04:01

Ilements, MainArtist, LeadVocals - Emeric Bedu, Composer - Julien Fontana, Composer, Producer - Mystic Firm, MainArtist - Emeric Beau, BassGuitar - Ludovic Colleu, Composer, Drums - Mathieu Baty, Composer, Keyboards - Jean-Marc Sabathier, Composer, Percussion - K''Tee, Composer

2021 Mystic Firm 2021 Mystic Firm

22
Watchya Watchya
Intence Watchya Watchya 00:03:22

Intence, MainArtist - Tashawn Gabbidon, Writer - Stephen Gabbidon, Writer

© 2021 VP Music Group, Inc. ℗ 2021 VP Music Group, Inc

23
Coldest Zone (Remastered)
Bost & Bim Coldest Zone 00:03:19

J Boog, MainArtist - Bost & Bim, Producer, MainArtist - Matthieu Bost, Composer - Jeremie Dessus, Composer - Laurent Dupuy, MixingEngineer

2021 The Bombist 2021 The Bombist

24
Be High
Qyor Be High 00:03:21

Dexta Daps, MainArtist - Kranium, MainArtist - Qyor, MainArtist

2021 Qyor under exclusive license to Ineffable Records 2021 Qyor under exclusive license to Ineffable Records

25
Pro-Gress
Jahvillani Pro-Gress 00:02:42

Jahvillani, MainArtist - Dujohn Edwards, Writer - Ridwaan Razak, Writer - Tevin Richards, Writer - Tevin YGF Richards for YGF Records, Producer

© 2021 VP Music Group, Inc ℗ 2021 VP Music Group, Inc

26
Let Me Know
Jahneration Let Me Know 00:03:12

Jahneration, MainArtist - Théophile Chalamon, Composer, LeadVocals - Augustin Herreman, Composer, LeadVocals - Vincent Charpin, Drums - Jaoade Oumama, ElectricGuitar - Baptiste Cazaubon, Keyboards - Clément Rinauro, BassGuitar

2021 Ovastand 2021 Ovastand Records

27
Dread Inna Babylon (Discomix)
Zenzile Can't Blame the Youth 00:08:52

King Kong, FeaturedArtist - Vince, Keyboards - Alex, Guitar, Percussion - Werner, Drums, BassGuitar - Trinity, MainArtist, LeadVocals - Zenzile, Composer, Producer, MainArtist - Irie Ites, Producer, MainArtist - Dennis Anthony Thomas, LeadVocals - Raggy, Flute, Keyboards, Percussion

2021 Irie Ites Records 2021 Irie Ites Records

28
Same Justice
Stand High Patrol Same Justice 00:03:23

Stand High Patrol, Composer, Producer, MainArtist

(C) 2021 Stand High (P) 2021 Stand High

29
Remember
Green System Remember 00:03:20

Green System, Producer, MainArtist - Carlos Bicho, Composer - Christian Duse, Composer, Lyricist - Anthony Buclin, Composer - Gael Riondel, Composer - Julien Baudet, Composer - Baptiste Novelle, Composer - Damien Giannadda, Composer - Stefan Von Rohr, Composer - Soufiane Chouirdi, Composer

2021 Evidence Music 2021 Evidence Music

30
Rastafari Livity (Edit)
Turbulence Rastafari Livity 00:03:38

Mafia & Fluxy, Producer - Turbulence, MainArtist - Sheldon Campbell, Lyricist - Manuel Malhoeuvre, Composer - Irie Ites, Producer, MainArtist - Leroy Heywood, Composer - David Heywood, Composer - Jérôme Baccar, Composer

2021 Irie Ites Records / Evidence Music 2021 Irie Ites Records / Evidence Music

31
Tranquille
Daddy Mory Kritik 00:04:10

Daddy Mory, MainArtist - Addis Pablo, MainArtist - Baroni One Time, MainArtist - Gary Fergus Burke, Composer

2021 Creepy Music / Hemp Higher Productions / URBAN - [PIAS] 2021 Creepy Music / Hemp Higher Productions / URBAN - [PIAS]

32
Sunrise of India
Naâman Sunrise of India 00:03:18

ATOM, MixingEngineer - Dimitri Artemenko, Violin - Naâman, Producer, MainArtist - Fatbabs, Composer, Producer - Simon Roger, Drums - Damien Bolo, MasteringEngineer - Karishma Bhasin, Chorus - Quentin "Badman" Dupont, Guitar - Julian "Djoul" Mauvieux, Keyboards

2021 Big Scoop Records 2021 Big Scoop Records

33
Tommy's Mood
Bost & Bim Warrior Brass 00:03:31

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Bost & Bim, Artist, MainArtist - Matthieu Bost, Composer, Saxophone - Jeremie Dessus, Composer, Electric Guitar - Serge Guelon, Sound Engineer - Simon Capony, Mastering Engineer

2021 The Bombist 2021 The Bombist

34
Ready or Not (Meditation Dub)
Lyricson Ready or Not (Meditation Dub) 00:03:45

Lyricson, MainArtist - DJ Jizzy, DJ - Jérôme Blameble, Composer

2021 Couleurs Music Publishing 2021 Mada Voice Champion Sound Production

35
Cumberland
King Tubby Look What You Dubbing, Vol. 2 00:03:48

King Tubby, MainArtist - Rodguel Sinclair, Composer - Ring Craft Posse, MainArtist

2021 Patate Records 2021 Patate Records

36
Victim Dub (Dub Mix)
Brother Culture Victim 00:03:30

Brother Culture, MainArtist - Simon Fajemisin, Lyricist - Radikal Vibration, Producer, MainArtist - Julian Flegenheimer, Composer - Jonas Tirabosco, Composer - Jonas Tarazi, Composer - Dante Kirez, Composer

2021 Evidence Music 2021 Evidence Music

37
So Real 2.0
Various Artists Kensei/Sensei Riddim 00:04:11

Jonathan Cohen, Composer - LMK, Lyricist, MainArtist - Philippe Ducarre, Composer - Eve-Line Lamarca, ComposerLyricist - XRP, MusicPublisher

2021 Digital Cut / Dance Soldiah under exclusive license to X-Ray Production 2021 Digital Cut / Dance Soldiah under exclusive license to X-Ray Production

38
Heartcore
David Cairol Heartcore 00:03:30

David Cairol, MainArtist - Rik Jam, FeaturedArtist

2021 A Ce Jour / Take It Easy Agency 2021 A Ce Jour / Take It Easy Agency

39
Promesse
Esaïa Origin 4000 00:05:24

Esaïa, MainArtist

2021 Dubquake Records / Modulor 2021 Dubquake Records / Modulor

40
Ain't No Giving Up
Various Artists Kensei/Sensei Riddim 00:04:11

Skarra Mucci, Lyricist, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jonathan Cohen, Composer - Philippe Ducarre, Composer - XRP, MusicPublisher

2021 Digital Cut / Dance Soldiah under exclusive license to X-Ray Production 2021 Digital Cut / Dance Soldiah under exclusive license to X-Ray Production

41
Good Life (12-inch Single Alternate Mix)
Cocoa Tea Good Life (Alternate Mix) 00:04:00

Cocoa Tea, MainArtist - Leroy Sibbles, Writer - Clement Dodd, Writer - Fatis Burrell, Producer - Calvin​ George Scott, Writer

© 2021 VP Music Group, Inc ℗ 2021 VP Music Group, Inc

42
Cloud Chasing
atili Misfit 00:03:32

atili, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Yanushka, FeaturedArtist

© 2021 Atili ℗ 2021 Atili

43
Compliments
Bugle Compliments 00:03:16

Bugle, MainArtist - Roy THOMPSON, Lyricist - Etienne Maitre, Composer - 808 Delavega, Producer, MainArtist

2021 Evidence Music 2021 Evidence Music

44
Hoi An
Rakoon Hoi An 00:03:40

Rakoon, MainArtist - XRP, MusicPublisher - Pierre Glemas, Arranger - Luka Asimus, Composer

2021 Aftrwrk Prod under exclusive license to X-Ray Production 2021 Aftrwrk Prod under exclusive license to X-Ray Production

45
Big Energy
Pachyman Big Energy 00:03:03

Pachyman, MainArtist - Pachy Garcia, Author, Producer, StudioPersonnel - Bird Eating Cult (BMI), MusicPublisher

2021 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2021 ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

46
Facts of Life
Melinda Facts of Life 00:03:31

ASCAP, MusicPublisher - Melinda, Composer, MainArtist - Ourhouse Muzik, Producer - Jah Snowcone Ent., Producer

(C) 2021 Ourhouse Muzik | Jah Snowcone Ent. (P) 2021 Ourhouse Muzik | Jah Snowcone Ent.

47
Viser l'horizon
Yaniss Odua Viser l'horizon 00:03:40

Eric CHEVET, MasteringEngineer - Clive Hunt, Producer, Arranger, Guitar, Keyboards - Adena Myrie, Chorus - Yaniss Odua, MainArtist, LeadVocals - Kahifa, Composer, Contributor - Hector Lewis, Percussion - Ayema, Composer, Contributor, MixingEngineer

2021 Caan Dun Music 2021 Caan Dun Music

48
Too Much Weed (Smoking Sessions 11)
Tetra Hydro K Too Much Weed 00:03:41

Robinson, FeaturedArtist - Tetra Hydro K, MainArtist - Antoine canillo, Composer - Cyril Bertin, Composer - Ryan Magnat, Lyricist

2021 ODGPROD 2021 ODGPROD

49
Take It Slowly (Radio Edit)
Chaka Demus Take It Slowly 00:03:32

Chaka Demus, MainArtist - John Taylor , Lyricist - mark ainsworth, Composer - Top Secret Music, Producer, MainArtist - Masterkat, MainArtist - Richard Simon Anderson 
, Composer - Masterkat Production, Producer

2021 Top Secret Music / Masterkat / Evidence Music 2021 Top Secret Music / Masterkat / Evidence Music

50
Challawa
Alborosie For The Culture 00:03:07

Alberto d'Ascola, Writer - Alborosie, Producer, MainArtist - Giuseppe Coppola, Writer

© 2021 VP Music Group, Inc ℗ 2021 VP Music Group, Inc

About Playlist

Listen to the latest Reggae/Dub releases, updated July 23rd, 2021. With Gramps Morgan, U-Roy, Finess Ngara, Jahvillani, Etana, Natty Jean, Tarrus Riley, UB40, Jahneration, Zenzile, Stand High Patrol, King Tubby, Brother Culture, LMK, Skarra Mucci, Rakoon, Pachyman, Black Roots, Mr. Williamz, Takana Zion, Brain Damage, Asian Dub Foundation, Lutan Fyah...

Photo: Gramps Morgan

10 Unsung Heroes of Jamaican Reggae

by Smaël Bouaici

Behind the huge international success of figures like Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and Shaggy, Jamaica’s local scene has always been a vibrant one. The sound is constantly changing. One star succeeds another. Here, Qobuz explores 10 local Jamaican reggae heroes who have all too often slipped under the radar.

Marcia Griffiths

Early bloomer Marcia Griffiths started recording at the age of 11. Over the years she’s surrounded herself with Bobs: Bob Andy first, forming the duo Bob & Marcia from 1970 to 1974. Together they wrote the hit Young, Gifted and Black (a Nina Simone cover). Rearranged with a string section by the Trojan label, the song was huge in England. In 1974, she met up with another Bob – Bob Marley this time. She joined the I-Threes, The Wailers famous choir, created to make up for Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer’s departures. After Bob Marley died, she went back to performing solo and recorded a strange song in 1982 written by Bunny Wailer: Electric Boogie, which was released in 1990 on her album Carousel. Based on a video of a group of young people dancing the “Electric Slide”, the song became a slightly kitschy classic in the United States where it is apparently still popular at weddings and one of Marcia Griffiths’ biggest sellers. Though reggae fans mostly remember her for her cover of Roberta Flack’s The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, released on her album Play Me Sweet and Nice, which is only made up of covers (Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, Neil Diamond...). A must for fans of the sensational 70s soul reggae period.


Linval Thompson

Linval Thompson was one of those musicians who could do it all. Well, almost. After starting out as a singer for the producer Keith Hudson, he first made a name for himself with the track Kung-Fu Man, recorded by Phil Pratt at Lee Perry’s Black Ark. A singer turned producer, Phil Pratt was a model for Linval Thompson who soon took matters into his own hands by setting up his own label Thompson Sounds. Using King Tubby’s studio (singing for him for free in exchange) he released his first big hit in 1977: Jah Jah Guiding Star. It was produced by a young man named Henry Lawes who would be known as “Junjo” a few years later, the key producer of the early 80s. Together they created Thompson’s classic I Love Marijuana, one of the most popular ganja songs of all time. He also signed with Bunny Lee’s hitmaking label (including Don’t Cut Off Your Dreadlocks and 12 Tribes of Israel) and was eventually swept away by the arrival of digital reggae. Linval Thompson has made his mark on reggae by producing for some of today’s most popular artists, from Freddie McGregor to Johnny Osbourne, Barry Brown and Cornell Campbell.


Hugh Mundell

Jamaica’s prodigy left us too quickly. As a promising competitive runner in his teens, Hugh Mundell first tried his luck at singing at Joe Gibbs’s studio, recording Where Is Natty Dread - a track that was never released. Fortunately for him, Augustus Pablo, the king of melodica, came along and offered him a second chance. A week later, Hugh Mundell recorded his velvety voice over the first tracks that would make up the album Africa Must Be Free By 1983. Released in 1978, it’s an essential record for any self-respecting reggae fan. With his youthful timbre and his innocence-filled lyrics, Hugh Mundell was like a diamond in the rough. His sound was polished by producer Henry “Junjo” Lawes, who had just brought out a series of hits with Barrington Levi, Yellowman and Eek-A-Mouse on his label Volcano. Junjo brought the singer into the studio and put him next to Israel Vibration’s legendary backing band – the Roots Radics. They came out with the album Mundell, another classic with hits like Jacqueline and Rasta Handle, two tracks that were supported by the new “rockers” rhythm invented by Sly Dunbar. At the age of 19, Hugh Mundell became the new star of Kingston – one of the world’s most violent cities. Two years later in 1983 he was killed in his car in front of his protégé Junior Reid’s very own eyes, adding to an all-too-long list of Jamaican geniuses who have died before their time.

 

Jacob Miller

Jacob Miller is the only man who can compete with Bob Marley in Jamaicans’ hearts. As Kingston’s idol number 2, he was one of the few local artists who tried to open up to pop and international music. However, it wasn’t all plain sailing. His first single Love Is A Message released on Studio One in 1968 was a flop, though he returned six years later with Augustus Pablo. In 1974, he brought out the essential album Who Say Jah No Dread, rearranging Love Is a Message and Keep On Knocking which started with the lyrics: “Never can say goodbye to me, Love is a message that I must send to you...” Baby I Love You So, the album’s other hit, was released as a 45 rpm with the dub version King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown on the B side, a track which was so popular that the record was reprinted with dub on the A side! As the writer of several roots reggae classics (Tenement Yard, Healing of the Nation, Peace Treaty, Standing Firm...), Jacob Miller was also recruited as the lead singer for Inner Circle. Influenced by New York guitarist Joe Ortiz, the group tried fusing reggae with rock and pop, especially on the album Everything Is Great which appeared in 1978. Despite sounding a little kitschy today, the album bears witness to his goals. Gaining fame after starring in the reggae cult film Rockers, his aura spread even further after he participated in the One Love Peace Concert in 1978. At the height of his fame he died in a car accident with his son in 1980 at the age of 27, just one year before Bob Marley's death, leaving Jamaica heartbroken.


Barry Brown 

As a star of Bunny Lee’s label in the 70s alongside names like Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell and Linval Thompson, Barry Brown didn’t have a long career but it was a prolific one – 11 albums between 1979 and 1984 and a series of hits. Hits like Step It Up Youthman from the eponymous album, Big Big Pollution and Politician. They were political songs which brought about change alongside Horace Andy (to whom he is often compared for the timbre of his voice). He then recorded for all Kingston’s big studios – Studio One and Channel One with the hit Far East, Prince Jammy (who hadn’t yet become King) on the dancehall record Showcase and even Linval Thompson’s Thompson Sound label… Mired by health and drug problems, his album releases became more sporadic at the end of the 80s, though he did work with the British dub pioneer Jah Shaka, lending his intoxicating voice to soundsystems, as well as on Mafia & Fluxy's the “new Sly & Robbie”. Barry Brown passed away in 2004 but remains one of reggae's favourites to this day.

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