Ranking Dread real name Robert BlackwoodRanking Dread was a little known DJ and very little information is available about him. It seems he came from a poor background in the ghetto. Got a few lucky breaks from Tappa Zukie. Tappa introduced Dread to Bunny Lee and trax were selected for Dread to use for releases in England.It goes something like this:Ranking Dread (RD) &... More..
REAL NAME: NKRUMAH MANLEY THOMASBORN: AUGUST 27. 1955. KINGSTON, JAMAICA. JAH THOMAS, the name is now synonymous with reggae music, good reggae music. In Jamaica Thomas has worked along side the great names; COXSONE, GIBBS, AND 'GG' In the mid 70's it was 'GG' who first recorded Thomas. Influenced by Errol Holt, they put Thomas in the studio and... More..
Billy Boyo was born September 21st 1969, and christened Billy Theophilus Rowe, in Kingston, Jamaica. He soon moved to Brooklyn, New York, growing up in the company of such reggae alumni as Henry “Junjo” Lawes, who was married to his sister, Rosemarie. Billy moved in a musical crowd, namely, Ranking Toyan, Little Harry, and Little John to name a few. Living in... More..
Veteran Reggae vocalist Delton Screechie, was born Delton Lowe and grew up in Kingston 11 Jamaica, he started singing in 1975 with the Flames Sound System, a resident sound in his home area ( Kingston 11 ). Deltons first release was in 1979: Evil Woman, for producer Floyd Perch aka PaPa Kojak ; then came Ungrateful Woman, Mix Up and Answer Ml Question... More..
Jah Thomas and Silver Camel worked together on the trax at Pathway Studios in London. The vocal trax were laid over dubs that Jah Thomas had laid down at Channel One Studio in Jamaica and mixed at King Tubbys Studio by Scientist.The net result was that a more 'live' dancehall feel was achieved.The album 'Dancehall Stylee' hit the Number One spot on Black Echoes charts.Jah... More..
Barry Brown had a very distinct voice and often recorded deep roots and social observations that were always very poular. BB had his finger on the pulse of the Jamaican community and was always a featured artist on the decks of the sound systems.Jah Thomas produced this track to promote peace among the political factions that were indeed dividing the island. More..