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King Jammy

King Jammy, born Lloyd James in Kingston, Jamaica, was the undisputed king of computerized digital reggae music during the '80s. Interested in little else but the sound system business from a very early age, he began by building amplifiers and repairing electrical equipment from his mother's house in the Waterhouse area of downtown Kingston, and was soon playing live with his own sound system. His prowess earned him a deserved local reputation, and as Prince Jammy he built equipment for many Waterhouse sounds. He was even acknowledged by the legendary King Tubby, another Waterhouse resident, with whom Jammy often worked.

In the early '70s Jammy left Jamaica to work in Canada, where his reputation had preceded him, and he was soon working in live stage shows and employed in various studio activities and sound system work. He stayed for a few years but returned to Kingston and set up his first studio (with extremely limited facilities) at his in-laws' home in Waterhouse. At the same time, Tubby's top engineer, Phillip Smart, left for New York and Jammy joined Tubby's team. It was during his time with Tubby that Jammy met the most influential people in reggae; he acknowledges, in particular, the inspiration provided by Bunny Lee and Yabby You. Jammy was continually expanding his own studio and sound system, and in the late '70s he began to release his own productions, including the debut Black Uhuru album, coming into contact with many rising dancehall artists such as Half Pint, Junior Reid, and Echo Minott.

Jammy's constant involvement with the grassroots side of the business gave him a keen sense of what was currently happening in reggae, and also allowed him to anticipate new trends. In 1985 he recorded a youth singer named Wayne Smith with a tune called "Under Me Sleng Teng," which was to alter irrevocably the nature, and revolutionize the sound, of reggae music. The basis for "Sleng Teng" was a Casio "music box," and one of the "rock" rhythms from the box was adapted and slowed down to become a "reggae" rhythm. The shockwaves were scarcely believable, and before long there were over 200 different versions of the rhythm available, as every producer and artist jumped onto the bandwagon. More than anything else, it opened the music to young independent producers and artists, since expensive studio time and "real" musicians were no longer a prerequisite for recording: digital reggae ruled, and Jammy, the originator, rode the crest of the wave. His records and sound system dominated and controlled reggae music for the remainder of the decade and on into the '90s.

Bobby Digital, now an established producer in his own right, was brought into Jammy's camp and he soon became right-hand man in the setup, with Steely & Clevie providing the rhythms. Both were established musicians with a real feeling for the new sound, and a bewildering array of 7" and 12" singles and albums were released every month. Most were massive Jamaican hits, and with the help of longtime associate Count Shelly, the records were released simultaneously in New York and London while Jammy administered the business in Jamaica. Countless artists made their debut on the Jammys label, but veteran singers and vocal groups were all keen to play their part in the new sound. There was no one to rival him, and in 1987 Jammy won the coveted Rockers Award for Best Producer. ~ Rovi Staff
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Selected Discography

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Track List: I Love King Selassie (Single)

1. I Love King Selassie

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Track List: King Jammy In Roots

1. Lend Me Your Chopper

2. Name Of The Game

3. What A Great Day

5. King Of Israel

9. Youth Man

11. Walk With Jah

12. School Days

13. Folly Ranking

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Track List: King Jammy's Selectors Choice Vol. 1

Disc 1

1. Ain't No Meaning

2. Draw Mi Mark

3. People Are You Ready

4. It A Ring

5. In Deh

6. Hog Inna Minty

7. The Exit

8. What A La La

9. Come Along

10. False Alarm

11. Good Morning Teacher

12. Stalag Excursion

13. Mr. Landlord

14. It's Magic

15. Nah Look No Work

16. Denise

17. Let Off Supum

18. Bad Bwoy Gwan A Jail

19. It's Over

20. Shame To See

Disc 2

1. Pumpkin Belly

2. Call The Police

3. Under Mi Sleng Teng

4. Buddy Bye

5. Original Fat Teng

6. Eagles Feather

7. Agony

8. Big Belly Man

9. Synthesizer Voice

10. Must Love Reggae

11. Don't Pirate It

12. Me Nuh Response

13. Police Inna England

14. Girlie Girlie

15. Clarks Booty

16. No Warrior

17. Warrior

18. Advantage

19. Material Girl

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Track List: Legends V.3

2. Ten To One Dub

3. Mouth Murderer Dub

4. White Rice Dub

7. Jah Live

9. Zion Gate Dub

12. Burial Dub

14. Marcus Dub

15. Something On My Mind Dub

17. Dark Destroyer Dub

18. Standing Ovation Dub

19. Doctor On The Go

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Track List: Reggae Anthology: King Jammy's Roots, Reality And Sleng Teng Disc 2

Disc 1

1. Bad Girl (Feat. Scorcher & Nicodemus)

2. African Love / Yogi Bear (Feat. Prince Hammer)

3. Selassie On His White Horse

4. Engineer Affair

6. Where You Gonna Run

7. Jah Created The World

8. Love Tickles Like Magic

9. The Lord Is My Shepherd

10. Skank At The Party

11. Water Pumping

12. Boom-Shack-A-Lack

13. Sweet Dream Are Made Of This

14. Money Man Skank

15. Children Of The Ghetto

16. Clarks Booty

17. Under Me Sleng Teng

18. It A Ring

19. Trouble Again

20. Sweet Reggae Music

Disc 2

1. Wear Yu Size

2. Original Kuff

3. Rock Them One By One

4. Nah Lef Ya

5. Run Around Girl

6. I Know The Score

7. This Magic Moment

8. Punanny

9. Duck Dance

10. Get Up Stand Up And Rock

11. Tumbling Down

12. If I Were A Carpenter

14. Who She Love (Feat. Home T & Shabba Ranks)

15. Here I Am

16. Bandelero

17. Roots, Reality And Culture

18. Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders

19. Fire Bun A Weak Heart

20. One Love

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