It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Winston Riley

A renowned singer and formidably prolific producer, Winston Riley is one of Jamaica's greatest success stories, a pillar of the island's music industry to this day. Born in 1946 in Kingston, Jamaica, Riley founded the Techniques in 1964 with a group of friends, all of whom congregated at a youth club established by Edward Seaga. It was the future prime minister who took the young band into Federal Studios that year, where Byron Lee oversaw the group's recording debut, "No One." Soon after, the Techniques relocated to Treasure Isle, where their debut for Duke Reid, 1965's "Little Did You Know," rocketed them to the top of the Jamaican chart. A series of lineup shifts barely slowed the group down, as the Techniques' hits continued to pour forth across the ska, rocksteady, and reggae years.

In 1968, though, the band broke with Reid, and Riley began producing the Techniques' music. He also oversaw the Sensations and a solo Johnny Osbourne, who gave Riley's Techniques label its first major hit, "Warrior." But it was a riddim worked up by organist Ansel Collins and drummer Sly Dunbar that provided the producer with his international breakthrough, when their "Double Barrel," enlivened by Dave Barker's toasts, shot to the top of the U.K. chart and the U.S. Top 25. The follow-up, "Monkey Barrel," was nearly as successful, together bringing a licensing deal with Trojan Records and financing Riley's new record shop. The 1974 instrumental "Stalag 17," initially credited to a solo Ansel Collins, had an even greater impact. The phenomenally successful riddim has been versioned regularly ever since, with the Stalag 17, 18 & 19 set one of the most popular one-riddim albums of all time.

During the '70s, Riley released a stream of excellent singles and albums, working with many of the island's finest singers and DJs. Beyond Osbourne and Barker (as both DJ and singer), he also oversaw recordings by Jimmy Riley, Horace Andy, Pat Kelly, Alton Ellis, the Ethiopians, and the Viceroys, among others, as well as just about every name DJ on the scene. His melody-laced dubs are all of equal note. Fans thus found it unnerving that while Riley was overseeing such high-quality roots offerings, he was also grooming General Echo for stardom. "Well, someone was going to do it," the producer later quipped about his unleashing slack into the sound systems. Like "Stalag," that move would also have long-term implications. The other side of the coin, though, was Sister Nancy, the groundbreaking female DJ Riley helped launch to fame in the early '80s. Echo and Nancy were just two of many of the artists who Riley would either turn into stars or give a leg up; Lone Ranger, Frankie Paul, Tristan Palmer, Madoo, and Errol Scorcher were among some of the other notables he worked with during this period.

In 1985, Prince Jammy launched the digital age with "Under My Slang Teng," and Riley slapped back strongly with Tenor Saw's equally seminal "Ring the Alarm," yet another "Stalag" version. Of course, the singing producer was fighting a losing battle, but even when he bowed to the inevitable, so laced with melodies were his riddims that one could forget they were actually ragga. And the hits just kept rolling in -- Super Cat's "Boops," Red Dragon's "Hol a Fresh" and "Yu Body Good," Flourgon's "Hol a Spliff," Daddy Lizard's "A Fi Fly Out," Papa San and Lady G.'s "Legal Rights," as well as a clutch from Cutty Ranks and more from Courtney Melody. Meanwhile, Admiral Tibett and Frankie Paul kept the cultural flag flying, as did Ernest Wilson, Gregory Isaacs, and Yami Bolo, with Bushman providing an illustrious example of the producer's more recent roots work. Buju Banton's "Ring the Alarm Quick" chimed in the new millennium, with Riley still hard at work. He continues to stay on top of the scene, while simultaneously overseeing his vast back catalog. ~ Jo-Ann Greene, Rovi
full bio

Comments

Report as inappropriate
rooter292
bam bam love it
Report as inappropriate
dentron2
Yeah this is definitely Sister Nancy.
Report as inappropriate
sister nancy!
Report as inappropriate
Rhythm!... Just rock Steady! Steady rock!!..^;* nice rhyming :::::::::::: ~ : : : : : ~ : : : - : : : : ~ : : : : : : : : ~ : : : ~ : : : : ~ : : : ~ : : : : ......
Report as inappropriate
The real Fire...
Report as inappropriate
Very nice song from Winston Riley thou were the good old days, !!!!
Report as inappropriate
totalcleanin g 1 9 7 4
Rewind selecta, 1.
Report as inappropriate
This is like...the perfect stalking song. Lol!
Report as inappropriate
boodee125
Real music, true classic
Report as inappropriate
True classic
Report as inappropriate
bloodrecords
One of the hottest tracks I've ever heard
Report as inappropriate
My s**t! !!!
Report as inappropriate
Luv it. Dem no make hits like this for mi no more..
Report as inappropriate
Cold a** song!!!!
Report as inappropriate
Yes Jah Rastafari
Report as inappropriate
samkeene8
sadiq your right it is
Report as inappropriate
Neva get old
Report as inappropriate
agriffiths22
Brings back memories of growing up in Jamaica
Report as inappropriate
I need the lyrics to this from the movie belly to womens skechers commercials, a l l the way from 1946.now thats how you make a song lol awesome!
Report as inappropriate
Kiss ur left hand say yo crushes name say a school day close yo hand say yo name open yo hand and look at it post this on at least 15 more songs and yo crush will ask u out on the date or day u said
Report as inappropriate
One of the hottest and sexiest reggae songs ever created!
Report as inappropriate
I LOVE IT !!!!!!!
Report as inappropriate
My favorite...l u v this s**t...newyo r k all day..
Report as inappropriate
sadiqsiani
Belly movie and dmx and nas���������
Report as inappropriate
always going to be a party hit!!
Report as inappropriate
first song i like to hear before i study!
Report as inappropriate
Big tune big tune. A perfect song for the belly soundtrack. Respect
Report as inappropriate
long dang dididly Sister Nancy make yo body go! haha positive tune :)
Report as inappropriate
I love driving through LA with this track on! Delicious.
Report as inappropriate
Fire.fire.fi r e
Report as inappropriate
Tick,Tick
Report as inappropriate
I like this song i can jam to this
Report as inappropriate
we were lucky to grow up in this era .great song.
Report as inappropriate
this song make memories come alive
Report as inappropriate
siobhan10038 0
I loved this song growing up
Report as inappropriate
Every time I hear this song, it just take me back to my childhood.
Report as inappropriate
I love this song
Report as inappropriate
Love this song!
Report as inappropriate
Dis song reminds me wen my grandparents use to have gatherings at their house in Hawaii
Report as inappropriate
OG. Bang.......R
Report as inappropriate
tgehman175
back beat- I love it
Report as inappropriate
puff puff pass
Report as inappropriate
akilafelton
Great song :) Reminds me of "Belly" each time! Bop bop!
Report as inappropriate
mrgadson3
Did he still this from Sister Nancy. You know the laws in Jamacia are not good.
Report as inappropriate
True
Report as inappropriate
Great smoke rite now!!
Report as inappropriate
Bam Bam, something to ride to!
Report as inappropriate
Bam Bam is performed by Sister Nancy, not Winston Riley.
Report as inappropriate
This s**t is live!!! "Belly"
Report as inappropriate
Bop bop bop bop bop...
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[127, 127, 69, 75, 85, 122, 89, 103, 91, 94, 113, 66, 106, 109, 110, 110, 96, 67, 82, 122, 122, 84, 110, 71, 116, 67, 105, 69, 79, 126, 118, 118, 64, 68, 124, 71, 85, 113, 66, 92, 83, 119, 124, 105, 123, 76, 106, 115, 112, 64, 109, 116, 120, 115, 93, 76, 68, 108, 78, 106, 123, 116, 95, 91, 74, 68, 122, 109, 71, 113, 102, 99, 89, 110, 70, 89, 64, 69, 87, 81, 64, 84, 108, 113, 95, 69, 90, 86, 86, 80, 75, 100, 99, 92, 69, 110, 100, 68, 114, 81, 86, 66, 82, 117, 110, 93, 72, 85, 111, 72, 92, 90, 69, 92, 117, 119, 80, 82, 123, 84, 105, 88, 119, 109, 72, 71, 116, 123, 92, 82, 104, 91, 93, 83, 104, 82, 122, 68, 86, 102, 69, 123, 104, 76, 127, 90, 96, 119, 105, 87, 82, 127, 77, 93, 88, 71, 126, 66, 65, 100, 75, 71, 115, 111, 71, 116, 69, 78, 106, 80, 91, 68, 127, 93, 72, 121, 68, 71, 83, 122, 102, 107, 115, 73, 84, 69, 95, 124, 114, 78, 104, 126, 65, 94, 123, 73, 112, 125, 64, 71, 115, 105, 88, 88, 110, 108, 86, 127, 77, 80, 125, 93, 88, 75, 110, 127, 116, 103, 66, 84, 69, 110, 83, 79, 107, 120, 117, 120, 118, 120, 87, 97, 100, 92, 101, 70, 108, 81, 90, 114, 71, 86, 74, 105, 79, 79, 122, 82, 74, 93, 96, 84, 110, 66, 102, 79, 97, 127, 93, 71, 75, 125, 108, 121, 95, 121, 124, 77, 107, 73, 77, 95, 96, 82, 116, 121, 92, 78, 73, 75, 86, 100, 66, 109, 117, 122, 119, 81, 117, 122, 97, 67, 111, 76, 111, 86, 95, 96, 124, 109, 104, 78, 77, 123, 97, 68, 79, 76, 76, 94, 89, 108, 78, 108, 105, 124, 111, 79, 75, 101, 99, 116, 90, 124, 109, 91, 97, 76, 98, 118, 69, 105, 117, 74, 107, 109, 126, 125, 119, 80, 115, 82, 97, 126, 113, 107, 122, 120, 86, 94, 124, 108, 70, 93, 114, 79, 67, 102, 126, 108, 104, 73, 65, 73, 106, 122, 115, 69, 118, 121, 113, 102, 116, 73, 76, 68, 110, 109, 111, 111, 98, 127, 106, 94, 108, 126, 80, 122, 78, 107, 121, 90, 80, 104, 68, 124, 106, 108, 73, 73, 99, 87, 113, 91, 89, 123, 65, 100, 73, 100, 111, 120, 123, 68, 81, 67, 108, 94, 118, 117, 90, 113, 113, 115, 73, 90, 99, 120, 83, 95, 67, 115, 96, 92, 87, 89, 103, 98, 124, 106, 89, 108, 103, 102, 115, 117, 103, 100, 101, 70, 109, 84, 127, 116, 104, 92, 104, 83, 88, 123, 124, 68, 86, 72, 101, 82, 74, 84, 69, 84, 127, 79, 66, 87, 77, 125, 83, 110, 103, 102, 117, 114, 83, 112, 89, 94, 118, 91, 77, 72, 99, 73, 99, 98, 64, 89, 102, 122, 78, 100, 88, 64, 68, 76, 70, 111, 92, 102, 109, 125, 92, 101]