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Barrington Levy (born 30 April 1964, in Clarendon, Jamaica) is a reggae and dancehall recording artist. April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Clarendon is said to be the third largest parish in Jamaica. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ragga. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ...

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Career

In 1976, Levy formed a band with his cousin, Everton Dacres, called the Mighty Multitude; the pair released "My Black Girl" in 1977. Levy established his solo career the next year with "A Long Time Since We Don't Have No Love"; though the single was a failure, the fourteen year old was a popular performer at Jamaican dancehalls. Soon, Levy met Junjo Lawes and Hyman Wright, both record producers, and recorded several singles with the Roots Radics, including "Al Yah We Deh", "Looking My Love", "Englishman", "Wedding Ring Aside" and "Collie Weed", all of which became hits and established Levy's career. In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... In genealogy, a cousin is a relative with whom one shares a common grandparent or more distant ancestor. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... In music, solo means to play or sing alone. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Henry Junjo Lawes was a highly influential music producer from Kingston, Jamaica, who worked with many reggae, dancehall reggae and dub artists such as Scientist, Barrington Levy, Don Carlos and Frankie Paul. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Sound recorder redirects here. ... The Roots Radics Band was formed in 1978 when bass player Flabba Holt joined forces with the now late guitarist Bingy Bunny. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ...


Levy's next few singles were similarly successful, including "Shine Eye Girl", "Wicked Intention", "Jumpy Girl", "Skylarking" (by Horace Andy), "Disco Music", "Reggae Music", "Never Tear My Love Apart", "Jah", "You Made Me So Happy" and "When You're Young and in Love". Levy then recorded several duets with Toyan, Jah Thomas and Trinity, and memorably appeared at Reggae Sunsplash in 1980 and 1981. Though LPs were not terribly important in Jamaica at the time, Levy released three albums before 1980: Bounty Hunter, Shine Eye Gal (United Kingdom) and Englishman, a critically acclaimed record. Horace Andy (born Horace Hinds, 19 February 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica), is a legendary Roots reggae singer, notable for such tracks as Government Land, You Are My Angel, Skylarking and a version of Aint no sunshine. Andy made his earliest recordings in the late 1960s, at Coxsone Dodds... Over the last 3 decades Reggae Musicians and Singers come together to provide a wonderful reggaeful weekend of rhythm to keep your blood flowing. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... Englishman is an album by Jamaican dancehall musician Barrington Levy, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Music critic. ... It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ...


By 1980's Robin Hood, Levy was one of the biggest Jamaican stars, and saw his international fame growing as well, especially in England. Taking a break from albums, Levy then released a series of hit singles, including "Mary Long Tongue", "In the Dark", "Too Poor", "I Have a Problem", "Even Tide Fire a Disaster", "I'm Not in Love", "You Have It", "Love of Jah", "Under Mi Sensi", "Tomorrow Is Another Day", "Robberman", "Black Roses", "My Woman" and "Money Move". 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area...


Levy returned to LPs with Lifestyle and Money Move, followed by a British hit album called Here I Come; Levy received the Best Vocalist prize at the British Reggae Awards. Here I Come is the title of several pop albums: Here I Come ( Barrington_Levy) - A dancehall classic, by Barrington Levy Here I Come ( Britney Spears ) Here I Come (Fergie song) - An upcoming single off of Fergies debut album, The Dutchess Category: ...


The late 1980s saw Levy, now in his twenties, slow down his output, though he continued to perform and record until 1988. In 1993, Levy tried to break in the United States with Barrington, but Levy and his label, MCA Records, did not have a good relationship and he soon left. In the 1990s, Levy continued to release periodic hits in Jamaica, and more rarely in the UK. In 1998, he released Living Dangerously, which included a dynamic collaboration with one of Jamaica's most prolific deejays, Bounty Killer. The release was one of Levy's most successful singles since the start of the 90's, and allowed him the opportunity to be identified by members of the younger generation of dancehall patrons. The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from the start of 1990 to the end of 1999. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Bounty Killer (born Rodney Basil Price June 12, 1972 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay, known for his hard work in combating poverty and helping new artists. ...


After the death of Sublime's Bradley Nowell in 1997, Barrington and the remaining members got together to record several songs and toured. Levy was only involved in a handful of shows, but his contribution to their 1999 release "Right Back", under the new moniker Long Beach Dub All Stars was considered the best of the album. He seemed to give the band what they needed, a great front man.


Levy was featured on a 1999 track by the Rascalz titled "Top Of The World", also featuring K-os. Levy also appeared on two singles by rapper Shyne (notably Shyne's 2000 debut single, "Bad Boyz"), and on a track for drum'n'bass artist Aphrodite's 2000 album Aftershock. In 2004, he contributed to a track on the album White People by Handsome Boy Modeling School, a project by Prince Paul and Dan the Automator. Most recently, Levy made a guest appearance on the single "No Fuss, No Fight" by the Rascalz' Red-1 from his 2007 album Beg For Nothing.[1] A song is a relatively short musical composition. ... Rascalz are a hip hop group from Vancouver, British Columbia, who played a crucial role in the artistic and commercial development of Canadian hip hop. ... The correct title of this article is . ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Moses Michael Leviy (born Jamal Barrow on November 8, 1978), best known as Shyne, is a Belizean-American rapper. ... Aphrodite (born Gavin King) less commonly known as A Zone or DJ Aphro, is a UK jungle and drumnbass DJ/producer commonly referred to as the Godfather of Jungle, who works along with Micky Finn on their joint Urban Takeover label. ... It has been suggested that Caucasian race be merged into this article or section. ... Handsome Boy Modeling School is a hip-hop collaboration between Dan the Automator and Prince Paul, producer of influential rap trio De La Soul. ... Prince Paul (born Paul Huston) is a DJ and hip hop producer. ... Dan the Automator Nakamura is a Japanese American, born in San Francisco, California, a hip-hop and rap producer most known for his work in the mid to late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Rascalz are a hip hop group from Vancouver, British Columbia, who played a crucial role in the artistic and commercial development of Canadian hip hop. ...


Trivia

  • The Jamaican singer Notch is often confused with Barrington Levy.

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External links

  • Official website
  • Discography (in French)

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Jamaica's #1 singer of all time, Barrington Levy is a driving force in reggae music and remains the perennial favourite of audiences in Jamaica - and throughout the world.
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Barrington Levy (born April 30, 1964) is a reggae and dancehall musician.
Levy established his solo career the next year with "A Long Time Since We Don't Have No Love"; though the single was a failure, the fourteen year old was a popular peformer at Jamaican dancehalls.
Levy then recorded several duets with Toyan[?], Jah Thomas[?] and Trinity, and memorably appeared at Reggae Sunsplash[?] in 1980 and 1981.
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