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Big Youth (Manley Augustus Buchanan) is a Jamaican DJ in the toasting tradition, mostly known for his albums during the 1970s. He was born in 1955 in Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica. Influenced by U-Roy, he started singing with the Lord Tippertone's sound system in 1970. His first LP Chi Chi Run is produced by Prince Buster in 1971. DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... Toasting, chatting, or DJing is the act of talking or chanting over a rhythm or beat. ... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Trenchtown is a neighbourhood located in Kingston, the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... Location of Kingston Kingston (population 600,000) is the capital of Jamaica and it is located southeast of the country. ... U-Roy (born Ewart Beckford September 21, 1942 in Jones Town, Jamaica, also known as The Originator, Hugh Roy) U-Roys musical career began in 1961 (see 1961 in music) when he began DJing at various sound systems, eventually working with King Tubby. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Cecil Bustamente Campbell (born May 28, 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica), better known as Prince Buster, is one of the most important figures in the history of ska music. ...

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Big Youth - Biography - AOL Music (1749 words)
Big Youth released his second album this same year, Reggae Phenomenon, and it was as phenomenal as its title suggested.
Big Youth continued to record, but no longer ruled the charts, and most of his singles were now self-produced and released through his own labels.
Big Youth later performed at the Japansplash festival in Osaka, with his powerful set caught on 1991's Jamming in the House of Dread album.
Concert&Club Reviews | Big Youth Shows Off His Roots at Ashkenaz (946 words)
Big Youth put on a musical roots reggae display that left none of us doubting his place in the history of the music from the little island that has righteously impacted the musical world.
They reflected the visions of the shanty town youth of his day infusing ska, the rhythms of Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs, with RandB standards in a style that is said to be a driving influence in the evolution of reggae music and reggae artists alike.
Big Youth is a walking reggae history tour, a skanking history lesson, and what better place to preach history but in Berkeley at the historical Ashkenaz Community Center.
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