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Encyclopedia > Linval Thompson

Linval Thompson is a reggae and dub artist and producer. In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ...

He started life writing his own music and was recognised to have great talent not only with songwriting but also singing. He worked at Lee "Scratch" Perry's Black Ark studios and contributed to The Upsetters classic "Kung Fu Man". Although he found greatest acclaim as a producer between the mid-70s and mid-80s, working with greats such as Scientist, King Tubby and singer Johnny Clarke. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The outside wall of the studio in 1977. ... Lee Scratch Perry, The Upsetter in Dub Lee Scratch Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry March 20, 1936) is one of the most influential people in the development of reggae and dub music in Jamaica. ... -1... -1... Scientist (Overton/Hopetone Brown) was a protégé of King Tubby (Osbourne Ruddock) one of the originators of Dub music. ... King Tubby King Tubby (born Osbourne Ruddock, January 28, 1941 – February 6, 1989) was a Jamaican electronics and sound engineer, known primarily for his influence on the development of dub in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Johnny Clarke was born on 12 January 1955 in Jamaica. ...

He has produced albums for artists such as Dennis Brown, the Wailing Souls, Eek-A-Mouse, Freddie McGregor, and the Viceroys. Dennis Emmanuel Brown (February 1, 1957 – July 1, 1999) was a Jamaican reggae singer, who pioneered the lovers rock style of reggae. ... Eek a Mouse is one of Jamaicas premiere reggae stars. ... Singer, musician and producer Freddie McGregor was born on 27 June 1956 in Clarendon, Jamaica. ...

See also

Dub is a form of Jamaican music, which evolved out of ska and reggae in 1970s Jamaica. ... This is a list of Reggae musicians. ...

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SNWMF 2001: Performers: Linval Thompson Bio (1707 words)
Linval Thompson and Sugar Minott can be credited as the first reggae singers to exercise significant control as producers of their own work.
Linval Thompson was the quintessential roots reggae vocalist.
Linval's welcome return to the eyes and ears of the public has been highlighted by recentsound system shows with King Stur Gav in Jamaica and Italy, and ashowstopper at the Long Beach Old School Jam in California in June of 2000, where he was backed by Soul Syndicate drummer Santa Davis and his group Yardcore.
Linval Thompson ruthlessly stalked by angel of death - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM (1163 words)
They are the words of a young child - the daughter of one of Linval Thompson's co-workers, who was apparently touched by the brazen daylight attack on someone to whom she had become attached.
It has since been theorised that Thompson's death came as a result of him being a witness in the trial of suspects believed to have a hand in the August 2001 killing of his mother and stepfather, who at the time lived at 100 Lane off Red Hills Road, St Andrew.
It was obvious, based on their memories, that Thompson had brought to First Global Financial Services, the morals and values instilled in him by his mother before her life came to a brutal end in 2001.
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