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Mikey Dread, 2006
Mikey Dread, 2006
Mikey Dread
Mikey Dread

Michael Campbell (born 1954 in Port Antonio, Jamaica), better known as Mikey Dread, is a Jamaican singer, producer, and broadcaster. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 255 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mikey Dread Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 255 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mikey Dread Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 263 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mikey Dread Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 263 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mikey Dread Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Note: broadcasting is also the old term for hand sowing. ...


From an early age, Campbell showed a natural aptitude for engineering and electronics. After he finished college, Campbell started out as an engineer with the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC). Campbell wasn't impressed that the JBC's playlists mainly consisted of bland, foreign pop music at a time when some of the most potent reggae was being recorded in Jamaica. He convinced his JBC bosses to give him his own radio program called Dread At The Controls, where he played nothing but reggae. Before long, Campbell (now using the DJ name Mikey Dread) had the most popular program on the JBC. Well-known for its fun and adventurous sonic style, Dread At The Controls became a hit all over Jamaica. Inevitably, JBC's conservative management and Campbell clashed, and he quit in protest. Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... This article is about the engineering discipline. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ...


By that time, Campbell had earned a solid reputation as a singer and producer and began recording his own material. Distinctive albums such as Dread At The Controls, Evolutionary Rockers, and World War III all became favorites amongst reggae fans. His collaboration with producers King Tubby and Carlton Patterson stand out as some of the best work each party has done. Campbell's music attracted the attention of British punk rockers The Clash, who invited him over to England to produce some of their music. Although initially suspicious of the strangers, Campbell soon became the best of friends with the band, producing their famous Bankrobber single and performing on several songs on their 1980 album Sandinista!. Campbell also toured with The Clash across Britain, Europe, and the US, gaining many new fans along the way. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Sandinista! is the fourth album by the punk rock band The Clash. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


After many years working as a producer and singer, Campbell withdrew from the business and moved to Miami where he furthered his college education with courses in electronics and business. Disgusted with several unfair contracts with record companies, Campbell shrewdly waited until all of the existing contracts expired and then regained control over his entire catalogue. Since then, he has been re-releasing much of it on his own Dread At The Controls record label. Campbell continues to tour, produce, and record, and will be happy to celebrate 30 years in the music business in 2006. This article is about the city in Florida. ...


Discography

Albums

  • Dread at the Controls (1979, label DATC)
  • African Anthem (1979, label Cruise ; Auralux 2004)
  • Evolutionary Rockers (1979, label Dread At The Control)
  • Dread at the Controls (1979, label Trojan)
  • World War III (1981, labels Dread at the Control ; Heartbeat 1986 ; Big Cat)
  • S.W.A.L.K. (1982, labels Dread at The Control ; Heartbeat)
  • Dub Catalogue Volume 1 (1982, label DATC)
  • Dub Merchant (1982, label DATC)
  • Jungle Signal (1982, label DATC)
  • Pave the Way (1984, label Heartbeat)
  • Happy Family (1989, label RAS)
  • Best Sellers (1991, labels Rykodisc ; DATC) [Compilation 1979-89]
  • African Anthem Revisited (1991, RAS) [Dub album]
  • Profile (1991, label RAS)
  • Obsession (1992, label Rykodisc)
  • SWALK / ROCKERS VIBRATION (1994, label Heartbeat)
  • Dub Party (1995, label ROIR)
  • The Prime of Mikey Dread (1999, label Music Club) [Compilation 1978-92]
  • World Tour (2001, label DATC)
  • Rasta In Control (2002, label DATC)
  • Life is a stage (2007, label DATC)

External links

  • Official Label website
  • Official Artist website
  • Official Podcast with Insomnia Radio website
Articles
  • "Complicated Dread: the Mikey Dread interview Complicated Fun, June 21, 2006

 
 

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