U-Roy – Right Time Rockers (1976)

“:.. U Roy, aka Ewart Beckford, is undoubtedly THE Godfather of all modern deejays. He started his career at the tender age of 16 at Doctor Dickie’s Sound System. His career really took off in 1969, while he was the resident deejay for King Tubby’s Hi-Fi sound. There he more than often chatted over riddims produced by Duke Reid. Amazed by his live performances King Tubby took him to the studio to cut a few singles for Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle label in 1970. His first release was ‘Wake The Town.’. It rocketed to the top of the charts. The follow up was the equally brilliant and successful ‘Rule The Nation’, followed by ‘Wear You To The Ball’ a couple of weeks later. These three sat on the top of the charts for 12 weeks on Jamaica’s 2 radio stations. During the following years he ruled supreme, taking Jamaica (and the rest of the world) by storm, lining up hit after hit.”

YouTube: Back Stabbing, Merciful Dub, Bury The Razor, Rightful Reggae, People A Go Lingua, Swell Head Skank,


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