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Leroy Smart

Posted in Channel One, Leroy Smart with tags , on September 24, 2017 by 1960s: Days of Rage


“A master of love songs and roots material, Leroy Smart has been on the reggae scene since the early ’70s. He was raised in Kingston’s Alpha Catholic Boys Home and began recording in the early ’70s. Smart worked with such producers as Gussie Clarke, Joe Joe Hookin, and Bunny Lee while gaining fame for a flamboyant performance style, exceptionally anguished delivery, and penetrating vocal manner. Smart‘s smashing voice often seemed about to collapse from anxiety and earnestness mid-song. He has continued to maintain his popularity, never scoring any crossover or international hits, but retaining his pull with the notoriously fickle Jamaican audience.”
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YouTube: Pride And Ambition b/w Version, Badness Don’t Pay b/w Version. The Fittest Shall Survive + Dub. LEROY SMART + THE WAILERS – Mother Liza + version, Wreck Up My Life