Genres: Reggae Urban
Tags: reggae dancehall ragga jamaica roots Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Clifton George Bailey III, 13 April 1967, Islington, St. Mary, Jamaica, West Indies. Bailey earned his future stage name by virtue of his sharp reasoning skills, which led his friends to name him after a lawyer in his home town. By 1994, Capleton’s work for the African Star label had led to him being regarded as one of the most innovative cultural DJs of his generation. ‘Number One (On The Good Look Chart)’ on Jah Life first caught the attention of the dancehall audience in 1990 and was Capleton’s debut hit. Gold was released in 1991 and compiled many of his recordings for various producers, including Philip ‘Fatis’ Burrell (‘Bumbo Red’/‘Bible Fi Dem’), King Jammy (‘The Red’), Roof International (‘Dem No Like Me’), Peterkins (‘We No Lotion Man’) and Black Scorpio (‘Ghetto Youth’/‘Somebody’). In the same year he sang on half an album for Gussie P (‘Double...

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