Dillinger

Genres: Reggae
Descriptive "tags": reggae dub dancehall ska Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

Lester Bullocks, 25 June 1953, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. In 1971, Dillinger commenced his career as a DJ, working on the sound systems of Prince Jackie and El Brasso, where he initially imitated U-Roy, Dennis Alcapone and Big Youth, before forging his own style. In 1974, he recorded the excellent ‘Freshly’ for Yabby You, and the following year had a glut of material released, including ‘Brace A Boy’ for Augustus Pablo, ‘CB 200’ for Joseph ‘Joe Joe’ Hookim and ‘Killer Man Jaro’ for Coxsone Dodd. It was Dodd who released Dillinger’s stunning first album, Ready Natty Dreadie, on which he effortlessly delivered 10 strong toasts over a selection of Studio One’s classic rocksteady and reggae rhythms. It is only the first pressing of the album that contains the brilliant title track, as it was subsequently replaced by ‘Natty Kung Fu’. Hookim released Dillinger’s second album, CB 200, which...

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