|Tags:||reggae dancehall dub roots reggae jamaican|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Ripton Joseph Hylton, 19 November 1957, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. It is not only Eek-A-Mouses 6 feet 6 inches height that make him one of Jamaicas most individual talents. Hyltons unusual name was originally that of a racehorse upon which he frequently lost money; when the horse finally won a race, he had, of course, refused to back it. My Fathers Land and Creation, his first two releases, came out under his real name in the mid-70s. In 1980, he started recording with Joe Gibbs after working briefly with the Papa Roots, Black Ark, Gemini, Jah Life, Black Scorpio and Virgo sound systems. By 1981, he had teamed up with producer and Volcano sound owner Henry Junjo Lawes and had achieved significant hits with Once A Virgin, Modelling Queen and Virgin Girl. Between 1980 and 1984, Lawes and Linval Thompson used the Roots Radics at Channel One with Scientist mixing, to...