Eek-A-Mouse

Genres: Reggae
Descriptive "tags": reggae dancehall dub roots reggae jamaican Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Ripton Joseph Hylton, 19 November 1957, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. It is not only Eek-A-Mouse’s 6 feet 6 inches height that make him one of Jamaica’s most individual talents. Hylton’s 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 Father’s 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...

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