Jacob Miller

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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s


c.1955, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 23 March 1980. Miller recorded his first record for Coxsone Dodd, entitled ‘Love Is A Message’ (aka ‘Let Me Love You’) in 1968, aged just 13. The song was not a hit, however, and Miller had to wait a few years before he returned to the studio. In 1974 he recorded a number of singles for Augustus Pablo, including ‘Each One Teach One’, ‘Keep On Knocking’, ‘False Rasta’, ‘Who Say Jah No Dread’ and ‘Baby I Love You So’, most of which were popular on the pre-release circuit in the UK. Unfortunately, when Island Records released ‘Baby I Love You So’, they failed to credit Miller, and even relegated his vocal to the b-side in favour of its thrashing King Tubby’s/Pablo dub, ‘King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown’. Miller’s biggest hits came as a member of Inner Circle. In 1976 they enjoyed a couple of roots hits with ‘Tenement Yard’...

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