Linval Thompson

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by Linval Thompson


c.1959, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Thompson was raised in Queens, New York, and at the age of 16 recorded ‘No Other Woman’. On returning to Jamaica he began recording with Phil Pratt, although little surfaced on vinyl from these sessions. Having declined an opportunity to record with Bunny Lee following an introduction by his long-time friend Johnny Clarke, he recorded a dub plate with Tippertone. Back in New York, he resumed his studies in engineering but was soon drawn back... Read more