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Sugar Minott Wrong Move

  • Can You Remember 8. It would revolutionize the entire Jamaican musical scene. Recorded in New York, London, and Sugar Minott Wrong Move with a variety of musicians, the record is a blossoming of innovative musical hybrids, a true magical mystery tour. Rough Ole Life Babylon 2. Never Gonne Give Jah Up 5.

    He began his career in the sound systems while still a child, working as a selector for the Sound of Silence Keystone outfit, before launching his own Gathering of Youth sound system just as he hit his teens.

    There, too, he carried on merely as the selector. However, in , Minott decided to take the mike himself, not as a DJ, but as a singer, one third of the African Brothers roots trio, alongside Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard. The group initially made its way around the amateur talent show circuit, but eventually linked up with the Micron label. The trio also began self-producing its first attempt was "Torturing" , and then launched its own Ital label. Their debut song for that label, "No Cup No Broke, was also their last, and the trio split to pursue solo careers.

    Tony Tuff would continue his cultural career before switching with great success to dancehall. Coxsone Dodd was keen to keep Minott, whose talents extended beyond vocals and into session work as both a guitarist and drummer. However, the artist had an even more innovative talent tucked away -- an extraordinary ability to compose new lyrics to old songs. In a scene split between toasters and deep roots, Minott had invented an entirely new style and Dodd was quick to take advantage.

    It was pure serendipity, or incredible forethought, that the rhythms the pair used were ones that would soon be tearing up the dancehalls. It took a few releases for the Jamaican public to catch on, but by , Minott had his first hit with the single "Vanity.

    It would revolutionize the entire Jamaican musical scene. Minott's follow-up album, 's Showcase, was equally revolutionary and included not just dub versions, but featured the hip new syndrums that would soon rule the dancehalls. Both albums also doubled as hits collections, and included such smashes as "Wrong Doers," "Oh Mr. The album was the beginning of Minott's move into a dread sound. Black Roots, its follow-up, picked up precisely where its predecessor left off and continued down the deep roots path.

    However, Roots Lovers, also released in , showed a seismic shift in direction as Minott moved strongly into the lovers rock arena, while still maintaining a roots approach.

    The Bittersweet album followed, and then the third album of , Ghetto-ology , which saw a return to roots reggae. Roots Lovers saw a move towards lovers rock , which was a UK hit. The Herbman Hustling album saw a return to dancehall and roots reggae. While Minott was in England he discovered the group Musical Youth [ citation needed ] and released a number of successful Lovers Rock singles.

    Throughout the s the hits kept coming. Able to encompass different styles from rough roots to sweet lovers, through to classic dancehall, he was an artist of some influence. Want more news? Less news? No news? Manage News Not now. Message Loading Few artists had the impact on Jamaica's dancehall scene as Sugar Minott. His releases provided the blueprints for the rise of the contemporary dancehall style, he was also equally influential as a producer, and his extraordinarily popular sound system helped launch numerous new DJs into the limelight.

    He began his career in the sound systems while still a child, working as a selector for the Sound of Silence Keystone outfit, before launching his own Gathering of Youth sound system just as he hit his teens. There, too, he carried on merely as the selector. However, in , Minott decided to take the mike himself, not as a DJ, but as a singer, one third of the African Brothers roots trio, alongside Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard.

    The group initially made its way around the amateur talent show circuit, but eventually linked up with the Micron label. The trio also began self-producing its first attempt was "Torturing" , and then launched its own Ital label. Their debut song for that label, "No Cup No Broke, was also their last, and the trio split to pursue solo careers. Tony Tuff would continue his cultural career before switching with great success to dancehall. Coxsone Dodd was keen to keep Minott, whose talents extended beyond vocals and into session work as both a guitarist and drummer.

    However, the artist had an even more innovative talent tucked away -- an extraordinary ability to compose new lyrics to old songs.

    In a scene split between toasters and deep roots, Minott had invented an entirely new style and Dodd was quick to take advantage. It was pure serendipity, or incredible forethought, that the rhythms the pair used were ones that would soon be tearing up the dancehalls. It took a few releases for the Jamaican public to catch on, but by , Minott had his first hit with the single "Vanity. It would revolutionize the entire Jamaican musical scene.

    Minott's follow-up album, 's Showcase, was equally revolutionary and included not just dub versions, but featured the hip new syndrums that would soon rule the dancehalls. Both albums also doubled as hits collections, and included such smashes as "Wrong Doers," "Oh Mr.

    Tony Tuff would continue his cultural career before switching with great success to dancehall. Coxsone Dodd was keen to keep Minott, whose talents extended beyond vocals and into session work as both a guitarist and drummer. However, the artist had an even more innovative talent tucked away — an extraordinary ability to compose new lyrics to old songs.

    In a scene split between toasters and deep roots, Minott had invented an entirely new style and Dodd was quick to take advantage. It was pure serendipity, or incredible forethought, that the rhythms the pair used were ones that would soon be tearing up the dancehalls.

    It would revolutionize the entire Jamaican musical scene. In , the Hitbound label gathered up a batch of the Holness-produced hits on With Lots of Extra, making up the numbers with extra songs that were equally good. Black Roots, its follow-up, picked up precisely where its predecessor left off and continued down the deep roots path.

    Hanging Tree 8. Free Mandela 9. The Real Enemy Mandela You're Free Mr Mandela African Hero Thank You Mr. Out of Stock. My Love Is True 2. Hard Time Pressure 3. River Jordan 4. Never Gonne Give Jah Up 5.

    Good Thing Going 6. Never Too Young 7. In the Residence 8. Babylon 9. No Vacancy Ghetto-ology Jah Jah Children Man Hungry Rome The People Got to Know Ghetto Youths Loving Jah Simple As That Christmas Time Tracks of Disc 2 1. Lovers Rock 2.

    You've Lost It 5. Penny for My Song 6. Now We Know 7. African Girl 8. All Kinda People 9. Easy Squeeze Slice of the Cake Informer Feel the Rydim Old King Cole Buy Off the Bar International Herb Herbman Hustling Devil's Pickney Rub a Dub Sound Tracks of Disc 3 1.

    Slice of the Cake [Live] 2. Herbman Hustling [Live] 3. Nah Go to South Africa [Live] 5. The Love We Have [Live].

    Out of Print. Run Things Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes. Black Roots. Babylon Man Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes. Simply the Best. What Dub Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes. Never Ending Story 2. Feels Like I'm In Love 3. When You Ask About Love 4. Going Back To My Roots 5. Frankie 6. My Camera Never Lies 8. Missing Words 9. Mirror, Mirror Mon Amour Hands Off, She's Mine I Eat Cannibals All Of Me The Heaven I Need Young Heart Hang On Here Comes That Sound The Big Apple Tonight Gonna Pull Myself Together Magic Touch Tracks of Disc 2 1.

    High Energy 2. Making Your Mind Up 3. Too Shy 4. Saddle Up 5. Attention To Me 6. O L'Amour 7. Fan The Flame 8. Can Can 9. Dracula's Tango I Can't Turn Away Joanna Lip Up Fatty Three Minute Hero Like A Yo-Yo Buzz Buzz A Diddle It Close To Perfection


  • Few artists had the impact on Jamaica's dancehall scene as Sugar Minott. His releases provided the blueprints for the rise of the contemporary dancehall style, he was also equally influential as a producer, and his extraordinarily popular sound system helped launch numerous new DJs into the limelight.

    He began his career in the sound systems while still a child, working as a selector for the Sound of Silence Keystone outfit, before launching his own Gathering of Youth sound system just as he hit his teens. There, too, he carried on merely as the selector. However, in , Minott decided to take the mike himself, not as a DJ, but as a singer, one third of the African Brothers roots trio, alongside Tony Tuff and Derrick Howard.

    The group initially made its way around the amateur talent show circuit, but eventually linked up with the Micron label. The trio also began self-producing its first attempt was "Torturing" , and then launched its own Ital label. Their debut song for that label, "No Cup No Broke, was also their last, and the trio split to pursue solo careers. Tony Tuff would continue his cultural career before switching with great success to dancehall.

    Coxsone Dodd was keen to keep Minott, whose talents extended beyond vocals and into session work as both a guitarist and drummer. However, the artist had an even more innovative talent tucked away -- an extraordinary ability to compose new lyrics to old songs. In a scene split between toasters and deep roots, Minott had invented an entirely new style and Dodd was quick to take advantage.

    It was pure serendipity, or incredible forethought, that the rhythms the pair used were ones that would soon be tearing up the dancehalls. It took a few releases for the Jamaican public to catch on, but by , Minott had his first hit with the single "Vanity. It would revolutionize the entire Jamaican musical scene. Minott's follow-up album, 's Showcase, was equally revolutionary and included not just dub versions, but featured the hip new syndrums that would soon rule the dancehalls.

    Both albums also doubled as hits collections, and included such smashes as "Wrong Doers," "Oh Mr. The album was the beginning of Minott's move into a dread sound. Black Roots, its follow-up, picked up precisely where its predecessor left off and continued down the deep roots path.

    However, Roots Lovers, also released in , showed a seismic shift in direction as Minott moved strongly into the lovers rock arena, while still maintaining a roots approach. Minott's energy and enthusiasm seemed boundless and this year also saw the launch of his own labels, Youth Promotion and Black Roots. He debuted his new labels with the self-produced "Man Hungry" and followed it up with "Hard Time Pressure.

    Roots Archives. Archived from the original on 12 June Retrieved 20 July Archived from the original on 24 September A note says that the album Showcase was originally released in Photo of the albums artwork shows Minott gave a host of hopefuls a crack at the big time, going on to record the best on his own labels.

    Ranking Joe, Captain Sinbad, and Ranking Dread all got their start there, while Abashanti, another artist mentored by the singer, was even brought to Reggae Sunsplash, where he appeared beside Minott in and The British label Uptempo's Presenting the Posse features a host of the sound system's talent and even adds some dub mixes from Peter Chemist as an added bonus.

    Over the years, Minott's labels released cuts from the likes of Junior Reid, Tenor Saw, and Barry Brown, and while none would equal Minott's own, the label head gave as much attention to his artists as to himself. A new album also arrived in the form of the hits-heavy Inna Reggae Dance Hall, a classic record of ragga roots dancehall style.

    A pairing with Gregory Isaacs resulted in the Double Dose album from the sweetest and smoothest vocal duo brought together on record. An entire shelf-full of albums arrived in Sufferer's Choice also features the duo's sharp rhythms; it was overseen by Peter Chemist, who created a fabulous mix of cultural cuts and lover's concerns. Equally of note was that same year was African Soldier, a concept album concerned with the current state of the continent. It contained some of Minott's most passionate lyrics and emotive vocals, but was mangled by the synth-heavy arrangements and lightweight dancefloor pop production.

    In , the Easy Street label would gather up two volumes' worth of Black Roots material, boasting both hits and unreleased tracks for the Sugar Minott's Hidden Treasures collections, albums that for once live up to their advertising.

    But by the end of the '80s, Black Roots was closed and Minott's star was starting to fade. The Boss Is Back suggested the opposite was true, while the upbeat Ghetto Child saw the singer flirting with an urban contemporary sound, but in the end, this album too just seems lightweight.

    Perhaps Minott had simply taken on too much or spread himself too thin, and his work was now suffering in the process. However, he continued to make the studio rounds and released some quite good singles, while a successful appearance at Reggae Sunsplash in boded well for the future.

    While neither were totally disposable, they certainly weren't his greatest work. Perhaps in an attempt to shake things up, the singer recorded Happy Together, also released in , and arguably his most adventurous album ever.

    Recorded in New York, London, and Kingston with a variety of musicians, the record is a blossoming of innovative musical hybrids, a true magical mystery tour.

    One of the masterpieces of the lovers rock era, Good Thing was to be Minott's last new album for two years, given that the market was now being glutted by compilations of older material.

    Meanwhile, Minott also returned to Jamaica to look after his labels. They were not merely vanity outfits, but real concerns, where the singer nurtured young talent. He financed his efforts by freelancing around the studios, cutting tracks for numerous producers and labels. But in truth, Minott loved the workload and would have inevitably been just as prolific even if he didn't have a business to support.

    He celebrated his return home to Jamaica in fine style with a stunning performance at Reggae Sunsplash in ; he would appear annually at the festival for the next three years.

    Jamaica had undergone a dancehall revolution in his absence and Minott was keen to participate, releasing the Dance Hall Showcase album that same year. The singer was back in top form in , releasing a trio of albums and a string of hit singles.

    Herbman Hustling was first off the mark and featured a sublime blend of dancehall styles and roots sensibilities, with a touch of lovers rock thrown in for good measure. Slice of the Cake was overshadowed by its predecessor, but was still a stellar dancehall record fired by the Roots Radics , while the Lloyd Barnes-produced Wicked Ago Feel It equally embraced both cultural and lovers themes.

    However, the pairing did produce the single "Rub a Dub Sound Style," which predated ragga but certainly heralded the new style's imminent birth. There was also an excellent clash album with Leroy Smart , Award Winners, and a slew of singles. Somehow, Minott also found time to launch his own sound system, Youth Promotion, with Jah Stitch brought in as selector. Like his labels, the Youth Promotion outfit was a hands-on concern.

    Minott gave a host of hopefuls a crack at the big time, going on to record the best on his own labels. Attention To Me 6. O L'Amour 7. Fan The Flame 8. Can Can 9. Dracula's Tango I Can't Turn Away Joanna Lip Up Fatty Three Minute Hero Like A Yo-Yo Buzz Buzz A Diddle It Close To Perfection I'm Riffin' English Rasta Another Monster Jam Tracks of Disc 3 1.

    Boys Summertime Love 2. Give Me Back My Heart 3. Midnite Dynamoes 6. They Say It's Gonna Rain 7. On A Crowded Street 9. Special Brew Who's Gonna Rock You Mucho Macho Masquerade Good Thing Going Hold On To My Love Thinking Of You The Land Of Make Believe Mirror In The Bathroom Ooh To Be Aah Get Down On It Hard Time Pressure Reggae Anthology.

    Never Gonna Give Jah Up 5. International Herb 7. All Kinda People 8. Informer 9. Feel the Riddim Rub a Dub Sound. Man Hungry 2. The People Got to Know 3. Walking Through the Ghetto 4. Dreader Than Dread 5. So Many Things 6. Never Gonna Give up Jah 7. Ghetto-Ology 8. Africa Is the Black Man's Home 9. Strange Things Free Jah Jah Children Hungry Dub The People Got to Dub Walking Dub Dreader Dub So Many Things Dub Never Gonna Give Dub Up Ghetto-Ology Dub Africa Dub Strange Dub Free Jah Jah Children.

    Sufferer's Choice. Rough Ole Life Babylon 2. Dress Up 3. Sufferer's Choice 4. Uptown Ghetto 5. The Half 6. Lover's Race 7. The Girl Is in Love 8. Have You Ever Found a Love 9. Keep on Loving You The Youth Dem Getting Bad. Good Thing Going. High Up Above 3. Never My Love 4. House on a Hill 5. My Sisters 6. Jasmine 7. Life Without Money 8. Lonely Days 9. Walk on By Family Affair. Buy off the Bar 2. Palavin Spree 3. Two Timer 4. Sensimilla 5.

    Dread upon Your Head 6. Leave Dread Locks Business 7. Loving Jah 8.