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Barrington Levy

November 27th, 2014

Barrington Levy


Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Barrington Levy


One of the great success stories of the '80s, Barrington Levy, arrived on the dancehall scene and swiftly remodeled it in his own image. Although numerous DJs and vocalists would rise and fall during this decade, Levy was one of the few with staying power, and he continued releasing massive hits well into the '90s. Born in 1964 in Clarendon, Jamaica, as a youngster, Barrington Levy formed the Mighty Multitude with his cousin Everton Dacres. They started off playing the sound systems and cut their first single, “My Black Girl,” in 1977. All of 14, Levy broke out on his own the next year and recorded his debut solo single, “A Long Time Since We Don't Have No Love.” It didn't have much of an impact, however the teen's appearances in the dancehalls were eagerly awaited events. It was at one of these that Levy met former singer turned producer Junjo Lawes and New York-based producer Hyman “Jah Life” Wright. The pair took the youth into Channel One studio, accompanied by the Roots Radics, and recorded a clutch of cuts. The first fruits of this union were “Ah Yah We Deh,” quickly followed by “Looking My Love,” “Englishman,” and “Wedding Ring Aside.” Success was immediate, but it was the mighty “Collie Weed” that really cemented the teen's hold of dancehall. “Shine Eye Girl” was a smash follow-up, and the young Levy was now in great demand. A stream of singles followed, “Wicked Intention,” “Jumpy Girl,” a lovely version of Horace Andy's “Skylarking,” the humorous “Disco Music,” “Reggae Music,” and “Wicked Intention” included. Levy joined forces with producer Alvin Ranglin for another sting of hits — “Never Tear My Love Apart,” “Jah,” “You Made Me So Happy,” and “When You're Young and in Love.”

Top Albums

1. Rosie – Sing..

2. Too Experien..

3. Barrington

4. Teach the Yo..

5. Poor Man Sty..

6. Reggae Antho..

7. Here I Come

8. Teach Me Cul..

9. Twist Tape (..

10. The Barringt..

11. Prison Oval ..

12. Original Rag..

13. Gangsters (f..

14. In Dub

15. Poor Man Sty..

16. Listen2TheCa..

17. Too Experien..

18. Divine

19. Original Son..

20. Love the Lif..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Murderer Too Experienced: The Best o.. 3:37 $0.99

My Woman / One Thousand Gal (feat. N.. Strictly the Best Vol. 51 5:43 $1.29

Here I Come Here I Come 3:46 $0.99

Black Roses Too Experienced: The Best o.. 3:02 $0.99

Under Mi Sensi Too Experienced: The Best o.. 4:11 $0.99

Too Experienced Too Experienced: The Best o.. 3:17 $0.99

Murderer (Remix) Reggae Gold 1996 4:20 $0.99

Flash Your Dread Yard Style Christmas 3:43 $0.99

Living Dangerously Too Experienced: The Best o.. 4:40 $0.99

My Time Too Experienced: The Best o.. 3:42 $0.99

Here I Come Dancehall 101, Vol. 4 3:39 $0.99

Rosie Rosie – Single 3:56 $0.99

Murderer (In Dub) Murderer Riddim – EP 4:02 $1.29

Murderer In Dub Murderer In Dub – Single 4:02 $0.99

She Call Mi Phone (feat. Beenie Man .. She Call Mi Phone (feat. Be.. 3:39 $0.99

Murderer (In Dub) Kemar Flava Mcgregor Collec.. 4:02 $1.29

Here I Come (Sing DJ) [Extended Revi.. Here I Come (Sing DJ) [Remi.. 6:23 $1.29

Here I Come (Sing DJ) [Revival Mix] Here I Come (Sing DJ) [Remi.. 3:22 $1.29

Here I Come (Sing DJ) [Non Stop Mix] Here I Come (Sing DJ) [Remi.. 3:20 $1.29

Here I Come (Sing DJ) [EDM Mix] Here I Come (Sing DJ) [Remi.. 4:54 $1.29

Murderer (feat. Gyptian) Murderer Riddim EP 3:50 $0.99

Rosie – Barrington Levy Rosie – Single 4:21 $0.99

Murderer (feat. Gyptian) Murderer in Dub – Single 4:07 $0.99

Murderer in Dub Murderer in Dub – Single 4:02 $0.99

Too Experienced Songs for Reggae Lovers, Vo.. 3:21 $0.99

Top Music Videos

1. No War (feat. ..

2. Broadway

3. The World's Go..


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