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Love Situation, Tarrus Riley

Tarrus Riley

February 7th, 2014


Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Tarrus Riley


One of the most promising of the second generation of Jamaica roots reggae singers, Tarrus Riley is the son of Jimmy Riley, who has had a long career as a solo artist as well as being a former member of the Uniques and the Techniques. Like his father, Riley has a sweet, nuanced tenor vocal style, although his first connection with the Jamaican music scene was as a DJ (under the name Taurus). Riley taught himself to play keyboards and several percussion instruments and began writing his own songs, many of which had strong Rastafarian and consciousness-leaning themes. His first album, Challenges, was produced by the great Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser and released on Yaman Records. It yielded a couple of big reggae chart hits, including the song “Larger Than Life.” Fraser also produced 14 of the 15 tracks (the other was produced by Chris Chin) on Riley's sophomore effort, Parables, which appeared in 2006 from VP Records and featured the legendary rhythm section of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. It, too, generated a big single in “She's Royal.” Riley has done several concert appearances with his father, who is, along with Tarrus' mother, Lavern Tatham, very active in mentoring and supporting his son's career. Riley's songs retain ties to the Jamaican roots tradition while still managing to sound distinctly contemporary. In addition, his strong stage presence gives him crossover appeal and marks him as a coming force on the international reggae scene.

Top Albums

Love Situation, Tarrus Riley
1. Love Situati..
Contagious, Tarrus Riley
2. Contagious
Parables, Tarrus Riley
3. Parables
Challenges, Tarrus Riley
4. Challenges
Mecoustic, Tarrus Riley
5. Mecoustic
Reggae Masterpiece: Tarrus Riley, Tarrus Riley
6. Reggae Maste..
Listen2TheCall (Acoustic Mix), Toots Hibbert
7. Listen2TheCa..
Reggae Addiction
8. Reggae Addic..
Good Thing Going - EP, Tarrus Riley
9. Good Thing G..
Pray Fi Di People (feat. Chezidek, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Ernest Wilson, Winsome Benjamin, Sophia Squire, Tarrus Riley, Bitty McLean, Horace Andy, Richard Robinson, Marcia Griffiths, Harrison Stafford & Balik), U-Roy
10. Pray Fi Di P..
Contagious, Tarrus Riley
11. Contagious
876-Love (feat. Tarrus Riley) - Single, Kayla Bliss
12. 876-Love (fe..
Money Cry - Single, Tarrus Riley
13. Money Cry – ..
Rude Boy - Single, Tarrus Riley
14. Rude Boy – S..
Feeling Free - Single, Tarrus Riley
15. Feeling Free..
To the Limit - Single, Tarrus Riley
16. To the Limit..
Only Human (Remix) [feat. Alaine, Bugle, Popcaan & Tarrus Riley] - Single, ZJ Chrome
17. Only Human (..
Gimme Likkle One Drop - Single, Tarrus Riley
18. Gimme Likkle..
Only Man in the World (feat. Tarrus Riley) - Single, Anuhea
19. Only Man in ..
Why You Do Me So - Single, Agent Sasco
20. Why You Do M..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Dem a Watch (Wanna See Us Break Up) Love Situation 3:42 $0.99

Sail Away (Stepping Out) [feat. U Ro.. Love Situation 4:06 $0.99

1 2 3 I Love You Love Situation 4:12 $0.99

She's Royal Parables 4:11 $0.99

Lost For Words (Speechless) Love Situation 4:06 $0.99

Intro-Love Situation Love Situation 2:38 $0.99

Superman Contagious 4:22 $0.99

Burning Desire Love Situation 4:40 $0.99

To the Limit Remix (feat. Konshens) Love Situation 4:04 $0.99

Cry No More (feat. Dean Fraser) Love Situation 4:28 $0.99

One Drop Remix Love Situation 5:01 $0.99

Gimmie Likkle One Drop Reggae Gold 2013 2:52 $0.99

Human Nature Contagious 4:10 $0.99

Version of Love (My Story) Love Situation 3:59 $0.99

Five Days (feat. Big Youth & Mr… Love Situation 4:38 $0.99

My Day Rising Sun Riddim 3:15 $0.99

Love's Contagious Contagious 3:51 $0.99

Stay With You Parables 3:48 $0.99

Thank You Love Situation 4:13 $0.99

Special Occasion (feat. Whippa Demus.. Love Situation 3:40 $0.99

To the Limit To the Limit – Single 3:32 $0.99

Gimme Likkle One Drop Gimme Likkle One Drop – Sin.. 2:54 $1.29

Sorry Is a Sorry Word Live In Love 3:35 $0.99

Cum Get Your Ish Love Situation 4:38 $0.99

Cold Girl Cold Girl – Single 4:41 $1.29

Top Music Videos

Lion Paw, Tarrus Riley
1. Lion Paw
Gimme Likkle One Drop (Clean), Tarrus Riley
2. Gimme Likkle O..


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