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Live:Legendary Jamaican Reggae Artist Jimmy Riley & Smoke

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Jimmy Riley ( Martin James Norman Riley, 22 May 1954) is a Jamaican singer ,recording solo and a member of the Sensations (Jamaica) and The Uniques and is the father of Tarrus Riley.  Riley grew up in the city's Waterhouse nd attended Kingston Senior School along with Slim Smith. A member of The Sensations, along with Cornell Campbell, Buster Riley (brother of The Techniques' Winston Riley), and Aaron "Dego" Davis. The Sensations audition for producer Arthur "Duke" Reid, and the group had mid-1960s success with "Everyday is Just a Holiday" and "Those Guys". Riley ,Smith and Lloyd Charmers  re-formed Uniques, having huge success with songs such as "Watch This Sound" and "My Conversation".  He began producing his own recordings and others by artists such as Slim Smith and Delroy Wilson. In the 1970s, including "Tell The Youths The Truth", "Nyah Bingi", and "Clean up the Streets", and continued to be successful in the 1980s, working with Sly & Robbie's Taxi productions. In 1983, Riley topped the UK reggae chart with his version of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing".

Born  as Andrew Hines, Jamaica on March 16, 1974. He has been burning up the stage from as early as  (6) years old, when he Outperformed Junior Demus, Apache Scratchie and Wilton Irie (who are years his seniors). He holds on to his  faith for spiritual fortification and expresses the positive ideals of Rastafarianism through his songs Smoke was always present Around sound system, "Echo Vibration", where he never missed a chance To chat pon di mic".He did his first recording at the age of Twelve [12J.Currently he has songs like'Mama, Brother's Keeper, True Friends, Never'Sell out, Bad boy Romeo, Fat caddilac, Jah-Jah we need you now, Boom Draw, Old Fire Sticlk  RolI up and many more > call in  661-467-2407