King Jammy "Record Producer & Sound System operator

Lloyd James (born 1947, Montego Bay, Jamaica), better known as Prince Jammy or King Jammy, is a dub mixer and record producer.

He began his musical career as a dub master at King Tubby's recording studio. His dubs were known for their clear sound and use of effects.

After earning money from building amplifiers and repairing electrical equipment from his mother's house in Waterhouse in the late 1960s, he started his own sound system.

He also built equipment for other local systems. After leaving Jamaica to work in Canada for a few years in the early 1970s, he returned to Kingston in 1976 and set up his own studio at his in-laws' home in Waterhouse, and released a couple of Yabby You productions.

When Phillip Smart left King Tubby's team to work in New York, Jammy replaced him, getting to work with Bunny Lee and Yabby You.

In the late 1970s he began to release his own productions, including the debut album from Black Uhuru in 1977. In the 1980s, he became one of the most influential producers of dancehall music.

His biggest hit was 1985's "Under Me Sleng Teng" by Wayne Smith, with an entirely-digital rhythm hook. Many credit this song asbeing the first "Digital rhythm" in reggae, leading to the modern dancehall era.

Jammy's productions and sound system dominated reggae music for the remainder of the 1980s and into the 1990s. He continues to work as a producer, working with some of today's top Jamaican artists, including Sizzla.

King At The Controls showcases 20 essential Jammy's hits. Demonstrating a range of styles and artists produced during one of the most prolific periods in his career and dancehall in general.

The track list is a who is who of reggae on everything from love songs to hard core party tracks. The mixture of instrumentation and song themes display the popular trends of the time and all contain the vital element of the King Jammy's sound.

Share your views/ comment on this Artiste!

Do you have a great story about him/her? Share it!

What Other Visitors Have Said about this artiste..see below

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page about this artiste...

Tony Matterhorn Not the Greatest Selector because He Don't Know Music - King Jammy Not rated yet
Veteran selector Tony Matterhorn recently ranted at Dream Weekend that he was the greatest selector of all time because of his long list of accomplishments, …

King Jammys The Cradle of digital dancehall and Reggae Music Not rated yet
In 1985, Lloyd 'King Jammys' James' Waterhouse, St Andrew, studio became the physical birthplace of digital dancehall. While there has been debate about …

Click here to write your own.

Return home from producer King Jammy page

[Stay up-to-date with all the lastet dancehall and reggae music News]


NEW DANCEHALL & REGGAE VIDEOS


New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.
Custom Search

WHAT'S NEW IN THE WORLD OF DANCEHALL AND REGGAE MUSIC


Ishawna One Of The Hottest and Sexiest Female Artiste.

Recent Articles

  1. Ita Kay Release New Single 'Bad Inna Bed'

    Dec 06, 16 12:23 AM

    Upcoming dancehall artiste Ita Kay released brand new single titled 'Bad Inna Bed'.

    Read More

  2. Name Of Dancehall Song

    Dec 05, 16 11:48 PM

    I'm listening to a mix Private Ryan did called Dancehall Starter 2016 (Preview To Summer) and there's a specific song I'm looking for which is timed at

    Read More

  3. Dancehall Song Name

    Dec 05, 16 11:26 PM

    this is a whine up song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibi9jUKwikE The song at 1:15, I can't find anywhere

    Read More

  4. Style X - Me Love My Fatty Lyrics

    Dec 05, 16 01:15 PM

    Claims records, a Style X Yow short boss weh me fatty deh Weh me fatty deh, fattieeeeee Say dem a say me too little And a say she too big A call me matches

    Read More

  5. Stylex Get Big Break With 'Fatty' Song

    Dec 05, 16 12:49 PM

    Stylex receives record deal after 25 years in music. Local record label Claims Records has twice encountered contractual difficulties while

    Read More

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Add to My MSN
  • Subscribe with Bloglines

Versatile aka Versi Pon Di Endz Official Music Video.

NEW MUSIC

Bounty Killer and Masicka Set To Released Massive Collaboration.


Jesse Royal - Black Woman Official audio


SPONSORS Sites
Dancehall Reggae Lyrics


Welcome to naturehealthrecipes.com see what nature's health has to offer.


[View full listing]

FEATURED ARTISTE SHAKESPEAR

Mavado (Gully) vs Vybz Kartel (Gaza) War 2016

Iley Chardavid has "Unleashed" new album with VPAL Music.