Veteran Female Reggae Singer Millie Small is not so Small
Millie Small born Millicent Small on October 6,1946 in Milk River Clarendon Jamaica.
Her musical career started in her early teenage years. She started out in the Ska era working for labels such as
, Island and Blue Beat. Her first recording is "We'll Meet".
Before she started her solo career, she was part of the duet called "Roy and Millie". Roy's Full Name is Roy Panton. They both did work with Sir Coxsone Dodd's Studio One.
In 1963 she left Jamaica for Great Britain, this was with the help of reggae promoter Chris Blackwell. Her first recording there was "Don't You Know" which didn't do very well for her.
But 1964 was the year for her, one of if not her biggest hit "My Boy
Lollipop" was recorded and released. It was released onthe Fontana
Lollipop peak at #2 on the US Billboard hot 100 and Britain's Singles chart.
She is regarded as the most successful Jamaican singer. She has sold more than seven (7) Million records and counting.
She was known or called in the "Blue Beat Girl" across the Caribbean.
is also showing that her hit "My Boy Lollipop" is the #3 top seller in
1964, Only out sold by the Beatles and Rolling Stones.
Although she is not touring anymore Millie is still in 2010, writing and recording song in UK where she lives.
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