Looking back with Barrington Levy

Monday, December 10, 2012

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THE early career of Barrington Levy, a giant of modern dancehall, is revisited in a 40-song set to be released December 8 by VP Records.


The album, Barrington Levy's Reggae Anthology: Sweet Reggae Music, covers Levy's career from 1979-1984. It will be released as part of VP's 17 North Parade series.


Several of the songs, like Looking my Love and Shine Eye Girl, announced the Clarendon-born teenager in 1979. Both songs were produced by Henry 'Junjo' Lawes for his Volcano label.


Levy was one of the stars of the Volcano camp which also included deejay Yellowman and another singer from Clarendon known as Coco Tea.


The songs Levy recorded for Lawes earned him a loyal block of fans in the United Kingdom.




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