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Toyan With Tipper Lee & Johnny Slaughter

Murder (2017 reissue)

BURNING SOUNDS



CD

Released: 2nd Jun 2017

£7.99


Toyan aka Ranking Toyan (born Byron Letts, died 1991) was a Jamaican reggae deejay active since the mid-1970s and best known for his early 1980s recordings.

Toyan began his career in 1974, deejaying on Kingston's sound systems, such as Socialist Roots and Romantic HiFi. He recorded his debut single, ‘Disco Pants’ in the late 1970s for producer Don Mais and went on to work extensively with Joseph Hoo Kim and Jah Thomas, resulting in a string of hits including ‘Girls Nowadays’, ‘Kill No Man’, ‘John Tom’, and ‘Talk of the Town’, as well as combination hits with The Mighty Diamonds (‘Pretty Woman’), Badoo (‘Rocking the 5000’), and Freddie McGregor (‘Roots Man Skanking’). In 1981 he joined Henry "Junjo" Lawes' Volcano Sound system, and toured Canada. With Lawes, he recorded the album ‘How the West Was Won’, and went on to produce his own work and that of others such as Billy Boyo and Anthony Johnson.

Murder (2017 reissue)

Tracklist

  1. Joycie Gwan
  2. Sensimelia
  3. Super Don
  4. Warm Them
  5. Pretty Face
  6. Over Me
  7. Right Time
  8. Confusion
  9. Ice Cream
  10. Poor Man