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He cut "Hot Bomb" for Lloyd Campbell, "Mood for Love" with Winston Blake, and "Problems of Life" and "Musical Drum Sound" for Lloyd Daley.

He made an immediate impact, and was soon offered a spot at Son's Junior system in Spanish Town.

He DJed for virtually all the outfits operating around Spanish Town, Stereo and Ruddy's Supreme included, and then spent some time with V-Rocket. By the end of the year, I-Roy had sent a baker's dozen of cuts soaring up the chart, including "Fire Stick," "Dread in the West," "Padlock," "Teapot," and a pair of songs taking exception to fellow DJ Prince Jazzbo, one of a number of young toasters determined to knock I-Roy off his throne.

Of the four, I-Roy was the most eloquent, and his toasts were littered with references to pop culture, from movies to historical figures. As I-Roy had not suffered any misfortunes of his own, Jazzbo opted to question his manhood with "Gal Boy I-Roy." Go directly to shout page. [7] In the early 1990s he started building his own studio in Spanish Town, but it was never completed. [6], In October 1999 one of his two sons was killed in prison. However, these many mighty cuts pale compared to I-Roy's work with producer Gussie Clarke. I-Roy opened the account with "Straight to Jazzbo's Head," which prompted the victim to retort with "Straight to I-Roy's Head." 1973 was a signature year, the hits came down like rain. Unlike earlier feuds, this one never resulted in clashes between supporters, and the two DJs remained friendly behind the scenes.

That latter single was aimed directly at I-Roy's number one enemy, Sonny Bradshaw (who's referred to as "Lockjaw" on the record), and the DJ couldn't help but gloat as the single sailed up the chart.

In contrast to his flirtations with the sound systems, I-Roy remained loyal to Mudie until 1971. The DJ was born on June 28, 1949, in St. Thomas, Jamaica. Before this clash finally died out, it spawned a clash album, Step Forward Youth, which bundled up the pair's barrages onto one disc. Javascript is required to view shouts on this page. Although he never held the title, and rarely received the credit, the former DJ became the studio's house producer, and was behind several of the studio's innovations. [1][2] One of I-Roy's hits was "Sidewalk Killer" (1972), a take on Tommy McCook's original "Sidewalk Doctor", produced by Ruddy Redwood. b. [1], In 1976, he was signed by Virgin Records, who went on to release eight albums via various subsidiary labels, mainly utilising backing tracks played by the Revolutionaries.

Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. The young Roy Reid had no early dreams of becoming a sound system hero, and after graduating from Dinthill Technical College, he embarked on a civil service career, working as an accountant for the government. [1][3] This decline in popularity and recurring health problems led to financial problems and periods of homelessness during the later period of his life. Sound systems were flourishing and in 1968, Reid launched his own, Soul Bunny. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website.

Finally, in February 1975, I-Roy was ready to launch his attack. By then, the DJ had developed a rabid following in Britain as well, and the pair fell out over the financial arrangements for a forthcoming European tour.

With their partnership at an end, the DJ entered a stage of amazing prolific period, recording with virtually every major producer on the island. Roy Samuel Reid (28 June 1944 – 27 November 1999), better known as I-Roy, was a Jamaican DJ who had a very prolific career during the 1970s. Of the four, I-Roy was the most eloquent, and his toasts were littered with references to pop culture, from movies to historical figures. Producer Bunny Lee oversaw three, the fabulous "Rose of Sharon," "Make Love," and "Who Cares." 28 June 1942 in St. Thomas, Jamaica d. 27 November 1999 in Kingston, Jamaica Aliases: Roy Samuel Reid A worthy successor to the DJ's debut, again it was hits heavy, "Buck and the Preacher" and "Monkey Fashion" are amongst the smashes included, and was as big a success as its predecessor. [8], Donnell, Alison & Lawson Welsh, Sarah (1996), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=I-Roy&oldid=969368164, All Wikipedia articles written in Jamaican English, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 July 2020, at 00:23. The centerpiece is the phenomenal "Blackman Time," which utilized the "Slaving" rhythm, while virtually everything else on it was nearly as strong. [1] On 27 November 1999 Reid died from heart failure in a Spanish Town hospital, at the age of 55. This was the beginning of the shadowy conspiracy of veteran singers who now began unleashing a flood of vocal cuts onto the market. [4] One of his most productive partnerships was with Gussie Clarke, who produced most of the tracks on his debut album, Presenting I Roy (1973), containing several hit singles recorded for the producer.

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A second self-produced album, Hell & Sorrow, followed hot on its heels.

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