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Junior Reid

Delroy "Junior" Reid (born 6 June 1963) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician, best known for his featuring on the songs "It's Okay (One Blood)" and "This Is Why I'm Hot", as well as being the lead vocalist for Black Uhuru on three albums: Brutal, Positive and Black Uhuru Live in New York. Reid was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and had a tough upbringing in the city's Waterhouse district, notorious for being one of the most dangerous places in Jamaica. It was there in the politically turbulent late '70s that he recorded his first-ever single "Speak the Truth" at the age of 13 for the late Hugh Mundell, released in Jamaica on Augustus Pablo's Rockers International label, and popular as an import single in the United Kingdom. UK label Greensleeves Records followed this with "Know Myself" in 1981. He then went on to form his own band, the... (read more on wikipedia)

Links to Peel

The Soup Dragons (ft Junior Reid) I'm Free (HQ Audio)

The Soup Dragons (ft Junior Reid) I'm Free (HQ Audio)

Peel first heard of Junior Reid in the early 80's through his solo career and later on when he was singing for Black Uhuru. Reid never had a session for Peel's show, due to mainly the unreliability of reggae artists turning up for sessions. Nonetheless, Peel continued playing records from the singer and Reid's work with amongst others, Black Uhuru, Coldcut and the Ragga Twins. Reid also collaborated with one of Peel's 80's favourites, the Soup Dragons, who he did the ragamuffin music rapping for 'I'm Free'. The song became a UK top ten hit in 1990, but according to available playlists, was never played by Peel.

Shows Played

Junior Reid - Babylon Release The Chain

Junior Reid - Babylon Release The Chain

1984
1985
Coldcut - Stop This Crazy Thing feat

Coldcut - Stop This Crazy Thing feat. Junior Reid

1988
1989
1990
1991
The Ragga Twins feat Junior Reid - Shine Eye

The Ragga Twins feat Junior Reid - Shine Eye

1992
1993
1995
1997
Junior Reid - Mashing Up The Earth (Earth Song Cover)

Junior Reid - Mashing Up The Earth (Earth Song Cover)

1998
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