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Linton Kwesi Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson
Born: Aug 24, 1952 in Kingston, Jamaica
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Genre: World
Biography: Although he has only released one album of new material in the last ten years, and virtually retired from the live stage after his 1985 tour, Linton Kwesi Johnson remains a towering figure in reggae music. Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in the Brixton section of London, Johnson invented dub poetry, ...Read full biography
Dread Beat and Blood
Released: 1978
Label: Frontline
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The title pretty much says it all. This is a stunning debut and an indication of the great things that were to come. Johnson's debut is longer on spoken-word pieces than it is on poetry and music, but ...Read full review
Forces of Victory
Released: 1979
Label: Universal Distribution
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If Dread Beat An' Blood brought Johnson and initial flush of notoriety, then Forces of Victory was the record that cemented his growing reputation as a major talent. Bovell and the Dub Band swing hard ...Read full review
More Linton Kwesi Johnson albums: Main Albums (14), Compilations (9), DVD/Video (1)