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Delroy Wilson OD (5 October 1948 – 6 March 1995) was a Jamaican , , singer.

Born in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica, Wilson released his first single “Emy Lou” in 1961 for record producer, Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, at the age of thirteen. His early years with Coxsone yielded a number of ska hits, the biggest of which, the Lee Perry-written “Joe Liges” was an attack on rival producer and former Dodd employee Prince Buster. This was followed by another Perry-written attack on Buster, “Spit in the Sky”. Further singles followed, including “One Two Three”, “I Shall Not Remove”, “Look Who Is Back Again” (a duet with Slim Smith), and another anti-Buster song, “Prince Pharaoh”, notably the only record featuring the voice of Dodd himself.
His voice matured as he left his teens, around the time of ska’s transition to rocksteady and this period in the late 1960s produced many hits including one of the first rocksteady records, “Dancing Mood”, “Jerk in Time” (with the Wailers), “Feel Good All Over”, “I’m Not a King”, “True Believer in Love”, “Rain From the Skies”, “Conquer Me” and “Riding For A Fall”. “Won’t You Come Home”, a duet with Ken Boothe on a rhythm originally cut by The Conquerors for Sonia Pottinger has become one of the most-versioned Jamaican tracks ever.


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  • rudeboiska

    Very good jamaican artist.RIP Delroy.18 years without you is a torture.I listen to your best tunes and all your discography for remember you all the time.

    10 Mar 2013 Reply
  • callitjjazz

    you cool operator!

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • phillipglass

    Heard his version of 'Once Upon a Time' at Dub Club (LA) a few weeks ago. Bliss

    30 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ManCalled7Sun

    Fakt. Powyższe bio jest zdeka zamotane. Poza tym, że był przyjacielem Paderewskiego można odnieść wrażenie, że z muzyką niewiele go łączylo. A przecież wręcz przeciwnie!

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • battleaxed

    What year was the LP 'Dancing Mood' released? Can't find the info anywhere. I know it was released sometime in the '60s but every site I check, the date reads '196X' (Keep in mind that I'm not referring to the single)

    13 Mar 2010 Reply
  • JinyRebel

    No właśnie.Ktoś pomylił bo tu nawet nic o muzyce nie ma :D

    1 Mar 2010 Reply
  • winstonzyx

    co to w ogóle jest za bio? :(

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • disasterhead

    this life makes me wonder :o

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
  • millzie

    Oh yes! I'm in a dancin mood, when you feel 2 beats you got to move your feet, you got to clap your hands yeah!!!!!

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • italman

    its smooth yehhhhhhh

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
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  • bewman

    Join the Reggae ca 1974-1984 group if you like this artist!

    11 Sep 2006 Reply
  • qacajou3

    this is...different

    1 May 2006 Reply

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