Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Jah Lion

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

There are two artists that share the name Jah Lion.

1) Jamaican reggae singer Pat Francis who recorded under Jah Lloyd, Jah Lion, The Black Lion of Judah and Jah Ali.

2) A sandal gazing dub jam band from underground label RollOverRover featuring Sean McCann, who released the perversely limited Dub Bible (RollOverRover, CS, 2009).

Pat Francis

Jamaica’s Pat Francis recorded under a lot of names during the 1970s, including Jah Lion, Jah Lloyd and Black Lion of Judah, and given that his musical creations frequently centred on drug-related themes, he was sort of an early character blueprint for the flamboyant urban rappers of the late 1990s. In the mid-1960s he was a member of the Mediators, and he later scored hits with topical material like “Soldier Round the Corner,” “Know Yourself Blackman” and “Killer Flour” for producer Rupie Edwards. Never afraid to reinvent himself, Francis turned toaster and DJ for tracks like “Black Snowfall” and “World Class.” He tasted critical success as Jah Lion when he recorded the marvellous Colombia Colly album with producer Lee “Scratch” Perry at Perry’s legendary Black Ark studio, including a striking version of the Little Willie John classic, “Fever.

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

25,369listeners all time
87,255scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Top Listeners