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There are two artists called Little John

1. b. John McMorris, C. 1970, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. McMorris first recorded with Captain Sinbad for the Youth In Progress label at the tender age of nine, where his piping interjections contrasted neatly with Sinbad’s gruff style, and throughout the 80’s he was seldom out of the Reggae charts. Claimed by many to be the first Dancehall singer, his ability to fit lyrics over any rhythm or backing track became something of a legend in a business that has scant regard for second takes and “dropping in. ” Little John did it every time!! And he rode on the crest of the 80’s Dancehall music explosion, Becoming a superstar by the age of 17. He began his career on Romantic Hi-Fi, Moving up through Kilimanjaro, Gemini and Volcano Hi Power, where he honed and perfected his craft with a lengthy string of live appearances. Simultaneously, he was recording for virtually every producer in Jamaica. Notably Henry “Junjo” Lawes, Joseph “Jo Jo” Hookim, George Phang, Jah Thomas and Jammy’s, AND he has released countless records on a bewildering string of labels. He no longer records as extensively as he once did, and limits his live appearances to a minimum. Hits for Exterminator proved that he was not relying on his past glories, and his talent, warm personality and skill as a raconteur remained.

2. The Melbourne based five-piece are purveyors of country gospel and folk-rock…The band is the brain child of singer/songwriter & harmonica player from Redfish Bluegrass, John Dickson.

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  • midwestfaggot

    hey , by the way alt rock Little John's artist is preety good too

    5 Jul 2012 Reply
  • no-good-rudie

    Great riddims..Jah bless.

    5 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Chimino

    All Over Me & True Confession....two tunes you can't call yourself a reggae fan and not bump on a regular basis.

    17 Nov 2010 Reply
  • sillymore

    One of my all time favourite artists - unforgettable voice and lyrics

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
  • aakira009

    One of the greats from the 80s dancehall scene, alongside Anthony Johnson, Sugar Minott, Wayne Smith, Michael Palmer, and Tenor Saw among others.

    3 Nov 2008 Reply

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