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Pato Banton is a reggae artist from Birmingham, England who peaked in the early 1990s with the number one hit “Baby Come Back”, a cover of the classic The Equals song.

He first began recording in 1982 regularly teaming up with Ranking Roger of The Beat (sometimes referred to outside the UK as The English Beat). Pato also appeared as a guest artist on UB40’s 1985 album “Baggariddim”.

His solo debut was 1987’s “Never Give In”. An EP entitled “Visions Of The World” followed in 1988, and in 1990 came “Wize Up (No Compromise)” which featured a cover of The Police’s “Spirits In The Material World”.

Throughout this time, Banton continued to be known only in reggae circles and it was not until 1994’s collaboration with Robin and Ali Campbell of UB40 on “Baby Come Back” that Pato thrust himself into the mainstream. He followed this with a string of hits including “Bubbling Hot” (teaming up with Ranking Roger again), “Groovin”, a re-issue of “Spirits in the material world” and a guest appearance on a remixed and re-released version of Sting’s “This Cowboy Song”.

Following his brief period of mainstream success, Pato returned to his reggae roots and has since released 3 more albums. He continues to be much loved and currently tours in America and all over the world.


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  • Snaggletooth-

    Don't sniff coke!

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • realcyndre

    rifando barrio al ritmo de Go Pato

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • danher91

    Gracias Pato

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • danher91

    That's why i do not snort the coke i only burn the ganja! :D

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • SeeingRobots

    That's why i do not snort the coke i only burn the ganja!

    15 Nov 2011 Reply
  • curty_

    jus like a soup ina pot we are what? bubblin' hot!

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • crowqueen

    Not my usual taste in music, but "Baby Come Back" always brings back good memories.

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • hotdangstudios

    Jay Dee Queue - Hot Dang Studios - Yo Pato, hows that silver ring? when you coming back to Coach House? hell of a show, u changed my life brotha.

    9 Jan 2010 Reply
  • amboshell

    Anyone goin to his LA show at the key club aug 1st?

    28 Jul 2009 Reply
  • mshotalot

    Hey P, it's on the reel - ALL NIGHT LONG! what a track xxx Come back again any time!! x

    25 Jul 2009 Reply

    babe come back!!!!

    22 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Leptossomico

    I hate reggae, but "Go Pato" is amazing.. :D

    3 Jun 2009 Reply
  • twistoneup

    i heard pato when i was 15 and just started to smoke i remember the summer i was first introduce to coke and one of my friends brothers played this song for me and ever since then every time i get offered coke i say I do not sniff da coke i only smoke sensi

    27 Feb 2009 Reply

    my opinion is the shit

    8 Feb 2009 Reply
  • JJMCSPooh

    Groovin' is the jam!

    25 May 2008 Reply
  • Josserbate

    ahh pato...

    7 Mar 2008 Reply
  • spokesmann

    GO PATO!

    7 Dec 2007 Reply
  • annex-a

    Some of the most fun times I've ever had were listening to 'Gwarn' and 'Dont' Sniff Coke' with a good friend. Ten spliffs helped. Honest to goodness happy FUN music!

    31 Aug 2007 Reply
  • Yorkshiremike

    Why not.

    26 Jun 2007 Reply
  • Suyomizzle

    Can I skank to this?

    19 Jan 2007 Reply

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