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Pluto Shervington

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Pluto Shervington, also known as Pluto (born Leighton Shervington, 13 August 1950, Kingston, Jamaica), is a reggae musician, vocalist, engineer and producer.

His output is mostly representative of soca styled reggae, and over the years Shervington gained a reputation as a talented bass guitarist, as well as for his fine vocal interpretations. His output was briefly popular in the UK, despite the fact that his ‘patois’ was largely unintelligible to most of the British population.

He is best known for his single “Dat” - about a Rastafarian with a secret liking for pork, contrary to his faith - which achieved considerable chart success internationally in 1976. He got into the Top Twenty in the UK Singles Chart again some six years later, with another best selling cut, entitled “Your Honour”. This song dealt with a prisoner’s courtroom pleas of innocence, in the face of insurmountable evidence to the contrary. The song’s somewhat racy nature, and comical styling is in the best traditions of calypso, and many elements of reggae.

In 1974 Shervington engineered Little Roy’s album, Tafari Earth Uprising.

Pluto Shervington moved from his West Indian homeland in the 1980s, to Miami, Florida. Nevertheless he returns to his roots periodically to perform. He most recently appeared at the St. Kitts Music Festival on Friday 22 June 2007, sharing the bill with Steel Pulse and Sean Paul amongst others.

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  • akf2000

    me shirt in me left and me pants in me right!

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Aszton

    very nice classics tunes

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • chissyb2

    classic tune from my childhood love you mom and dad xxxxxxx

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • sammy1314

    PLUTO real reggae

    6 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Auto_Da_Fe

    Trouble is, his hits were credited to "Pluto" - which leads to quite the wrong place on last.fm

    17 Sep 2008 Reply
  • jem38

    Ram Goat Liver, Dat and Your Honour I distinctly remember from childhood, going to parties held by family friends (all the kids running about upstairs, and the adults blaring the music below) and from my dad's reggae collection. Such classic tracks! What a good artist and he has many other good tracks too.

    4 Apr 2008 Reply

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