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Biography

Reggae George (George Davy, 1950 - 5 February 2017) was a Jamaican reggae singer.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Reggae George was initially part of the duo George and Neville that did a few tunes for Leslie Kong. Neville, being Neville Beckford later to become the famed deejay Jah Woosh. His second release, "Fig Root" was produced by Sonia Pottinger for her High Note label. The song became a success and lead to George Davy recording for the producer Hartnell Henry in a session where Bingy Bunny and Sowell Radics featured, both of who would form a part of the Roots Radics. Some of his more notable singles were "Read The Bible" which was followed by "Vision", "Stop Push the Fire" and a version of Dennis Walks hit "Drifter".

He then met Winston "Niney" Holness for whom he recorded "Trodding". This was for Reggae George a major hit that appeared in the reggae charts and achieved international acclaim. "Three Wicked Men" followed for Bob Marley's offshoot label to Tuff Gong, the label 56 Hope Road. Rita Marley engineered the recording with assistance by Sylvan Morris.

Trojan records were by now very interested in releasing a record for Reggae George. Mix Up was the resulting album. The album was produced by Prince Far I and musicians included on the set were Jah Lloyd, Sowell Radics, Errol Holt and Professor Larry. The album was an artistic success but unfortunately not a big seller. In 1983 his Tuff Gong recordings surfaced on Dennis Brown's label Yvonne's Special in the UK, while Greensleeves Records released "Walla Walla" and the more popular "You'll Never Know"/"We Still Survive". In the pipeline was also a follow up to the album "Mix Up", but with the murder of Prince Far I the project was abandoned.

In the mid 80's Reggae George teamed up once again with his old time friend Neville Beckford, by the time known as the deejay and producer Jah Woosh. He produced George's sophomore album Fight On My Own, a Showcase album that featured backing by the High Times Band and the Roots Radics.

Soon to be Recorded in 2014 and 2015 at Ed Robinson's Studio in Brooklyn NY, E2 Recording "The George of Reggae" "George: The Reggae Contractor"

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