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Admiral Bailey

b. Glendon Bailey, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. The Admiral first broke through with his infectious dancehall anthems and his distinctive military uniforms in 1986, when DJ Josey Wales took him to King Jammy’s from U-Roy’s King Sturgav Hi-Fi. The Waterhouse studio was alive with creativity, with Steely And Clevie constructing new digital rhythms and nurturing an impressive roster of artists. Bailey quickly proved himself, however, starting a run of hits with a duet with Chaka Demus, ‘One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer’. This was followed by ‘Politician’, ‘Chatty Chatty Mouth’, ‘Ballot Box’ (with Josey Wales) and 1987’s ‘Punany’ - for which a radio ban necessitated the release of a more ‘innocent’ version, ‘Healthy Body’. Other singles, including ‘Big Belly Man’, ‘Jump Up’, ‘Top Celebrity Man’ and ‘Cater For Woman’, continued the successful run, and he released his debut set, Kill Them With It, the same year. DJ Papa Biggy produced ‘Neighbourhood Living’ and ‘Newsflash Time’ and Bailey also recorded tunes for Donovan Germain and Jah Life. Shabba Ranks’ success somewhat overshadowed Bailey’s hits, ‘No Way No Better Than Yard’, ‘Don’t Have Me Up’, ‘Original Dela Move’ and ‘Science’, but they nevertheless sustained his profile. Ranks’ success also prompted the assertive, ‘Think Me Did Done’. When Ram Up You Party did not do as well as anticipated, Bailey’s career declined slightly, with the exception of occasional recordings for Penthouse Records (‘Help’) in 1990 and Bobby Digital (‘Ah Nuh Sin’) in 1991. In 1993, he resumed work with King Jammy, the producer who has brought him the most sustained success.
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Admiral Bailey

Top Songs by
Admiral Bailey

  1.   Song
  2.   Healthy Body
  3.   Big Belly Man
  4.   Chatty Chatty Mouth
  5.   Jump Up
  6.   Medal Fi di Shape
  7.   Mek Wi Dance the Gungu
  8.   Weeping and Mourning
  9.   Winey Winey
  10.   Try Some Hustling
  11.   Put Your Right Foot In
  12.   Help
  13.   Mi Hot Again
  14.   No Better Than Yard
  15.   Old Time Something
  16.   Kill Them with It
  17.   Me Ah de Danger
  18.   Della Move by Beenie Man
  19.   Gangsta Roll
  20.   Punanny
  21.   Horse Tonic
  22.   Girl of My Pleasure
  23.   X-Rated Country
  24.   A Nuh Sin
  25.   Woman a Trouble
  26.   Action Pack
  27.   Me Head A Hurt Me
  28.   In the Game
  29.   Reaction
  30.   Ha Fi Inna It
  31.   Rock And Roll Chat
  32.   Don't Want No Kiss
  33.   Bad Man Gun
  34.   What Time Is It?
  35.   Bailey Diddle
  36.   No Way No Better Than Yard
  37.   Lovey Dovey Softy
  38.   Bailey Diddle- Admiral Bailey
  39.   Don't Have Me Up
  40.   Gal, You Look Good
  41.   Mi Big Up
  42.   Woman You Sweet
  43.   Me Run Things
  44.   Don't Be Lazy
  45.   Punnany
  46.   Laugh After Them
  47.   Think Me Did Done
  48.   Della Move
  49.   Oil Ah Bawl Forward
  50.   Mi Gone
  51.   Cock a Crow
  52.   Live Wire
  53.   Me a Wine Her
  54.   A No Nutten, Pt. 2
  55.   Man And Woman
  56.   Pump Action
  57.   Bada Bada
  58.   Politician
  59.   Skin Out by Mad Cobra
  60.   Com Pon Top
  61.   A Who Dem a Try Fe Fool
  62.   Bumper Bottom
  63.   Kater for Woman
  64.   Gal a You Shape
  65.   Butterfly
  66.   Hard Road

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