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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


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

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