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

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