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

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