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

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