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In the late 1970s he began to release his own productions, including the debut album from Black Uhuru in 1977. [3] In the 1980s, he became one of the most influential producers of dancehall music. His biggest hit was 1985's "Under Me Sleng teng " by Wayne Smith , with an entirely-digital rhythm hook . Many credit this song as being the first " Digital rhythm" in reggae, leading to the modern dancehall era. Jammy's productions and sound system dominated reggae music for the remainder of the 1980s and into the 1990s. [3] He continues to work as a producer, working with some of today's top Jamaican artists, including Sizzla .

Nelson returned to The Jayes in late 1977, and was replaced the following year by Sandra "Puma" Jones , a social worker from South Carolina , US, who had previously worked as a dancer for Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus, and as a member of the group Mama Africa. [3] [4] The band now took on their most familiar name, Black Uhuru. [3] The group began working extensively with Sly and Robbie , and recorded a string of successful singles, including "General Penitentiary" a re-recording of Rose's solo hit "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", and "Shine Eye Gal", which featured guest guitarist Keith Richards . [5] The group's second album Showcase drew on these singles, and the band cemented their status with a performance at the 1980 Reggae Sunsplash festival. [5] They planned to record an album with Dennis Brown producing, but this didn't materialise, although two singles, "Wood for My Fire" and "Rent Man", were released. [5] They were signed by Island Records in 1980, who issued the Sinsemilla album to an international audience in 1981. The follow-up, Red reached number 28 in the UK Albums Chart in 1981, Chill Out reached number 38 a year later, and they toured with The Rolling Stones . [5] [6] In 1989, their album Red was ranked No. 23 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 greatest albums of the 1980s." [7] Their next studio album, Anthem , appeared in 1984, and won the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album the following year. [5] [8]

Lloyd James (born 26 October 1947, in Montego Bay, Jamaica), who is better known as Prince Jammy or King Jammy , is a dub mixer and record producer.


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