Little Roy Biography

Little Roy (born Earl Lowe, circa 1950, Witfield Town, Kingston Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae artist.

Little Roy launched his career in the rocksteady age, recording a few singles for Coxsone Dodd and Prince Buster, none of which made much headway. As reggae itself unfolded, Roy switched to Lloyd Daley's recording studio. He then had a number one hit in 1969 with "Bongo Nyah", which became the best selling single in Jamaica until that point, and was important for being the first commercially successful song to sing directly about the Rastafari movement. Then followed several other recordings under Daley's watchful eye, but occasionally Little Roy recorded for other record producers, including Lee "Scratch" Perry, who oversaw the "Don't Cross the Nation" in 1970, and brought in the Wailers to help out on the session.

In 1973, Roy teamed up with Maurice "Scorcher" Jackson, and later Maurice's brother Munchie, launching the Tafari and Earth record labels, homes for a stream of the singer's self-produced cultural singles.

Even though Roy is not a prolific singer, he did release a new album in 2005, Children of the Most High.

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Melodica Version

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Disaster and Signs

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Live at Austin City Limits, in Concert Sample (From Eagle Rock Entertainment)

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Little Roy - 'Lithium'

Little Roy - 'Lithium'

He manages to make Nirvana sound so rageless

  • Nov 25, 2011

Album Review: Little Roy - 'Battle For Seattle'

Loving reggae covers of Nirvana classics

  • Sep 14, 2011

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