Reggae artist Prince Jazzbo dies aged 62

The Studio One regular passed away earlier this week from lung cancer

Prince Jazzbo has died at the age of 62.

The reggae musician, producer and DJ – real name Linval Roy Carter – passed away in Jamaica on September 11. He worked regularly at the infamous Studio One reggae studio and contributed to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s 1976 dub album ‘Super Ape’, on the track ‘Croaking Lizard’, which you can hear below. He also ran his own label, Ujama Records.

The video for his new song, ‘Black Shadow’, was released the day before his death, via the Stones Throw record label. Click above to watch the video, which was filmed in February of this year, writes Stones Throw.


A new Prince Jazzbo track, ‘What A Tribulation’, will be released tomorrow (September 14). You can listen to an instrumental version of the song at Prince Jazzbo’s Bandcamp page.


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