Junior Reid

Junior Reid first entered the studio at the tender age of thirteen to record ‘Speak The Truth’ for Hugh Mundell. Like the majority of tunes on Augustus Pablo’s Rockers International label it was eagerly snapped up by Reggae connoisseurs, ensuring immediate notice was taken of this talented youth. His follow up ‘Know Myself’ (also produced by Mundell) further boosted his profile when it appeared on the flipside of Mundell’s own ‘Can’t Pop No Style’ a massive seller for Greensleeves Records in 1981.

For his next project Junior Reid teamed up with Sammy Tracy and Terry McDermott to form Voice Of Progress who had a sizeable hit with the title track of their one and only album ‘Mini Bus Driver’. The group proved short-lived through and Reid re-launched his solo career with Sugar Minott’s Youthman Promotion label, cutting a number of well received sides before moving on to Prince Jammy’s to lay down the monumental ‘Boom-Shack-A-Lack’. The track was an instant hit and it’s chart success ensured that he was soon back with Jammy to complete an album of the same name. Expertly produced at Channel One and utilising the rock solid backing of the Hi-Times Band the album has remained in catalogue ever since.

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