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  BARRINGTON LEVY - The Official Barrington Levy Website
Barrington Levy is a living legend in reggae circles...
Jamaica's #1 singer of all time, Barrington Levy is a driving force in reggae music and remains the perennial favourite of audiences in Jamaica - and throughout the world.
Always a solid voice and a uniquely expressive song style, Barrington is consistently at the forefront of the music scene, and has become the most requested vocalist in reggae music history.
www.barringtonlevy.com /barringtonlevy.html   (127 words)

  Barrington Levy
Barrington Levy (born April 30, 1964) is a reggae and dancehall musician.
Levy established his solo career the next year with "A Long Time Since We Don't Have No Love"; though the single was a failure, the fourteen year old was a popular peformer at Jamaican dancehalls.
Levy then recorded several duets with Toyan[?], Jah Thomas[?] and Trinity, and memorably appeared at Reggae Sunsplash[?] in 1980 and 1981.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ba/Barrington_Levy.html   (347 words)

 Jamaica Gleaner - Barrington Levy rocks the Brewery - Monday | April 8, 2002
BARRINGTON LEVY never really shook the timbered structure of the Brewer but his Saturday night live performance on the Montego Bay Hip-Strip entranced his adoring fans, who waited for more than four hours to see the reggae star.
Levy could do no wrong on Easter weekend night as he had the crowd in an uproar at the introduction of each new song and singing along if he asked them to.
Barrington Levy was the second in the series which kicked off with Freddie McGregor and Benjy Myaz.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20020408/ent/ent1.html   (528 words)

 Barrington Levy - Biography - AOL Music
All of 14, Levy broke out on his own the next year and recorded his debut solo single, "A Long Time Since We Don't Have No Love." It didn't have much of an impact, however the teen's appearances in the dancehalls were eagerly awaited events.
Levy's rich vocals were made for duets, both with other vocalists and DJs, and it wasn't long before the young star was also recording collaborative singles.
Levy even tried his hand at self-production, recording such excellent songs as "In the Dark" and "Love of Jah." Amongst these were fabulous singles recorded for Joe Gibbs, "My Woman" included.
music.aol.com /artist/barrington-levy/2904/biography   (1577 words)

 Barrington Levy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barrington Levy (born 30 April 1964, in Clarendon, Jamaica) is a reggae and dancehall recording artist.
Levy established his solo career the next year with "A Long Time Since We Don't Have No Love"; though the single was a failure, the fourteen year old was a popular performer at Jamaican dancehalls.
The release was one of Levy's most successful singles since the start of the 90's, and allowed him the opportunity to be identified by members of the younger generation of dancehall patrons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barrington_Levy   (462 words)

 Barrington Levy
Barrington Levy was one of the first singers to challenge the dominance of DJs in 80s dancehall reggae, although his earliest recording, under the name of the Mighty Multitude ("My Black Girl" in 1977), predated that era.
Levy did not sound like anyone else: he perhaps revealed some of Jacob Miller's style, and a little of Bob Andy's influence, but his phrasing evoked the raw energy of the dancehalls.
Levy travelled between Jamaica, London and New York, and although he lost momentum at the end of the 80s, he still had all the talent of his peak period, as Love The Life You Live made clear.
www.reggaemovement.com /Artists/barringtonlevy.htm   (412 words)

 Greensleeves - Barrington Levy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Barrington Levy's outstanding career as a top-class reggae vocalist has lasted almost two decades.
Barrington was born in West Kingston in 1962, and recorded his debut single "My Black Girl" with a cousin in 1977 under the name of the Mighty Multitudes.
Barrington had also shown himself to be a creditable producer in his own right, releasing one track "Deep In The Dark" on his own BL label, but this situation was to prove short-lived.
hosted.greensleeves.easynet.co.uk /bio/biogbarr.html   (1035 words)

 Barrington Levy
Barrington Levy has been well recognized in reggae circles since his early recordings with Jah Life, Junjo Lawes, and Jah Screw.
This was the undisputed biggest reggae song in Jamaica and the United States of the 1996 and for months sat at the #1 spot on the dancehall charts worldwide.
Barrington was lifted to the top of the charts, his career in full swing again.
www.rasrecords.com /barringtonlevy   (283 words)

 Cool Runnings - INNERVIEW - Barrington Levy 1992
Barrington was still only sixteen at the time of his early sound system experience.
Barrington recalls the reason he went to England, "I went to England because nothin' was going on for me in Jamaica.
Barrington is currently touring with Sunsplash USA as a result of his 1991 monster hit, Too Experienced, included on his latest CD, TURNING POINT on Profile Records.
www.casaindigo.com /coolrunnings/blevi92.html   (2097 words)

 SNWMF 2003 - Performers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Levy was light-hearted, talented, and his voice blended well on collaborative tracks.
In the United States, Levy signed to MCA Records and released "Barrington" in 1993, produced by Lee Jaffe, but the relationship with MCA was rocky and Levy soon left.
Barrington Levy has had his fair share of career ups and downs, but he’s never lost his talented touch and classic sound.
www.snwmf.com /zerothree/bios/barringtonlevy.html   (618 words)

 LBDAS Performs in Philly with Half Pint and Barrington Levy
Levy goes back to the 1970's when he performed as a teenager and became known as the "canary" for his melodic, wide-ranging voice.
Levy came back out onto the stage, took a microphone and told the group to stop.
Levy then went into "Black Roses" (a sort of sequel to the storyline in "Here I Come") including his famous "Mi take off the S off of Superman's chest, / And take off the B off of Batman's belly, / That's how mi get the name Barrington Levy" lines.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/Reggae/26472   (627 words)

 Barrington Levy
In the fleeting world of dancehall reggae, Barrington Levy has displayed remarkable resilience in maintaining his stature through more than 20 years of performing.
Throughout the '80s and into the '90s, he had a string of massive hits that became anthems in the dancehalls of not only Jamaica but all over the world, and since then, he has even enjoyed crossover success as a guest vocalist on a pair of hip-hop hits by Shyne.
That said, this is still Barrington Levy, and he does perform a lot of his biggest hits -- most successfully "Too Experienced," "She's Mine," "Teach the Youths," and "Prison Oval Rock" -- and he does so with his unrivaled energy and distinct style.
www.reggae-reviews.com /barringtonlevy.html   (721 words)

 barrington levy len hammond
barrington left the stage after around a half hour set and slacky j came onstage and told the audience that barrington wasn't going to come back out unless they requested him loudly enough.
barrington is a seasoned veteran of the business, performing for over a quarter of a century, yet when he's onstage, he has such energy and he seems genuinely happy to be there and very happy to be performing.
thanks to everyone who made this review possible including barrington levy, len hammond, dub dis, matrix and shockwave sound, slacky j, afrikano and the mo money family.
www.chicagoreggae.com /barrington.htm   (448 words)

 Barrington Levy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The international audience have never forgotten Levy (his tunes are some of the most remixed dance/club anthems) so it was no surprise when he hooked up with Puff Daddy and rapper Shyne on the smash hits Bad Boyz and Bonnie And Shyne.
Neither Levy nor Talisman are strangers to the dance genre.
I'm sure Barrington could have re-recorded them in one take but…' Barrington interjects: 'I don't think it would be the same.
www.bashmentvibes.com /int_bar_levy.htm   (784 words)

 Review - Barrington Levy : Bounty Hunter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Barrington Levy (born 1964, Kingston JA) had been part of a group called the Mighty Multitudes and made a couple of singles that didn't sell particularly well before he teamed up with producers Henry "Junjo" Lawes and New York-baed Hyman "Jah Life" Wright.
This album, with its raw riddims by the Roots Radics, was the template for the whole genre of dancehall vocalizing.
The awesome "Bounty Hunter" is one of Levy's biggest hits showing how Levy turns a simple lyric into something much more through his sheer confident vocal.
www.reggae-vibes.com /rev_712/bountyhu.htm   (217 words)

 JamBase | Barrington Levy | Bio
Barrington Levy is a living legend in reggae circles.
Jamaica's #1 singer of all time, Barrington Levy is a driving force in reggae music and remains the perennial favourite of audiences in Jamaica - and throughout the world.
Barrington was born in West Kingston, but spent much time as a youth in Clarendon, where he developed his signature riff by experimenting with different vocalizations and bouncing the sounds off the surrounding hills.
www.jambase.com /search.asp?BandID=28010&display=bio   (309 words)

 Barrington Levy - 1 Minute Jamaican Music Biography (Jamaica)
Barrington Levy was one of a handful of singers who could compete with the DJs in terms of popularity in the Jamaican Dancehall of the late 70s - early 80s.
Born in 1964, Levy hailed from Kingston and got his start with the group the Mighty Multitudes.
Many of the more modern Jamaican DJs have taken the opportunity to record a combination with Barrington Levy and as a result his star has continued to shine right into the 21st century.
www.jamaicans.com /music/bios/barrington-levy-1-minute-.shtml   (204 words)

 Barrington Levy Biography : Oldies.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
By 1981 Levy's effortlessly buoyant voice had spread his fame to the point where Henry "Junjo" Lawes, at the time the most in-demand producer in Jamaica, pursued him.
His debut, Bounty Hunter, sold well and a string of singles consolidated his position: "Robber Man", "Black Rose", "Like A Soldier", the massive hits "Money Move" and "Shine Eye Gal", and the stunning "Prison Oval Rock", and a series of albums were released between 1982 and 1985 to capitalize on his success.
He followed it with "Here I Come", which was a hit in the soul clubs and scraped the UK charts when licensed by London Records, who also issued an album of the same title.
www.oldies.com /artist-biography/Barrington-Levy.html   (467 words)

 Barrington - Barrington Levy, Music Downloads - Online
That's what MCA was banking on when they signed Barrington Levy in 1993.
Points of entry for those already familiar with the artist were the recuts of "Under Mi Sensi" and "Murderer." The former, which helped launch the ragga age, is given a new dancehall workout that will leave you gasping for breath.
Backed by a trio of gospel-tinged female vocalists, Levy forcefully commands that "every posse must work," a message that hits even harder on the DJ version, where DJ Jigsy King joins the workforce.
musicstore.connect.com /album/.../Barrington/500000000000002105147.html   (407 words)

 Pick A Bar: Barrington Levy at Summerstage
On Sunday, Ray, Sarah and I headed over to Central Park Summerstage to see the legendary Barrington Levy...this year's edition of the annual Pickabar Trip to a Dancehall show ;).
Barrington (don't worry, we're tight like that) did not disappoint treating the crowd to all of the hits you'd expect, nearly sending our little group into hysterics with "Here I Come".
It was like the heavens parted the sky and stopped the rain right as Barrington performed and then allowed the rain to return on his last song.
www.pickabar.com /blog/archives/2005/08/barrington_levy.html   (1162 words)

 AfricanBeat - Dancehall & Reggae Mailorder
Baby G / Caporal Nigga & Mickee 3000
Barrington Levy / Barrington Levy & Fragga Rank
Barrington Levy / Barrington Levy & Ranking Joe
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 Amazon.com: Barrington: Music: Barrington Levy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This Is Crucial Reggae: Barrington Levy ~ Barrington Levy
If you're looking for a great Barrington comp with many of his previous hits, check "Broader than Broadway: The Best Of", or for a true jamacain's compilation choice, check "The Barrington Levy Collection", which came out on Greensleeves a couple years ago..
This CD shows what the Barrington Levy style of reggae is all about.
www.amazon.com /Barrington-Levy/dp/B000002OP0   (1119 words)

 Barrington Levy - AOL Music
Barrington Levy official website featuring music, news, photos, video, and info about legendary Jamaican reggae and dancehall star, Barrington Levy.
Barrington Levy Official Fan Club website featuring a message board, chat room, and guest book for reggae and dancehall star, Barrington Levy.
Download, listen and watch Barrington Levy music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/barrington-levy/2904/main   (151 words)

 Barrington Levy - Wikipédia
Né le 30 avril 1964 à Kingston en Jamaïque, Barrington Levy est un chanteur de reggae qui a débuté au sein du groupe Mighty Multitudes.
En 1995, Barrington Levy renoue avec le succès dans les dancehalls avec une série de combinaisons produites par Jah Screw : il combine notamment avec Bounty Killer (Living dangerously), Cutty Ranks, Lady Saw et Spragga Benz.
Après 25 années de carrière, Barrington Levy est donc encore au top à tous les points de vue : il est plébiscité par les fans de roots, les plus gros sound systems passent ses morceaux et il est apprécié par de nombreux fans de hip-hop.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barrington_Levy   (432 words)

 SDAM.com: Articles: Barrington Levy 6/18/03
Perhaps well known for his skills with the microphone, Levy also knows how to get the kind of feedback from the crowd necessary to keep the entire house jumping all night.
Unfortunately, the crowd was not as responsive as he thought necessary in order to finish the song a few times and so would have to stop the momentum to get everyone together again.
Simply by being patient and polite, and having a "legitimate" story (unlike the extremely stoned guy wandering around mumbling to himself, and trying to sneak backstage every chance he got), I was rewarded by having one of the inside guards agree to look for my contact.
sdam.com /articles/BarringtonLevy061803.shtml   (819 words)

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