Nadine Sutherland

Nadine Sutherland

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Nadine Sutherland (born 15 March 1968)[1] is a Jamaican reggae singer whose early career was nurtured by Bob Marley. She went on to become a successful dancehall artist in the 1990s.
Biography

Sutherland was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Above Rocks in Saint Catherine Parish. She began performing in 1979, winning the Tastee Talent Contest that year (beating Paul Blake and Yellowman), with her parents managing her career while she studied at St Andrew High School.[2][3] She combined her musical career with studies in business administration, and was the first artist signed by Bob Marley to his Tuff Gong label, recording "Starvation on the Land" while aged eleven.[3][4][5] She also cut a couple of christian-flavored reggae songs produced by both Anthony "Sangie" Davis and Rita Marley, entitled, "Work And Pray" and "Hands And Hearts". After Marley's death, Sutherland performed at memorial concerts outside Jamaica, along with Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, the I Threes, and the Wailers.[3]

She struggled to break through as a solo artist and after touring the US as support to Bunny Wailer, she worked as a backing vocalist at Gussie Clarke's Music Works studio.[3] She went on to work for Donovan Germain at his Penthouse Studios, and Germain produced her 1993 hit "Action", a combination with Terror Fabulous.[3] The track was used by the Jamaican Labour Party as their election campaign theme, and in 2007 was included by Vibe at number nineteen in its list of the fifty greatest duets of all time.[3][6][7] In the US, "Action" reached number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3][8] Buju Banton's "Dickie" was remixed as "Wicked Dickie" with Sutherland adding vocals, and this topped the charts in Jamaica.[3] She collaborated with Banton again on the single "What Am I Gonna Do".[9]

In 2006 she performed at Reggae Sunsplash, and in 2007 she released the album Call My Name, which was a hit in Jamaica as well as on reggae charts in Florida and New York.[4][10][11] At the Canadian Reggae Music Awards in 2008, the album was nominated in the 'Top Reggae CD/Album (International)' category, while a single from the album, "Big Tingz", was nominated as 'Best Reggae Single (International)'.[1]

Sutherland has also appeared as a judge on the TV show Digicel Rising Stars,[12] written for the Jamaica Observer,[13] and been a committee member for the charity Sisters to Sisters.
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Nadine Sutherland Discography

Albums

ABL110068 Nadine* Until (Album) Tuff Gong ABL110068 Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
VPLP 1500 Nadine Sutherland Nadine (Album) VP Records VPLP 1500 US 1997 Sell This Version
823423715227 Nadine Sutherland Call My Name(CD, Album) Eight 76 823423715227 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Nadine Sutherland Starvation On The Land 56 Hope Road none Jamaica 1980 Sell This Version
none Nadine Sutherland A Young One Like Me(7") Tuff Gong none Jamaica 1980 Sell This Version
none Nadine Sutherland Work And Pray / Dub And Pray 56 Hope Road none Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
none Nadine Sutherland Hands And Heart Rita Marley Music none Jamaica 1983 Sell This Version
none Nadine Sutherland Until (Single) 56 Hope Road none Jamaica 1983 Sell This Version
none Nadine Sutherland Higher Ground(7") Tuff Gong none Jamaica 1987 Sell This Version
none Nadine Sutherland The Night Is All Over (7") WKS Records none Jamaica 1987 Sell This Version
GRED 228 Nadine Sutherland Just You And Me Tonight Anchor Records (2) GRED 228 UK 1988 Sell This Version
G8935 Cocoa Tea / Nadine Sutherland Cocoa Tea / Nadine Sutherland - It's Now Or Never Music Works Records G8935 US 1988 Sell This Version
GUSSIE-8904 Nadine Sutherland Don't Take Your Love Away(12") Anchor Records (2) GUSSIE-8904 US 1988 Sell This Version
G8933 Nadine Sutherland Mr. Hard To Please(7") Music Works Records G8933 Jamaica 1988 Sell This Version
PNS 5292 Nadine Sutherland Wicked & Wild (Single) Penthouse Records PNS 5292 Jamaica 1992 Sell This Version
PNS 1480 Nadine Sutherland I Want To Go Home(7") Penthouse Records PNS 1480 Jamaica 1992 Sell This Version
none Papa San, Nadine Sutherland Papa San, Nadine Sutherland - Dirty Talk(7", Single) Powermatic none Jamaica 1992 Sell This Version
none Nadine Sutherland & Major Mackerel Nadine Sutherland & Major Mackerel - Nothing But The Rent(7") J.R. Productions none Jamaica 1992 Sell This Version
none Nadine Sutherland Baby Face XTerminator none Jamaica 1993 Sell This Version
none Nadine Sutherland & Cobra* Nadine Sutherland & Cobra* - Right Track Digital-B none Jamaica 1993 Sell This Version
PNS 529221 Buju Banton / Nadine Sutherland Buju Banton / Nadine Sutherland - Dickie Remix / Wicked Dickie Penthouse Records PNS 529221 Jamaica 1993 Sell This Version
MHT007 Nadine Sutherland & Terror Fabulous Nadine Sutherland & Terror Fabulous - Action / Action Version (Single) Mad House MHT007 US 1992 Sell This Version
none, 5282 Nadine Sutherland / Papa San Nadine Sutherland / Papa San - Babyface / Bun Them(12") Exterminator, VP Records none, 5282 US 1993 Sell This Version
GRED 404 Capleton & Nadine Sutherland Capleton & Nadine Sutherland - More Than Loving(12") Greensleeves Records GRED 404 UK 1993 Sell This Version
BDXT 9309 Nadine Sutherland Baby Face(12") Sir Coxsone BDXT 9309 UK 1993 Sell This Version