Janet Kay

Real Name:
Janet Kay Bogle
Profile:
British reggae singer, born in London, who was 21 years old when her single Silly Games rocketed to No. 2 on the UK chart in the summer of 1979. It was one of Britain's biggest ever reggae hits, and was a perfect example of the genre's tender soulful category known as Lovers Rock. Kay was on vacation in the Netherlands at the time of the records success, unaware that Silly Games was climbing the charts. During the late 1970s and early 80s, reggae (including Kay's other records) was widely ignored by the radio establishment in Britain. Silly Games had a quirky distinguishing feature, that of Janet's thin voice straining to reach the ultra-high notes of the song's climax. It remained her only pop crossover hit, but later records (such as the 1982 album Capricorn Woman, produced by leading UK reggae wizard Dennis Bovell) continued to be well received in the specialist market.
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Albums

SGL 103 Capricorn Woman — Janet Kay Janet Kay Capricorn Woman (Album) Solid Groove Records SGL 103 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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JANET 01 So Amazing — Janet Kay Janet Kay So Amazing (Album) Body Music (2) JANET 01 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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JANET 02, JANCD 05 Sweet Surrender — Janet Kay Janet Kay Sweet Surrender (Album) Body Music (2) JANET 02, JANCD 05 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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JICM-89332 Dub Dem Silly — Janet Kay Janet Kay Dub Dem Silly (Album) Jimco Records JICM-89332 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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SRCS 6758 Love You Always — Janet Kay Janet Kay Love You Always (Album) Sony SRCS 6758 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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YHR 1065 So Amazing — Janet Kay Dennis Brown & Janet Kay Dennis Brown & Janet Kay - So Amazing (Album) Trojan Records YHR 1065 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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JICM-89220 Love Songs — Janet Kay Janet Kay Love Songs(CD, Album) Jimco Records JICM-89220 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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SRCS 7384 For The Love Of You — Janet Kay Janet Kay For The Love Of You (Album) Sony SRCS 7384 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
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ARKLP 107 Dub Dem Silly - Volume 2 — Janet Kay Dennis Bovell Featuring Janet Kay Dennis Bovell Featuring Janet Kay - Dub Dem Silly - Volume 2 (Album) Arawak ARKLP 107 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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SRCS 8051 In Paradise — Janet Kay Janet Kay In Paradise (Album) Sony SRCS 8051 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
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SRCS 8702 Making History — Janet Kay Janet Kay Making History (Album) Sony SRCS 8702 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
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SRCL 4572 La Dolce Vita = 甘い生活 — Janet Kay Taro Iwashiro Featuring Janet Kay Taro Iwashiro Featuring Janet Kay - La Dolce Vita = 甘い生活(CD, Album) Sony SRCL 4572 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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RE002CD Now & Then — Janet Kay Janet Kay Now & Then (Album) E1 Records, E1 Records RE002CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
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JKCT-01 Side By Side — Janet Kay Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson - Side By Side(CD, Album, Ltd) JKCT JKCT-01 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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BVCL-416 Dramatic Lovers — Janet Kay Janet Kay Dramatic Lovers (Album) Ariola BVCL-416 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

DR 004, GUN 151 That's What Friend's Are For — Janet Kay Janet Kay That's What Friend's Are For (Single) D-Roy Records, Plastic Fantastic Records DR 004, GUN 151 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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DR 007 I Do Love You — Janet Kay Janet Kay I Do Love You D-Roy Records DR 007 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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003 Loving You — Janet Kay Jannet Kay* & The Kaylets Jannet Kay* & The Kaylets - Loving You (Single) Pye Records 003 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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BFM 108 Silhouette — Janet Kay Janet K* / Rico* / Prince Jazzbo Janet K* / Rico* / Prince Jazzbo - Silhouette(12") Bushays BFM 108 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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CB MORRIS 12345 RRSO I Do Love You — Janet Kay Jonet & Kay* I Do Love You (Single) Youth Promotion CB MORRIS 12345 RRSO Jamaica 1979 Sell This Version
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SC 2 Silly Games — Janet Kay Janet Kay Silly Games (Single) Arawak SC 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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12RIC 102 Closer To You — Janet Kay Janet Kay Closer To You (Single) Arawak 12RIC 102 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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DRDD 21 I Do Love You / That's What Friends Are For — Janet Kay Janet Kay I Do Love You / That's What Friends Are For D-Roy Records DRDD 21 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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none That's What Friends Are For / Version — Janet Kay Janet Kay That's What Friends Are For / Version(7", Single) Revolutionary Sounds none Jamaica 1979 Sell This Version
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SC 1 Love Disco Style / Dangerous — Janet Kay Erotic Drum Band / Janet Kay Erotic Drum Band / Janet Kay - Love Disco Style / Dangerous(7") Scope (2) SC 1 UK 1979 Sell This Version