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 leady UK reggae wizard Dennis Bovell) continued to be well received in the specialist market.
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Albums

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

Singles & EPs

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