Jimmy Riley

Real Name:
Martin James Norman Riley
Profile:
Martin James Norman Riley (b.22 May 1954, Kingston, Jamaica – d.23 March 2016, New York City, U.S.A.) better known as Jimmy Riley, was a Jamaican singer who started his career as harmony singer on Treasure Isle with producer Arthur "Duke" Reid.

He joined The Uniques when Slim Smith decided to disband The Techniques. But after a brief run of hits Smith decided to go solo and Riley decamped to New York.

He was persuaded to return to Jamaica in 1981 by Sly & Robbie with whom he made the classic "Rhydim Driven" album and had his biggest hit "Love & Devotion". This was followed by many other hits in the 80s before the advent of digital ragga ended the popularity of his style of vocal anthems

After a brief spell with The Wailers in the late 80s Riley moved to Miami, opening a reggae shop, but in the 90s moved back to Jamaica starting his own Love Promotions label and appearing regularly on the reggae festival circuit

Father of Tarrus Riley.
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Albums

BS 1011 Jimmy Riley - Showcase album art Jimmy Riley Showcase (Album) Burning Sounds BS 1011 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BS 1029 Jimmy Riley - Majority Rule album art Jimmy Riley Majority Rule (Album) Burning Sounds BS 1029 UK 1978 Sell This Version
WITE 1 Jimmy Riley - Tell The Youths The Truth  album art Jimmy Riley Tell The Youths The Truth (Album) Trojan Records WITE 1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
204 221, 204 221-320 Jimmy Riley - Rydim Driven album art Jimmy Riley Rydim Driven (Album) Taxi, Mango 204 221, 204 221-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
M 2368, M2368 Jimmy Riley - Rockin Reggae album art Jimmy Riley Rockin Reggae(LP, Album) Makossa, Makossa M 2368, M2368 US 1981 Sell This Version
Shanachie 43005 Jimmy Riley - Put The People First album art Jimmy Riley Put The People First (Album) Shanachie Shanachie 43005 US 1982 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Riley - Magic album art Jimmy Riley Magic (Album) Omar none Jamaica 1984 Sell This Version
LU25-5022 Jimmy Riley - Let Me Love You album art Jimmy Riley Let Me Love You (Album) Woorell Records LU25-5022 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
K26P 534 Jimmy Riley - Ride On album art Jimmy Riley Ride On (Album) Kingston Records (3) K26P 534 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
BM LP 002 Jimmy Riley - World For Everyone  album art Jimmy Riley World For Everyone (LP, Album) Blue Mountain Records BM LP 002 US 1985 Sell This Version
LALP 31 Jimmy Riley - Give Love A Try album art Jimmy Riley Give Love A Try(LP, Album) Live And Love LALP 31 US 1989 Sell This Version
HBRLP 0015 Jimmy Riley - Love Fa Real album art Jimmy Riley Love Fa Real (Album) Heavy Beat Records HBRLP 0015 US 1992 Sell This Version
L&P #0033 Jimmy Riley - Attention album art Jimmy Riley Attention (Album) Love And Promotions L&P #0033 Jamaica 1996 Sell This Version
CRLP 92 Jimmy Riley - Rock On album art Jimmy Riley Rock On(LP, Album) Charm CRLP 92 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RN 7114 Jimmy Riley - Love And Devotion album art Jimmy Riley Love And Devotion (Album, Comp) Rhino Records RN 7114 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
CRCD3027, none Jimmy Riley - Love Canticle album art Jimmy Riley Love Canticle (Album) Love Promotion Music, Charm Records (7) CRCD3027, none Czech Republic & Slovakia 2000 Sell This Version
323452 Jimmy Riley - Hard Drive album art Jimmy Riley Hard Drive(CD, Album) M10 323452 France 2002 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Riley - Only JAH Can Be Trusted album art Jimmy Riley Only JAH Can Be Trusted (Album) Black Scorpio (2) none Jamaica 2006 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Riley - Pull Up Selector album art Sly & Robbie Presents Jimmy Riley Sly & Robbie Presents Jimmy Riley - Pull Up Selector(CD, Album) Taxi none Jamaica 2008 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Riley - Contradiction album art Jimmy Riley Contradiction(CD, Album) VPAL Music none Jamaica 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Jimmy Riley - It's Been So Long / I May Never See My Baby album art Winston Samuels / Jimmy Riley Winston Samuels / Jimmy Riley - It's Been So Long / I May Never See My Baby(7", W/Lbl) Lee (2) none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
CS 7051 Jimmy Riley - Great 68 Train album art J. Riley* Great 68 Train(7") Coxsone Records CS 7051 UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Riley - Jet Plane / I May Never See My Baby album art David Isaacs, Jimmy Riley David Isaacs, Jimmy Riley - Jet Plane / I May Never See My Baby(7") Not On Label none Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Riley - No More Water album art Jimi Riley* No More Water (Single) Pee none Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Riley - Voice Of The People album art Jimmy Riley, Stranger Cole Jimmy Riley, Stranger Cole - Voice Of The People (Single) Spinning Wheel none Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version