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 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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Jimmy Riley Discography Tracks

Albums

Jimmy Riley - Showcase album art Jimmy Riley Showcase (Album) Burning Sounds UK 1978 Sell This Version
Jimmy Riley - Majority Rule album art Jimmy Riley Majority Rule (Album) Burning Sounds UK 1978 Sell This Version
Jimmy Riley - Tell The Youths The Truth  album art Jimmy Riley Tell The Youths The Truth Not On Label UK 1978 Sell This Version
Jimmy Riley - Rydim Driven album art Jimmy Riley Rydim Driven (Album) Taxi, Mango Germany 1981 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Riley - Rockin Reggae album art Jimmy Riley Rockin Reggae(LP, Album) Makossa International Records none US 1981 Sell This Version
Jimmy Riley - Put The People First album art Jimmy Riley Put The People First (Album) Shanachie US 1982 Sell This Version
Jimmy Riley - Magic album art Jimmy Riley Magic (Album) Omar Jamaica 1984 Sell This Version
LU25-5022 Jimmy Riley - Let Me Love You album art Jimmy Riley Let Me Love You(LP, Album) Woorell Records LU25-5022 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Jimmy Riley - Ride On album art Jimmy Riley Ride On (Album) Kingston Records (3) 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
Jimmy Riley - Love Fa Real album art Jimmy Riley Love Fa Real (Album) Heavy Beat US 1992 Sell This Version
Jimmy Riley - Attention album art Jimmy Riley Attention (Album) Love And Promotions 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
Jimmy Riley - Love And Devotion album art Jimmy Riley Love And Devotion (Album) Rhino Records Europe 2000 Sell This Version
none, CRCD3027 Jimmy Riley - Love Canticle album art Jimmy Riley Love Canticle(LP, Album) Love Promotion Music, Charm Records (7) none, CRCD3027 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(LP, Album) Black Scorpio (2) none Jamaica 2006 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Riley - Loving You album art Jimmy Riley Loving You(CD, Album) Black Scorpio (2) none Jamaica 2011 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Riley - Contradiction album art Jimmy Riley Contradiction(CD, Album) VPAL Music none Jamaica 2013 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 Unknown 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
Jimmy Riley - Voice Of The People album art Jimmy Riley, Stranger Cole Jimmy Riley, Stranger Cole - Voice Of The People (Single) Spinning Wheel Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
none Jimmy Riley - No More Water album art Jimi Riley* No More Water(7", Single) Pee none Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
Jimmy Riley - Prophesy album art Jimmie Riley* Prophesy (Single) Romax Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version