Linton Kwesi Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson

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Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ) (born 24 August 1952, Chapelton, Jamaica) is a British-based author and dub poet. Johnson's poetry makes clever use of the unstandardised transcription of Jamaican Patois and, allied to the Jamaican "toasting" tradition, is regarded as a precursor of rap. He became the second living poet, and the only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Classics series.
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Linton Kwesi Johnson Discography

Albums

V 1002 Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat An' Blood (Album) Virgin V 1002 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
ILPS 9566 Linton Kwesi Johnson Forces Of Victory (Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9566 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ILPS 9650 Linton Kwesi Johnson LKJ In Dub (Album) Island Records ILPS 9650 UK 1980 Sell This Version
202 211 Linton Kwesi Johnson Bass Culture (Album) Island Records, Island Records 202 211 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
ICT 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History (Album) Island Records ICT 9770 UK 1984 Sell This Version
RTC 78 Linton Kwesi Johnson In Concert With The Dub Band (Album) Shanachie RTC 78 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
3984-24818-2 Linton Kwesi Johnson Tings An' Times (Album) LKJ Records LTD, Wotre Music 3984-24818-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
LKJ CD 002 Linton Kwesi Johnson LKJ In Dub Volume Two (Album) LKJ Records LTD LKJ CD 002 UK 1992 Sell This Version
LKJ CD 016 LKJ* A Cappella Live (Album) LKJ Records LTD LKJ CD 016 UK 1996 Sell This Version
3984-24084-2 Linton Kwesi Johnson More Time (Album) LKJ Records LTD 3984-24084-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
LKJ LP 021 Linton Kwesi Johnson LKJ In Dub Volume Three LKJ Records LTD LKJ LP 021 UK 2002 Sell This Version
82876 62878 2 Linton Kwesi Johnson Live In Paris (Album) BMG 82876 62878 2 UK 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12WIP 6528 LKJ* Sonny's Lettah Island Records 12WIP 6528 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12XWIP 6494 Linton Kwesi Johnson Want Fi Goh Rave Island Records 12XWIP 6494 UK 1979 Sell This Version
WIP 6554 Linton Kwesi Johnson Di Black Petty Booshwah (Single) Island Records WIP 6554 UK 1980 Sell This Version
IPR 2070 Linton Kwesi Johnson Di Eagle An' Di Bear / Wat About Di Workin' Claas? Island Records IPR 2070 UK 1984 Sell This Version
597112 Linton Kwesi Johnson Di Good Life(7", Single) Fnac Music 597112 France 1991 Sell This Version
597 111 Linton Kwesi Johnson Story(7") Fnac Music 597 111 France 1991 Sell This Version
PRO 00044 Linton Kwesi Johnson More Time (Single) LKJ Records LTD, Wea Music PRO 00044 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
LKJ T4 Linton Kwesi Johnson Liesense Fi Kill(12") LKJ Records LTD LKJ T4 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RR12-88088 Little Tempo Meets Eddi Reader, Linton Kwesi Johnson Little Tempo Meets Eddi Reader, Linton Kwesi Johnson - Usual Things Dubwise(12") Rhythm Republic RR12-88088 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
rr12-88087 Little Tempo Meets Eddi Reader, Linton Kwesi Johnson Little Tempo Meets Eddi Reader, Linton Kwesi Johnson - usual things(12") Cutting Edge rr12-88087 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
none Hiatus (6) Feat. Linton Kwesi Johnson Hiatus (6) Feat. Linton Kwesi Johnson - Insurrection (Single) Not On Label (Hiatus Self-released) none UK 2011 Sell This Version

Compilations

MLPS 9786 Linton Kwesi Johnson Reggae Greats (Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Records MLPS 9786 US 1984 Sell This Version
14 524 575-2 Linton Kwesi Johnson Independant Intavenshan: The Island Anthology (Comp) Island Records, Mango 14 524 575-2 US 1998 Sell This Version