I Benjahman

Real Name:
Alex Robertson
Profile:
I.Benjahman was born Alex Robertson in London in 1958. His musical influences were The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Justin Hinds and Rico. A 1979 trip to Jamaica solidified his Rastafarian faith. His first recording was a song called “How Long”. He teamed up with the band Zabandis. He never learned to play an instrument and that was the reason why he used his friend Tunga from Zabandis to write out the songs and chord structures.
Seeking higher standards he turned to Tony King, who run a studio in West Kensington. With engineer Sid Bucknor, drummie Horsemouth, Tony Asher and bassie Tony Silvera he cut the tunes “Sweet Reggae Music”, “Give Love A Try”, “She Got To Know”, “Natural Forces” and “Jah Nation”. These tunes, and the ones he did with Zabandis, were used for the 1983 LP “Fraction Of Jah Action”. After a long period of inactivity, because of a strong pull towards his domestic life, he resurfaced in 1997 with the “Rasta 2000” album.
Variations:
Viewing All | I Benjahman
[a2338150]

Artist

I Benjahman Discography Tracks

Albums

I Benjahman - Fraction Of Jah Action album art I Benjahman Fraction Of Jah Action (Album) Lion Kingdom UK 1983 Sell This Version
I Benjahman - Rasta 2000 album art I Benjahman Rasta 2000 (Album) Obzaki UK 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LK002 I Benjahman - Give Love A Try album art I. Benjahman* & Earthman Tune In I. Benjahman* & Earthman Tune In - Give Love A Try(12") Lion Kingdom LK002 UK 1982 Sell This Version
I Benjahman - Jah World Will Keep On Turning album art I. Benjahman* Also Michelle Harrison* I. Benjahman* Also Michelle Harrison* - Jah World Will Keep On Turning Lion Kingdom UK 1983 Sell This Version
OB002 I Benjahman - Time Will Tell album art I Benjahman & Nico Dred I Benjahman & Nico Dred - Time Will Tell(7") Obzaki OB002 1996 Sell This Version
CDLK 007 I Benjahman Action(CD, Single) Lion Kingdom CDLK 007 UK 2013 Sell This Version
OB03 I Benjahman - Rise Up / Too The Bone  album art I Benjahman Feat Harry Brown I Benjahman Feat Harry Brown - Rise Up / Too The Bone (10") Obzaki OB03 UK 2018 Sell This Version
UA11 01 I Benjahman - How Long album art I Benjahman How Long(12") U.A.I.I. UA11 01 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LK 001 I Benjahman - Family Affair album art I Benjahman & Zabandis I Benjahman & Zabandis - Family Affair(12") Lion Kingdom LK 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Videos (15) Edit