Prince Lincoln Thompson

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Died 23rd January 1999

Prince Lincoln Thompson was one of the sweetest and most profound roots singers of the late 70s and early 80s, but never achieved the success of many of his better known contemporaries. With his soaring falsetto voice and great song writing abilities he was another groomed for crossover success after the death of Bob Marley but that success eluded him

He started as a singer in rocksteady group The The Tartans with friend and collaborator Cedric Myton, later of The Congos and recorded a few tracks for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd. But on becoming a Rastafarian in the mid 70s he formed the vocal group Royal Rasses with Myton and a range of other harmony singers including Clinton Hall, Keith Peterkin and Jennifer Lara

His chance at the big time came when signed to the United Artists offshoot Ballistic Records, in 1979. He recorded the short but classic "Humanity" LP which didn't achieve commercial success, toured Europe extensively to support the follow up "Experience" but after "Ride With The Rasses" (another classic) was also unsuccessful he was then persuaded to collaborate with Joe Jackson on "Natural Wild". This costly commercial failure essentially sent Ballistic bankrupt and Prince Lincoln returned to Jamaica and withdrew from the music business.

In the 80s he returned to London to open The Rasses Fish & Grocery Store in Tottenham and recorded one final album, "21st Century" in 1997
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Prince Lincoln Thompson Discography Tracks

Albums

Prince Lincoln Thompson - Natural Wild album art Lincoln Thompson* and The Rasses* Lincoln Thompson* and The Rasses* - Natural Wild (Album) United Artists Records, Ballistic Records UK 1980 Sell This Version
Prince Lincoln Thompson - Humanity album art The Royal Rasses Featuring Prince Lincoln Thompson The Royal Rasses Featuring Prince Lincoln Thompson - Humanity (Album) Nocedicoco Italy 1980 Sell This Version
2710181719101 Prince Lincoln Thompson - God Sent Dub album art Prince Lincoln Thompson, The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln Thompson, The Royal Rasses - God Sent Dub(LP, Album) Not On Label 2710181719101 1980 Sell This Version
Prince Lincoln Thompson - True Experience album art Prince Lincoln Thompson & The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln Thompson & The Royal Rasses - True Experience (Album) Vista Sounds UK 1983 Sell This Version
Prince Lincoln Thompson - Ride With The Rasses album art Prince Lincoln Thompson & The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln Thompson & The Royal Rasses - Ride With The Rasses (Album) God Sent Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
Prince Lincoln Thompson - Roots Man Blues album art Prince Lincoln* And The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln* And The Royal Rasses - Roots Man Blues (Album) Target Records (11) UK 1984 Sell This Version
Prince Lincoln Thompson - 21st Century album art Prince Lincoln* & The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln* & The Royal Rasses - 21st Century (Album) 1-5 South Records UK UK 1996 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

B.M. 00027 Prince Lincoln Thompson - Live Up To Your Name / Little Joe album art Prince Lincoln* / Prince Jazzbo Prince Lincoln* / Prince Jazzbo - Live Up To Your Name / Little Joe(7") Bongo Man B.M. 00027 Jamaica 1973 Sell This Version
none Prince Lincoln Thompson - Daughters Of Zion album art Prince Lincoln* Daughters Of Zion(7") Studio One none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
Prince Lincoln Thompson - Spaceship album art Lincoln Thompson* And The Rasses* Lincoln Thompson* And The Rasses* - Spaceship (Single) United Artists Records, Ballistic Records UK 1980 Sell This Version
Prince Lincoln Thompson - Natural Wild album art Lincoln Thompson* & The Rasses Band* Lincoln Thompson* & The Rasses Band* - Natural Wild United Artists Records, Ballistic Records UK 1980 Sell This Version
Prince Lincoln Thompson - Humanity / I Can't Get No Sleep album art Rebel MC & Prince Lincoln Thompson Rebel MC & Prince Lincoln Thompson - Humanity / I Can't Get No Sleep (Single) Big Life UK 1992 Sell This Version
CS 005 Prince Lincoln Thompson - African Herbsman album art Devon Russell / Prince Lincoln* & K.E. Blackslate* Devon Russell / Prince Lincoln* & K.E. Blackslate* - African Herbsman(7", Single, Ltd) CS Sweetest CS 005 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SA 01 Prince Lincoln Thompson - Love Or Lust album art Prince Lincoln* & Devon Russell Prince Lincoln* & Devon Russell - Love Or Lust(12", Single) Super Aries SA 01 1994 Sell This Version
Prince Lincoln Thompson - Heroes Just The Same album art Prince Lincoln* & The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln* & The Royal Rasses - Heroes Just The Same (Single) 1-5 South Records UK UK 1996 Sell This Version
CS006 Prince Lincoln Thompson - Miracle Of Love / Jah Love Us All album art Devon Russell / Prince Lincoln* & Devon Russell Devon Russell / Prince Lincoln* & Devon Russell - Miracle Of Love / Jah Love Us All(12") CS Sweetest CS006 1996 Sell This Version
Prince Lincoln Thompson - Cool Cool Lover album art Lincoln Thompson* Cool Cool Lover Fu-Manchu UK Unknown Sell This Version
GDS 91 Prince Lincoln Thompson - They Didn't Know Jah album art Prince Lincoln* And The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln* And The Royal Rasses - They Didn't Know Jah(12") God Sent Records GDS 91 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MSR DA 1 Prince Lincoln Thompson - I Man Feel It album art Prince Lincoln* & The Soul Rebels* Prince Lincoln* & The Soul Rebels* - I Man Feel It(12") MSR (5) MSR DA 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
RVR 001 Prince Lincoln Thompson - I Gave You My Devotion album art Prince Lincolin* I Gave You My Devotion(12") Riverside RVR 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Prince Lincoln Thompson - Live Up To Your Name / Ska Bostella album art Prince Lincoln Thompson / The Soul Brothers Prince Lincoln Thompson / The Soul Brothers - Live Up To Your Name / Ska Bostella(7", M/Print, W/Lbl) Bongo Man none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
GDIS 1 Prince Lincoln Thompson - One Common Need album art Lincoln Thompson* & The Rasses* Lincoln Thompson* & The Rasses* - One Common Need(12", Single) God Sent Records GDIS 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
Tar 004 Prince Lincoln Thompson - Roots Man Blues album art Prince Lincoln Thompson And The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln Thompson And The Royal Rasses - Roots Man Blues(12") Target Records (11) Tar 004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
GDS 93 Prince Lincoln Thompson - Time Is Running Out album art Prince Lincoln* And The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln* And The Royal Rasses - Time Is Running Out(12") God Sent Records GDS 93 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SO. 3174 Prince Lincoln Thompson - True Experience / Lumumbo album art Prince Lincoln* / Bonny & Skitter* Prince Lincoln* / Bonny & Skitter* - True Experience / Lumumbo(7") Studio One SO. 3174 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version