Prince Lincoln Thompson

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Born 10th July 1949 in Jones Town, Kingston, Jamaica
Died 14th January 1999, London, England

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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Albums

NOC 30014 Humanity — Prince Lincoln Thompson The Royal Rasses Featuring Prince Lincoln Thompson The Royal Rasses Featuring Prince Lincoln Thompson - Humanity (Album) Nocedicoco NOC 30014 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
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UAG 30309 Natural Wild — Prince Lincoln Thompson Lincoln Thompson* And The Rasses* Lincoln Thompson* And The Rasses* - Natural Wild (Album) United Artists Records, Ballistic Records UAG 30309 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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2710181719101 God Sent Dub — Prince Lincoln Thompson 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
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LBR(M) 1062 Natural Wild — Prince Lincoln Thompson Lincoln Thompson* And The Rasses* Lincoln Thompson* And The Rasses* - Natural Wild(LP, Album) United Artists Records, Ballistic Records LBR(M) 1062 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
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GSLP 100 Ride With The Rasses — Prince Lincoln Thompson Prince Lincoln Thompson & The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln Thompson & The Royal Rasses - Ride With The Rasses (Album) God Sent Records GSLP 100 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
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GSLP 300 Experience..! — Prince Lincoln Thompson Prince Lincoln Thompson & The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln Thompson & The Royal Rasses - Experience..! (Album) Vista Sounds GSLP 300 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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TAR 003 Roots Man Blues — Prince Lincoln Thompson Prince Lincoln* And The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln* And The Royal Rasses - Roots Man Blues (Album) Target Records (11) TAR 003 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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15STH LP001 21st Century — Prince Lincoln Thompson Prince Lincoln* & The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln* & The Royal Rasses - 21st Century (Album) 1-5 South Records UK 15STH LP001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

B.M. 00027 Live Up To Your Name / Little Joe — Prince Lincoln Thompson 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
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none Daughters Of Zion — Prince Lincoln Thompson Prince Lincoln* Daughters Of Zion(7") Studio One none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
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BP 359 Natural Wild — Prince Lincoln Thompson Lincoln Thompson* & The Rasses Band* Lincoln Thompson* & The Rasses Band* - Natural Wild United Artists Records, Ballistic Records BP 359 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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BP 369 Spaceship — Prince Lincoln Thompson Lincoln Thompson* And The Rasses* Lincoln Thompson* And The Rasses* - Spaceship (Single) United Artists Records, Ballistic Records BP 369 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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BLRD 78 Humanity / I Can't Get No Sleep — Prince Lincoln Thompson Rebel MC & Prince Lincoln Thompson Rebel MC & Prince Lincoln Thompson - Humanity / I Can't Get No Sleep (Single) Big Life, Tribal Bass Records BLRD 78 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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CS 005 African Herbsman — Prince Lincoln Thompson 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
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SA 01 Love Or Lust — Prince Lincoln Thompson Prince Lincoln* & Devon Russell Prince Lincoln* & Devon Russell - Love Or Lust(12", Single) Super Aries SA 01 1994 Sell This Version
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15STH 12001 Heroes Just The Same — Prince Lincoln Thompson Prince Lincoln* & The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln* & The Royal Rasses - Heroes Just The Same (Single) 1-5 South Records UK 15STH 12001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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CS006 Miracle Of Love / Jah Love Us All — Prince Lincoln Thompson Devon Russell / Prince Lincoln* & Devon Russell Devon Russell / Prince Lincoln* & Devon Russell - Miracle Of Love / Jah Love Us All(12") CS Sweetest CS006 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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15STH 7002 Jamaica, Jamaica — Prince Lincoln Thompson Prince Lincoln Thompson & The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln Thompson & The Royal Rasses - Jamaica, Jamaica(7") 1-5 South Records UK 15STH 7002 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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RVRS06 Cool Cool Lover — Prince Lincoln Thompson Lincoln Thompson* Cool Cool Lover Fu-Manchu RVRS06 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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GDS 91 They Didn't Know Jah — Prince Lincoln Thompson 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
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MSR DA 1 I Man Feel It — Prince Lincoln Thompson 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
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RVR 001 I Gave You My Devotion — Prince Lincoln Thompson Prince Lincolin* I Gave You My Devotion(12") Riverside RVR 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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none Live Up To Your Name / Ska Bostella — Prince Lincoln Thompson 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
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GDIS 1 One Common Need — Prince Lincoln Thompson Lincoln Thompson* & The Rasses* Lincoln Thompson* & The Rasses* - One Common Need(12", Single) God Sent Records GDIS 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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TAR 3 Roots Man Blues — Prince Lincoln Thompson Prince Lincoln* & The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln* & The Royal Rasses - Roots Man Blues(7", Single) Target Records (11) TAR 3 UK Unknown Sell This Version