Prince Lincoln Thompson

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

Lincoln Thompson* and The Rasses* Lincoln Thompson* and The Rasses* - Natural Wild (Album) United Artists Records, Ballistic Records UK 1980 Sell This Version
The Royal Rasses Featuring Prince Lincoln Thompson The Royal Rasses Featuring Prince Lincoln Thompson - Humanity (Album) Nocedicoco Italy 1980 Sell This Version
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 & The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln Thompson & The Royal Rasses - Ride With The Rasses (Album) God Sent Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
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* & 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* / 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* Daughters Of Zion(7") Studio One none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
Lincoln Thompson* & The Rasses Band* Lincoln Thompson* & The Rasses Band* - Natural Wild United Artists Records, Ballistic Records UK 1980 Sell This Version
12BP 369 Lincoln Thompson* & The Rasses* Lincoln Thompson* & The Rasses* - Spaceship(12") United Artists Records, Ballistic Records 12BP 369 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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 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*, Devon Russell, Sly & The Firehouse Crew* Prince Lincoln*, Devon Russell, Sly & The Firehouse Crew* - Love Or Lust(12", Single) Super Aries SA 01 1994 Sell This Version
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 Devon Russell / Prince Lincoln Thompson & Devon Russell Devon Russell / Prince Lincoln Thompson & Devon Russell - Miracle Of Love / Jah Love Us All(12") CS Sweetest CS006 1996 Sell This Version
Lincoln Thompson* Cool Cool Lover Fu-Manchu UK Unknown Sell This Version
GDS 91 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* & 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 Lincolin* I Gave You My Devotion(12") Riverside RVR 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none 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 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 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*, The Royal Rasses Prince Lincoln*, The Royal Rasses - Time Is Running Out(12") God Sent Records GDS 93 Unknown Sell This Version
SO. 3174 Prince Lincoln* / Bonny & Skitter* Prince Lincoln* / Bonny & Skitter* - True Experience / Lumumbo(7") Studio One SO. 3174 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

CDUB14 Prince Lincoln* Humanity(2xCD, Comp, RM) Orange Street CDUB14 UK 2001 Sell This Version