Barrington Levy

Barrington Levy Discography

Albums

JL 001 Barrington Levy Bounty Hunter (Album) Jah Life JL 001 Jamaica 1979 Sell This Version
J.L. 003 Barrington Levy Englishman (Album) Jah Life J.L. 003 Jamaica 1979 Sell This Version
BS 1039 Barrington Levi* Shine Eye Gal Burning Sounds BS 1039 UK 1979 Sell This Version
none Barrington Leavy* Shaolin Temple (Album) Jah Guidance none Jamaica 1979 Sell This Version
GREL 14 Barrington Levy Robin Hood (Album) Greensleeves Records GREL 14 UK 1980 Sell This Version
none Barrington Levy Untitled (Album) Jah Guidance none Jamaica 1980 Sell This Version
JBLP 01 Barrington Levy Doh Ray Me(LP, Album) JB Music JBLP 01 UK 1980 Sell This Version
PR-MVC 010 Barrington Levy Run Come Ya! (Album) Jah Life PR-MVC 010 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
TRLS 209 Barrington Levy Poorman Style (Album) Clocktower Records TRLS 209 UK 1982 Sell This Version
LL LP 11 Barrington Levy Teach Me Culture (Album) Live & Learn Records LL LP 11 US 1983 Sell This Version
GG 0032 Barrington Levy Barrington Levy's Life Style (Album) GG's Records GG 0032 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BS 1050 Barrington Levy Hunter Man(LP, Album) Burning Sounds BS 1050 UK 1983 Sell This Version
none Barrington Levy Money Move (Album) Power House none Jamaica 1984 Sell This Version
VP1017 Barrington Levy Prison Oval Rock (Album) VP Records VP1017 US 1984 Sell This Version
ARLP 011 Barrington Levy / Frankie Paul Barrington Levy / Frankie Paul - Barrington Levy Meets Frankie Paul(LP, Album) Arrival ARLP 011 Jamaica 1984 Sell This Version
TRLP 003 Barrington Levy Here I Come (Album) Time 1 Records TRLP 003 UK 1985 Sell This Version
MMLP-009 Cocoa Tea Meets Barrington Levy Cocoa Tea Meets Barrington Levy - Corner Stone Presents Clash Of The 80's Witty MMLP-009 US 1986 Sell This Version
BM 126 Barrington Levy Love The Life You Live (Album) Time 1 Records BM 126 France 1989 Sell This Version
LL C.D. 031 Beres Hammond / Barrington Levy Beres Hammond / Barrington Levy - Live & Learn Presents: Beres Hammond / Barrington Levy (Album) Live & Learn Records LL C.D. 031 US 1990 Sell This Version
cidm 1077 Barrington Levy Divine (Album) Mango cidm 1077 1991 Sell This Version
PCT-1423 Barrington Levy Turning Point (Album) Profile Records PCT-1423 US 1992 Sell This Version
MCD-10920 Barrington Levy Barrington (Album) MCA Records MCD-10920 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
GREL 216 Barrington Levy Barrington Levy's D.J. Counteraction (Album) Greensleeves Records GREL 216 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RAS CD 3222 Barrington Levy Time Capsule (Album) RAS Records Inc. RAS CD 3222 US 1996 Sell This Version
123 Barrington Levy Live In Concert(CD, Album) Bere Black 123 USA, Canada & UK 1996 Sell This Version

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jussumen

jussumen

March 16, 2007
edited over 2 years ago
Respect where Respect is due. Been checking out a couple of Barrington Levy's albums and i must say i like him a little bit more with every new track i discover. Sure he was THE 80ies Ragamuffin Singer with massive success especially in the UK. His unforgotten mid eighties smash hit "Here I Come (Broader Than ) is a mainstay in every Dancehall since 2 Decades. "Under My Sensi" and "Prison Oval Rock" are only nuances behind. "Hunterman", "Shaolin Temple" - all these tunes breathe Longlivity. Timeless great Songs by an excellent vocalist . When his voice rides a great Riddim and gets produced right the results are among the best Reggae has to offer. He was lucky to meet these persons, but somehow he never really succeeded in reaching the next level : The Pop Market. His MCa 93 album with the Top 100 Billboard Hit Work turns out to be his weakest album by far. The production and connection with Hip Hop Beats and artist doesn't compliments neither his style, voice or song writing. I guess his style and topics are just not suited for crossover success. Too deeply rooted in Rastafari, Reggae and Herb Culture.
Recently there were a few better Cross Over Attempts esp. BAD BOY's SHYNE floatng over the unforgotten 'Broadway' wins.
Here his new sung vocals make sense mixed way in the backgrounnd.
Beenie Man , Shabba Ranks or Bounty Killer - you name them : of course all of them have their fair share of Combination Style Hits with the melodic Tenor of Barrington Levy. One of my favourites is "Living Dangerousely" with Bounty - Such a nice Vocal delivery with a Good Time Melodie perfectly contrast Bounties convincing hardcore delivery here!
Anyway it's his own material that made him the Reggae Star he is and that's what makes him so good.
Original albums that are strong are Mr. Englishman, Shaolin Temple , Bounty Hunter and Here I Come to name a few. If you want a good kind of BEST Of there is "The Barrington Levy Collection" from 1989 with mostly 12" Versions of the lovely early Hit "Mini Bus" , "Money Move", "She's Mine", "Shine Eye Girl" and the dramatic sung "Vibes Is Right" on top of the smash hits "Bounty Hunter" "Here I Come (Broader Than Broadway)"and "Under My Sensi".

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