Sister Nancy

Real Name:
Ophlin Russell-Myers
Profile:
b. Nancy Russell, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Sister Nancy was one of 15 siblings; her brother Robert, known to her family as Dickie, found fame as Brigadier Jerry. The latter began chanting on Prince Norman's sound system before settling with Jahlove Music. While the Brigadier's reputation as the number one cultural DJ flourished, by her mid-teens, Nancy was occasionally performing on the sound system. Winston Riley was the first producer to take Nancy into the recording studio in 1980 for her debut, "Papa Dean". The tune was a success and Nancy's career began in earnest. She performed at Reggae Sunsplash, which was transmitted globally. A notable appearance on A Dee Jay Explosion saw Nancy performing "Chalice A Fe Burn" and "Boom Shacka Lacka". With Winston Riley in 1982 her debut One Two was released, featuring the title track, "Aint No Stopping Nancy", "Bam Bam" and "Only Woman DJ With Degree". She also recorded a classic rendition of "King And Queen" with Yellowman. With producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes, she recorded "A No Any Man Can Test Sister Nancy", "Bang Belly" and another Yellowman combination, "Jah Mek Us Fe A Purpose". She continued appearing live in the dancehall where she often performed alongside her brother on the Jahlove Music Sound System. The sound toured internationally to rave reviews, including a celebrated session at Brixton Town Hall, London, where both Jerry and Nancy made their debut performances in the UK.
Aliases:
Variations:
Viewing All | Sister Nancy

Albums

Sister Nancy - The Yellow, The Purple, The Nancy album art Yellowman & Fathead, Purpleman, Sister Nancy Yellowman & Fathead, Purpleman, Sister Nancy - The Yellow, The Purple, The Nancy (Album) Greensleeves Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
Sister Nancy - One, Two album art Sister Nancy One, Two (Album) Techniques Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version
none Sister Nancy - Sister Nancy Meets Fireproof album art Sister Nancy Meets Fireproof (4) Sister Nancy Meets Fireproof (4) - Sister Nancy Meets Fireproof(CD, Album) Special Potato none US 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Sister Nancy - My Woman / Ball-A-Roll album art Barry Brown / Sister Nancy Barry Brown / Sister Nancy - My Woman / Ball-A-Roll Hit Bound, Hit Bound Jamaica 1980 Sell This Version
Sister Nancy - Money Can't Buy Love / Go Away Girl album art Sister Nancy / Dean Fraser Sister Nancy / Dean Fraser - Money Can't Buy Love / Go Away Girl (Single) Techniques Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version
Sister Nancy - Transport Connection album art Sister Nancy Transport Connection (Single) Techniques Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version
Sister Nancy - One Two album art Sister Nancy One Two (Single) Techniques Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version
Sister Nancy - Jah Mek Us Fe A Purpose album art Nancy* & Yellowman Nancy* & Yellowman - Jah Mek Us Fe A Purpose Volcano Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version
Sister Nancy - Proud A We album art Sister Nancy Proud A We (Single) Techniques Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version
BM 708 Sister Nancy - One Two / Transport Connection album art Sister Nancy One Two / Transport Connection(12") Black Music (2) BM 708 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VPRD 103 Sister Nancy - Chalice / Dance Pon The Corner album art Sister Nancy Chalice / Dance Pon The Corner(12") Jah Guidance VPRD 103 US 1982 Sell This Version
none Sister Nancy - Ball A Roll album art Sister Nancy Ball A Roll(7") Full Up Records none Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version
none Sister Nancy - King And Queen album art Yellowman & Sister Nancy Yellowman & Sister Nancy - King And Queen(7") Amco Records (2) none Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version
GRED 101 Sister Nancy - Lady Anne You're Sweet / Ball A Roll album art Lady Anne* / Sister Nancy Lady Anne* / Sister Nancy - Lady Anne You're Sweet / Ball A Roll(12", Single) Greensleeves Records GRED 101 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Sister Nancy I Love Jah Jammy's Records Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
none Sister Nancy - No Dun And Put Dung album art Sister Nancy No Dun And Put Dung(7") Digital-B none Jamaica 1991 Sell This Version
VPRD 894 Sister Nancy - Play Play Girl / Deh Yah Long Time album art Johnny Osbourne / Sister Nancy Johnny Osbourne / Sister Nancy - Play Play Girl / Deh Yah Long Time(12") Digital-B VPRD 894 Jamaica 1991 Sell This Version
none Sister Nancy - Come Stronger album art Sister Nancy Come Stronger(7") Shocking Vibes none Jamaica 1991 Sell This Version
none Sister Nancy - Ram Dance Daughter album art Sister Nancy / Firehouse Crew Sister Nancy / Firehouse Crew - Ram Dance Daughter(7") Shocking Vibes none Jamaica 1991 Sell This Version
none Sister Nancy - Muma Dis Come album art Sister Nancy Muma Dis Come(7") Jammy's Records none Jamaica 1992 Sell This Version
Sister Nancy - Bam Bam album art Sister Nancy Bam Bam (Single, Maxi) Techniques US 1993 Sell This Version
none Sister Nancy - Raggamuffin album art Sister Nancy Raggamuffin(7") Firehouse Crew none Jamaica 1993 Sell This Version
none Sister Nancy - Solid album art Sister Nancy Solid(7") Shocking Vibes none Jamaica 1993 Sell This Version
none Sister Nancy - Veteran  album art Sister Nancy Veteran (7") Firehouse Crew none Jamaica 1993 Sell This Version
VPRD-5476 Sister Nancy - Chalice / Can't Stop Now album art Capleton / Sister Nancy Capleton / Sister Nancy - Chalice / Can't Stop Now(12") African Star Music VPRD-5476 US 1994 Sell This Version