Leroy Smart

Leroy Smart

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Smart was born in 1952 and orphaned at the age of two. He was raised at Maxfield Park Children's Home and educated at famed Alpha Boys School in Kingston,[1] where he studied singing, drums and dancing.[2]

Smart recorded his first single, "It Pains Me" in 1969 for a producer called Mr. Caribbean.[3] In 1970 he recorded "Ethiopia" for Joe Gibbs, and the first version of one of his most famous songs, "Pride & Ambition", with producer Gussie Clarke. His breakthrough would come in 1973 with "Mother Liza", produced by Jimmy Radway, which topped the local singles chart, and led to "Pride & Ambition" also becoming a big local hit.[2] After working with Bunny Lee for several years, he recorded another of his best-known songs, "Ballistic Affair" at Channel One, in 1976, and began producing himself in 1977. Smart has continued recording and remains popular, with over 35 albums to his name. He is regarded as one of Jamaica's most outrageous and colourful characters.[4]

Smart appeared in the film Rockers along with contemporaries such as Gregory Isaacs and Jacob Miller.
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Leroy Smart Discography

Albums

TWLP 601, TWS601 Leroy Smart SuperStar (Album) Justice (2) TWLP 601, TWS601 UK 1977 Sell This Version
BS 1005, BS1005 Leroy Smart Impressions Of Leroy Smart (Album) Burning Sounds, Burning Sounds BS 1005, BS1005 UK 1977 Sell This Version
BS1004LP, BS 1004 Leroy Smart Dread Hot In Africa (Album, Comp) Burning Sounds, Burning Sounds BS1004LP, BS 1004 UK 1977 Sell This Version
COLPD2001 Leroy Smart Ballistic Affair(LP, Gat + 12") Conflict (2) COLPD2001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
DSR 4795 Leroy Smart In London Clinker (Album) Attack DSR 4795 Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
BS 1008, BS1008 Leroy Smart Jah Loves Everyone (Album) Burning Sounds, Burning Sounds BS 1008, BS1008 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BSLP1009, BS 1009 Leroy Smart Propaganda (Album) Burning Sounds, Burning Sounds BSLP1009, BS 1009 UK 1978 Sell This Version
none Leroy Smart Featuring The Mighty Diamonds Leroy Smart Featuring The Mighty Diamonds - Disco Showcase Gussie Roots Sounds none Jamaica 1979 Sell This Version
GG 0020 Leroy Smart Showcase Rub A Dub Wave (9) GG 0020 Jamaica 1979 Sell This Version
TRD LP 21280 Leroy Smart Harder Than The Rest(LP, Album) Tad's Record TRD LP 21280 US 1979 Sell This Version
G. G. 0017 Leroy Smart Let Everyman Survive (Album) Hit, GG's Records G. G. 0017 Jamaica 1980 Sell This Version
TWR 001 Leroy (Super Star) Smart* Reggae Show Case Vol. 1(LP, Album) The Twins Record TWR 001 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
J.L. 002 Leroy Smart Too Much Grudgefulness(LP, Album) Jah Life J.L. 002 Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
JLLP-019 The Don Leroy Smart* She Just A Draw Card(LP, Album) WWS Records JLLP-019 Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version
LP 003 Leroy Smart She Love It In The Morning (Album) GG's Records LP 003 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
NLP 202 Leroy Smart Style And Fashion(LP) Nura NLP 202 Jamaica 1983 Sell This Version
LP 70 Leroy Smart Exclusive (Album) Dynamite Records (2) LP 70 Jamaica 1984 Sell This Version
VPRL 1019 Leroy Smart & Junior Reid Leroy Smart & Junior Reid - Back To Back Volcano VPRL 1019 Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
GREL 84 Sugar Minott / Leroy Smart Sugar Minott / Leroy Smart - Rockers Awards Winners (Album) Greensleeves Records GREL 84 UK 1985 Sell This Version
none Leroy Smart Bank Account (Album) Power House none Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
none Leroy Smart Live Up Roots Children (Album) Striker Lee none Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
none Leroy Smart & Junior Reid Leroy Smart & Junior Reid - Face To Face Clash (Album) Harry J Records none Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
none Leroy Smart We Rule Everytime(LP, Album) Jammy's Records none Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
CR001, BM 004 LP Leroy Smart Temptation(LP, Album) Crystal (7), Crystal (7) CR001, BM 004 LP US 1985 Sell This Version
FSLP001, FSLP 001 Leroy Smart Showcase(LP, Album) Fatman Studio, Fatman Studio FSLP001, FSLP 001 UK 1985 Sell This Version