Roy Shirley

Real Name:
Ainsworth Roy Rushton Shirley
Profile:
Ainsworth Roy Rushton Shirley (18 July 1944 – July 2008), better known simply as Roy Shirley, and also known as King Roy Shirley and The High Priest, was a Jamaican singer whose career spanned the ska, rocksteady and reggae eras, and whose "Hold Them" is regarded by some as the first ever rocksteady song. He was also one of the original members of The Uniques
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Albums

F001 Roy Shirley - Hold Them album art Roy Shirley & The Undivided Band* Roy Shirley & The Undivided Band* - Hold Them(LP, Album) Florence (2) F001 UK 1974 Sell This Version
TRELP 003 Roy Shirley - The Winner album art Roy Shirley The Winner(LP, Album) TrenchTown TRELP 003 UK 1976 Sell This Version
WB 21 Roy Shirley - The Return Of The High Priest album art Roy Shirley The Return Of The High Priest(LP, Album) Weed Beat WB 21 Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version
CDLINC011 Roy Shirley - Black Lion Negus Rastafari album art High Priest Roy Shirley* Black Lion Negus Rastafari Lion Inc. CDLINC011 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RN 7070 Roy Shirley - The High Priest  album art Roy Shirley The High Priest (CD, Album) Rhino Records RN 7070 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
GG0027 Roy Shirley - Good News album art Roy Shirley Good News (Album) Hit, GG's Records GG0027 UK Unknown Sell This Version
GR004 CD Roy Shirley - Control Them Volume 1 album art Roy Shirley Control Them Volume 1(CD) Graylan GR004 CD Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Roy Shirley - Shirley / It Means So Much album art Roy Shirley / Sonny King (4) Roy Shirley / Sonny King (4) - Shirley / It Means So Much(7", W/Lbl) Not On Label none Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
JB.253 Roy Shirley - Calling / Paradise album art Roy Shirley Calling / Paradise SEP Records JB.253 UK 1966 Sell This Version
none Roy Shirley - Who Will You Tell Your Lies album art The Gaylads, Roy Shirley The Gaylads, Roy Shirley - Who Will You Tell Your Lies(7") Coxsone Records none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
S 36 / S 37 Roy Shirley - Lollipop Tonight / The Jerk album art Roy Shirley & Ken Booth*, Baba Brooks & His Recording Band*, Granville Williams, Baba Brooks & His Recording Band* Roy Shirley & Ken Booth*, Baba Brooks & His Recording Band*, Granville Williams, Baba Brooks & His Recording Band* - Lollipop Tonight / The Jerk(7") Gay Feet S 36 / S 37 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
DB-1068 Roy Shirley - Hold Them / Be Good album art Roy Shirley With Lynn Taitt & His Band* Roy Shirley With Lynn Taitt & His Band* - Hold Them / Be Good Doctor Bird DB-1068 UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Roy Shirley - Musical War album art Roy Shirley Musical War Island Records none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
none Roy Shirley - Get On The Ball / Do Me Good album art Roy Shirley With Caltone Studio Orchestra Roy Shirley With Caltone Studio Orchestra - Get On The Ball / Do Me Good (Single) Caltone none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
DB 1088 Roy Shirley - The Prophet album art Roy Shirley The Prophet Fire Records (6) DB 1088 UK 1967 Sell This Version
Tone 101 Roy Shirley - Get On The Ball / Sound And Soul album art Roy Shirley And The Caltone Studio Orchestra / Johnny Moore With Tommy McCook & The Supersonics Roy Shirley And The Caltone Studio Orchestra / Johnny Moore With Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Get On The Ball / Sound And Soul(7") Caltone Tone 101 UK 1967 Sell This Version
DB-1093 Roy Shirley - Music Field / Trial And Crosses album art Roy Shirley / Lee Perry And The Dynamites Roy Shirley / Lee Perry And The Dynamites - Music Field / Trial And Crosses(7", Single) Doctor Bird DB-1093 UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Roy Shirley - Return Of Ezekial / Music Is The Key Of Love album art The Jupiters (2), Roy Shirley The Jupiters (2), Roy Shirley - Return Of Ezekial / Music Is The Key Of Love(7") Amalgamated Records none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
45/BB 375 Roy Shirley - Rock Steady / Gently Set Free album art Buster's All Stars* / Shirley* & The Rude Boys (2) Buster's All Stars* / Shirley* & The Rude Boys (2) - Rock Steady / Gently Set Free(7") Blue Beat 45/BB 375 UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Roy Shirley - Million Dollar Baby / Rolling Rolling album art Roy Shirley, Bobby Aitken & The Caribeat* Roy Shirley, Bobby Aitken & The Caribeat* - Million Dollar Baby / Rolling Rolling Lee (2) none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
DB 1165 Roy Shirley - Hush A Bye / Musical Dinner album art Roy Shirley Hush A Bye / Musical Dinner (Single) Doctor Bird DB 1165 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DB 1168 Roy Shirley - Dancing Reggae / Musical Priest album art Roy Shirley Dancing Reggae / Musical Priest (Single) JJ Records DB 1168 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DB 1079 Roy Shirley - I'm The Winner album art Roy Shirley I'm The Winner (Single) Doctor Bird DB 1079 UK 1968 Sell This Version
AMG 806 Roy Shirley - Seeing Is Knowning / Music Is The Key album art Stranger And Glady* / Roy Shirley Stranger And Glady* / Roy Shirley - Seeing Is Knowning / Music Is The Key (Single) Amalgamated Records AMG 806 UK 1968 Sell This Version
WI-3118 Roy Shirley - Fantastic Lover album art Roy Shirley Fantastic Lover (Single) Island Records WI-3118 UK 1968 Sell This Version