Linval Thompson

Linval Thompson

Real Name:
Leval Thompson
Jamaican reggae and dub musician and record producer. Born 12 October 1954, Kingston, Jamaica. Thompson was raised in Kingston, Jamaica, but spent time with his mother in Queens, New York, and his recording career began around the age of 20 with the self-released "No Other Woman," recorded in Brooklyn, New York. Returning to Jamaica in the mid 1970s he recorded with Phil Pratt, only to return to New York to study engineering. Returning again to Jamaica, he worked with Lee "Scratch" Perry at his Black Ark studio, recording "Kung Fu Man", and recorded with Bunny Lee, which resulted in his debut album, Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks, in 1976. Thompson began to produce his own material, the first fruits being the Trojan album, I Love Marijuana (1978), and its dub counterpart Negrea Love Dub. Although he continued to work as a singer, he became increasingly prominent as a producer, working with key artists of the late roots and early dancehall era such as Dennis Brown, Cornell Campbell, The Wailing Souls, Barrington Levy and Trinity, with releases through Trojan Records as well as his own Strong Like Sampson and Thompson and Koos record labels.

Thompson's productions were used as the basis of some of Scientist's best-known dub albums. He has also produced albums for Eek-A-Mouse, Freddie McGregor, Tristan Palmer and The Viceroys.

Linval Thompson Discography


TWLP 010 Linval Thompson Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks (Album) Third World TWLP 010 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TRLS 151 Linval Thompson I Love Marijuana (Album) Trojan Records TRLS 151 UK 1978 Sell This Version
TRLS 153 Linval Thompson Negrea Love Dub (Album) Trojan Records TRLS 153 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BSLP 1027 Linval Thompson Rocking Vibration Burning Sounds BSLP 1027 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BS 1014 Linval Thompson Love Is The Question (Album) Burning Sounds BS 1014 UK 1978 Sell This Version
CTLP 1027 Linval Thompson Linvall (Album) Abraham CTLP 1027 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
BS 1035 Linval Thompson I Love Jah (Album) Burning Sounds BS 1035 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CTLP0111 Linval Thompson Six Babylon (Album) Clocktower Records CTLP0111 US 1979 Sell This Version
LPCT 0104 Lindval Thompson* Cool Down (Album) Clocktower Records LPCT 0104 US 1979 Sell This Version
none Linval Thompson Meets King Tubbys* Linval Thompson Meets King Tubbys* - "Ina Reggae Dub Style" "Dis A Yard Dub" (Album) Abraham none Canada 1979 Sell This Version
BR 1006 LP Linval Thompson Follow My Heart (Album) Burning Rockers BR 1006 LP UK 1980 Sell This Version
GG 0023 Linval Thompson & The Revolutionaries Linval Thompson & The Revolutionaries - Boss Man's Dub (Album) Not On Label GG 0023 Jamaica 1980 Sell This Version
none Linval Thompson Train To Zion Dub (Album) Tuff Gong none Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
GREL 33 Linval Thompson Look How Me Sexy (Album) Greensleeves Records GREL 33 US 1982 Sell This Version
TSLP18 Linval Thompson Baby Father (Album) Greensleeves Records TSLP18 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ILPS 9907 Linval Thompson Starlight (Album) Mango ILPS 9907 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Aura 001 Linval Thompson & Friends* Whip Them King Tubby! (Comp) Auralux Recordings Aura 001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
IDYCD003 Linval Thompson Inna De Yard(CD, Album) Inna De Yard IDYCD003 France 2005 Sell This Version
TRCD0475 Linval Thompson Ghetto Living (Album) Thompson Sound, Tad's Record TRCD0475 2009 Sell This Version
JRSLP003 Linval Thompson Dreadlock Sessions Jamaican Recordings JRSLP003 UK 2015 Sell This Version
GRE2105 Linval* Space Invaders (Comp, Album) Greensleeves Records GRE2105 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
GREL2108, GREL 2108 Linval* Encounters Pac-Man(LP, Album, RE, RM + LP, Comp, RM) Greensleeves Records, Greensleeves Records GREL2108, GREL 2108 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
MIC.CAN.0041 Linval Thompson, Ranking Trevor Linval Thompson, Ranking Trevor - Root Of All Roots(LP) Micron Music Limited MIC.CAN.0041 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
none Linval Thompson Ease Up(LP) Taxi none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
MICCAN 0024 Linval Thompson Stay A Little Bit Longer(LP) Micron Music Limited MICCAN 0024 Canada Unknown Sell This Version