Linval Thompson

Real Name:
Leval Alphonso Thompson
Profile:
Jamaican reggae and dub musician, record producer, and label owner.

Thompson was born October 12, 1954 in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised by his mother in Queens, New York. He began his recording career in New York with No Other Woman / Woman Love. 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 Perry at his Black Ark studio, recording Kung Fu Man. He recorded with Bunny Lee which resulted in his debut album Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks in 1976. Thompson began producing his own material, including I Love Marijuana (1978) and dub album Negrea Love Dub, both released on Trojan Records. 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, Thompson Sound, Thompson Sounds, Thompson's Sound, and Thompson & Koos 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.
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TWLP 010 Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks (Album) Third World TWLP 010 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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BS 1014 Love Is The Question — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Love Is The Question (Album) Burning Sounds BS 1014 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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TRLS 151 I Love Marijuana — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson I Love Marijuana (Album) Trojan Records TRLS 151 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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TRLS 153 Negrea Love Dub — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Negrea Love Dub (Album) Trojan Records TRLS 153 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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BSLP 1027 Rocking Vibration — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Rocking Vibration (Album, Comp) Burning Sounds BSLP 1027 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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BS 1035 I Love Jah — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson I Love Jah (Album) Burning Sounds BS 1035 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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LPCT 0104 Cool Down — Linval Thompson Lindval Thompson* Cool Down (Album, Comp) Clocktower Records LPCT 0104 US 1979 Sell This Version
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CTLP0111 Six Babylon — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Six Babylon (Album) Clocktower Records CTLP0111 US 1979 Sell This Version
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BR 1006 LP Follow My Heart — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Follow My Heart (Album) Burning Rockers BR 1006 LP UK 1979 Sell This Version
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GG 0023 Boss Man's Dub  — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson & The Revolutionaries Linval Thompson & The Revolutionaries - Boss Man's Dub (Album) Not On Label GG 0023 Jamaica 1980 Sell This Version
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none Train To Zion Dub — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Train To Zion Dub (Album) Tuff Gong none Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
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GREL 33 Look How Me Sexy — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Look How Me Sexy (Album) Greensleeves Records GREL 33 US 1982 Sell This Version
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TSLP18 Baby Father — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Baby Father (Album) Greensleeves Records TSLP18 Jamaica 1983 Sell This Version
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STLP 1027 Linvall — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Linvall (Album) Vista Sounds STLP 1027 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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ZCM9821 Starlight — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Starlight (Album) Mango ZCM9821 US 1988 Sell This Version
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YHR1083 Call Me — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Call Me(CD, Album) Alpha Enterprise YHR1083 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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JM001 Cool Cool Lover — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Cool Cool Lover(LP) Juice Man Music JM001 Jamaica 2000 Sell This Version
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Aura 001 Whip Them King Tubby! — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson And Various Linval Thompson And Various - Whip Them King Tubby! (Comp) Auralux Recordings Aura 001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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AALP-189 Linval Thompson Meets King Tubbys* Linval Thompson Meets King Tubbys* - "Ina Reggae Dub Style" "Dis A Yard Dub" (Album) Abraham AALP-189 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
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IDYCD003 Inna De Yard — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Inna De Yard (Album) Inna De Yard IDYCD003 France 2005 Sell This Version
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TRCD0475 Ghetto Living — Linval Thompson Linval Thompson Ghetto Living (Album) Thompson Sound, Tad's Record TRCD0475 2009 Sell This Version
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GREL2108, GREL 2108 Encounters Pac-Man — Linval Thompson Linval* Encounters Pac-Man (Album, Comp) Greensleeves Records, Greensleeves Records GREL2108, GREL 2108 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
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GRE2105 Space Invaders — Linval Thompson Linval* Space Invaders (Comp, Album) Greensleeves Records GRE2105 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
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VPGSRL7052 Dub Landing Vol.1 — Linval Thompson Linval* Dub Landing Vol.1 (Album, Comp) Greensleeves Records, VP Records VPGSRL7052 UK 2017 Sell This Version
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VPGSRL7053 Dub Landing Vol.2 — Linval Thompson Linval* Dub Landing Vol.2 (Album, Comp) Greensleeves Records, VP Records VPGSRL7053 UK 2018 Sell This Version