Linval Thompson

Linval Thompson

Real Name:
Leval Thompson
Profile:
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.
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Linval Thompson Discography

Albums

Linval Thompson Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks (Album) Third World UK 1976 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson I Love Marijuana (Album) Trojan Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Negrea Love Dub (Album) Trojan Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Rocking Vibration Burning Sounds UK 1978 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Love Is The Question (Album) Burning Sounds UK 1978 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson I Love Jah (Album) Burning Sounds UK 1979 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Six Babylon (Album) Clocktower Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Lindval Thompson* Cool Down (Album) Clocktower Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Follow My Heart (Album) Burning Rockers UK 1980 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson & The Revolutionaries Linval Thompson & The Revolutionaries - Boss Man's Dub (Album) Not On Label Jamaica 1980 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Train To Zion Dub (Album) Tuff Gong Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Look How Me Sexy (Album) Greensleeves Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Baby Father (Album) Greensleeves Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Starlight (Album) Mango UK 1988 Sell This Version
JM001 Linval Thompson Cool Cool Lover(LP) Juice Man Music JM001 Jamaica 2000 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson And Various Linval Thompson And Various - Whip Them King Tubby! (Comp) Auralux Recordings UK 2003 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Meets King Tubbys* Linval Thompson Meets King Tubbys* - "Ina Reggae Dub Style" "Dis A Yard Dub" (Album) Abraham Canada 2004 Sell This Version
IDYCD003 Linval Thompson Inna De Yard(CD, Album) Inna De Yard IDYCD003 France 2005 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Ghetto Living (Album) Thompson Sound, Tad's Record 2009 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Dreadlock Sessions (Comp) Jamaican Recordings UK 2015 Sell This Version
Linval* Space Invaders (Comp, Album) Greensleeves Records Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Linval* Encounters Pac-Man (Album, Comp) Greensleeves Records, Greensleeves Records Europe 2016 Sell This Version
LP 25 Linval Thompson Strong Like Samson Linval Thompson In Dub(LP) Thompson Sounds LP 25 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
Linval Thompson Linvall (Album) Abraham Canada Unknown Sell This Version
none Linval Thompson Ease Up(LP) Taxi none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version