Linval Thompson

Real Name:
Leval Thompson
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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. 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 the album I Love Marijuana (1978) and its dub counterpart 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, 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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Linval Thompson Discography Tracks

Albums

Linval Thompson - Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks album art Linval Thompson Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks (Album) Third World UK 1976 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - I Love Marijuana album art Linval Thompson I Love Marijuana (Album) Trojan Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Rocking Vibration album art Linval Thompson Rocking Vibration (Album, Comp) Burning Sounds UK 1978 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Negrea Love Dub album art Linval Thompson Negrea Love Dub (Album) Trojan Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Love Is The Question album art Linval Thompson Love Is The Question (Album) Burning Sounds UK 1978 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - I Love Jah album art Linval Thompson I Love Jah (Album) Burning Sounds UK 1979 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Six Babylon album art Linval Thompson Six Babylon (Album) Clocktower Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Cool Down album art Lindval Thompson* Cool Down (Album, Comp) Clocktower Records Canada 1979 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Follow My Heart album art Linval Thompson Follow My Heart (Album) Burning Rockers UK 1980 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Boss Man's Dub  album art 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 art Linval Thompson Train To Zion Dub (Album) Tuff Gong Jamaica 1981 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Look How Me Sexy album art Linval Thompson Look How Me Sexy (Album) Greensleeves Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Baby Father album art Linval Thompson Baby Father (Album) Greensleeves Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Starlight album art Linval Thompson Starlight (Album) Mango US 1988 Sell This Version
JM001 Linval Thompson - Cool Cool Lover album art Linval Thompson Cool Cool Lover(LP) Juice Man Music JM001 Jamaica 2000 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - "Ina Reggae Dub Style" "Dis A Yard Dub" album art 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
Linval Thompson - Whip Them King Tubby! album art Linval Thompson And Various Linval Thompson And Various - Whip Them King Tubby! (Comp) Auralux Recordings UK 2003 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Inna De Yard album art Linval Thompson Inna De Yard (Album) Inna De Yard France 2005 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Ghetto Living album art Linval Thompson Ghetto Living (Album) Thompson Sound, Tad's Record 2009 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Space Invaders album art Linval* Space Invaders (Album, Comp) Greensleeves Records Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Encounters Pac-Man album art Linval* Encounters Pac-Man (Album, Comp) Greensleeves Records, Greensleeves Records Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Dub Landing Vol.1 album art Linval* Dub Landing Vol.1 (Album, Comp) Greensleeves Records, VP Records UK 2018 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Dub Landing Vol.2 album art Linval* Dub Landing Vol.2 (Album, Comp) Greensleeves Records, VP Records UK 2018 Sell This Version
Linval Thompson - Linvall album art Linval Thompson Linvall (Album) Vista Sounds Canada Unknown Sell This Version
LP 25 Linval Thompson - Strong Like Samson Linval Thompson In Dub album art Linval Thompson Strong Like Samson Linval Thompson In Dub(LP) Thompson Sounds LP 25 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version