Prince Buster

Real Name:
Cecil Eustace Campbell
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Born May 24 1938, Kingston, Jamaica. Died September 8, 2016, Miami, Florida, USA. After following original selecter The Great Sebastian he was hired by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd to help on his Down Beat sound system, eventually helping Dodd identify the singles that Duke Reid was importing for his rival system and assisting production of his recordings. His first recording session in 1960 produced "Oh Carolina", with vocals by the Folkes Brothers and added musical accompaniment from Count Ossie. Inventive and innovative for the times, adding the niahbinghi element to popular Jamaican music. Campbell went on to establish his own own Voice Of The People sound system, record label and shop.
Buster produced countless records featuring either himself or virtually every top act of the time backed by the Prince Buster's All Stars. Initially Buster's Group, defining from blues/shuffle origins a huge contribution to the ska era with many classics. First on his Wildbells and Buster Wild Bells labels, followed by Voice Of The People, Soulsville Center, Islam, Olive Blossom Records, Prince Buster and Prince Buster Records Shack labels. They were concurrently released in the UK on Blue Beat, Fab and his own name UK label, moving gradually into rocksteady and reggae. Prince Buster also enjoyed repeated success thanks to the respect bestowed by ska revivalists that saw him make a comeback virtually every decade, starting with the ska revival of 1979-80 when UK groups Madness, The Specials, The Beat, The Selecter and Bad Manners all paid tribute.
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Albums

BBLP 802 Prince Buster - I Feel The Spirit album art Prince Buster I Feel The Spirit (Album) Blue Beat BBLP 802 UK 1963 Sell This Version
BBLP 803 Prince Buster - Come Fly With Me (Fly Flying Ska) album art Prince Buster / Various Prince Buster / Various - Come Fly With Me (Fly Flying Ska) (Album) Islam, Blue Beat BBLP 803 Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
BBLP 804 Prince Buster - National Ska: Pain In My Belly album art Prince Buster National Ska: Pain In My Belly (Album, Comp) Blue Beat BBLP 804 UK 1964 Sell This Version
PB108 Prince Buster - What A Hard Man Fe Dead album art Prince Buster What A Hard Man Fe Dead (Album) Blue Beat, Blue Beat PB108 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
BBLP809 Prince Buster - Jamaica's Pride album art Judge Dread (3) Featuring Prince Buster Judge Dread (3) Featuring Prince Buster - Jamaica's Pride (Album) Blue Beat BBLP809 UK 1967 Sell This Version
LPM-3792 Prince Buster - Sings His Hit Song Ten Commandments album art Prince Buster Sings His Hit Song Ten Commandments (Album) RCA Victor LPM-3792 US 1967 Sell This Version
BBLP 808 Prince Buster - Prince Buster On Tour album art Prince Buster Prince Buster On Tour (Album) Blue Beat BBLP 808 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
MS2, MS.2 Prince Buster - I Feel The Spirit album art Prince Buster I Feel The Spirit (Album) Fab, Fab MS2, MS.2 UK 1968 Sell This Version
BBLP 820 Prince Buster - She Was A Rough Rider album art Prince Buster She Was A Rough Rider (Album) Blue Beat BBLP 820 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
MS1 Prince Buster - Fabulous Greatest Hits album art Prince Buster Fabulous Greatest Hits (Comp, Album) Fab, Fab MS1 UK 1968 Sell This Version
PB01A Prince Buster -  Presenting Prince Buster album art Prince Buster Presenting Prince Buster(LP, Mono, W/Lbl) Prince Buster PB01A Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
BBLP 821 Prince Buster - Wreck A Pum Pum album art Prince Buster And The All Stars* Prince Buster And The All Stars* - Wreck A Pum Pum (Album) Fab BBLP 821 UK 1969 Sell This Version
MLP 12-156 Prince Buster - Sister Big Stuff album art Prince Buster Sister Big Stuff (Album) Melodisc (3) MLP 12-156 UK 1972 Sell This Version
MLP12-157 Prince Buster - Big Five album art Prince Buster Big Five (Album) Prince Buster, Melodisc (3) MLP12-157 UK 1971 Sell This Version
UPCH 1234 Prince Buster - Drum & Bass Records Presents: Prince Of Peace Prince Buster With Determinations Live In Japan album art Prince Buster With Determinations Prince Buster With Determinations - Drum & Bass Records Presents: Prince Of Peace Prince Buster With Determinations Live In Japan(CD) Island Records UPCH 1234 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
BBLP 822 Prince Buster - The Outlaw album art Prince Buster The Outlaw(LP, Album, RP) Prince Buster BBLP 822 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
MS7 Prince Buster - The Message Dub Wise album art Prince Buster The Message Dub Wise (Album) Fab MS7 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Prince Buster - Show Case album art Prince Buster Show Case(LP) Tesfa Records none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Prince Buster - Call Me / Rabbits Foot album art Prince Buster, Carlos Malcolm / Prince Buster All Stars* Prince Buster, Carlos Malcolm / Prince Buster All Stars* - Call Me / Rabbits Foot (Single) Buster Wild Bells none Jamaica 1961 Sell This Version
none Prince Buster - Buster's Idea / This Man Is Good album art Prince Buster , The Voice Of The People (2) / Prince Buster And The Drumbago All Stars* Prince Buster , The Voice Of The People (2) / Prince Buster And The Drumbago All Stars* - Buster's Idea / This Man Is Good (Single) Buster Wild Bells none Jamaica 1961 Sell This Version
none Prince Buster - They Got To Come / These Are The Times album art Prince Buster They Got To Come / These Are The Times (Single) Dice (2) none Jamaica 1962 Sell This Version
45/BB 114 Prince Buster - Crying Over You / Now You Want To Cry album art The Charmers With Prince Buster And The Voice Of The People (2) The Charmers With Prince Buster And The Voice Of The People (2) - Crying Over You / Now You Want To Cry(7", Single) Blue Beat 45/BB 114 UK 1962 Sell This Version
none Prince Buster - African Blood / Beware Brother album art Prince Buster All Stars* With Raymond Harper / Prince Buster Prince Buster All Stars* With Raymond Harper / Prince Buster - African Blood / Beware Brother (Single) Prince Buster none Jamaica 1962 Sell This Version
none Prince Buster - My Sound That Goes Around / They Got To Go album art Prince Buster My Sound That Goes Around / They Got To Go Voice Of The People none Jamaica 1962 Sell This Version
none Prince Buster - Blackhead Chinaman / Twelve Months Of The Year album art Prince Buster Blackhead Chinaman / Twelve Months Of The Year (Single) Voice Of The People none Jamaica 1962 Sell This Version