Daddy Freddy

Real Name:
Samuel Frederick Nelson
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Born 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica as Samuel Frederick Small, assumed his wife's Nicole Nelsons name with the marriage.

In 1987 Daddy Freddy teamed up with Asher D and, together with producer Simon Harris, created a blueprint for the first successful amalgamation of dancehall reggae (ragga - see below) and hip hop. Their debut album "Ragamuffin Hip Hop" sold reasonably well in the UK on Music of Life, in the USA on Profile Records and throughout Europe on various labels. The new sound inspired a new interest in combining reggae with contemporary dancefloor styles and a sound that continues today was born. Freddy continued this frontier-busting style by making "Ragga House" with Simon Harris and again a new style was born, house music and ragga. This single narrowly missed the UK pop Top 40 charts.

Renowned live performances have always been Freddy's hallmark, most notably at the New Music Seminar in New York and Tim Westwood's live rap shows on Capital Radio. In 1989 Freddy gained an entry into the Guinness Book of Records as the World's fastest rapper (as part of the Capital Radio Music Festival) and later beat his own record with a rap of 507 syllables per minute on BBC's 'Record Breakers' TV show where he appeared with the late great Roy Castle. Freddy also appeared on CNN, BBC's famous children's show Blue Peter and many more.
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Albums

none Daddy Freddy - Body Lasher album art Daddy Freddy Body Lasher(LP, Album) Sunset Records (2) none Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - Cater Fe She album art Daddy Freddie* Cater Fe She (Album) Original Sounds UK 1989 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - Stress album art Daddy Freddy Stress (Album) Music Of Life UK 1990 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - Raggamuffin Soldier album art Daddy Freddy Raggamuffin Soldier (Album) Music Of Life UK 1992 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - Now Or Never album art Daddy Freddy Now Or Never Music Of Life UK 1992 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - The Big One album art Daddy Freddy The Big One (Album) Music Of Life UK 1994 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - Old School New School album art Daddy Freddy Meets The Rootsman Daddy Freddy Meets The Rootsman - Old School New School (Album) BSI Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - Hardcore album art Daddy Freddy Hardcore (Album) Proud Of That Music Germany 2004 Sell This Version
SLCD07 Daddy Freddy - Resurrection album art Daddy Freddy Resurrection(CD, Album) SouLove Records SLCD07 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
INC 005 Daddy Freddy - Party Is Fine album art Daddy Freddy Party Is Fine(LP, Album) Incredible Music INC 005 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Daddy Freddy - Get Fat album art Daddy Freddie* Get Fat(7") Sunset Records (2) none Jamaica 1984 Sell This Version
none Daddy Freddy - Zoo Party album art Pupa Freddie* Zoo Party(7") Studio One none Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
none Daddy Freddy - Zoo Party album art Daddy Freddie* Zoo Party(7") Sunset Records (2) none Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - Body Lasher album art Daddy Freddy Body Lasher Harry J Records Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - Joker Lover album art Pinchers / Daddy Freddy Pinchers / Daddy Freddy - Joker Lover (Single) Vena Recordings Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
none Daddy Freddy - Mi Born A Christian album art Daddy Freddie* Mi Born A Christian(7") 10 Roosevelt Ave. none Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - Bad Boy Patrol album art Daddy Freddie* Bad Boy Patrol Vena Recordings Jamaica 1987 Sell This Version
SFD 001 Daddy Freddy - Send A Letter / Love Sweet Jamaica album art Ezra Smith / Daddy Freddy Ezra Smith / Daddy Freddy - Send A Letter / Love Sweet Jamaica(12") Strike Force (2) SFD 001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - Ragamuffin Girl / Ickie Fashion album art Peter Hunnigale* / Pepper (5) & Daddy Freddie* Peter Hunnigale* / Pepper (5) & Daddy Freddie* - Ragamuffin Girl / Ickie Fashion (Single) FFRR UK 1989 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - Dance Hall Clash album art Tenor Fly & Daddy Freddy Tenor Fly & Daddy Freddy - Dance Hall Clash Music Of Life UK 1989 Sell This Version
Daddy Freddy - 89 Lick/Clik / Lef People Bizness/89' Click album art Frankie Paul / Daddy Freddy Frankie Paul / Daddy Freddy - 89 Lick/Clik / Lef People Bizness/89' Click (Single) Sir Coxsone, Blacker Dread UK 1989 Sell This Version
FAD 068 Daddy Freddy - Yes, We A Blood / Mixed Blood album art Daddy Freddy / Daddy Freddy, Junior Delgado, Shako Lee And Phillip Leo Daddy Freddy / Daddy Freddy, Junior Delgado, Shako Lee And Phillip Leo - Yes, We A Blood / Mixed Blood(12") Fashion Records FAD 068 UK 1989 Sell This Version
BD 8914 Daddy Freddy - Agony Jockey / Gun Inna Brief album art Daddy Freddy / Lady Mackerel Daddy Freddy / Lady Mackerel - Agony Jockey / Gun Inna Brief(12") Blacker Dread, Sir Coxsone BD 8914 UK 1989 Sell This Version
FAD 071 Daddy Freddy - Baba Loo Baba La Baba Loo Baba Laba (Them No Bad Like Me) album art Daddy Freddy Baba Loo Baba La Baba Loo Baba Laba (Them No Bad Like Me)(12") Fashion Records FAD 071 UK 1989 Sell This Version
FAD7707 Daddy Freddy - Yes We A Blood album art Daddy Freddy Yes We A Blood(7") Fashion Records FAD7707 UK 1989 Sell This Version

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Nostradamus7

Nostradamus7

January 16, 2009
Daddy Freddy is a kind of vocalist that is bound to be celebrated but also cursed with obscurity. He had a lot of hits in Kingston, but when ported to the UK, his style was made more "user friendly" and production was dumbed down. He continued to put out decent songs, here and there on his Simon Harris produced albums, but the highlights of his career have been his first LP with Asher D, and some of his obscure Kingston records as well has his return hookup with The Rootsman which showed progression in Daddy Freddy's style. Daddy Freddy is one of the kind of artists that you can be skeptical about approaching his albums, some are my favorite vocal albums, some just pale in comparison. However, "Hardcore" is another highlight in his catalog. It's not as ground-breaking as his early stuff, nor does it have the quality of "Old School, New School", but it's a solid album none-the-less.

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