Daddy Freddy

Real Name:
Samuel Frederick Nelson
Profile:
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 Body Lasher — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy Body Lasher(LP, Album) Sunset Records (2) none Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
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OS 1002 Cater Fe She — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddie* Cater Fe She (Album) Original Sounds OS 1002 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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INC 005 Party Is Fine — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy Party Is Fine(LP, Album) Incredible Music INC 005 Jamaica 1989 Sell This Version
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FREDDY 1 Stress — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy Stress (Album) Music Of Life FREDDY 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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FREDDY 2 Now Or Never — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy Now Or Never Music Of Life FREDDY 2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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FREDDY 2C Raggamuffin Soldier — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy Raggamuffin Soldier (Album) Music Of Life FREDDY 2C UK 1992 Sell This Version
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MOLCD35 The Big One — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy The Big One (Album) Music Of Life MOLCD35 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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WAG 331 Ragga Man — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy Ragga Man(CD, Album) Wagram Music WAG 331 France 1999 Sell This Version
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BSI 010-2 Old School New School — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy Meets The Rootsman Daddy Freddy Meets The Rootsman - Old School New School (Album) BSI Records BSI 010-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
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none Hardcore — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy Hardcore (Album) Proud Of That Music none Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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SLCD07 Resurrection — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy Resurrection(CD, Album) SouLove Records SLCD07 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none Get Fat — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddie* Get Fat(7") Sunset Records (2) none Jamaica 1984 Sell This Version
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none Zoo Party — Daddy Freddy Pupa Freddie* Zoo Party(7") Studio One none Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
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none Zoo Party — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddie* Zoo Party(7") Sunset Records (2) none Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
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none Joker Lover — Daddy Freddy Pinchers / Daddy Freddy Pinchers / Daddy Freddy - Joker Lover (Single) Vena Recordings none Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
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none Body Lasher — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy Body Lasher Harry J Records none Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
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none Mi Born A Christian — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddie* Mi Born A Christian(7") 10 Roosevelt Ave. none Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
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568795 Jah Jah We Need — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy Jah Jah We Need(7", Single) Sunset Records (2) 568795 Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
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none Bad Boy Patrol — Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddie* Bad Boy Patrol Vena Recordings none Jamaica 1987 Sell This Version
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SFD 001 Send A Letter / Love Sweet Jamaica — Daddy Freddy 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
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NOTE 30 Dance Hall Clash — Daddy Freddy Tenor Fly & Daddy Freddy Tenor Fly & Daddy Freddy - Dance Hall Clash Music Of Life NOTE 30 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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BD 89005 89 Lick/Clik / Lef People Bizness/89' Click — Daddy Freddy Frankie Paul / Daddy Freddy Frankie Paul / Daddy Freddy - 89 Lick/Clik / Lef People Bizness/89' Click (Single) Sir Coxsone, Blacker Dread BD 89005 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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FAD 068 Yes, We A Blood / Mixed Blood — Daddy Freddy 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
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BD 8914 Agony Jockey / Gun Inna Brief — Daddy Freddy 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
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FAD 071 Baba Loo Baba La Baba Loo Baba Laba (Them No Bad Like Me) — Daddy Freddy 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

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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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