Real Name:
Ewart Beckford
Reggae's greatest DJ, U Roy (or Hugh Roy, born Ewart Beckford, 21 September 1942, Jones Town, Jamaica), also known as The Originator, became famous in the late 60's and early 70's with a stream of smash hits whose appeal has endured ever since. He was the prime innovator of 'toasting' (wild, exciting vocal improvisations) and rapping over 'versions' of popular songs remixed by dub music pioneers such as King Tubby. This style of vocals was a major influence on the early rap scene (Disco/Electro/Break Beat) and the later American hip-hop movement. He ran his own label, Mego-Ann.

U-Roy Discography


U Roy* Version Galore (Album) Treasure Isle Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
U-Roy U-Roy (Album) Attack UK 1974 Sell This Version
U-Roy Dread In A Babylon (Album) TR International Italy 1975 Sell This Version
U-Roy Natty Rebel (Album) Virgin US 1976 Sell This Version
U-Roy African Roots (Comp) Celluloid France 1976 Sell This Version
CGLP 107 Nuroy & Uroy* Nuroy & Uroy* - The Originator(LP, Album) Carib Gems CGLP 107 UK 1976 Sell This Version
U-Roy Rasta Ambassador (Album) Virgin New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
U-Roy Jah Son Of Africa (Album) Front Line (2) France 1978 Sell This Version
U-Roy Love Is Not A Gamble (Album) State Line Jamaica 1980 Sell This Version
TZLP 001 U. Roy* Line Up And Come(LP) Tappa Records TZLP 001 US 1986 Sell This Version
U-Roy The Seven Gold (Album) Ujama US 1987 Sell This Version
U-Roy True Born African (Album) Ariwa UK 1991 Sell This Version
U Roy* Smile A While (Album) Ariwa UK 1992 Sell This Version
U-Roy Babylon Kingdom Must Fall (Album) Ariwa UK 1996 Sell This Version
U-Roy Reggae Live Sessions Volume 1 (Album) Jahmin' Records Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
U-Roy The Lost Album - Right Time Rockers (Album) Sound System (2) US 1998 Sell This Version
U Roy* Serious Matter (Album) Tabou 1 France 1999 Sell This Version
U Roy* Serious Matter Dub (Album) Walboomers Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
U Roy* Now (Album) Tabou 1 France 2001 Sell This Version
Love Trio In Dub Featuring U-Roy Love Trio In Dub Featuring U-Roy - Love Trio In Dub (Album) Nublu Records US 2007 Sell This Version
U-Roy Old School / New Rules (Album) Ariwa UK 2007 Sell This Version
NUB12014, 6149376 Love Trio Featuring U-Roy Love Trio Featuring U-Roy - The Dark Mixes(LP) Nublu Records, Discograph NUB12014, 6149376 France 2008 Sell This Version
U-Roy Pray Fi Di People (Album) Soulbeats Records France 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none U-Roy / Keith Hudson U-Roy / Keith Hudson - Dynamic Fashion Way / Unknown(7", Single, W/Lbl) Inbidimts Records none Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
none U-Roy / Dennis Alcapone U-Roy / Dennis Alcapone - Dynamic Fashion Way / Shades Of Hudson(7") Rebind none Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version


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December 8, 2010
He is certainly a legend in the natty world of root music.

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