Top Cat

Top Cat

Real Name:
Anthony (Tony) Codrington
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Born in Manchester/UK into a Jamaican family, Top Cat came to test his skills on the microphone when he was visiting his cousins in Jamaica as a teen in the late 1970s. Soon he started kicking deejay lyrics on various UK soundsystems, like Sledge Hammer and Viking, and turned up at Sir Coxson Sound in 1989, where he got to know his long-time mic partner Tenor Fly. When the jungle hype came up, at first Top Cat was not exactly pleased by the fact that his late 1980s dancehall tune "Love Mi Sess" got bootleg remix treatments, but in 1994 he set up his own jungle label 9 Lives Records, where he released various remixes of his old dancehall songs as well as new material. As in 2007, Top Cat still tours the world with a program consisting equally of jungle and dancehall material.
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Top Cat Discography

Albums

BDLP006 Top Cat Sensimilla Man(LP) Sir Coxsone, Blacker Dread BDLP006 UK 1989 Sell This Version
NLD-LP 002 Top Cat Cat O Nine Lives (Album) 9 Lives Records NLD-LP 002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
FAD CD 027 Poison Chang / Top Cat Poison Chang / Top Cat - From JA To UK MC Clash Volume 3 (Album) Fashion Records FAD CD 027 UK 1993 Sell This Version
JFLP001 Top Cat Vs General Levy Top Cat Vs General Levy - Rumble In The Jungle Volume One (Album) Jungle Fashion Records JFLP001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
9LLP 001 Top Cat The Most Sensational(LP, W/Lbl) 9 Lives Records 9LLP 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RAS CD 3147 Top Cat King Of The Jungle(CD) RAS Records Inc. RAS CD 3147 US 1995 Sell This Version
NLCD003 Tenor Fly Meets Top Cat Tenor Fly Meets Top Cat - Two Veterans(CD, Album) 9 Lives Records NLCD003 UK 2006 Sell This Version
NLDOLP 01 Top Cat 9 Lives Of The Cat (Album) 9 Lives Records NLDOLP 01 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AB 003 Top Cat No Jesterin'(7") Arab AB 003 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
none Danny Adams (2) / Top Cat Danny Adams (2) / Top Cat - Seal It With A Kiss / A Letter From The Board Of Education(12") G Clef none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
none Top Cat Pretty Walking(7") Sunset Records (2) none Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
none Top Cat Them Hafi Chain Me(7") Sunset Records (2) none Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
DV 001 Tad Hunter / Top Cat Tad Hunter / Top Cat - Good Loving / Mental Hospital / Love Mi Ses Dance Vibes DV 001 UK 1989 Sell This Version
SR 0010 Top Cat Take It Down Low(12") Sunjam Records SR 0010 UK 1989 Sell This Version
BD 8915 Top Cat Bad Boy Cat(12") Sir Coxsone BD 8915 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12 CSA 517 Top Cat Ragga Mi Like(12") CSA Records 12 CSA 517 UK 1989 Sell This Version
MCA 12-54139 Lydia Rhodes Featuring Top Cat Lydia Rhodes Featuring Top Cat - Unitize(12", Single, Gol) MCA Records MCA 12-54139 US 1991 Sell This Version
Bucky020 O.J. Diamond & Top Cat / O.J. Diamond O.J. Diamond & Top Cat / O.J. Diamond - Father Of Creation / You'll Never Find(12") Genesis's Bucky020 UK 1991 Sell This Version
FAD 098 Top Cat Gallist / Sess A Weh Yu Want(12") Fashion Records FAD 098 UK 1992 Sell This Version
FADJA 032 Top Cat Stamina Fe Kill(7") Fashion Records FADJA 032 UK 1992 Sell This Version
FAD 106 Top Cat Gal U Look Nice / Bunn The Sensi(12") Fashion Records FAD 106 UK 1992 Sell This Version
GP 027 Top Cat Push Up Yu Lighter Gussie P Records GP 027 UK 1993 Sell This Version
BDXT 9312 Nitty Gritty / Top Cat Nitty Gritty / Top Cat - Hell A Top / I Love My Sensimela Blacker Dread BDXT 9312 UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Bunny General & Top Cat Bunny General & Top Cat - Informer Fi Dead(7") Maximum Sound none UK 1993 Sell This Version
MAX 003 Bunny General & Top Cat / Poison Chang Bunny General & Top Cat / Poison Chang - Informer Fi Dead / Over Yu Shape(12") Maximum Sound MAX 003 UK 1993 Sell This Version