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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Albums

BDLP006 Sensimilla Man — Top Cat Top Cat Sensimilla Man(LP) Sir Coxsone, Blacker Dread BDLP006 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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NLD-LP 002 Cat O Nine Lives — Top Cat Top Cat Cat O Nine Lives (Album) 9 Lives Records NLD-LP 002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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FAD CD 027 From JA To UK MC Clash Volume 3 — Top Cat 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
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9LLP 001 The Most Sensational — Top Cat Top Cat The Most Sensational 9 Lives Records 9LLP 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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NLDOLP 01 9 Lives Of The Cat — Top Cat Top Cat 9 Lives Of The Cat (Album) 9 Lives Records NLDOLP 01 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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JFLP001 Rumble In The Jungle Volume One — Top Cat Top Cat Vs General Levy Top Cat Vs General Levy - Rumble In The Jungle Volume One (Album, Comp) Jungle Fashion Records JFLP001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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CRCL-1034 King Of The Jungle — Top Cat Top Cat King Of The Jungle(CD, Album) Nippon Crown Co., Ltd. CRCL-1034 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
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RAS CD 3147 King Of The Jungle — Top Cat Top Cat King Of The Jungle(CD) RAS Records Inc. RAS CD 3147 US 1995 Sell This Version
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NLCD003 Two Veterans — Top Cat Tenor Fly Meets Top Cat Tenor Fly Meets Top Cat - Two Veterans(CD, Album) 9 Lives Records NLCD003 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

AB 003 No Jesterin' — Top Cat Top Cat No Jesterin' Arab AB 003 Jamaica 1975 Sell This Version
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none Seal It With A Kiss / A Letter From The Board Of Education — Top Cat 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
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none Seal It With A Kiss / Drifter — Top Cat Danny Adams (2) / Top Cat Danny Adams (2) / Top Cat - Seal It With A Kiss / Drifter(12") G Clef none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
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none Pretty Walking — Top Cat Top Cat Pretty Walking(7") Sunset Records (2) none Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version
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none Them Hafi Chain Me — Top Cat Top Cat Them Hafi Chain Me(7") Sunset Records (2) none Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
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DV 001 Good Loving / Mental Hospital / Love Mi Ses — Top Cat Tad Hunter / Top Cat Tad Hunter / Top Cat - Good Loving / Mental Hospital / Love Mi Ses Dance Vibes DV 001 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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SR 0010 Take It Down Low — Top Cat Top Cat Take It Down Low(12") Sunjam Records SR 0010 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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BD 8915 Bad Boy Cat / No Satisfaction — Top Cat Top Cat / Shanki Sheckles & Shanni P Top Cat / Shanki Sheckles & Shanni P - Bad Boy Cat / No Satisfaction(12") Sir Coxsone BD 8915 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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12 CSA 517 Ragga Mi Like — Top Cat Top Cat Ragga Mi Like(12") CSA Records 12 CSA 517 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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Bucky020 Father Of Creation / You'll Never Find — Top Cat 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
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FAD 098 Gallist / Sess A Weh Yu Want — Top Cat Top Cat Gallist / Sess A Weh Yu Want(12") Fashion Records FAD 098 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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FADJA 032 Stamina Fe Kill — Top Cat Top Cat Stamina Fe Kill(7") Fashion Records FADJA 032 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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FAD 106 Gal U Look Nice / Bunn The Sensi — Top Cat Top Cat Gal U Look Nice / Bunn The Sensi(12") Fashion Records FAD 106 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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BDXT 9312 Hell A Top / I Love My Sensimela — Top Cat Nitty Gritty / Top Cat Nitty Gritty / Top Cat - Hell A Top / I Love My Sensimela Blacker Dread BDXT 9312 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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MAX 003 Informer Fi Dead / Over Yu Shape — Top Cat Bunny General & Top Cat / Poison Chang Bunny General & Top Cat / Poison Chang - Informer Fi Dead / Over Yu Shape (Single) Maximum Sound MAX 003 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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GPJA 012 Push Up Yu Lighter — Top Cat Top Cat Push Up Yu Lighter Gussie P Records GPJA 012 Jamaica 1993 Sell This Version