Junior Murvin

Junior Murvin

Real Name:
Murvin Junior Smith
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Junior Murvin (born Murvin Junior Smith, circa 1949, Port Antonio, Jamaica, died 2013, Port Antonio, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae musician. He is best known for the single "Police and Thieves", produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry in 1976. Murvin's soaring voice and the infectious rhythm made "Police and Thieves" into an international hit during the summer of that year. It peaked at #23 in the UK Singles Chart in 1980. The song was influential and it was recorded by the punk rock pioneers The Clash on their debut album, released in 1977. Australian musician Paul Kelly makes a reference to Murvin in his Christmas song, "How To Make Gravy".
Murvin's most recent recording was a single entitled "Wise Man", released on the London-based Dubwise record label in 1998.

He died Monday 2, December 2013.
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Junior Murvin Discography Tracks

Albums

Junior Murvin Police & Thieves (Album, Comp) Island Records France 1977 Sell This Version
Junior Murvin Bad Man Possee (Album) Dread At The Controls UK 1982 Sell This Version
Junior Murvin Muggers In The Street (Album) Greensleeves Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
Junior Murvin Apartheid (Album) Greensleeves Records Jamaica 1986 Sell This Version
Junior Murvin Signs & Wonders (Album) Live & Learn Records, Live & Learn Records US 1988 Sell This Version
SUNCD 009 Junior Murvin World Cry(CD, Album) Sunvibe Records SUNCD 009 Austria 2000 Sell This Version
IDYCD007 Junior Murvin Inna De Yard(CD, Album) Makasound IDYCD007 France 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BI 527 Junior Mervin* The Hustler(7", Single) Big Shot BI 527 UK 1969 Sell This Version
Junior Murvin & The Chariot Riders Junior Murvin & The Chariot Riders - Rescue Jah Children Wild Flower Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
Junior Mervin* Philistines On The Land / Bingo Kid (Single) Upsetters Jamaica 1970 Sell This Version
Junior Murvin Police And Thief (Single) Wild Flower Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
WF-536 Junior Murvin False Teaching(7") Wild Flower WF-536 Jamaica 1976 Sell This Version
Junior Murvin Tedious Orchid UK 1977 Sell This Version
IPR 2010 The Upsetter Revue* Featuring Junior Murvin The Upsetter Revue* Featuring Junior Murvin - Closer Together / Dreadlocks In The Moonlight(12", Ltd) Island Records IPR 2010 UK 1977 Sell This Version
none Junior Mervin* Roots Train / Memories(12", Maxi) Upsetters none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
none Junior Mervin* Bad Weed / Closer Together(12") Upsetters none Jamaica 1977 Sell This Version
Junior Mervin* / Joe Gibbs & The Professionals Junior Mervin* / Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Cool Out Son (Single) Heavy Duty (2) Jamaica 1979 Sell This Version
Junior Murvin / Jah Lion Junior Murvin / Jah Lion - Police And Thieves / Soldier And Police War (Single) Island Records UK 1976 Sell This Version
Junior Mervin* And Welton Irie And Prince Weedy Junior Mervin* And Welton Irie And Prince Weedy - Cool Out Son Joe Gibbs Music US 1979 Sell This Version
Junior Mervin* Load Shedding Hit Jamaica 1979 Sell This Version
Junior Murvin Police And Thieves Island Records UK 1980 Sell This Version
Junior Mervin* Cross Over (Single) Upsetters UK 1980 Sell This Version
JGMD-8121 Junior Mervin* / Trinity (4) Junior Mervin* / Trinity (4) - Time Stiff / So Rough(12", Single) Joe Gibbs Music JGMD-8121 US 1980 Sell This Version
Junior Murvin Bad Man Possé (Single) Dread At The Controls UK 1982 Sell This Version
none Junior Mervin* Poison Dart(7") Volcano none Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version

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mikeydilli

mikeydilli

June 14, 2011
any information of a tune called Judas by Junior Murvin produced by Linval Thompson?there's a vocal mix on a cd called The Best Of Thompson Sound, but I'm after it on vynyl with the dub mix.

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