J. Murvin

J. Murvin

Real Name:
Murvin Junior Smith
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


Junior Murvin Police & Thieves (Album) Island Records Italy 1977 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6837 438 Junior Murvin Police And Thieves(7", Promo) Island Records 6837 438 France 1977 Sell This Version
Junior Murvin Bad Man Possé Dread At The Controls UK 1982 Sell This Version
DW 007 Junior Murvin / Winston Fergus Junior Murvin / Winston Fergus - Wise Man / Praise Him(10") Dubwise Productions DW 007 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Junior Murvin Sign & Wonders(7") Live & Learn Records none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version


none Junior Mervin* Best Of(LP, Comp) Sunset Records (2) none Jamaica 1985 Sell This Version


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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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