Artist Profiles: Junior Reid

Junior Reid

Reggae icon Delroy Junior Reid, best-known for his international hit “One Blood”, which sold over 2 million copies.

The former member of reggae supergroup Black Uhuru (1985-88), Junior Reid is known today not only as an artist, but as a producer and talent agent, who has notably produced artists such as Dennis Brown, Ninjamean, Gregory Isaac, Jah Mason, and many more.

Still avidly performing and recording, Junior Reid continues to collaborate with artists ranging from Poor Righteous Teachers & Busta Rhymes to Guru, Wu Tang and the Game.

Discography:

Boom-Shack-A-Lack (Greensleeves, 1985)
Original Foreign Mind (1985)
One Blood (Big Life/Mercury, 1990)
Progress (1990)
Long Road (Cohiba, 1991)
Big Timer (VP Records, 1993)
Visa (Greensleeves, 1994)
Junior Reid & The Bloods (RAS Records, 1995)
Showers Of Blessings (1995)
Listen To The Voices (RAS Records, 1996)
RAS Portraits (RAS Records, 1997)
True World Order (1997)
Big Timer (2000)
Emmanuel Calling (JR Productions, 2000)
Rasta Government (Penitentiary, 2003)
Double Top (2005)
Live in Berkeley (2B1, 2007)
Junior Reid, the Living Legend (ABB, 2015)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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