U-Roy

U-Roy

We have to go back in the 60' and the soud systems' success in Jamaica to observe the first deejays' introduction including Ewart Bekford alias U-Roy. Quickly his way of singing became a way to express yourself. Although his first tracks were not a big success he achieved the Jamaican charts with his single "Wake the Town". Daddy U-Roy clearly invented a new style and this particularly way he has to comment and talk on instrumental versions will become his signature. In addition to his developed skill with words U-Roy distinguish himself with an unique tone of voice. From de high to the law sounds U-Roy don't drop the melody and his heavy flow. With the getting of dub his talent exploded and Daddy U-Roy became the "Godfather" creating an exceptional period of productivity and creation in the Jamaican island in turmoil in that time.

The biggest will fight to compose with him, Mad Professor, Lee Perry, Joe Gibbs, King Tubby or Duke Reid... U-Roy produced some musical bombs for them which flowed around the globe and the worldwide sound systems.