Josey Wales

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Josey Wales
picture: Daysu Yah Ya Ibn

A dancehall DJ responsible for several hits in his native Jamaica, "the Outlaw" Josey Wales joined the Roots Unlimited Sound System in 1977. Five years later, he joined Junjo Lawes's Volcano Sound System. His first hit was 1983's "Leggo Mi Hand"; "Drug Abusing" (from his second album, No Way No Better than Yard) was also popular. Joining with King Jammy in 1985, Wales recorded "Na Lef Jamaica," "Hi Fi Say So" and "Right Moves."

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Josey Wales, a conscious no slackness DJ, has given us hit after hit since his vital entry in the musical charts in Jamaica with "Bobbo Dread", followed in the years to come by "Don't Run away from Yard", or his popular hit "Use Me". Recently Josey Wales has worked with, among others, Beres Hammond and together they produced hit songs such as "Hey Girl" and "Come On Baby". Stone Love Vol. 2, a live recording from Birmingham, England, appeared in 1991. After time on duet projects (with Super Cat and Beres Hammond), he released two albums "Cowboy Style" and "The Outlaw".


1998 De Historic Return of King StarGuv / Live in the UK (Baba Boom)
1994 Cowbow Style (VP)
1994 The Outlaw Josey Wales (Live & Learn)
1990 Ganja Pipe (Ras)
1984 Two Giants Clash (Greensleeves)
1983 The Outlaw Josey Wales (Greensleeves)
early release How Yu Mouth Tan So (VP)
early release The Outlaw Josey Wales/No Way Better That Yard (Greensleeves)
early release Rules (Black Solidarity)
early release Special Prayer (VP)

Josey Wales
picture: Martina Markwart (2m)

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