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JIMMY RILEY - DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae Singer)

Last updated: April 2016


JIMMY RILEY - PROFILE:
Martin James Norman Riley (22 May 1947 – 23 March 2016), better known as Jimmy Riley, was a Jamaican singer who in addition to recording solo was also a member of the Sensations and The Uniques.

This page is dedicated to the memory of Jimmy Riley. His music will live forever in our hearts.


JIMMY RILEY - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Albums:
.1978 - Majority Rule - (Aka: "Majority Rule For Africa" 1978 and "Reggae Superstar" 1978)
.1978 - Showcase - (Aka: "Makossa International Records Presents Jimmy Riley" 1978)
.1978 - Rockin Reggae
.1978 - Tell The Youths The Truth
.1981 - Rydim Driven - (Reissue: "Love & Devotion" 2000)
.1982 - Put The People First - [Aka: "Feel Free" 1983]
.1984 - Magic - (1)
.1984 - Let Me Love You
.1985 - World For Everyone - (Aka: "Ride On" 1985)
.1986 - Give Love A Try
.1995 - Love Fa Real
.1996 - Attention - (Reissue "Someone Like You" 1998)
.1998 - Rock On
.2000 - Love Canticle
.2002 - Hard Drive
.2005 - Magic - (2)
.2006 - Only Jah Can Be Trusted
.2011 - Loving You
.2013 - Contradiction


2) Unkown Album:
.2001 - Now


3) Compilation with previously unreleased:
.2015 - Live It To Know It: Self Productions, Protest Songs & Dub Plates 1975-1985
[It includes previously unreleased, extended, rarities + compilation]


4) Compilation/Best Of:  
[Partial]:
.1993 - 20 Classic Hits - [Sonic Sounds]
.2006 - Rockin' On (Al Campbell, Jimmy Riley, Tyrone Taylor & Easy B) - [Jet Star]
.2009 - Sly and Robbie Presents Jimmy Riley: Pull Up Selector - [Taxi Label]
.2011 - Sons Of Jamaica - [Jet Star]
.2015 - Foundation - [Green Lane Music]


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Jimmy Riley's Discography:
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1) Official Albums:

.1978 - Majority Rule - (Aka: "Majority Rule For Africa" 1978 and "Reggae Superstar" 1978)
(Original Press):
"Majority Rule" 1978 - (Burning Sounds Label)
Aka: "Majority Rule For Africa" 1978 - (Makossa Label) - (Same Album with different title tracks)
Aka: "Reggae Superstar" 1978 - (Camille Records Label) - (Same Album with different title tracks)
Reissue: "Showcase & Majority Rule" 2016 - (Burning Sounds)
[It includes two classic albums for the first time on Cd]
Editions:

"Majority Rule" 1978 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Majority Rule. 2) Somebody Told Me. 3) I'm Yours You're Mine, 4) Exploitation. 5) Rise And Work. 6) Love You Madly. 7) Play Play. 8) Gun Man Of JA. 9) Channel One Crash. 10) Majority Rule Dub.
[Label: Burning Sounds (Lp: 1978)(Lp: 2016)]

Aka: "Majority Rule For Africa" 1978 - (Same Album with different title tracks)
Tracks:
1) Majority Rule. 2) Tell The Youths The Truth. 3) Somebody Told Me. 4) I'm Yours Your Mine. 5) Everything's Coming Up Love. 6) Rise & Work. 7) Love You Madly. 8) Play Play. 9) Gunman Of J.A. 10) Channel One Crash.
[Label: Makossa (Lp: 1978)]

Aka: "Reggae Superstar" 1978 - (Same Album with different title tracks)
Tracks:
1) Majority Rule. 2) Tell The Youths The Truth. 3) Somebody Told Me. 4) I'm Yours Your Mine. 5) Everything's Coming Up Love. 6) Rise & Work. 7) Love You Madly. 8) Play Play. 9) Gunman Of J.A. 10) Channel One Crash.
[Label: Camille Records (Lp: 1978)]

Reissue: "Showcase & Majority Rule" 2016 - (Burning Sounds)
[This edition includes two classic albums for the first time on Cd]
Tracks:
"Showcase" 1978
1) Nyah-Bingi. 2) Clean Up The Street. 3) Come To Me. 4) A You (Aka: "Long Distance Love Affair"). 5) Don't Leave Me This Way. 6) Tell The Youth The Truth.
"Majority Rule" 1978
7) Majority Rule. 8) Somebody Told Me. 9) I'm Yours You're Mine, 10) Exploitation. 11) Rise And Work. 12) Love You Madly. 13) Play Play. 14) Gun Man Of JA. 15) Channel One Crash. 16) Majority Rule Dub.
[Label: Burning Sounds (Cd: 2016)(Digital Release: 2016)]
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.1978 - Showcase - (Aka: "Makossa International Records Presents Jimmy Riley" 1978)
(Original Press):
"Showcase" 1978 - (Burning Sounds Label, 1978), (Yes Label, 1978) and (Makossa Label, 1978)
Aka: "Makossa International Records Presents Jimmy Riley" 1978 - (Makossa International Label)
Reissue: "Showcase & Majority Rule" 2016 - (Burning Sounds)
[It includes two classic albums for the first time on Cd]
Editions:

"Showcase" 1978 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Nyah-Bingi. 2) Clean Up The Street. 3) Come To Me. 4) A You. 5) Don't Leave Me This Way. 6) Tell The Youth The Truth.
[Labels: Yes (Lp: 1978), Burning Sounds (Lp: 1978) (Lp: 2016), Makossa (Lp: 1978)]

Aka: "Makossa International Records Presents Jimmy Riley" 1978
Tracks:
1) Nyah-Bingi. 2) Clean Up The Street. 3) Come To Me. 4) A You. 5) Don't Leave Me This Way. 6) Tell The Youth The Truth.
[Label: Makossa International (Lp: 1978)]

Reissue: "Showcase & Majority Rule" 2016
[This edition includes two classic albums for the first time on Cd]
Tracks:
"Showcase" 1978
1) Nyah-Bingi. 2) Clean Up The Street. 3) Come To Me. 4) A You (Aka: "Long Distance Love Affair"). 5) Don't Leave Me This Way. 6) Tell The Youth The Truth.
"Majority Rule" 1978
7) Majority Rule. 8) Somebody Told Me. 9) I'm Yours You're Mine, 10) Exploitation. 11) Rise And Work. 12) Love You Madly. 13) Play Play. 14) Gun Man Of JA. 15) Channel One Crash. 16) Majority Rule Dub.
[Label: Burning Sounds (Cd: 2016)(Digital Release: 2016)]
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.1978 - Rockin Reggae
(Original Press):
"Rockin Reggae" 1978 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Follow Instruction. 2) Behave Yourself. 3) The Price. 4) Nice People. 5) What Am I To Do. 6) Turn The Hand Of Time. 7) Give Thanks And Praise. 8) Bridge The Gap.
[Label: Makossa International (Lp: 1978)]
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.1978 - Tell The Youths The Truth
(Original Press):
"Tell The Youths The Truth" 1978 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Tell The Youths The Truth. 2) Give Thanks And Praise. 3) The Price. 4) Nyah Bingi. 5) Feeling Is Believing. 6) Change Your Ways. 7) Statue Of A Fool. 8) Somebody Told Me. 9) Majority Rule. 10) Hard-Headed Israelites.
[Label: Trojan (Lp: 1978)]
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.1981 - Rydim Driven - (Reissue: "Love & Devotion" 2000)
(Original Press):
"Rydim Driven" 1981 - (Island/Taxi Label)
"Rydim Driven" 1981 - (Island Label, Germany Edition)
Reissue: "Love & Devotion" 2000 - (Rhino Label)
Editions:

"Rydim Driven" 1981 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Love & Devotion. 2) My Woman's Love. 3) I Wish It Would Rain. 4) Everybody Needs Somebody To Love. 5) You'll Lose A Precious Love. 6) Pure & True. 7) I'm Gonna Make You Love Me. 8) I Try. 9) Delicious. 10) The Choking Kind.
[Labels: Island/Taxi (Lp: 1981), Island (Lp: 1981, Germany Edition)]

Reissue: "Love & Devotion" 2000 - (Same Album)
Tracks:
1) Love & Devotion. 2) My Woman's Love. 3) I Wish It Would Rain. 4) Everybody Needs Somebody To Love. 5) You'll Lose A Precious Love. 6) Pure & True. 7) I'm Gonna Make You Love Me. 8) I Try. 9) Delicious. 10) The Choking Kind.
[Label: Rhino (Cd: 2000), Taxi (Digital Release: 2011)]
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.1982 - Put The People First - [Aka: "Feel Free" 1983]
(Original Press):
"Put The People First 1982" - (Shanachie)
Aka. "Feel Free" 1983 - (Woorell Record JPN)
Editions:

"Put The People First" 1982 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Since i Fell for you. 2) Poor Immigrants. 3) Sweet Sensimilia. 4) Put the People First. 5) Feel Free. 6) Behave Yourself. 7) Girls Like Dirt. 8) Let Love be Strong.
[Label: Shanachie (Lp: 1982)(Cd: 1992)]

Aka. "Feel Free" 1983 - (Japanese Edition)
Tracks:
1) Since i Fell for you. 2) Poor Immigrants. 3) Sweet Sensimilia. 4) Put the People First. 5) Feel Free. 6) Behave Yourself. 7) Girls Like Dirt. 8) Let Love be Strong.
[Label: Woorell Record JPN (Lp: 1983)]
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.1984 - Magic - (1)
(Original Press):
"Magic (1)" 1984 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Love On The Side. 2) Someone To Love. 3) Every Time You Go Away. 4) A Love With Guarantee. 5) It's Too Hot. 6) Let Them Free. 7) Magic. 8) Stay Together.
[Label: Dynamic Sounds/Omar (Lp: 1984)]

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The Album: "Magic (1)" 1984, includes different songs from: "Magic (2)" 2005.
(Same name but different songs)
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.1984 - Let Me Love You
(Original Press):
"Let Me Love You" 1984 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) S.O.S. (Save Our Soul). 2) Big Bout Ya. 3) How Long. 4) Black Mother Plays. 5) Meet Me In The Morning. 6) Doctor Love. 7) Let Me LOve You. 8) Hail Her. 9) It's Your Attitude.
[Label: Overheat Music/JPN (Lp: 1984)]

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Official Album
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.1985 - World For Everyone - (Aka: "Ride On" 1985)
(Original Press):
"World For Everyone" 1985 - (Blue Mountain Label)
Aka: "Ride On" 1985 - (Overheat/JPN )
Editions:

"World For Everyone" 1985 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Reggae Music. 2) You Too Frisky. 3) Trigger Happy. 4) This Little Boy Is Lost. 5) World For Everyone. 6) Ride On. 7) You Don't Love Me. 8) Merican Money.
[Label: Blue Mountain (Lp: 1985)]

Aka: "Ride On" 1985 - (Same Album)
Tracks:
1) Reggae Music. 2) You Too Frisky. 3) Trigger Happy. 4) This Little Boy Is Lost. 5) World For Everyone. 6) Ride On. 7) You Don't Love Me. 8) Merican Money.
[Label: Overheat/JPN (Lp: 1985)]
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.1986 - Give Love A Try
(Original Press):
"Give Love A Try" 1986 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Everybody. 2) Give love A chance. 3) I Want To Be loved. 4) Love Won´t Let Me Wait. 5) Come Back Baby. 6) Black Is Black. 7) I Can´t Go On. 8) One More Try. 9) My Richness Is Love. 10) Mexican Divorce.
[Label: Live & Love (Lp: 1986)]
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.1995 - Love Fa Real
(Original Press):
"Love Fa Real" 1995 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Praises. 2) Love Jah 3) I See You With Him. 4) Stairway to Heaven. 5) Consider Me. 6) Discrimination. 7) Without Your Love. 8) Love Fa Real. 9) Life Is No Bed of Roses. 10) Rude Boy Stop. 11) Rougher Yet. 12) I'll Do Anything. 13) More Than a Million. 14) You. 15) Can We Be Lovers.
[Label: Heavy Beat (Cd: 1995)(Digital Release: 2012)]
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.1996 - Attention - (Reissue "Someone Like You" 1998)
(Original Press):
"Attention" 1996 - (Love & Promotion Label)
Reissue "Someone Like You" 1998 - (Nyam Up)
Reissue "Someone Like You" 2002 - (Nyam Up)
Editions:

"Attention" 1996 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Attention. 2) Poorman's Resolution. 3) My Conversation. 4) True Love. 5) Love The One You With. 6) Someone Like You. 7) Walk Away Renee. 8) Evil Lover. 9) That Special Someone. 10) Stay. 11) Look What You've Done. 12) Gaining Ground.
[Labels: Love & Promotion (Lp/Cd: 1996)]

Reissue "Someone Like You" 1998 - (Same Album)
Tracks:
1) Someone Like You. 2) Attention. 3) Poorman's Resolution. 4) True Love. 5) Evil Lover. 6) My Conversation. 7) Love The One You With. 8) Walk Away Renee. 9) That Special Someone. 10) Stay. 11) Look What You've Done. 12) Gaining Ground.
[Label: Nyam Up (Cd: 1998)(Cd: 2002)]
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.1998 - Rock On
(Original Press):
"Rock On" 1998 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) You Satisfy Me. 2) Rise Up. 3) Rescue Me. 4) Be There. 5) Desperate Measures. 6) One A Day. 7) I Want To Be Around. 8) Overstanding. 9) She Lying. 10) Take Time To Know Her. 11) Blessed Be The Father. 12) Keep The Faith. 13) Think Before You Talk.
[Label: Love & Promotion (Lp/Cd: 1998)]
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.2000 - Love Canticle
(Original Press):
"Love Canticle" 2000 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Amaze [Semi Accapella]. 2) Can't Stop Now. 3) Whose Wisdom. 4) Life Is. 5) It's All About Love. 6) I'm Staying. 7) Back At One. 8) Your All That. 9) Grow More. 10) Everliving Life. 11) Watch This Sounds. 12) Amaze. 13) Conversation.
[Label: Jet Star (Cd: 2000)(Digital Release: 2011)]
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.2002 - Hard Drive
(Original Press):
"Hard Drive" 2002 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Live It Up. 2) Rastaman. 3) The World Is For Everyone. 4) Turning Point. 5) Sons Of Zion. 6) Negative Bow. 7) Are You Lonely. 8) Dance With Me. 9) Look What You've Done. 10) If You Stay. 11) Can I Take You Out Tonight. 12) Me Love Woman. 13) The Next Move.
[Label: M10 Records (Cd: 2002)]
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.2005 - Magic - (2)
(Original Press):
"Magic" (2) 2005 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Love Me (Here I Am). 2) Love Me Version. 3) Think Of You. 4) Think Of You Version. 5) Learning To Love. 6) Learning To Love Version. 7) Life. 8) Life Version. 9) Write About It. 10) Write About It Version. 11) The Love We Had. 12) The Love We Had Version. 13) Magic. 14) Magic Version. 15) That's The Way Love Is. 16) That's The Way Love Is Version. 17) Show Of Love. 18) Show Of Love version.
[Label: Taxi (Cd: 2005)(Digital Release: 2005)]

!!!
The Album: "Magic (2)" 2005, includes different songs from "Magic (1)" 1984.
(Same name but different songs)
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.2006 - Only Jah Can Be Trusted
(Original Press):
"Only Jah Can Be Trusted" 2006 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Only Jah Can Be Trusted. 2) Power And The Glory. 3) Everyday We Praise Him. 4) You Too Frisky. 5) Loving You. 6) Dance With Me Baby. 7) Me Love Woman. 8) We Are Amazed. 9) Kindness For Weakness. 10) Passion For Fashion. 11) Give Me That. 12) Big Talk.
[Label: Black Scorpio (Cd: 2006)]]
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.2011 - Loving You
(Original Press):
"Loving You" 2011 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Loving You. 2) Kindness For Weakness. 3) Only Jah. 4) We Are Amazed. 5) Dance With Me. 6) Strong Argument. 7) Love Woman. 8) Power Glory. 9) Thug Life. 10) Try Your Best. 11) Every Day. 12) You Too Frisky. 13) Cheeze. 14) Passion For Fashion.
[Label: Black Scorpio (Digital Release: 2011)]
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.2013 - Contradiction
(Original Press):
"Contradiction" 2013 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Best Business. 2) Ruff Seas [Feat Tarrus Riley]. 3) Prejudice. 4) Contradiction. 5) Natty Check Fi U. 6) Selassie Is The King [Feat Sizzla, Half Pint & Fantan Mojah]. 7) Home Is Where The Heart Is. 8) Your The One. 9) Swag. 10) Find A Girl. 11) If You Are Ready. 12) So In Love. 13) Su Su. 14) Que Sera.
[Label: Chiney K Prod/VPAL Music (Cd: 2013)(Digital Release: 2013)]

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Compilation with previously unreleased:

.2015 - Live It To Know It: Self Productions, Protest Songs & Dub Plates 1975-1985
[It includes previously unreleased, extended, rarities + compilation]
(Original Press):
"Live It To Know It" 2015 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Gunman Of Ja. 2) Guman Of Ja (King Tubbys Dub Plate Mix - Previously Un-Released). 3) Jackit. 4) Westcoat (Feat. Skin, Flesh and Bones). 5) Nyah-Bingi (Extended Mix). 6) From The Ghetto. 7) From The Ghetto (Version). 8) Feeling Is Believing. 9) Feeling Is Believing (Version). 10) Give Thanks And Praise (Extended Mix). 11) Tell The Youths The Truth (Extended Mix). 12) Majority Rule. 13) Majority Rule (Version). 14) Bridge The Gap (Extended Mix). 15) Everyone Needs Money. 16) Everyone Needs Money (Version). 17) Poor Immigrant.
[Label: Pressure Sound (Cd: 2015)(2 Lp: 2015) (Digital Release: 2015)]

Buy Album on  iTunes - GooglePlay

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