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Big Youth

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Biography

Manley Augustus Buchanan (⋆ 19 April 1949 in Kingston, Jamaica), is a Jamaican DJ (reggae toasting and early singjay). Big Youth started toasting for a sound system in 1970. Inspired by the first toaster who was successfully recorded and released – U-Roy – Big Youth developed his own, unique style. His work with producer Gussie Clarke resulted 1972 in 'The Killer' (version of Horace Andy's 'Skylarking') and 'Tippertone Rocking' – his first big Jamaican hits. 1973 the first and legendary album Screaming Target was released.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. Hit The Road Jack  -  38,905 plays
  2. Screaming Target  -  34,473 plays
  3. Cool Breeze  -  34,502 plays
  4. Half Ounce  -  24,664 plays
  5. The Killer  -  16,389 plays
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