• Barry Brown – Trying Youthman
    • Barry Brown – Truth And Right
    • Barry Brown – Give Thanks & Praise
    • Barry Brown – I'm Not A King
    • Barry Brown – Things In Life
    • Barry Brown – Step It Up Youthman
    • 1. Trying Youthman
    • 2. Truth And Right
    • 3. Give Thanks & Praise
    • 4. I'm Not A King
    • 5. Things In Life
    • 6. Step It Up Youthman
    • 7. True Love Is The Answer
    • 8. Nutty Rootsman
    • 9. Almighty I
    • 10. Rain From The Skies

    Roots reggae vocalist Barry Brown had a very distinctive singing style. His most obvious role model was the fragile tenor of Horace Andy, but Brown gave his delivery further distinctiveness with a range of wordless slurs, some of which were doubtless inspired by the creatures of the animal kingdom. As with his friend and fellow west Kingston resident, Johnny Clarke, Brown got his start in the many talent shows that were regularly held in the downtown Kingston area, and also got early experience on west Kingston sound systems such as Tape Tone, which gave rise to Barrington Levy, Trinstan Palmer, Sammy Dread, and Rod Taylor among others; Taylor and Brown even had a short-lived duo called The Aliens for a time. Such was his widespread popularity that several different producers all claimed to have been the first to capture his voice on tape, but it is undeniable that Bunny Lee was the first to bring Brown to prominence through the outstanding 1978 hit, Step It Up Youthman, an optimistic meditation on the merits of self-determination, which led to this popular debut album of the same name; as with Johnny Clarke’s Enter Into His Gates With Praise, the Step It Up Youthman LP mixed hard-hitting songs of Rastafari devotion with well-executed cover tunes.


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    Barry BrownRich Man Poor ManHulk
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    Barry BrownUnity Is Strength / Higher RegionTribes Man Records
    Originally released in 1983, tuff roots backing for the sweet voiced Barry Brown with Drumie Benji next vocal cut on the flip. One of four new reissue...
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    • Barry Brown – Unity Is Strenght Dub
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    • Barry Brown – Higher Region
    Barry BrownBarryBurning Sounds
    1983 roots album from Barry Brown produced by Niney The Observer and recorded at Joe Gibbs studio. Check "Are You Ready" "They Can't Stop Loving"
    • Barry Brown – Are You Ready
    • Barry Brown – Chucky Boo
    • Barry Brown – They Can't Stop Loving
    • Barry Brown – Dream Dream Lover
    • Barry Brown – Pass The Food
    • Barry Brown – Session Rock
    • Barry Brown – Aunty Sue Sue
    • Barry Brown – Go To Get Away
    • Barry Brown – Insect
    • Barry Brown – Thank You Mama & Papa
    Barry BrownTrying YouthmanAttack
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    • Barry Brown – Trying Youthman
    • Barry Brown – Partytime
    Barry BrownWe Can't Live Like This / From Creation I Man TherePressure Sounds
    Two brooding roots epiphany’s from the Barry Brown Striker Lee cannon. Cranked up musically by the Aggrovators with both sides stretched out over a re-mastered...
    • Barry Brown – We Can't Live Like This
    • Barry Brown – From Creation I Man There
    Barry BrownStop Them JahArchive Recordings
    Super deep roots alternative vocal cut to Johnny Clarke's version of  "Declaration Of Rights" with King Tubby's awesome dub on the flip. Don't let...
    • Barry Brown – Stop Them Jah
    • King Tubby – Stop Them Dub

    Other Releases on Radiation Roots

    Ranking DillingerNon Stop Disco StyleRadiation Roots
    LP (Military Green and White Coloured Vinyl)Top-ranking toaster Dillinger, aka Lester Bullock, is among the most versatile and popular of all the Jamaican...
      I RoyCan't Conquer RastaRadiation Roots
      Radiation Roots present a reissue of I Roy's Can't Conquer Rasta, originally released in 1977. Born Roy Samuel Reid in Saint Thomas...
      • I Roy – Jamaican Colley
      • I Roy – Wise Man A Rasta Man
      • I Roy – Big Eel
      • I Roy – Them Can't Conquer Rasta Dub
      • I Roy – Big Eel Dub
      Derrick MorganPeople DecisionRadiation Roots
      People Decision, voiced at King Tubby's studio for Lee and released by Third World in 1977, sees Morgan in politicised roots reggae mode on songs like...

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