U-Roy



U-Roy

Rating
Active
1961
Born
September 21, 1942 in Saint Andrew
Location
Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
Biography
U-Roy (born Ewart Beckford September 21, 1942) is a Jamaican musician also known as The Originator and Hugh Roy. He was born in Jones Town, Jamaica. U-Roy's musical career began in 1961 when he began DJing at various sound systems, eventually working with King Tubby. Tubby was then experimenting with his equipment, in the process of inventing dub music. With U-Roy as his most prominent DJ, King Tubby's new sound became extraordinarily popular and U-Roy became a Jamaican celebrity.

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Heavy Duty

Heavy Duty

U-Roy December 3, 2017

17 Tracks

King Tubby v U Roy

King Tubby v U Roy

U-Roy May 26, 2017

14 Tracks

Reggae Live Sessions

Reggae Live Sessions

U-Roy June 15, 2016

14 Tracks

U Roy vs Dennis Alcapone Playlist

U Roy vs Dennis Alcapone Playlist

U-Roy November 18, 2014

22 Tracks

U Roy Playlist

U Roy Playlist

U-Roy October 17, 2014

15 Tracks

Version of Wisdom

Version of Wisdom

U-Roy July 1, 2014

20 Tracks

Reggae U Roy

Reggae U Roy

U-Roy January 29, 2014

21 Tracks

I Am the Originator

I Am the Originator

U-Roy December 17, 2013

16 Tracks

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