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Linval Thompson (1954 - )

Lifespan: 1954 -

Related: dub - reggae

I Love Marijuana (1978) - Linval Thompson

The singer/producer Linval Thompson has largely checked out of the business with only an occasional trip to the studio since the mid-80s. Still, while managing a real estate business in Stony Hill (outside Kingston), he is coordinating CD release of much of his back catalog (both himself and artists he produced). -- Carter Van Pelt, 1998


Linval Thompson is a reggae and dub artist and producer.

He started life writing his own music and was recognised to have great talent not only with songwriting but also singing. He worked at Lee "Scratch" Perry's Black Ark studios and contributed to The Upsetters classic "Kung Fu Man". Although he found greatest acclaim as a producer between the mid-70s and mid-80s, working with greats such as Scientist, King Tubby and singer Johnny Clarke.

He has produced albums for artists such as Dennis Brown, the Wailing Souls, Eek-A-Mouse, Freddie McGregor, and the Viceroys.

Thompson may be best known for his song "I Love Marijuana", featured prevalently on the soundtrack to the 2004 comedy Eurotrip. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linval_Thompson [Nov 2006]


Tracks: I Love Marijuana, Dread Are The Controller, Children Of The Ghetto, Don't Push Your Brother, Begging For Apology, Not Follow Fashion, Roots Lady, Big Big Girl, Just Another Girl, Starlight, Jamaican Collie (version) --http://incolor.inetnebr.com/cvanpelt/linvaldisc.html [Feb 2005]

Collaborations with Neville "Tinga" Stewart

Linval also worked with Neville "Tinga" Stewart of 'Cover Me' and 'Together Forever' fame.

Ride on Dreadlocks: 1975-1977 - Linval Thompson

  1. Ride on Dreadlocks: 1975-1977 - Linval Thompson [Amazon.com]

    Linval Thompson, yet another highly talented singer and producer from the tiny island called Jamaica, is represented nicely on this Blood and Fire compilation. His passionate voice and conscious lyrics combined with dread production values from heavyweights like Bunny Lee, Henry 'Junjo' Lawes as well as thompson himself create an outstanding retrospective of his Seventies output. Yet another sure-shot from Blood and Fire. --A music fan from albuquerque, for amazon.com

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