Dandelion Radio
Dandelion Radio
Dandelion Radio
Home page
Latest station news & Dandelion related events
Dandelion Radio's broadcast schedule
What you can hear in this month's shows
Profiles of our DJs
Tracklist archive for previous shows
Background info and history
Dandelion Radio's Festive 50 results
Dandelion Radio related compilations and releases
Photos of Dandelion staff and events
Sign our guestbook
How to get in touch
Recommended websites
Dandelion Radio is
fully licenced with:
PRS For Music - Performing Right Society PPL - Phonographic Performance Limited
Listen to Dandelion Radio - click here for web player or one of the links to the right to open the audio stream Listen to Dandelion Radio with media players such as Winamp, iTunes & RealPlayer Listen to Dandelion Radio with Windows Media Player

'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

NEWS:
Vote now in the 2017 Festive 50!
November schedule now playing.

Artist Info

I-Roy

I-RoyPowered by Audioscrobbler™Roy Samuel Reid (June 28, 1944-November 27, 1999, born in St. Thomas, Jamaica) - better known as I-Roy - was a Jamaican DJ who had a very prolific career during the '70s.

Deriving his name and to some extent his style from U-Roy, Reid was also heavily influenced in his early career by Dennis Alcapone. With early recordings for Gussie Clarke, Glen Brown, Lee "Scratch" Perry and Bunny Lee, Reid established himself at the forefront of 1970's reggae DJ's. His debut album "Presenting I Roy" is considered a classic of its genre, and was followed up by a series of strong albums including "Hell and Sorrow". For several years from 1975, I Roy engaged in an on-record slanging match with fellow DJ Prince Jazzbo, the two trading insults on successive singles, although in reality they were good friends. In 1976, I Roy signed to Virgin Records with whom he would go on to release five albums. Reggae's move to the Dancehall era in the 1980's saw I Roy's popularity decline and although he continued to record, his output was not of the standard that he had set in the previous decade. His song Sidewalk Killer is featured on the Reggae radio station K-JAH Radio West in popular videogame Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, released in October 2004.



He died in 1999 of heart failure. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
Artist biography from last.fm




Some other places to look for information:
last.fm
Discogs
MusicBrainz