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Every producer in town was now vying to record DJs, pillaging through their back catalogs for appropriate rhythms. U-Roy himself would never again place three singles at the top of the chart, but he continued to have smash hits and made his way happily around the studios.

In , U-Roy teamed up once again with Bunny Lee , cutting a number of songs with the producer. In , the Vista Sounds label released remixes of these cuts as DJ Masterpieces, which also boasts tracks by other DJs, U-Roy amongst them, recorded for the producer.

Now the reigning hero of the Jamaican DJ scene, U-Roy would come to international attention via a totally unexpected source. The following year's Natty Rebel, again with Robinson at the helm, found the DJ now backed by the rootsy rhythms of Lloyd Parks and Sly Dunbar , and accompanied by a pair of singers.

U-Roy was now reaching the peak of his power. His toasts were utterly relaxed and conversational, yet always in perfect synchronicity with the rhythms.

The DJ had now gained a significant following in the U. He performed at the London Lyceum, backed by the always excellent Revolutionaries, and the Live EP was drawn from this phenomenal show.

Back in Jamaica, U-Roy began recording his new album, Rasta Ambassador , filling the studio with musicians and singers, 15 strong in all. Somehow, U-Roy found time in his busy schedule to launch his own sound system, Stur-Gav, that year.

Again, a deeply rootsy outing; with a superb supporting cast this time the Gladiators were joined by Ken Boothe , the album showcased the DJ at his cultural height.

It was to be his final album for Virgin. In the runup to the election, Stur-Gav fell victim to the violence that swept Jamaica and the sound system was destroyed. U-Roy would collaborate with the former for the entertaining Teacher Meets the Student, whose tracks date from around this period. But perhaps the DJ was taking on too much between his sound system, labels, and live appearances, for his next album, Love Is Not a Gamble showed a sharp decline in standards.

U-Roy seemed to recognize this and subsequently his recorded output slowed to a trickle of singles. He did, however, continue to perform live and on-stage, and his power remained undiminished.

In , he appeared at Reggae Sunsplash for the first time and a song from his powerful set can be heard on the Best of Festival -- Day One compilation.

The next year brought the excellent "Hustling" single, cut for producer Gussie Clarke, "Get Ready" recorded for Ossie Thomas, and a return engagement at Reggae Sunsplash that year, with a second appearance in Silence then followed for two years; then as if to make up for lost time, in U-Roy jumped back into recording with a vengeance. He teamed up with Tappa Zukie for the Line Up and Come album, a stunning return to form that cruelly gained little notice.

He also released Music Addict, overseen by Prince Jazzbo, that same year. However, halfway through that latter album, the DJ seems to run out of steam. Afterwards, U-Roy once again lapsed into a lengthy silence, at least in the studio; he found his voice for Reggae Sunsplash the next summer, though, and kept it well exercised for another appearance in The following year found him back in London, on-stage at London's Hammersmith Palais.

But during all this time, the DJ continued steering clear of the recording studio. It was U. Since then, U-Roy has continued recording under the Professor's aegis. Incidentally, the album's title was inspired by a line from the DJ's old hit "Flashing My Whip" "smile awhile and give your face a rest". Four more years passed before its follow-up hit the shops.

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But perhaps the DJ was taking on too much between his sound system, labels, and live appearances, for his next album, Love Is Not a Gamble showed a sharp decline in standards. U-Roy seemed to recognize this and subsequently his recorded output slowed to a trickle of singles. He did, however, continue to perform live and on-stage, and his power remained undiminished.

In , he appeared at Reggae Sunsplash for the first time and a song from his powerful set can be heard on the Best of Festival -- Day One compilation. The next year brought the excellent "Hustling" single, cut for producer Gussie Clarke, "Get Ready" recorded for Ossie Thomas, and a return engagement at Reggae Sunsplash that year, with a second appearance in Silence then followed for two years; then as if to make up for lost time, in U-Roy jumped back into recording with a vengeance.

He teamed up with Tappa Zukie for the Line Up and Come album, a stunning return to form that cruelly gained little notice. He also released Music Addict, overseen by Prince Jazzbo, that same year. However, halfway through that latter album, the DJ seems to run out of steam. Afterwards, U-Roy once again lapsed into a lengthy silence, at least in the studio; he found his voice for Reggae Sunsplash the next summer, though, and kept it well exercised for another appearance in The following year found him back in London, on-stage at London's Hammersmith Palais.

But during all this time, the DJ continued steering clear of the recording studio. It was U. Since then, U-Roy has continued recording under the Professor's aegis. Incidentally, the album's title was inspired by a line from the DJ's old hit "Flashing My Whip" "smile awhile and give your face a rest".

Four more years passed before its follow-up hit the shops. Serious Matter found the DJ toasting over an album's worth of classic songs, accompanied by a host of veteran vocalists, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, and Horace Andy amongst them. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy.

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