Junior Murvin

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About Junior Murvin

Though Junior Murvin had cut some songs in the early '70s, it was not until he hooked up with producer Lee Perry that Murvin's singing and songwriting talents truly became apparent. His one Perry-produced and Island-distributed album, 1977's POLICE & THIEVES, brought momentary international acclaim for this reggae pioneer. The title track was an especially perfect creation, and was incredibly well received on all fronts. The Clash included an amped-up version of it on their momentous first album, recorded later that year.

Port Antonio, Jamaica