b. Glendon Bailey, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. The Admiral first broke through with his infectious dancehall anthems and his distinctive military uniforms in 1986, when DJ Josey Wales took him to King Jammyâ€™s from U-Royâ€™s King Sturgav Hi-Fi. The Waterhouse studio was alive with creativity, with Steely And Clevie constructing new digital rhythms and nurturing an impressive roster of artists. Bailey quickly proved himself, however, starting a run of hits with a duet with Chaka Demus, â€˜One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beerâ€™. This was followed by â€˜Politicianâ€™, â€˜Chatty Chatty Mouthâ€™, â€˜Ballot Boxâ€™ (with Josey Wales) and 1987â€™s â€˜Punanyâ€™ - for which a radio ban necessitated the release of a more â€˜innocentâ€™ version, â€˜Healthy Bodyâ€™. Other singles, including â€˜Big Belly Manâ€™, â€˜Jump Upâ€™, â€˜Top Celebrity Manâ€™ and â€˜Cater For Womanâ€™, continued the successful run, and he released his debut set, Kill Them With It, the same year. DJ Papa Biggy produced â€˜Neighbourhood Livingâ€™ and â€˜Newsflash Timeâ€™ and Bailey also recorded tunes for Donovan Germain and Jah Life. Shabba Ranksâ€™ success somewhat overshadowed Baileyâ€™s hits, â€˜No Way No Better Than Yardâ€™, â€˜Donâ€™t Have Me Upâ€™, â€˜Original Dela Moveâ€™ and â€˜Scienceâ€™, but they nevertheless sustained his profile. Ranksâ€™ success also prompted the assertive, â€˜Think Me Did Doneâ€™. When Ram Up You Party did not do as well as anticipated, Baileyâ€™s career declined slightly, with the exception of occasional recordings for Penthouse Records (â€˜Helpâ€™) in 1990 and Bobby Digital (â€˜Ah Nuh Sinâ€™) in 1991. In 1993, he resumed work with King Jammy, the producer who has brought him the most sustained success.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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