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 JammyGÇÖs from U-RoyGÇÖs 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, GÇÿOne Scotch, One Bourbon, One BeerGÇÖ. This was followed by GÇÿPoliticianGÇÖ, GÇÿChatty Chatty MouthGÇÖ, GÇÿBallot BoxGÇÖ (with Josey Wales) and 1987GÇÖs GÇÿPunanyGÇÖ - for which a radio ban necessitated the release of a more GÇÿinnocentGÇÖ version, GÇÿHealthy BodyGÇÖ. Other singles, including GÇÿBig Belly ManGÇÖ, GÇÿJump UpGÇÖ, GÇÿTop Celebrity ManGÇÖ and GÇÿCater For WomanGÇÖ, continued the successful run, and he released his debut set, Kill Them With It, the same year. DJ Papa Biggy produced GÇÿNeighbourhood LivingGÇÖ and GÇÿNewsflash TimeGÇÖ and Bailey also recorded tunes for Donovan Germain and Jah Life. Shabba RanksGÇÖ success somewhat overshadowed BaileyGÇÖs hits, GÇÿNo Way No Better Than YardGÇÖ, GÇÿDonGÇÖt Have Me UpGÇÖ, GÇÿOriginal Dela MoveGÇÖ and GÇÿScienceGÇÖ, but they nevertheless sustained his profile. RanksGÇÖ success also prompted the assertive, GÇÿThink Me Did DoneGÇÖ. When Ram Up You Party did not do as well as anticipated, BaileyGÇÖs career declined slightly, with the exception of occasional recordings for Penthouse Records (GÇÿHelpGÇÖ) in 1990 and Bobby Digital (GÇÿAh Nuh SinGÇÖ) 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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