b. Nancy Russell, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Sister Nancy was one of 15 siblings; her brother Robert, known to her family as Dickie, found fame as Brigadier Jerry. The latter began chanting on Prince NormanGÇÖs sound system before settling with Jahlove Music. While the BrigadierGÇÖs reputation as the number one cultural DJ flourished, by her mid-teens, Nancy was occasionally performing on the sound system. Winston Riley was the first producer to take Nancy into the recording studio in 1980 for her debut, GÇÿPapa DeanGÇÖ. The tune was a success and NancyGÇÖs career began in earnest. She performed at Reggae Sunsplash, which was transmitted globally. A notable appearance on A Dee Jay Explosion saw Nancy performing GÇÿChalice A Fe BurnGÇÖ and GÇÿBoom Shacka LackaGÇÖ. With Winston Riley in 1982 her debut One Two was released, featuring the title track, GÇÿAint No Stopping NancyGÇÖ, GÇÿBam BamGÇÖ and GÇÿOnly Woman DJ With DegreeGÇÖ. She also recorded a classic rendition of GÇÿKing And QueenGÇÖ with Yellowman. With producer Henry GÇÿJunjoGÇÖ Lawes, she recorded GÇÿA No Any Man Can Test Sister NancyGÇÖ, GÇÿBang BellyGÇÖ and another Yellowman combination, GÇÿJah Mek Us Fe A PurposeGÇÖ. She continued appearing live in the dancehall where she often performed alongside her brother on the Jahlove Music Sound System. The sound toured internationally to rave reviews, including a celebrated session at Brixton Town Hall, London, where both Jerry and Nancy made their debut performances in the UK.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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