TARRUS and JIMMY RILEY are special guests on the SLOW BOUNCE show this Tuesday on! TARRUS RILEY is hot off his phenomenal release “Parables” on the VP label and features smash hits “She’s Royal,” “Beware,” and many more. His father JIMMY RILEY is a living legend from the early days of reggae. Tune in for this exclusive interview and here with Father and Son, JIMMY and TARRUS RILEY. This is one show you will not want to miss. SLOW BOUNCE is hosted by DJ Septik and Psar every week on ONE LOVE

Tarrus Riley
“She’s Royal”

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Not even ten chariots with horses can stop this new Reggae voice on the scene… no, its not a novelty act, but one that is destined for legendary status. A ‘natural’ man of superb talent has risen like a Phoenix…some would say, its Jah will. Coming from the combination of a Nurse and a Singer, “healing music” is how he appropriately describes his music. Tarrus Riley has thrown his hat in the race, with a no-doubt approach that says, “I’m here to stay”.

The singer who gave us “Larger than Life” and “Barber Chair” on his first album Challenges on the Yaman Label, is back at it, and even better than before. His sophomore album Parables, is currently being distributed by VP records. Parables…’a simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson’. The album is suitably titled, as each song is a lesson from the book of life. Boasting 14 original tracks out of 15, produced by the multi-faceted Dean Fraser, Parables is a respectable achievement for this young artiste.

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Born and raised in West Kingston, Jamaica, JimmyRiley attended Kingston Senior School where he met Keith “Slim” Smith, leader of the vocal group the Techniques.  Riley had spent considerable time listening to the Techniques — a group composed of Smith, Winston Riley, Franklyn White and Bobby Davids.  The Techniques sweet harmonies which received regular radio airplay, inspired Riley’s interest in music.

Jimmy Riley began his recording career with Duke Reid at Treasure Isle. He provided harmonies in the Sensations, who enjoyed a number of successes including ‘Everyday Is Just A Holiday’ and ‘Those Guys’, both of which have been frequently covered by other artists.  Following his departure from the group, Riley joined the Uniques with Slim Smith and Charmers. The success of the Techniques ended when the group broke up. “Slim” Smith spent a time recording as a solo artist, but decided to form a new group of male singers.

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Posted on November 15, 2007, in Reggae Artists, Reggae DJs, Reggae Podcasts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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