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Burro Banton chalks up a hit in Germany with Sort Out You'self

todayAugust 22, 2008

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He might not be on top of the charts or banging on the radio here in Jamaica, however, veteran dancehall deejay Burro Banton continues to spew hits on the Germany reggae charts.

After claiming pole position last year with Badda Dan Dem, Banton is currently riding high with Sort out You’self.

The 47-year-old Burro whose real name is Donovan Spalding, emerged on the musical radar in the late 1970s. It wasn’t until the mid 1980s that he began to garner some attention. His emergence at the beginning of the digital dancehall craze started by King Jammy, saw him riding some of the more prolific rhythms of the day.

In 1978, he linked up with the Black Hoover sound system and then moved on to Roots Unlimited sound system. While deejaying for the Gemini sound in the early 1980s, finally began to make some strides. He would later have short stints with the Volcano and Kilamanjaro sound systems.

His first recording was with legendary producer Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes, Volcano’s owner, and released his first LP in 1985.
Known for his very aggressive style; deep, gruff voice, Burro’s most famous recording to date has been Boom Wah Dis which became a hit in 1998 on the Steely and Clevie-produced Street Sweeper rhythm.

Written by: jahknoradio

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