The Jays & Ranking Trevor – Queen Majesty

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BILLBOard: Born Maxwell Grant in on January 20, 1960, Ranking Trevor was barely in his teens when he started DJing with Gold Soul sound system and shortly thereafter, King Attorney Hi Fi, which became known as Socialist Roots. But to quell any perceived political party affiliations, as election related violence-gripped Jamaica throughout the 70s and 80s, Socialist Roots was often referred to as Papa Roots. At 15, Ranking Trevor cut his first record “Natty A Roots Man” for Channel One (backed by in house band The Revolutionaries), which commenced a steady stream of hit singles for the label including “Cave Man Skank,” “Three Piece Chicken & Chips” (a witty response to deejay Trinity’s “Three Piece Suit”) and “Auntie Lulu”; all three hit the Jamaican Top Ten before landing on the British reggae charts.


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