Don Carlos

About Don Carlos

He was born and raised in Western Kingston Jamaica  in a very deprived district known as Watherhouse Many talented reggae artists such as King TubbyThe Jays Junior Reid and KIing Jammy are also from this area. Don Carlos began singing in 1973 as a member of Black Uhuru. He sang alongside Garth Dennis and Derrick Simpson the leader of the trio Don played a key role in the recordings of the highly acclaimedLove Crisis album, produced by Prince Jammy  in 1977 which was later re-released as The Black Sounds of Freedom. After some time finding his sound as a soloist Carlos blossomed in May 1981 releasing the heavy cultural roots album Suffering for Negus Roots.

He has since become very popular in the live scene and has released twelve solo albums working alongside Gold, his backup vocalist and co writer. Some of his most notable albums include Harvest TimeDay to Day Living and Them Never Know a Natty Dread were released in 1982. Spread Out also released in 1982 commonly known now as Laser Beam had many fan favorites.

Though Carlos' solo peak period was during the 1980s dancehall craze he still maintains his roots flavor and awesome melodies to this day. In 1988 he recorded "Jingle Bells" with Glenice Spenser on A Reggae Christmas on RAS Records. In 1990 he re-united as the lead vocal for a Black Uhuru album. Don continues to grow in popularity and still performs all over the world.


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