setlists

March 30, 2007: Johnny Osbourne


Johnny Osbourne... He got his start working with the group the Sensations and cutting an album for Winston Riley. He also falls into what seems to be a trend with the artists I feature... early works at Studio One before branching out to works with a bunch of other producers.

One thing that sets Johnny Osbourne apart from most of the artists that I feature on my show is that much of his greatest work comes after the 70s had passed when he started working with producer Junjo Lawes. Along with his vocal versions there are many prime Scientist dubs to accompany his vocals. On this show I even (gasp) play Slent Teng for the first time in the history of my show. Osbourne really made his name in the early 80s dancehall period and voiced a lot of popular riddims. To showcase this, I do a nice run of riddims that Osbourne touched towards the end of the show. So, sit back, turn it up and check out the sounds of one Mr Johnny Osbourne.


SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Intro(none)
2Line UpJohnny OsbourneFirehouse RevolutionLine Up: Johnny Osbourne
3Prophecy (Version)Techniques All StarsRoots TechniquesPurify Your Heart: Johnny OsbourneWinston Riley
4Purify Your HeartJohnny OsbourneRoots TechniquesPurify Your Heart: Johnny OsbourneWinston Riley
5PurifyTechniquesTechniques In DubPurify Your Heart: Johnny OsbourneWinston Riley
6ProphecyJimmy RileyRoots TechniquesPurify Your Heart: Johnny OsbourneWinston Riley
7I'll Be AroundSparky BrownThe R&B BoxI'll Be Around: Spinners / Otis Gayle
8Ill Be AroundOtis GayleStudio One SoulI'll Be Around: Spinners / Otis GayleCoxsone Dodd
9I'll Be Around VersionSound DimensionStudio One Archives Vol. 01I'll Be Around: Spinners / Otis GayleCoxsone Dodd
10We Need LoveJohnny OsbourneTruth and RightsI'll Be Around: Spinners / Otis GayleCoxsone Dodd
11LuandaDub SpecialistAfrican Rub A DubI'll Be Around: Spinners / Otis GayleCoxsone Dodd
12The WarriorJohnny Osbourne & The SensationsAlpha Boys' School: Music In EducationThe Warrior: Johnny Osbourne & The SensationsWinston Riley
13Come Back DarlingJohnny OsbourneTrojan Jamaican Hits Box SetCome Back Darling: Johnny OsbourneHenry Junjo Lawes
14Come Back DarlingJohnny OsbourneStudio One Showcase Vol. 3Come Back Darling: Johnny OsbourneHenry Junjo Lawes
15Come Back DarlingJohnny OsbourneFally LoverCome Back Darling: Johnny OsbourneHenry Junjo Lawes
16Nyah ManJohnny OsbourneTrojan Roots Box SetNyah Man: Johnny Osbourne
17Nyah ManJohnny OsbourneSatta I [CDR]Nyah Man: Johnny Osbourne
18Nyah Man DubJohnny OsbourneSatta I [CDR]Nyah Man: Johnny Osbourne
19All I Have Is LoveJohnny OsbourneStudio One Discomixes Vol. 16All I Have Is Love: Johnny OsbourneCoxsone Dodd
20All I Have Is Love Version (Part 1)Sound DimensionStudio One Discomixes Vol. 16All I Have Is Love: Johnny OsbourneCoxsone Dodd
21PearlsAlton EllisThe Best Of Alton EllisPearls: Alton Ellis / Love Jah So: Johnny OsbourneCoxsone Dodd
22FlatsRoland AlphonsoBest Of Rolando AlphonsoPearls: Alton Ellis / Love Jah So: Johnny OsbourneCoxsone Dodd
23Love Jah SoJohnny OsbourneTruth and RightsPearls: Alton Ellis / Love Jah So: Johnny OsbourneCoxsone Dodd
24People A Watch MeJohnny OsbourneStudio One Archives Vol. 37People A Watch Me: Johnny OsbourneCoxsone Dodd
25HeavenlessDon DrummondStudio One ScorchersHeavenless: Don DrummondCoxsone Dodd
26MurdererJohnny OsbourneStudio One Archives Vol. 45Heavenless: Don DrummondCoxsone Dodd
27Keep On Coming At The DanceLone RangerStudio One Discomixes Vol. 04Heavenless: Don DrummondCoxsone Dodd
28UnityJohnny OsbourneStudio One Discomixes Vol. 16Heavenless: Don DrummondCoxsone Dodd
29Murderer VersionSound DimensionStudio One Singles Vol. 1Heavenless: Don DrummondCoxsone Dodd
30Keep On Coming At The Dance VersionLone RangerStudio One Discomixes Vol. 04Heavenless: Don DrummondCoxsone Dodd
3113 Dead, Nothing Said VersionJohnny Osbourne & AswadA Win Them13 Dead, Nothing Said: Johnny Osbourne & Aswad
3213 Dead, Nothing SaidJohnny Osbourne & AswadA Win Them13 Dead, Nothing Said: Johnny Osbourne & Aswad
33Night FallJohnny OsbourneSpeak The TruthNight Fall: Johnny Osbourne
34Nightfall DubbingJohnny OsbourneNightfall ShowcaseNight Fall: Johnny OsbourneLinval Thompson
35JahoviaJohnny OsbourneThe Crowning Of Prince JammyJahovia: Johnny OsbournePrince Jammy
36Jah Jah DubKing TubbyLaser RockJahovia: Johnny Osbourne
37Back Off RingcraftJohnny OsbourneNightfall ShowcaseBack Off: Johnny OsbourneLinval Thompson
38Ringcraft DubJohnny OsbourneNightfall ShowcaseBack Off: Johnny OsbourneLinval Thompson
39Back OffPapa TulloGreensleeves 12 Inch Singles Vol. 09Back Off : Johnny OsbourneLinval Thompson
40Fally RankingJohnny OsbourneThe Biggest Dancehall AnthemsFolly Ranking: Johnny Osbourne
41The FrontlineKing TubbyLaser RockFolly Ranking: Johnny Osbourne
42Babylon PolicyRoy RankingWe Nah Jester Pon The VibesFolly Ranking: Johnny Osbourne
43Fally Ranking 12" (dub @ 3:18)Johnny OsbourneMehmets Special Vol 2Folly Ranking: Johnny Osbourne
44Peaceful SomethingNaptali & U BrownWe Nah Jester Pon The VibesFolly Ranking: Johnny Osbourne
45Ice Cream LoveJohnny OsbourneThe Biggest Dancehall AnthemsIce Cream Love: Johnny OsbourneHenry Junjo Lawes
46Young LoverClint Eastwood & General SaintGreensleeves 12 Inch Singles Vol. 10Ice Cream Love: Johnny Osbourne
47Children ChildrenToyanHow The West Was WonIce Cream Love: Johnny OsbourneHenry Junjo Lawes
48Plague Of ZombiesScientistRids the World of the Curse of the Evil VampireHe Can Surely Turn The Tide: Johnny OsbourneHenry Junjo Lawes
49He Can Surely Turn The TideJohnny OsbourneFally LoverHe Can Surely Turn The Tide: Johnny OsbourneHenry Junjo Lawes
50Don't Fuss Nor FightBarrington LevyEnglishmanFar East: Barry Brown / Don't Fuss Nor Fight: Barrington LevyHenry Junjo Lawes
51Round 5ScientistBig ShowdownFar East: Barry Brown / Don't Fuss Nor Fight: Barrington LevyHenry Junjo Lawes
52Hit SongJohnny OsbourneLive GoodFar East: Barry Brown / Don't Fuss Nor Fight: Barrington Levy
53Love And HappinessClint EastwoodLove and HappinessFar East: Barry Brown / Don't Fuss Nor Fight: Barrington Levy
54Trenchtown School DubJohnny OsbourneGreensleeves 12 Inch Singles Vol. 06Far East: Barry Brown / Don't Fuss Nor Fight: Barrington Levy
55BaccaraJohnny OsbourneNever Stop FightingBaccara: Johnny OsbourneHenry Junjo Lawes
56Toyan On The GoToyanHow The West Was WonBaccara: Johnny OsbourneHenry Junjo Lawes
57Backra DubJohnny OsbourneFive Man Army 12 inchesBaccara: Johnny Osbourne
58Another One Bites The DustClint Eastwood & General SaintThe Biggest Dancehall AnthemsBaccara: Johnny Osbourne
59Jah PromiseJohnny OsbourneTruth and RightsJah Promise: Johnny Osbourne / Wiggles Diggles: Noel BaileyCoxsone Dodd
60Wiggles DigglesNoel BaileyStudio One Archives Vol. 16Jah Promise: Johnny Osbourne / Wiggles Diggles: Noel BaileyCoxsone Dodd
61Dont Break Your PromiseChosen FewStudio One SoulJah Promise: Johnny Osbourne / Wiggles Diggles: Noel BaileyCoxsone Dodd
62InflationJohnny OsbourneWarriorInflation: Johnny Osbourne
63Can't Leave JahJohnny OsbourneTrojan Dancehall Roots Box SetCan't Leave Jah: Johnny OsbournePrince Jammy
64Lend Me The SixteenJohnny OsbourneStudio One Archives Vol. 23Real Rock: Sound DimensionCoxsone Dodd
65Lend Me Your ChopperJohnny OsbourneAuralux Reggae ShowcaseReal Rock: Sound Dimension
66Sing Jah StyleeJohnny OsbourneTruth and RightsPlease Be True: Alexander Henry / Cornell Campbell / Suagr Minott / Leggo Violence:Johnny ClarkeCoxsone Dodd
67Can't Buy LoveJohnny OsbourneTruth and RightsSwing Easy / Spirit Of Umoja: Dennis Brown & Augustus PabloCoxsone Dodd
68Time A Run OutJohnny OsbourneStudio One Discomixes Vol. 03Hot Milk: Jackie MittooCoxsone Dodd
69Rub A Dub PartyJohnny OsbourneStudio One Archives Vol. 45Party Time: Heptones
70Under Mi Sleng Teng DubWayne SmithGreensleeves 12 Inch Singles Vol. 30Sleng Teng : Wayne Smith
71Budy ByeJohnny Osbourne600% Dynamite!Sleng Teng : Wayne Smith
72In The AreaJohnny OsbourneGreensleeves 12 Inch Singles Vol. 30Stalag
73In The Area DubJohnny OsbourneGreensleeves 12 Inch Singles Vol. 30Stalag
74Champion BubblerPad AnthonyGreensleeves 12 Inch Singles Vol. 26Stalag
75Champion BubblerTonto IrieGreensleeves 12 Inch Singles Vol. 26Stalag
76Rock And Come OnJohnny OsbourneMusical ChopperDrifter: Dennis WalksPrince Jammy
77Two Bad DaughterJohnny OsbourneFally LoverKingdom Rise Kingdom Fall: Wailing SoulsHenry Junjo Lawes
78Danger In Your EyesJohnny OsbourneHalf Moon: Glory, Dominion, Majesty, PowerDanger In Your Eyes: Paragons
79Kiss SomebodyJohnny OsbourneWell Charged Channel OneKiss Somebody: Johnny OsbourneLinval Thompson
80Kiss Kiss DubJohnny OsbourneNightfall ShowcaseKiss Somebody: Johnny OsbourneLinval Thompson
81Live RightJohnny OsbourneTrojan Dancehall Roots Box SetLive Right: Johnny OsbournePrince Jammy
82Ready Or NotJohnny Osbourne600% Dynamite!Ready Or Not: Johnny Osbourne
83Yo YoJohnny OsbourneArc Angel Killer Shots Vol 06Yo Yo: Johnny OsbourneHenry Junjo Lawes
84Rewind DubJohnny OsbourneGreensleeves 12 Inch Singles Vol. 28Rewind: Johnny Osbourne
85Foreign Mind DubFrankie PaulGreensleeves 12 Inch Singles Vol. 28Rewind: Johnny Osbourne
86Love Of Music DubJohnny OsbourneWin And LoseLove Of Music: Johnny Osbourne
87MushroomJohnny OsbourneFally Lover~Love Me ForeverHenry Junjo Lawes