Lone Ranger (musician)

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Lone Ranger
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Lone Ranger in concert in Chartres (France) on October 21, 2006
Background information
Birth name Anthony Alphanso Waldron
Genres Reggae, dancehall
Years active late 1970s - mid-1980s, late 1990s-present

Lone Ranger (born Anthony Alphanso Waldron) is a Jamaican reggae deejay who recorded nine albums between the late 1970s and mid-1980s.

Biography[edit]

Waldron spent much of his youth in the United Kingdom and began his recording career with Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One label.[1] He initially worked as a duo with Welton Irie, but soon began recording solo, having a big hit in Jamaica with "Love Bump".[1] He also worked on the Virgo Sound sound system. He had a number one UK reggae chart album in 1980 with Barnabus Collins.[1] He is regarded as one of the most lyrically inventive deejays of his era, and was a major influence on British deejays of the early 1980s.[1] He relocated to the United States in the mid-1980s, but returned to Jamaica in 1998, and began performing on sound systems once again.[2]

Albums[edit]

  • On The Other Side Of Dub (1977) Studio One (reissued (1991 & 2007) Heartbeat
  • Barnabas In Collins Wood (aka Barnabas Collins) (1979) GG's
  • Rosemarie (1981) Black Joy (UK indie #29)[3]
  • Badda Dan Dem (1982) Studio One
  • Hi-Yo, Silver, Away! (1982) Greensleeves (UK indie #19)[3]
  • M 16 (1982) Hitbound/J&L
  • Dee Jay Daddy (1984) Techniques
  • Learn To Drive (1985) Bebo's
  • Top Of The Class (2002) Studio One
  • Kulchaklash (2005) T.I.M.E.C. (with Grant Phabao)
  • Sweet Talking (2010) T.I.M.E.C./Colored-Inc. (with Grant Phabao)
Compilations
  • Collections (1994) Grapevine
  • Rosemarie Meet DJ Daddy (2005) Techniques
  • Dub Salvador (2006) T.I.M.E.C./Paris DJs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Larkin, Colin (1998) "The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae", Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9
  2. ^ Barrow, Steve & Dalton, Peter (1999) "Reggae: 100 Essential CDs", Rough Guides, ISBN 1-85828-567-4
  3. ^ a b Lazell, Barry (1997) Indie Hits 1980-1989, Cherry Red Books, ISBN 0-9517206-9-4

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