Don Campbell (musician)

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Don Campbell
Origin London, England
Genres Reggae, lovers rock, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1980s–present
Labels Jet Star, VP

Don Campbell is a British reggae singer from north-west London, best known for his lovers rock records released since the mid-1990s.

Biography[edit]

Campbell was a member of Undivided Roots in the 1980s, before embarking on a solo career.[1] He released his first single in 1993 and immediately entered the British reggae charts.[2] His first three singles and debut album all topped the charts, and he received six awards at the 1994 British Reggae Industry Awards.[2] He then teamed up with General Saint and released a series of records, including a version of Neil Sedaka's "Oh! Carol", which was a minor UK Singles Chart hit, reaching number 54.[3] They followed this with "Save the Last Dance for Me", which was also a hit, reaching number 75, and "Stop That Train".[1][3] Their collaborations were collected together on the 1995 album Time on the Move.[1][2] He has recorded several albums since, recorded a version of the Bee Gees's "Islands in the Stream" with J. C. Lodge, and performed at the Bob Marley Day Festival in Long Beach, California in 2003.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • The Album (1994), Juggling
  • Time on the Move (1995), Copasetic - with General Saint
  • Rise Up (2001), Artists Only
  • Reggae Max (2001), Jet Star
  • Flex (2001), Angella
  • Any Day Now (2003), VP
  • Door No. 1 (2003), Jet Star

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mensah, Kennedy (1995) "U.K. Pair Are 'On The Move'", Billboard, 22 April 1995, p. 64, retrieved 19 September 2009
  2. ^ a b c Larkin, Colin (1998) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9, p. 50
  3. ^ a b General Saint featuring Don Campbell, ChartStats
  4. ^ Jackson, Kevin (2003) "J'can stars, British crew shine brightly at Bob Marley Day Festival[permanent dead link]", Jamaica Observer, 18 February 2003, retrieved 19 September 2009