Donald Kinsey

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Donald Kinsey
Donald Kinsey in 2014, during a concert at Le Montmartre in Brussels, Belgium.
Donald Kinsey in 2014, during a concert at Le Montmartre in Brussels, Belgium.
Background information
Born (1953-05-12) May 12, 1953 (age 70)
Gary, Indiana, United States
GenresBlues, blues rock, reggae
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, singer
Instrument(s)Guitar, vocals

Donald Kinsey (born May 12, 1953 in Gary, Indiana, United States) is an American guitarist and singer, best known as a member of the Word Sound and Power Band, the reggae backing group for Peter Tosh.

Kinsey is one of three sons of the late Chicago blues performer, Big Daddy Kinsey. He is a member of the Kinsey Report, which he formed in 1984 with his brothers, Ralph Kinsey and Kenneth Kinsey, and Ron Prince. Previously he toured and recorded with Albert King, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and the Wailers and Roy Buchanan.[1][2]


With Albert King[edit]

Live At The Fabulous Forum 1972

Blues At Sunset

Blues At Sunrise

I Wanna Get Funky

Funky London/Live At Wattstax

White Lightning[edit]

White Lightning[3]

With Bob Marley[edit]

Rastaman Vibration

Live At The Roxy

With Burning Spear[edit]

Dry & Heavy

Marcus' Children

With Peter Tosh[edit]

Bush Doctor

Equal Rights

Legalize It

Mama Africa

Captured Live[4]

Live & Dangerous[5]

Live At The One Love Peace Concert[6]

Live At The Jamaican World Music Festival[7]

With Chosen Ones[edit]

Reggae The Night Away 12"[8]

Song For Bob 12"[9]

With Heavy Manners[edit]

Heavier Than Now[10]

With Betty Wright[edit]

Wright Back At You[11]

With Roy Buchanan[edit]

Dancing On The Edge

Hot Wires

With Big Daddy Kinsey[edit]

Bad Situation

Can't Let Go

I Am The Blues

Ramblin' Man

With The Kinsey Report[edit]

Edge Of The City

Midnight Drive


Crossing Bridges

Smoke & Steel

Standing (I'll Be)


With Denroy Morgan[edit]


With Morgan Heritage[edit]

Full Circle[15]


Jah Is Calling/Jah Children[16]

Sweet Emotion[17]


  1. ^ "Donald Kinsey Discography". 1953-05-12. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  2. ^ "Donald Kinsey". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  3. ^ Busta Cherry Jones & Donald Kinsey, White Lightnin', retrieved 2021-10-06
  4. ^ Peter Tosh – Complete Captured Live (2002, CD), retrieved 2021-10-06
  5. ^ Peter Tosh – Live & Dangerous: Boston 1976 (2001, CD), retrieved 2021-10-06
  6. ^ Peter Tosh – Live At The One Love Peace Concert (2000, CD), retrieved 2021-10-06
  7. ^ Peter Tosh – Live At The Jamaica World Music Festival Mobay '82 (2002, CD), retrieved 2021-10-06
  8. ^ Don Kinsey And The Chosen Ones – Reggae The Night Away (1981, Vinyl), retrieved 2021-10-06
  9. ^ Don Kinsey Featuring The Chosen Ones – Song For Bob (Vinyl), retrieved 2021-10-06
  10. ^ Heavier Than Now - Heavy Manners | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-10-06
  11. ^ Betty Wright – Wright Back At You (1983, Vinyl), retrieved 2021-10-06
  12. ^ "The Kinsey Report". Discogs. Retrieved 2021-10-06.
  13. ^ Denroy Morgan – Salvation (1998, CD), retrieved 2021-10-06
  14. ^ Salvation - Denroy Morgan | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-10-06
  15. ^ Full Circle - Morgan Heritage | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-10-06
  16. ^ Reggae Dance Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-10-06
  17. ^ Sweet Emotion / Songs Of Aerosmith (Blues On Fire) (2001, CD), retrieved 2021-10-06

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