Henry "Junjo" Lawes

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Henry "Junjo" Lawes
OriginKingston, Jamaica
Died13 June 1999 (aged 39)

Henry "Junjo" Lawes (1960 in Kingston, Jamaica – 13 June 1999 in London, England) was a highly influential[1] Jamaican record producer.


Born in the Waterhouse district of Kingston, Jamaica, Lawes began working as a producer in the late 1970s.[2] He worked with many reggae, dancehall and dub artists such as Linval Thompson, Scientist, Toyan, Barrington Levy, Don Carlos, Frankie Paul and most importantly with Yellowman, all for his record label Volcano, which spawned a highly popular sound system of the same name.[2] He used the Roots Radics as his regular studio band.[2]

Lawes served a prison term in the United States after being convicted of drug-related charges in the mid-1980s.[2]

He later worked with Beenie Man and Ninjaman.

On 14 June 1999, he was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Harlesden, northwest London.[1][3] The case remains unsolved.

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  1. ^ a b "Guardian Newspaper Obituary Notice" by David Katz. Published: Tuesday 20 July 1999. Retrieved 2 March 2013
  2. ^ a b c d Campbell, Howard (2012) "Unsung: The law according to Junjo", Jamaica Observer, 2 November 2012, retrieved 10 November 2012
  3. ^ "Singing the jailhouse rock", Jamaica Observer, 25 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012

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