Big Youth Net Worth, Biography, Age, Weight, Height


Big Youth Net Worth

Manley Augustus Buchanan makes how much a year? For this question we spent 14 hours on research (Wikipedia, Youtube, we read books in libraries, etc) to review the post.

The main source of income: Musicians
Total Net Worth at the moment 2024 year – is about $197,4 Million.



Manley Augustus Buchanan information Birth date: April 19, 1949 Birth place: Kingston, Jamaica Profession:Soundtrack, Actor Movies:Vintage Reggae Bash

Height, Weight

:How tall is Big Youth – 1,64m.
How much weight is Big Youth – 73kg


Big Youth Net Worth
Big Youth Net Worth
Big Youth Net Worth
Big Youth Net Worth


Biography,Early careerBefore beginning his musical career, Buchanan worked as a diesel mechanic at Kingstons Sheraton Hotel, where he would develop his toasting skills while he worked, and was nicknamed Big Youth by his co-workers. He started to perform at dances, initially influenced by U-Roy, and became a regular with Lord Tippertones sound system by 1970, becoming the resident deejay, and attracting the attention of Kingstons record producers. His early singles for producers such as Jimmy Radway (The Best Big Youth), Lee Perry (Moving Version) and Phil Pratt (Tell It Black) were artistically and commercially unsuccessful.1970s peakBy 1972 he had begun working with Augustus Gussie Clarke, a teenage producer whose rhythms and singers were more in tune with the vibes on the streets of Kingston, and The Killer (on a version of Horace Andys Skylarking rhythm) became his first major Jamaican hit, soon followed by Tippertone Rocking. Following this, he released the hugely successful S-90 Skank, featuring a motorbike being revved in the studio, for Keith Hudsons Imbidmts label, versioning the producers own We Will Work It Out. This became his first Jamaican number one hit, and also featured in a television advert for the Honda motorcycle that inspired it. The first album to feature his vocals, Chi Chi Run was produced by Prince Buster in 1972. Distinctive musically, his half-sung style contrasting with his contemporaries, he was also visually distinctive, with his teeth inlaid with red, gold, and green jewels.In 1973 he released his first album entitled Screaming Target, produced by Gussie Clarke. The album is still considered as a classic of its genre, featuring rhythms from well-known hits by Gregory Isaacs, Leroy Smart, and Lloyd Parks, among others. Around this time, he also notched up some achievements in the singles chart, having seven singles in the chart at one time, and having four singles remain in the top 20 for an entire year. Throughout 1974 and 1975 he continued to record for other producers, including Glen Brown (Dubble Attack), The Abyssinians (I Pray Thee/Dreader than Dread), Yabby You (Yabby Youth – later known as Lightning Flash (Weak Heart Drop)), Bunny Wailer (Bide/Black on Black) and Joe Gibbs (Medecine Doctor).His next LP, Dread Locks Dread, was released on Klik Records in 1975. Although ostensibly a Big Youth LP produced by Prince Tony Robinson, it in fact only featured six vocal tracks, two of which – Marcus Garvey Dread (originally Mosia Garvey on Jack Rubys Fox label) and Lightning Flash had been released as singles for other producers.By this time he had begun releasing his own self-produced recordings on the Negusa Nagast and Augustus Buchanan labels in Jamaica, sometimes buying rhythms from producers for whom he had worked, but latterly using his own musicians, usually the Soul Syndicate band. Many of his singles, such as Hot Stock, and Battle of the Giants (with U-Roy) were released on this imprint. His first self-produced LP was Reggae Phenomenon in 1974. His self-productions continued with Natty Cultural Dread in 1976, followed later that year by Hit the Road Jack. Having recorded only deejaying records initially, by now Big Youth was developing more confidence as a singer, while his vocal range was never the greatest, his singing sides continued to improve in musical quality, and began to become as common as his DJ tunes.[citation needed] This was helpful, as new young DJs such as Trinity and Clint Eastwood were appearing on the scene, and Big Youths chanting style was becoming less fashionable.He signed to Virgin Records Frontline label in 1977, his first release on the label being the Isaiah First Prophet of Old album, and he also appeared in the film Rockers. Virgin declined the chance to release his next three albums, however, and as the 1970s came to a close, Big Youths popularity took a dip. By the early 1980s, events had combined to make reggae much less successful than it had been five years earlier. The rising tide of violence had driven many musicians and producers to leave Jamaica for the UK and US, reggae had not broken through to widespread commercial success, and, in the wake of Bob Marleys death a lot of major labels either dropped their Jamaican artists or spent little on promoting them, and the music returned to its insular roots. Slackness (sexually explicit lyrics) became far more fashionable than cultural Rastafari movement, and teenagers looked more towards the United States for their heroes. While his records continued to find a market, tunes like Jah Jah Golden Jubilee, A Luta Continua and Chanting failed to capture the public imagination.1980s onwardsThe modern digital rhythms were far from suited to Big Youths style, and his forays into the studio became less frequent. His appearance at Reggae Sunsplash in 1982 (he would appear another four times between 1983 and 1996) was well received, but his success during the 1980s was limited. His career revived in 1990, with the Chanting single, produced by Winston Niney Holness, and Free South Africa on the protest album One Man One Vote.Yes, me come inna de music as Rasta, me a de original rastaman who enter it. –Big Youth, Italy, 2001In the 2000s Big Youth teamed up with modern dub producer Twilight Circus to record two notable singles Daniel in the Lions Den & What We Need Is Love, in a style hearkening to the sound of Youths vintage 70s classics.


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