Dillinger | Artist

Dillinger | Artist

Tags: Era_1970s, Genre_Reggae, Origin_Jamaica, Type_Artist

Lester Bullock aka Dillinger is a Jamaican reggae artist born 1953 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was part of the second wave of deejay toasters who rose to prominence during the mid-1970s. As a young man Dillinger would hang around Dennis Alcapone's El Paso sound system where he eventually landed a deejay gig in 1971. Under the influence of toasters Big Youth, U Roy and Dennis Alcapone, Dillinger came to the attention of Lee Scratch Perry who produced his first recording session. "Dub Organizer" was released as a single followed by several other Perry-produced singles, but with limited success. In 1974, he recorded "Freshly" for Yabby You, which brought him his first hit, and 1975 saw another hit with "Brace a Boy" for Augustus Pablo. His excellent first album Ready Natty Dreadie was produced by Coxsone Dodd. Following this CB200 produced by Joseph Hoo Kim contained the song "Cocaine in My Brain" which became a huge international hit for Dillinger. He has continued to record and perform into the 21st century, and has toured internationally with Trinity, Ranking Joe and Yellowman. Standout albums include Ready Natty Dreadie, CB200, Top Ranking Dillinger and Cornbread.

Artist Website: wikipedia/Dillinger_(musician)

Featured Albums: Dillinger

Related Artists: Lee Scratch Perry

Listen on Apple Music

Share this Page