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Born: Aug 25, 1958
Kingston,Jamaica
Died: April 11, 2005


Junior ‘Jooks’ Delgado born Oscar Hibbert began singing in his teens as Junior Hibbert, with the vocal group
Time Unlimited. In 1975, Delgado decided to pursue a solo career and changed his name to Junior Delgado. Delgado was his long-time nickname, taken from the Spanish word for skinny. His debut album ‘Taste of the Young Heart’ (1978) showcased his “raw
moan” vocal style. In a 30-year career, Delgado recorded with the likes of Lee Perry, Sly and Robbie and Dennis Brown, Prince Jammy, Joe Gibbs, Augustus
Pablo and Earl Chinna Smith. Famed for his roots style, his most successful
songs included Raggamuffin Year and Fort Augustus. Throughout the early 1990s Delgado spent most of his time between recording and touring Britain where he had a strong fan base. He
died of natural causes in his sleep on 11th April 2005 at his home in London

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