Born: oct 2,1954
From the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, the name Linval Thompson and the Thompson Sounds moniker had serious currency in the world of Jamaican reggae. In addition to his reputation as
a vocalist on over a dozen albums, Thompson was the producer of over 40
albums and hundreds of singles by artists including Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor, Barrington Levy, Eek-A-Mouse, Gregory Isaacs, The Wailing Souls, Triston Palma, Cornell Campbell, Johnny Osbourne, The Viceroys, Sugar Minott, Trinity and many more. As a singer Linval Thompson may be best known for his song ‘I Love Marijuana’.
An examination of his work makes the case that Thompson’s contribution to reggae was essential during the music’s golden era.