Photography – Morgan. Producer – Jimmy Riley. Produced by Burning Sounds Ltd. Back cover adds the attribute "Explosive" to the title. Showcase (LP, Album).
Showcase (LP, Album). BSRLP 991. Jimmy Riley. Showcase (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180).
Showcase & Majority Rule (CD). 2. Clean Up The Streets. 3. Come To Me. 4. A You (aka Long Distance Love Affair). 5. Don't Leave Me This Way. 6. Tell The Youths The Truth. 8. Somebody Told Me. 9. I'm Yours You're Mine.
Tarrus Riley and Jimmy Riley photographed in Hollywood, Fla. Veteran singer Jimmy Riley, whose career spanned six decades of popular Jamaican music, passed away last week (Mar. 23) in New York, where he was undergoing treatment for cancer. Riley’s greatest commercial success arrived some time later, in the early '80s, alongside the internationally renowned drum and bass production duo Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. Sly and Robbie produced Riley’s first No. 1 hit in Jamaica, Love and Devotion," which reached the British pop charts in 1982. Riley released the final album of his career, Contradiction in 2013 for Queens-based indie and VP Records’ subsidiary VPAL (VP Associated Label Group). Donovan Williams, director of VPAL, remembers Jimmy as always pleasant, full of rhymes and laughter, and very involved in all aspects of the album.
Jimmy Riley (real name James Norman Riley) was born in Jonestown on 22 May 1954, but grew up in Kingston’s Waterhouse district and attended Kingston Senior School along with Slim Smith. When Smith had success in The Techniques, Riley hung around with the group hoping to join, but was limited to carrying things for them and helping out with harmonies. Riley’s son Tarrus followed him into music and his success gave a boost to Jimmy’s career. Jimmy Riley’s album release in 2008, Sly & Robbie Presents Jimmy Riley: Pull Up Selector saw him again working with Sly & Robbie, and features Tarrus Riley on the title track, which was also released as a single in 2008. In 2011 Black Scorpio released the album Loving You, which in September 2013 was followed by the album Contradiction, featuring guest appearances from his son Tarrus, Sizzla, and Fantan Mojah.