Jimmy Riley Biography
He joined The Uniques when Slim Smith decided to disband Techniques. But after a brief run of hits Smith decided to go solo and Riley decamped to New York.
He was persuaded to return to Jamaica in 1981 by Sly & Robbie with whom he made the classic "Rhydim Driven" album and had his biggest hit "Love & Devotion". This was followed by many other hits in the 80s before the advent of digital ragga ended the popularity of his style of vocal anthems
After a brief spell with The Wailers in the late 80s Riley moved to Miami, opening a reggae shop, but in the 90s moved back to Jamaica starting his own Love Promotions label and appearing regularly on the reggae festival circuit
Father of Tarrus Riley.