Leroy Smart Biography

Leroy Smart (born 1952, Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae singer and producer. Smart recorded his first single, "It Pains Me" in 1969. In 1970 he recorded "Ethiopia" for Joe Gibbs, and the first version of one of his most famous songs, "Pride & Ambition", with producer Gussie Clarke. His breakthrough would come in 1973 with "Mother Liza", produced by Jimmy Radway, which topped the local singles chart. He began producing himself in 1977. Smart has continued recording and remains popular, with over 35 albums to his name. Smart appeared in the film "Rockers" along with contemporaries such as Gregory Isaacs and Jacob Miller.

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