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Chaka Demus & Pliers


Rough-voiced deejay Chaka Demus (given birth to John Taylor in Kingston, Jamaica in August, 1963) and smooth-toned vocalist Pliers (given birth to Everton Bonner in Rockhall Hillsides, Jamaica about April 4, 1963) attended together to generate probably one of the most effective duos in the annals of Jamaican music. The very first Jamaican act to put three consecutive singles in the very best Five from the English music graphs, Chaka Demus & Pliers possess continued to create their presence experienced. Based on reggae website Actual Groove, Chaka Demus & Pliers are “sexy, soulful and poppy plenty of to become saleable to U.S. R&B blandoids but still tuff plenty of to improve gunshots and shouts of “Murder” back the Kingston dancehalls. Both Chaka Demus & Pliers experienced established effective solo careers ahead of combining their attempts. Demus, who was raised within the Waterhouse area of Kingston, released his career like a deejay for the Origins Majestic audio system. Although he produced his documenting debut using the Ruler Jammy-produced solitary “BOOST YOUR Understanding,” his 1st strike arrived in 1986 when he documented “One Scotch” being a duet with Admiral Bailey. His following strikes included “MANY PEOPLE REALLY LIKE Chaka,” a duet with Yellowman, “TAKE IT if you ask me,” a duet with deejay/vocalist Scottie, and “MANY PEOPLE REALLY LIKE Chaka” and “Chaka on the road,” which he documented single. Pliers, who caused such manufacturers as Ruler Jammy, Winston Riley, Ruler Tubby, Dark Scorpio, and Coxsone Dodd, documented such solo strikes as “Snake within the Lawn” and “Bam Bam,” a hip-hop reworking of the Toots & the Maytals tune. Within a 1998 interview, Demus recalled his preliminary a reaction to hearing Pliers. “The person has a special melody tone of voice, ” he stated. “Any moment I paid attention to him and paid attention to myself, I understood I possibly could mesh with him.” After collaborating to record “Gal Wines” for manufacturer Ossie Hibbert, “Brenda,” for manufacturer Rank Joe, and “Tough THIS SEASON” for manufacturer Blackbeard, Chaka Demus & Pliers acquired their first main strike, “Murder She Wrote,” made by Sly & Robbie, which Pliers acquired previously recorded being a soloist. Their following one, “Tease Me,” continued to be in the British isles TOP for 90 days, reaching the number 3 slot, and marketed a lot more than 300,000 copies. “She DON’T ALLOW No one,” a cover of the Curtis Mayfield tune, and “Twist and Shout,” a remake from the Isley Brothers and Beatles strike, recorded with Jack port Radics and Sly & Robbie’s Taxi cab Gang, adopted “Tease Me” in to the English Best Five. The duo’s debut recording, Tease Me, released in January 1994, included their 1st six singles and a fresh edition of George Clinton’s anthem “One Country Under Groove.” Their second recording, She DON’T ALLOW No one, released in 1995, reached number 4 on the English album charts. FOR EACH AND EVERY Kinda Person, their third recording, adopted in 1996. After a protracted period from the studio room, the duo came back in 2001 with Help Them Lord, released on RAS. Problems and Battle (2003), Back Contrary to the Wall structure (2005), therefore Proud (2008) had been issued on a number of labels, as the duo continuing to tour and perform at celebrations.

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Full Name Chaka Demus & Pliers
Music Songs Murder She Wrote, Twist and Shout, Tease Me, Gal Wine, She Don't Let Nobody, Bam Bam, I Wanna Be Your Man, Nuh Betta Nuh Deh, Help Them Lord, Every Kinda People, What's the Move, One Nation Under A Groove, Let's Make It Tonight, Love You Like Crazy, Sunshine Day, Pitta Patta, Boom Smilin', Murder She Wrote Mega Mix, War a Gwaan, Back Against The Wall, Winning Machine, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Bogle Dance, When I Get Your Love, Bad Mind, Bounce It, A Nuh Me, I'LL BE MISSING YOU, She Gives Me Loving, Love On The Carpet, Witness Stand, Yu Send Come Call Me
Albums Gal Wine Wine Wine, 'ruff This Year', For Every Kinda People, Back Off The Wall, Back Against the Wall, Trouble And War, Unstoppable 1986 - 1992, Ragga Roots and Rarities, Bad Mind, Tease Me, Ultimate Collection, The Best Of Reggae, Finest Platinum Reggae: The Very Best of Chaka Demus & Pliers, So Proud, Run The City, Black Label Reggae-Chaka Demus & Pliers-Vol. 8, Gold, Dangerous

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1 Some sources says he was born on 1st November 1965.
2 DJ whose professional name was devised as a tribute to Nicodemus (Nick Stewart)



Waterloo Road 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "Bam Bam"
Ali G Indahouse 2002 as Taylor, "TEASE ME" / performer: "TEASE ME"
Save the Last Dance 2001 as John Christopher Taylor, "Murder She Wrote" / performer: "Murder She Wrote"
The Reggae Movie 1995 Documentary performer: "Tease Me"
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series 1 episode
Poetic Justice 1993 performer: "I Wanna Be Your Man" / writer: "I Wanna Be Your Man" - as John Taylor
Scam 1993 TV Movie performer: "MURDER SHE WROTE"



Reggae Sumfest '95 1995 TV Series Himself
The Reggae Movie 1995 Documentary Himself
The Word 1993 TV Series Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1993 TV Series

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Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s 2014 TV Movie Himself (as Chaka Demus & Pliers)
Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music 2002 TV Series documentary Himself

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