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Jah Stone

Band, *1953 JM
A.k.a. Gladstone Fisher

b. Gladstone Fisher, c.1953, Jamaica, West Indies. After working as a DJ on a variety of sound systems, Fisher recorded as Jah Stone with Bim Sherman. In 1977 Sherman inaugurated his own Scorpio label and due to financial restraints, was forced to employ Jah Stone to deliver two separate chants over the same rhythm track. The association with Sherman led to the dancehall favourites ‘Fat Ting’ and ‘Burning’. His notoriety led to work with producer Alvin ‘GG’ Ranglin, who featured the DJ in combination with Freddie McKay on his remake of ‘Picture On The Wall’ and the solo hit ‘Ten Ton Woman’. He was also employed on the Sonia Pottinger production of ‘Baby Love’ by the reactivated vocal group the Sensations. In 1978 Jah Stone recorded for Doctor Alimantado, the sessions producing the assertive ‘Militant Dread’. In 1979 Jah Stone recorded in session with Winston Jarrett of the Righteous Flames, resulting in the release of ‘War’ and ‘Kaya’, both of which were later featured on The Messiah. Notable album tracks included the admonishing ‘Sergeant Black’, the bizarre ‘Kung Fu Ballet’ and the chauvinistic ‘Irie Lickle Filly’. Sadly, the album signalled his swan song, and in spite of this and his work with a number of Jamaican producers, Jah Stone is usually only recalled as the DJ who recorded with Bim Sherman. The 1997 release of a Freddie McKay compilation featuring Jah Stone demonstrated the latter’s versatility and rekindled interest in the DJ’s work.

PortraitSly Dunbar
dr *1952 JM
PortraitRobbie Shakespeare
b *1953 JM
PortraitTommy McCook
ts, sax 1927-1998 JM
PortraitGladstone Anderson
p, key 1934-2015 JM
PortraitAnsel Collins
org, key *1949 JM
PortraitWinston Jarrett
voc, perc *1940 JM
PortraitBobby Ellis
tr *1932 JM
PortraitBernard "Touter" Harvey
p, org JM
PortraitHerman Marquis
sax, as JM
PortraitNoel "Scully" Simms
perc, cng *1935 JM
PortraitUziah "Sticky" Thompson
perc JM
PortraitBertram "Ranchie" McLean
perc, dr JM
Tony Shabazz
Love Brothers United

Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Pink Eye DiseaseJah Stone1982Album
The African ContinentJah Stone1982Single
The GeneralJah Stone1980Album
Wah Go Home / Golden JubileeJah Stone1980Single
A Militant DreadJah Stone1978Single
The MessiahJah Stone1978Album
War / Born To Be LoveWinston Jarrett & The Righteous Flames & Jah Stone1978Album
Picture On The Wall / RendezvousFreddie McKay & Jah Stone1977Album
Ten Ton WomanJah Stone1977Single
Fat ThingJah Stone1977Single
Ten Ton WomanJah Stone1977Single
3rd And 4th GenerationJah Stone1975Single
Riding High / G. T. 185 / Mercy, Mercy, MercyThe Paragons, Jah Stone, Tommy McCook & The SupersonicsAlbum
Danger To Danger / Danger ZoneJah Stone, Jah StitchSingle
Danger To DangerJah StoneSingle
Danger Zone / Danger To DangerErrol "Flabba" Holt / Jah StoneSingle
Baby Love/Westmoreland Flood / Original Travelling ManThe Sensations / The Supersonics / Jah Stone / The TechniquesAlbum
Easy Squeeze / I're Little FillyJah Stone And The Righteous FlamesSingle
Take I Outa CaptiveJah StoneSingle
My Boy Lolipop & Kojak DubBarbara Jones, Jah StoneAlbum
Burning SunJah StoneSingle
Irey Little Filly / Evil Doers Must Fade AwayWinston Jarrett & Jah Stone & Sister Charm / Jah Moore & Bishop AllisonAlbum
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