Lymie

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... read moreb. Paul Murray, Manchester, Jamaica, West Indies. Murray was raised in the town of Royal Flat where his mother was a deaconess in the church and influenced his earliest musical aspirations. His pseudonym was adopted after an incident during his schooldays when he and a few colleagues decided to help...

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Only Conversation
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La La Means
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Calling
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Jah Fire
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Love Overdue
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Biography

Active: 2000s

b. Paul Murray, Manchester, Jamaica, West Indies. Murray was raised in the town of Royal Flat where his mother was a deaconess in the church and influenced his earliest musical aspirations. His pseudonym was adopted after an incident during his schooldays when he and a few colleagues decided to help themselves to fruit from a neighbouring orchard. The incursion was thwarted and when asked his name Murray falsely identified himself as Lymon, which later became Lymie. In the late 80s he enrolled in a local college where he graduated with certificates in accounting and business management. In 1990, his qualifications resulted in a career with the Ministry Of Finance in Kingston. While he pursued a career in government he was stimulated by the music scene in the Jamaican capital and concurrently initiated his musical career. His brother, who had been singing backing vocals for Beres Hammond, encouraged him. An encounter with producer Desmond Lawson resulted in Lymie’s vinyl debut, ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head’. While working with the producer Lymie recorded an album worth of material, but Lawson opted out of releasing the remaining tracks. Lymie continued to pursue his career in music and from 1994-97 played in the Skool band. The group toured as part of the Reggae Sunsplash world tour playing in the USA, Canada, Europe, South America and the Far East. In the late 90s the singer pursued a solo career encouraged by Freddie McGregor who released a series of hits through his Big Ship label. McGregor had recruited Lymie as a backing vocalist alongside his daughter Yeshemabeth for ‘Reggae Ska’. The hit song led to the release of Big Ship Ole Fung Reggae Ska, that featured Lymie on his international debut. His session work led to the release of his early hits such as, ‘Jah I Wanna Be With You Now’ and a duet with Zoe Fox, ‘Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing’. Lymie released the critically acclaimed Start All Over in 2001, although much of the media attention concentrated on McGregor’s personal endorsement.~ Rovi