Jah Itagaki's REGGAE LIFE
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Devon Russell

(b. unknown -- d. June 18, 1997)

In his earlier times, Russell took a part of the vocal group Tartans with Prince Lincoln Thompson, Linbergh 'Preps' Lewis and Cedric Myton. Subsequently, he made his solo successes with his sweet warm tone, and he did his stint as lead singer for Cultural Roots in U.K. Russell died of brain tumor on June 18, 1997.

ALBUMS

Darker Than Blue
Label: House Of Reggae -- #26222 (CD)
Year: 1996
Tracks: Love To The People / Wild And Free / We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue / Move On Up / I Gotta Keep Moving / Never Too Much Love / The Makings Of You / Give Me Your Love / Choice Of Colors / Makings Of Version
Notes: This album is a tribute to Curtis Mayfield.
Darker Than Blue
Label: House Of Reggae -- #2622 (CD) / Roots Records
Year: 1996
Tracks: Keep On Moving / Move On Up / I'm Still Waiting
Notes: This album is a tribute to Curtis Mayfield.
Sings Roots Classics
Label: Zion Records / Universal Egg -- WWLP2, WWCD2 with extra tracks
Year: 1993
Roots Music
Label: Studio One -- PSO LP 1000
Producer: C.S. Dodd
Year: 1982
See also Juha's Studio 1 Albums page
Bible & The Gun
Label: Sweet Music
Notes: Bible & The Gun is solid roots music, the title track being a major single a few years ago.
Prison Life
Label: Tamoki Wambesi -- #1008
Home Bound Train
Label: P-Vine -- Special AC-8004
Jah Home Bound Train
out of knowledge
Nancy And Pirate
out of knowledge
Cloak And Dagger
out of knowledge

-- As lead singer for Cultural Roots --

Money, Sex And Violence - Devon Russell And The Cultural Roots
Label: RUNN Records -- RN0010 (CD)
Producer: Devon Russell & Cultural Roots
Notes: Musical backing by The Firehouse Crew.

SINGLES

My Woman's Love (Curtis Mayfield)
Label: Studio One -- no number
Producer: C. Dodd
Roots Natty Roots
Label: Studio One
Thanks & Praise
Label: Studio One
Story Of The Drum
Label: Rads
Race Track Riot -- Devon Russell / A. Bailey
Label: Third World -- TW06
Sometime -- Devon Russell & Nina Soul
Label: Dove
Notes: Backed by Roots Radics.
Jah Holds The Key -- Devon Russell & Zion Train
out of knowledge

OTHER APPEARANCES (ON COMPILATIONS)

Reggae Vibes
Year: 1997
out of knowledge
Totally Wired In Dub
Label: Acid Jazz -- DUBID CD 5 (Distributed by Hollywood Records #68043)
Year: 1996
Includes: Social Living -- Madrak featuring Devon Russell (Produced by Madrak)
Grooving At Studio One
Label: Heartbeat -- CD HB 204
Year: 1996
Compilation producers: C.S. Dodd, Chris Wilson
Recorded at: Jamaica Recording and Publishing Co Ltd., Kingston, Jamaica
Includes: Out Of Love (Smith, Dodd)
See also Juha's Studio 1 Albums page
Groovy Situation Vol.1
Label: Seven Leaves Records -- SLLP013, SLCD013 (Distributed by Roots Records)
Year: 1993
Compilation Producer: C. Owens
Includes: Happy Birthday with Sugar Minott (Produced by D. Russell & S. Minott)
Three the Hard Way -- Devon Russell, Willie Williams, Nitty Gritty
Label: Uptempo -- UPTCD 020
Producer: Steven King & Devon Rusell
Includes: Poor Mans Prayer
Centenary II
Label: Surr Zema Music -- SZLP004
Includes: Nuclear Danger
High Times All Star Explosion
Label: ATL 8312