Anthony B

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Draped in the rich colours of African cloth, his trademark staff in hand, and his dreadlocks wrapped regally on his head, Anthony B embodies all that it is spiritual and proactive about Reggae music. This artiste has been steadfast in his mission to represent the poor and oppressed, using sharp lyrics to confront political injustices and bring the issues of the people to the forefront. In the process, he has raised the quality of performance standards and lyrical content for the industry, through the release of 13 albums, over 1000 singles and appearances on over 100 albums in the last 14 years.  
Anthony B's musical journey started in the church, back when he was still called Keith Anthony Blair in Clark's Town, Trelawney. In this part of rural Jamaica, Anthony B was immersed in the thunderous chants and rhythms of Revivalism and the Seventh Day Adventist church where he honed his soon-to-be signature vocals. In his formative years, the artiste also cleaved to the music of Otis Redding and the incomparable Peter Tosh.
In 1992, Anthony B left his home-town and set out to make his fateful mark on Kingston's music scene. He rebuked the trend of girl and gun lyrics popular at that time and remained faithful to words of spiritual consciousness and social conviction. He started working with singer Little Devon, who introduced him to Richard "Bell" Bello, of Star Trail Records, producer for Garnet Silk and Everton Blender. Bell saw the talent of the youngster and shared his commitment to conscious music. The partnership produced a slew of records and releases, such as "Repentance time", "Fire pon Rome", "One Thing", "A De Man", "Rumour" and "Raid di Barn". Anthony B followed up with critically acclaimed albums such as " Real Revolutionary", "Universal Struggle", "7 Seals", "Black Star" and "Untouchable". He also struck out on his own to start his own label, Born Fire Records in 2002. He produced 3 albums independently; Street Knowledge, That's Life and Life Over Death. In addition he released two collaboration albums "Too Strong" with Sizzla and "Three Wise Men" with Sizzla and Luciano.
Anthony B's lyrical genius and his captivating, energetic performance style have caused him to be heavily requested for performances in the Caribbean, North America, Europe and Africa. Anthony B personally rates his performance in 1999 at the Montrose Jazz Festival as a monumental event in his career. In 2003 and 2004, he was given a King's welcome in Gambia and Senegal. In 2004, he sold out shows in Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, France, Italy and Germany; closing for such greats as Israel Vibration and Burning Spear. He also opened up new regions for reggae music through his performances in New Dehli, India, Czech Republic, Iceland, Argentina, Venezuela and on France's Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean.
His heavy touring schedule has not slowed Anthony B's stream of releases. Over the years, he has collaborated with Bone Crusher, Akon, Wyclef Jean, Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Martina, an on his latest album, Toots.
Anthony B's rich vocals and audacious lyrics carry a depth and substance which is rare in the industry. Internationally, his fan-base has grown because he speaks about the universal concerns of suffering and salvation. "The greatest thing about reggae music is that it's about concepts and ideas," says the artiste, "you are speaking to people on issues they live and can relate to."
Anthony B's latest hit singles include "Sleeping In the Rain", "Satisfaction", "Bad From Long Time", and "Teaser" and come from his highly-anticipated 13th album, "Life Over Death". In January 2009, Anthony is set to release yet another album with Greensleeves Records. The album, "Rise" produced by Frenchy Maximum Sound, continues Anthony's legacy as he proves himself to be one of Reggae's most prolific and engaging artistes, an electrifying performer whose music grips the public social conscience.
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:: Discography
1996 Fire Pon Rome [Buy on Amazon]
1996 So Many Things [Buy on Amazon]
1997 Please Use Kpcrcd0631 [Buy on Amazon]
1998 Real Revolutionary [Buy on Amazon]
2000 7 Never Bow Down Low [Buy on Amazon]
2001 7 Seals [Buy on Amazon]
2001 More Love [Buy on Amazon]
2001 Nazarene Vow [Buy on Amazon]
2001 That'S Life [Buy on Amazon]
2002 Universal Struggle [Buy on Amazon]
2003 Champaign [Buy on Amazon]
2003 Good Life [Buy on Amazon]
2003 Jet Star Reggae Max [Buy on Amazon]
2003 Meets Anthony B [Buy on Amazon]
2003 Smoke Free [Buy on Amazon]
2003 Smoke Free [Buy on Amazon]
2003 Street Knowledge [Buy on Amazon]
2004 Justice Fight [Buy on Amazon]
2004 Powers of Creation [Buy on Amazon]
2004 Wise Man Chant [Buy on Amazon]
2005 Black Star [Buy on Amazon]
2005 Confused Times [Buy on Amazon]
2005 Confused Times [Buy on Amazon]
2005 Live on the Battlefield [Buy on Amazon]
2005 My Hope [Buy on Amazon]
2005 Real Revolutionary [Buy on Amazon]
2005 Seven Seals [Buy on Amazon]
2006 Gather & Come [Buy on Amazon]
2006 Untouchable [Buy on Amazon]
2007 Higher Meditation [Buy on Amazon]
2007 Suffering Man [Buy on Amazon]
2007 Universal Struggle [Buy on Amazon]
2007 Voice of Jamaica [Buy on Amazon]
2008 Anthony B & Friends [Buy on Amazon]
2008 Judgement Time [Buy on Amazon]
2008 The Pow Pow Triology [Buy on Amazon]
2009 Rise Up [Buy on Amazon]
:: Dates
16.08.2014 8 Tage Rototom Sunsplash 2014 - Benicassim
Quicklinks: [Alpha Blondy] [Anthony B] [Beenie Man] [Busy Signal] [Danakil] [Jimmy Cliff] [Junior Kelly] [Kabaka Pyramid] [Luciano] [Sean Paul] [Shaggy] [Rototom Sunsplash]

04.07.2014 3 Tage Summerjam 2014 - Fühlinger See
Quicklinks: [Tanya Stephens] [Seeed] [Perfect] [Martin Jondo] [Lutan Fyah] [Kabaka Pyramid] [Jimmy Cliff] [Iba Mahr] [Dub Incorporation] [Anthony B] [Summerjam]

17.08.2013 8 Tage Rototom Sunsplash 2013 - Benicassim
Quicklinks: [Anthony B] [Busy Signal] [Damian Marley] [Dub Incorporation] [Groundation] [Israel Vibration] [John Holt] [Luciano] [Richie Spice] [Rototom Sunsplash]

01.07.2011 3 Tage SUMMERJAM FESTIVAL 2011 - Köln - Fühlinger See
Quicklinks: [Alpha Blondy] [Andrew Tosh] [Anthony B] [Busy Signal] [Ce'Cile] [Jimmy Cliff] [Joy Denalane] [Max Romeo] [Mono Nikitaman] [Patrice] [Tarrus Riley] [Ziggy Marley] [Summerjam]

28.08.2010 Anthony B - Hamm, Kulturrevier Radbod
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27.08.2010 3 Tage Chiemsee Reggae Summer 2010 - Übersee
Quicklinks: [Uwe Kaa] [Uwe Banton] [Rubber Cell] [Mono Nikitaman] [Martin Jondo] [Jamaram] [Jahcoustix] [Gentleman] [Ganjaman] [Culcha Candela] [Anthony B] [Alpha Blondy] [Alborosie] [Chiemsee Summer]

26.08.2010 Anthony B - Freiburg, Jazzhaus
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25.08.2010 Anthony B - Stuttgart, Die Roehre
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24.08.2010 Anthony B - Berlin, YAAM (New Location!)
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22.08.2010 Anthony B - Hamburg, Fabrik
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24.07.2009 Anthony B - Munchen, Germany
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24.07.2009 ANTHONY B - München
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05.07.2009 Anthony B - Melaga, Italy
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03.07.2009 3 Tage SUMMERJAM FESTIVAL 2009 -
Quicklinks: [Anthony B] [Barrington Levy] [Bunny Wailer] [Groundation] [Jan Delay] [Junior Kelly] [Nosliw] [Patrice] [Tiken Jah Fakoly] [UB40] [Summerjam]

02.07.2009 10 Tage Rototom Sunsplash 2009 - Osoppo
Quicklinks: [Rototom Sunsplash] [Steel Pulse] [Sebastian Sturm] [Groundation] [Capleton] [Buju Banton] [Beenie Man] [Barrington Levy] [Anthony B] [Alborosie]