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The Viceroys
Also known as The Voiceroys
The Interns
The Inturns
The Brothers
The Hot Tops
Truth Fact & Correct
Origin Kingston ,   Jamaica
Genres Rocksteady ,   reggae
Years active 1966–1984, c.2004–present
Labels Studio One ,   Trojan ,   Greensleeves , Makasound
Members Wesley Tinglin (Deceased)
Neville Ingram (Deceased)
Michael Gabbidon
Past members Daniel Bernard
Bunny Gayle
Norris Reid Chris Wayne

The Viceroys , also known as   The Voiceroys ,   The Interns ,   The Inturns ,   The Brothers , and   The Hot Tops , are a   reggae   vocal group who first recorded in 1967. After releasing several albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s, they split up in the mid-1980s. They reformed and recorded a new album in 2006.

History [ edit ]

The group was formed in   Kingston, Jamaica   by Wesley Tinglin, along with Daniel Bernard and Bunny Gayle, and after auditioning unsuccessfully for   Duke Reid , the trio made their debut recording for producer   Clement "Coxsone" Dodd   in the middle of the   rocksteady   era in 1967. [1] [2]   The group recorded several singles for Dodd's   Studio One   label, including "Ya Ho", "Fat Fish", and "Love & Unity", and these tracks were collected together by   Heartbeat Records   for a 1995 compilation album. [3]   They went on to record for several other producers in the late 1960s and 1970s, including   Derrick Morgan ,   Winston Riley   (who produced their hit "Mission Impossible"),   Lee "Scratch" Perry   (including "Babylon Deh Pon Fire", which was credited to Truth Fact & Correct),   Lloyd Daley , and   Pete Weston . [1]   They also returned to record at Studio One in the late 1970s. Gayle left, with Neville Ingram taking his place. [1]   In 1980 Bernard also left, with Norris Reid joining (Reid also recorded as a solo artist, releasing   Give Jah the Praises   in 1979 and   Roots & Vine   in 1988). [3]

The band's first album release was the   Phil Pratt -produced   Consider Yourself   (1978), originally credited to their alias The Interns and later released as   Ya Ho , credited to The Viceroys. They had a big hit in Jamaica in 1980 with the   Sly & Robbie -produced "Heart Made of Stone". [3]   Their first album released as the Viceroys was the   Linval Thompson   production   We Must Unite , released in 1982 by   Trojan Records , and featuring the   Roots Radics . [4]   Thompson also produced their 1983 album   Brethren and Sistren , and in 1984 they moved on to work again with Winston Riley on the   Chancery Lane   album, by which time Reid had left to concentrate on his solo career,   Chris Wayne   taking his place. [3]   A further album was started but was not released, the group splitting up before it was finished. [3] [4]   It was eventually released in 2004 as   Love Is All , with a few new tracks added. Wayne subsequently recorded as a solo artist, releasing three albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s. [3]   2000 saw the original trio get back together for a short lived reunion to rerecord some of their classics and release the cd The Original Voiceroys Revisited.

After a period of inactivity, Tinglin revived the group with Ingram and new member Michael Gabbidon, and they recorded a new album in 2006, a live recording from   Earl "Chinna" Smith 's yard in French label Makasound's   Inna de Yard   series. [5]

Tinglin died on 18 September 2018, aged 75, after suffering from   lung cancer . [6]

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