Al Campbell was born Alphonso Campbell on the 31st of August 1954 in Kin Kingston Jamaica. His career began in church when his father was a preacher and he would sing in church. Al went to school with Lloyd James aka Prince Jammy and together they formed a vocal group called The Thrillers. They recorded together in the late 1960s for Studio One. He worked with the likes of Freddie Mcgregor, Ernest Wilson, Prince Lincoln Thompson’s Royal Rasses, and the Mighty Cloud Band.
Al then embarked on his solo career and recorded for popular producers Phill Pratt, Bunny Lee, Joe Gibbs, and others. In 19752 his song ‘Gee Babyh’ was a hit in Jamaica and in the United Kingdom. Campbell performed with the Stur-Gav sound system in the early 1980s.
He joined Cornell Campbell and Jimmy Riley in 1997 in a new version of The Uniques and the group released a self-titled album in 1999. He has since continued to tour Europe and North America.