Winston Foster was born in 1956 in Negril, Jamaica. He was abandoned by his parents and he grew up in the Maxfield Children’s Home and the Catholic Orphanage Alpha Boys School in Kingston. Foster was a target for abuse because of his albinism and he used to find solace in music. His earliest influences were from popular DJs such as DJ U-Roy. His first job was at Gemini Sound System as a substitute DJ. Foster named himself Yellowman and he would dress in a yellow suit. In 1979, Foster won the Tastee Talent Contest and he became one of Jamaica’s top concert draws. He recorded a lot of singles throughout the 1980s and at one point flooded the Jamaican market with more than 40 singles. He released his debut album in 1981 and the album was titled “Them A Mad Over Me” and was recorded for Channel One. The album featured the hit track, “Me Kill Barnie”. Some of his popular singles were “Operation Eradication” and “Shorties”. Foster collaborated with dancehall producer ‘Henry Lawes’ and in 1982 they released the LP “Mr Yellowman” which was a success. It is acclaimed as his best album till date. His collaboration with Henry Lawes also saw the release of singles like “Yellowman Getting Married”, “Who Can Make The Dance Ram”, “Mr Chin”, “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng”, Soldier Take Over” and many others. After 1983’s After 1983’s Zungguzungguguzungguzeng album, he signed a major deal with CBS Records. Foster released other albums such as “Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt”, “Galong Galong Galong”, “Going To The Chapel” and “Don’t Burn It Down”.

Music Releases - Yellowman

Riddims World Dancehall Definition

198x-20xx DANCEHALL SINGLES PACK

A serious promo selection for any dancehall DJ featuring some hit singles from the 80s, 90s, 2000s and 2010s. A few rares included to fire…
Everybody Bawling Riddim

HUNTS BAY RIDDIM – PRINCE JAMMY

HUNTS BAY RIDDIM - 1982 - PRINCE JAMMY Tracklist: Junior Reid - Hunts Bay Junior Reid - Jail House Junior Reid - Woman Change Your…
gunshot riddim 1

GUNSHOT RIDDIM – VARIOUS PRODUCERS

GUNSHOT RIDDIM - 1982-1994 - VARIOUS PRODUCERS Tracklist: Anthony Johnson - Gunshot Anthony Johnson - Sound Clash Bounty Killer…
Kuff Riddim 1

KUFF RIDDIM – JAMMYS RECORDS

KUFF RIDDIM - JAMMYS RECORDS 1995 Tracklist: Admiral Bailey - Jump Up Bounty Killer - Cellular Number Clement Irie - Come Falla…
Lively Move Riddim

LIVELY MOVE RIDDIM – BLACK SCORPIO

LIVELY MOVE RIDDIM - BLACK SCORPIO 1986 Tracklist; Al Campbell - Come A Me Echo Minott - Lazy Body General Trees - Every Man…
Jah Guidance 1980 1984

JAH GUIDANCE 1980-1984

JAH GUIDANCE 1980-1984 Tracklist: Lee Van Cliff - Up To Date Sugar Minott - Heart Breaker Linval Thompson - Look How Me Sexy …
Prison Oval Rock Riddim 1

PRISON OVAL ROCK RIDDIM – VOLCANO

PRISON OVAL ROCK RIDDIM - VOLCANO 1983 Tracklist: Barrington Levy - Prison Oval Rock Carlton Livinngston - Soundman Clash Collie…
The Yellow Purple Nancy

THE YELLOW THE PURPLE AND THE NANCY

THE YELLOW THE PURPLE AND THE NANCY 1982 Tracklist: Purpleman - Feeling Irie Purpleman - Get Ready Purpleman - Out Of Hand …
Powerhouse Presents Final Mission

POWERHOUSE PRESENTS: FINAL MISSION

POWERHOUSE PRESENTS: FINAL MISSION 1986 Tracklist: Al Campbell - One A Way Soldier Conroy Smith - Indian Lady Half Pint - Greetings …