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Maxi Priest

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The Mini Rise Of Maxi Priest

Interview by Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, 20 June 1985

Hot shot of Lovers Rock and inventor of "new vogue reggae", MAXI PRIEST is poised to breakthrough to pop success. SEAN O'HAGAN joins the priesthood. ...

Maxi Priest: Priest of Love

Interview by Stuart Bailie, Record Mirror, 7 November 1987

British reggae's freshest star, Maxi Priest, gets stylish with Stuart Bailie, and confesses that he wouldn't mind ending up in Phil Collins' shoes ...

Lee Perry: From the Secret Laboratory (Mango)/Maxi Priest: Bonafide (Charisma)

Review by Carol Cooper, The Village Voice, 13 November 1990

THIS YEAR'S New Music Seminar featured a panel called ‘Reggae in the ‘90s: Does Dancehall Rule?’ Both Jamaican and New York’s regional enthusiasm for dancehall ...

Reggae's Maxi Priest Wins Mainstream Favor

Profile and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 21 February 1991

Pop music: The British singer adds an R&B flavor to the Jamaican sound. He and his band play San Diego and Long Beach this weekend. ...

Shabba Ranks: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Lloyd Bradley, The Independent, 24 September 1991

Send for a Priest: Lloyd Bradley on some baggy clothes and some sloppy delivery from Shabba Ranks at Brixton Academy ...

Maxi Priest

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Maxwell Elliott, 1962, Manchester, England ...

A Wild Feeling: The Vital Legacy Of Saxon Sound 

Retrospective by Neil Kulkarni, The Quietus, 26 August 2014

Commissioned by Kevin Martin as part of our Bug Week, Neil Kulkarni writes about the power, potency and legacy of the UK's premier dancehall sound ...

When British Reggae Was King

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Classic Pop, June 2019

Reggae may have been born in Jamaica, but it grew up in '80s Britain at a time of evolving multiculturalism, finding an unlikely ally in ...


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