The Highest Heights
Big Scope Records
May 10, 2004
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 3/4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3|
Even though the name of Michael Dawkins aka Mikey "D" may not sound familiar to the international reggae massive he's definitely not a newcomer in the music business. In the eighties he used to sing and chat on local sound systems in Kingston, Jamaica WI. Presented with the opportunity to become a DJ for the sound, which he turned down, deciding that he was going to put chatting aside and concentrate totally on singing. In 1982, he met producer Barry Clark, who taught him about writing lyrics, but never got the chance to produce him because he was getting ready to move to the US. Mikey "D" first released "Don't Give Me No Crack" on the Ruff & Tuff label in 1987 and had a series of singles after that, including "Assassin" & "Thursday Night", a maxi single released on the Infinity label in 1991. "Thursday Night" received extensive air play on Irie FM, Kingston, Jamaica WI.
His next release was in 1994 when Top Notch Records released the single "Wisdom". The last release on the Top Notch label was a maxi single titled "Hold Up Ya Hand" with a bonus track called "Come Have Some Fun", unleashed in 2001.