Vital Spot

Yellowman

Discography

Mister Yellowman
Duppy Or Gunman
1982
  1. Natty Sat Upon A Rock
  2. Lost Mi Love
  3. Mr. Chin
  4. Two To Six Supermix
  5. Morning Ride
  6. How You Keep A Dance
  7. Jamaica A Little Miami
  8. Yellowman Getting Married
  9. Duppy Or Gunman
  10. Cocky Did A Hurt Me
Jack Sprat
Life In The Ghetto
1982
  1. Jack Sprat
  2. Youth Man Promotion
  3. Life In The Ghetto
  4. Stand Up For Your Rights
  5. 2 To 6 Super Mix
  6. Honour Your Mother
  7. Why Them A Fight
  8. Hotter Reggae
  9. Fe Me Paulette
Bad Boy Skanking
1982
  1. Bad Boy Skanking
  2. Pon-Wee-Line
  3. King Inna The Jungle
  4. I Can't Stand It
  5. Give Jah Thanks
  6. Bam Bam
  7. Love Fat Thing
  8. Come When I Call You
  9. Natty Dread Something
  10. Crying For Love
Divorced (For Your Eyes Only)
1982
  1. Divorced
  2. Barn Yard
  3. For Your Eyes Only
  4. Water Rock
  5. Tourist Season
  6. Sometime A Lie (But Are The Truth)
  7. Don't Call Me Daddy
  8. Donkey Want Water
  9. To The Bump
  10. Top Form
Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
1983
  1. Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
  2. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
  3. Rub A Dub Play
  4. Dem Sight The Boss
  5. Can't Hide From Jah
  6. Who Can Make The Dance Ram
  7. Yellowman Wise
  8. Take Me To Jamaica
  9. Friday Night Jamboree
  10. Jah Jah Are We Guiding Star
King Yellowman
1984
  1. Jamaica Nice / Take Me Home Country Roads
  2. Strong Me Strong
  3. Mi Believe / Summer Holiday
  4. Wha Dat
  5. Moving On / Keep On Moving
  6. Disco Reggae
  7. Still Be A Lady / Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do
  8. Reggae Calypso
  9. Ooh We / Sea Cruise
  10. If You Should Lose Me / You'll Lose A Good Thing
Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
1984
  1. Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
  2. Strictly Mi Belly
  3. Bedroom Mazuka
  4. Body Move
  5. Good Loving
  6. Wreck A Pum Pum
  7. Hill And Gully Rider
  8. Yellowman A The Lover Boy
  9. Watch Your Words
  10. Why You Bad So
One In A Million
1984
  1. 11 + 11
  2. Shorties
  3. Morning Ride
  4. Even Tide Fire
  5. Operation Eradication
  6. Couchie
  7. Out A Hand
  8. Them A Mad Over Me
  9. Lover's Corner
Two Giants Clash
1984
  1. Society Party
  2. Strictly Bubbling
  3. Mr. Big Shot
  4. King Of The Crop
  5. Wrong Girl To Play With
  6. Bobo Dread
  7. Mi Have Fi Get You
  8. Cure For The Fever
  9. Jah A Mi Guiding Star
  10. Sorry To Say
Galong Galong Galong
1985
  1. Galong Galong Galong
  2. Beat It
  3. Under Mi Fat Thing
  4. Cuss Cuss
  5. Reggae Get The Grammy
  6. Throw Mi Corn
  7. Skank Quadrille
  8. Blow Saxophone
  9. Money Make Friend
  10. Bubble With Mi Ting
Going To The Chapel
1986
  1. Look In Me Eye
  2. Rub A Dub
  3. Going To The Chapel
  4. Hunnu Fi Move
  5. Come Back To Jamaica
  6. Gimme What Me Want
  7. No Lucky In Gambling
  8. Ready Fe Them
  9. Amen
  10. To The Bump
Rambo
1986
  1. Tarzan
  2. Rambo
  3. Girls Pet
  4. Crying Time
  5. Stop The Rumour
  6. Computerize
  7. Love
  8. Lone Rider
Blueberry Hill
1987
  1. Blueberry Hill
  2. Letter To Rosey
  3. Jean A Miss Follow Fashion
  4. Who Say Yellow Don't Go Hotel
  5. Nah Pay No tax
  6. Anything Me Say
  7. Young Girl Be Wise
  8. Another Saturday Night
Yellow Like Cheese
1987
  1. Budget
  2. Easy Me Ting
  3. Gaze
  4. Want A Woman
  5. No Touch Ya So
  6. Yellow Like Cheese
  7. No Get Nuthin
  8. Ain't No Meaning
  9. Na No Lyrics
  10. Mi Mother Love, My Father Love
Yellowman Rides Again
1988
  1. Aids
  2. Ease Up President Botha
  3. Wild Wild West
  4. Boys Want To Have Fun
  5. Girl You're Too Hot
  6. In The Army
  7. I'm Ready
  8. In Memory Of
  9. Pretty Girl
  10. Want A Virgin
Don't Burn It Down
1988
  1. Don't Burn It Down
  2. Stop Beat Woman
  3. Diseases
  4. Nuh Tie Me
  5. Hold A Girl
  6. Want A Woman
  7. Free Africa
  8. Want A Virgin
  9. Scorpio Crew
  10. Dry Head Adassa
King Of The Dance Hall
1988
  1. Hot Fe Me [Let Me Rock You]
  2. Full Metal Jacket
  3. Monkey Time
  4. Good To Have The Feeling
  5. Greatest Lover
  6. New York
  7. Fling It Up
  8. Have Fun
  9. Starting All Over Again
  10. Sexy Yellowman
Sings The Blues
1988
  1. Walking To New Orleans
  2. Three Nights A Week
  3. The Gambler
  4. Stand By Me
  5. Mexican Divorce
  6. Amor
  7. Higher Than The Highest Mountain
  8. Green Green Grass Of Home
Mi Hot
1991
  1. Never Gonna Let You Go
  2. Big Bamboo
  3. Step Up In Life
  4. Mi Hot
  5. Having A Party
  6. Pretty Girl
  7. Hit The Road Jack
  8. Would A Like It
  9. Thank Onoo
  10. Red Light District
  11. Girls Dem Love Me
Party
1991
  1. Party
  2. Oldies But Goodies
  3. I Still Got It
  4. 100 Sexy Girls
  5. Freedom
  6. Gone Up
  7. World Of Girls
  8. Original Love
  9. My Girl Friend
Reggae On The Move
1992
  1. Reggae On The Move
  2. Dancehall Tamborine
  3. Do It To Me
  4. Love It
  5. Love King Yellow
  6. Got The Rammer
  7. Yo-Yo
  8. Be My Guest
  9. Happy For The Rest Of Your Life
  10. King
A Man You Want
1993
  1. A Man You Want
  2. Nobody Move '93
  3. Greatest Gift
  4. Copy Cat
  5. Reggae On The Move
  6. Help
  7. Condom
  8. Flowers
  9. This Is A Letter
  10. One God
  11. America
  12. Deliver Us
In Bed With Yellowman
Mello Yellow
1993
  1. Hardcore Love
  2. Matie Vex
  3. Better Than Them
  4. Yellowman Getting Married '93
  5. Can't Wine
  6. Ting A Ling
  7. I Love The Girls
  8. You'll Lose A Good Thing
  9. Wine Wine
  10. Zungguzungguguzungguzeng '93
  11. Half Crazy
Reggae On Top
1993
  1. Reggae On Top
  2. Everybody Bawling
  3. Who Makes The Business Big
  4. Can't Sleep
  5. Woman Important
  6. Give Me One Of Your Girl-Friends
  7. We Come To Back All Girls
  8. It's Now Or Never
  9. Same Girl
  10. Name Brand
  11. Good Girls
  12. Bus A Come
  13. I Shall Not Remove
Prayer
1994
  1. Prayer
  2. Carolina
  3. Romance
  4. Dancehall
  5. Reggae Music
  6. Guantanamera
  7. Crowd
  8. Africa
  9. Girlfriend
  10. Politician
Good Sex Guide
1995
  1. Big Dick
  2. Government
  3. Go Go Bell
  4. Want You Body
  5. Tonight You Die
  6. Bunji
  7. Bad Boy
  8. Too Greedy
  9. Cry Help
  10. Galster
Kiss Me
1995
  1. Kiss Me
  2. Dicky
  3. Hot Again
  4. Jordan River
  5. Thanks And Praise
  6. Murderer
  7. Mek She Gwan
  8. Love Is A Splendid Thing
  9. Woman
  10. Slow Motion
Message To The World
1995
  1. Mind You Catch AIDS
  2. Maximum
  3. I Cry
  4. Love Me Tender
  5. Cranic
  6. The War
  7. God Alone
  8. Darling If
  9. One Man
  10. Island Jam
  11. Don't Worry
  12. Equal Rights
Freedom Of Speech
1997
  1. Visa
  2. Chant
  3. Sugar Darling
  4. Here I Come
  5. Run Cum-Cum
  6. Freedom Of Speech
  7. African Drum
  8. Fed Up
  9. Abortion
  10. Nice To Be Important
  11. Girls In The Ring
  12. Hip Hip Hurray
  13. Bump And Wine
  14. Warn Dem
Yellowman Strikes Again
1997
  1. Fight Over Man
  2. Boost Up
  3. Drugs Man
  4. Care Your Body
  5. Ask Me No Question
  6. Thief
  7. Gun Man Song
  8. Sexy Body
  9. Them No Done
  10. Love It Every Time
A Very, Very Yellow Christmas
1998
  1. Yellowman Is Coming To Town
  2. Jamaica, Jamaica, We Don't Got No Snow (Jingle Bells)
  3. Breadfruit Roasting On An Open Fire
  4. Children Saw Mommy Kissing Yellowman
  5. African Christmas
  6. Santa Claus Never Comes To The Ghetto
  7. Yellow Christmas
  8. This Christmas
  9. Yellowman Rock (Jingle Bell Rock)
  10. 'Tis The Season (Deck The Halls)
  11. We Wish You a Reggae Christmas
  12. Twelve Days Of Christmas
Yellow Fever
1999
  1. One Yellow Man
  2. Gwaan A School
  3. Run Yellow
  4. Not A Bed A Rose
  5. Reggae Ambassador
  6. Too Greedy
  7. Rain Drops
  8. Brandy
  9. Lean On Me Pt. 2
  10. Hurt My Pride
  11. Rock With Me
  12. Life Is A Heavy Load
  13. Bring Back The Vibes
  14. People Get Ready
  15. The Ring Ding
  16. Sweet Reggae Music We Want
New York
2003
  1. Work Out
  2. That Girl
  3. Peace Dance
  4. Family Man
  5. Leave Iraq Alone
  6. World War
  7. Freedom Walk
  8. Spanish Girl
  9. Do Me
  10. CNN News
  11. I Love New York
  12. This House

Live Albums

Live At Reggae Sunsplash
1982
  1. Introduction By MC Barry 'Boogieman' Gordon
  2. Jah Made Us For A Purpose
  3. Reggae Sunsplash / Herb Man Special
  4. Jamaica Proud Of Me / Me Too Sexy
  5. I Goin' To Laugh Off Them
  6. Me Have Too Much Woman Medley
  7. Soldiers Take Over / No More Army Life
  8. Gunman / Gunman Connection
  9. Love Letter
  10. Mr. Chin / Mr. Wong
  11. Divorced
  12. Sit Under You
Live At Aces
1982
  1. Gi Me The Music [Fathead]
  2. Give Me My Share [Jah Rubel]
  3. My Woman [Jah Rubel; Yellowman]
  4. Party Time
  5. Eradication Operation [Fathead]
  6. Party Time [Little Harry]
  7. She Boom
  8. Under You
  9. Pon The Truck
  10. Under Me
  11. Fools Go To Church
  12. Fathead Sweet [Yellowman; Fathead]
  13. Little Miss Lue Lue [Yellowman; Fathead]
The Negril Chill Challenge
1987
  1. Rent A Dread
  2. The Arrival
  3. Feeling Sexy / Don't Sell Yourself
  4. Nuff Punany / Naw Breed Again / Under Gal Frock
  5. Blueberry Hill
  6. Reason With Entertainers
  7. Gone A South Africa / Jah Mi Fear
  8. Trouble Rosie
  9. Old Lady / Listen Charlie / Same Way It Taste
  10. Calypso Jam
  11. Don't Drop Yu Pants
Live In England
1990
  1. Intro
  2. Dedicated To You / Sensimilla / Society Party
  3. Mad Over Me Medley
  4. A Me Run De Country
  5. Gunman Medley
  6. Calypso Calypso Medley
  7. Me A Christian / Aleluya / Give Jah Thanks / Amen
  8. Like You And Me Sweetheart To Be Friends
  9. Who Can Make The Dance Ram
Best Of Live In Paris
1994
  1. Strong Me Strong
  2. Coming In From The Cold / You Better Come Good
  3. Carolina
  4. Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
  5. Gunman / Duppy Or Gunman / It's Now Or Never
  6. Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
  7. Love It / Romance / Crowd
  8. Mister Chin
  9. Married In The Morning
  10. Bam Bam
  11. Who Can Make The Dance Ram
  12. Lost Mi Love
  13. Jamaica Nice
  14. Yellow Like Cheese
  15. Never Gonna Let You Go / Yellow Like Cheese / Keep On Moving
  16. Oldies But Goodies
  17. Give Me One Of Your Girlfriends / Whip Them Jah
  18. Blueberry Hill
Live At Maritime Hall
1998
  1. Comin' In From The Cold / You Yellowman
  2. Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
  3. Oh Carolina / Holy Mount Zion / Poco Jump
  4. Yo-Yo / Boombastic
  5. Girl Watcher / Another Sunday Night
  6. Two To Six, Supermix Medley
  7. Mi Believe / Summer Holiday / Love Letter / Day-O
  8. Blueberry Hill
  9. Mister Chin Medley
  10. Romie (Intro) / Yellow Like Cheese Medley
  11. Jamaica Nice / Take Me Home Country Roads

Album AKA Live In San Francisco.

Biography

195x

  • Winston Foster was born 1956, in Negril, Jamaica. He was born an albino. In Jamaica albinism was a social stigma and albinos were social outcasts.
  • Winston was abandoned when he was a very young baby.
  • Winston lived in an orphanage in Kingston, Jamaica. He attended the Alpha Boys School. Winston was constantly bullied, taunted and teased. He was called names like "dundus". In Africa and the West Indies "dundus" means "ghost person".

197x

  • Winston named himself "Yellowman" because of his albinism.
  • Yellow lyrics combined jokes about his skin color and outlandish tales of his sexual conquests. He transformed himself from a pariah into a sex symbol.
  • Yellow was a substitute DJ in the Gemini Sound System in 1974.
  • Yellow was a DJ in the Black South International Discoteque. He was booed on his first stage show. The crowd shouted "dundus come off". Yellow won over the audience.
  • Yellow was a DJ in the Aces International Sound System (in St. Thomas) in 1979.
  • Yellow won the 3rd Jamaican Tastee Amateur Talent Contest in 1979. "Before the competition, I went to those same producers at Joe Gibb's [studio], Studio One and Channel One trying to get their attention and have them listen to me, but none of them were interested. Then after I struck gold in the talent contest, they come looking for me, and I didn't have to do the running around anymore."

198x

  • Yellow added conscious lyrics to his songs.
  • Yellow performed at the Reggae Sunsplash Festival for the first time in 1982.
  • Yellow recorded the albums "Mister Yellowman", "Live At Reggae Sunsplash" and "Bad Boy Skanking" in 1982.
  • Yellow signed a deal with CBS Records and recorded the album "King Yellowman" in 1983. "King Yellowman" was the first international Dancehall album.
  • Yellow was nominated for the Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 1984. The other nominees were Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Steel Pulse and Black Uhuru. Black Uhuru won the Grammy.
  • Peter Tosh criticized Yellow's "slackness" (X-rated lyrics) in 1984. He condemned the single "Shorties" and criticized the song "Mister Chin".
  • Yellow was diagnosed jaw cancer and was given 6 months to live in 1986. The side of his jawbone was removed. "I just put my faith in God and trusted that he would get me through this. I didn't dwell on the 6 months they told me I had left. Instead I did what I had to do".
  • Yellow outsold every other reggae artist but Bob Marley.

199x

  • Yellow recovered from skin cancer.
  • Yellow's "Message To The World" album was nominated for the Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 1995.
  • Yellow's "Freedom Of Speech" album was nomidated for the Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 1997.

200x

  • "I know a lot of young people look up to me, and with the changing times, I'm doing things differently. But no one needs to worry, because whenever you hear Yellowman, you can expect a good time, lots of love and lots of yellow."
Yellowman Live At Maria Angola (2007)

Yellowman
Live At Maria Angola (2007)

Miraflores, Lima, Perú.
Photo by César Daniel.
  • "I find out that I'm like a popular figure, a leader with a purpose in this world. Haffi show the consciousness of the people. What's going on, you know, when Bob Marley died, reggae was on my shoulder, to finish taking it across. So I do it in a conscious way, you know?"
  • "It's gonna break through whenever. It takes time, because reggae music is a message music. It's a music that opens people's eyes, if people can get to that. Reggae is already popular, but it needs more listeners."
  • "I got natural energy, you know, and I got the love of people and my family. I get a lot of courage from people, especially the audience. When you got the love of the people, you don't need nothing else, you know?"