Sister Nancy is such a hardcore MC she never stops DJ’ing – it looks like she is dropping some lyrics using her lipstick as a makeshift microphone whilst walking head first into one of Jamaica’s hurricanes. That haircut suggests some fierce wind. Unstoppable! And a brilliant album cover.
For those that don’t know, Sister Nancy was born Ophlin Russell-Myers as is widely recognised as the first serious dancehall DJ – she is also the sister of dancehall pioneer Brigadier Jerry. Sister Nancy is most famous for her song ‘Bam Bam’ that features on this album which stills gets dropped in dancehalls today to huge forwards.
The album was originally released in 1982 on Techniques Records (produced by Winston Riley) with the album artwork that you see above, and was then re-released in 1999 on CD (again on Techniques Records) with a far inferior album cover with a strangely 80s feel to it. (see below)
Sister Nancy – One Two CD Release (1999)
- One Two
- I Am A Geddion
- Ain’t No Stopping Nancy
- Gwan A School
- Coward Of The Country
- Bam Bam
- Transport Connection
- Pegion Rock
- Roof Over Mi Head
- Only Woman Dj With Degree
Great album and well worth investigating – one of the defining DJ albums for the 1980s that you really should have in your collection if you are a Reggae and Dancehall fan. Full of great 80s dancehall rhythms.
Listen to ‘Bam Bam’ by Sister Nancy:
Listen to ‘One Two’ by Sister Nancy: