Dr. Alimantado
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1952
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Dr. Alimantado

Dr. Alimantado Biography (Wikipedia)

Dr Alimantado (born Winston James Thompson; 1952 in Kingston), also known as The Ital Surgeon, is a Jamaican reggae singer, DJ, and producer.

Thompson adopted the Rastafarian faith at an early age. He honed his talents on local sound systems such as Coxsone Dodd's Downbeat and Lord Tippertone, and started to record very young under various names (Winston Price, Winston Cool, Ital Winston, or Youth Winston). His first recordings were for Lee "Scratch" Perry and Bunny Lee - "Place Called Africa Version 3" and "Maccabee Version". He returned to Lee "Scratch" Perry in 1976, recording the DJ portion of Devon Irons' 12" "Ketch Vampire". Between 1971 and 1977 his singles were unreleased outside Jamaica, only being available in the UK on import. He built his reputation with tunes such as "Oil Crisis" (versioning Horace Andy's "Ain't No Sunshine"), "Sons of Thunder", (toasting over Jackie Brown's "Wiser Dread"), "Gimme Mi Gun" on Gregory Isaacs' "Thief a Man" and "Poison Flour", on a recut of The Paragons "Man Next Door" rhythm. He mainly met success in the mid to late 1970s, with his best known album being Best Dressed Chicken in Town (1978), a Greensleeves Records collection of tracks recorded in the mid-70s, featuring Alimantado toasting over singers such as John Holt, Gregory Isaacs, Jackie Edwards and Horace Andy. His tunes mixed his Rastafari movement beliefs with commentary on events then going on in his community; "Poison Flour" referenced a January 1976 incident when 79 persons in Jamaica were acutely poisoned by consuming flour contaminated by leakage of the insecticide parathion in a ship's hold. Seventeen died.

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Can't Conquer Natty Dreadlocks
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Best Dressed Chicken In Town
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Born For A Purpose
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Born For A Purpose
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Sitting In The Park (Full Version)
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Sitting In The Park (Full Version)
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I Killed The Barber
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I Killed The Barber
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I Am The Greatest Says Muhammed Ali
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I Am The Greatest Says Muhammed Ali
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Poison Flour
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Poison Flour
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Reason For Living
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Reason For Living
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Conscious Dub
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Conscious Dub
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Ride On
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Ride On
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Born For A Purpose/Reason For Living
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Born For A Purpose/Reason For Living
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Chant To Jah
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Chant To Jah
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Unitone skank
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Unitone skank
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Johnny Was A Baker
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Johnny Was A Baker
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just the other day
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just the other day
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