Noel Williams

Noel George Williams

Also known as Moel Williams, N. G. Williams, N. Williams, N.G. Williams, N.G. Williams, Noel G. "King Sporty" Williams, Noel G. Williams, Noel George Williams, Williams
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/kingsportyrecordshop, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Sporty

Discography of Noel Williams:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Do You Wanna Dance 2 Audio 1983 Konduko
2 Tow The Line 2 Audio Konduko
3 Shoot It From The Hip 2 Audio Konduko
4 Street Talk 3 Audio 1983 Konduko
5 Cant' Stop Can't Keep Still / Can't Stop (Instrumental) 2 Audio 1984 Konduko


In his early days Noel Williams rose to become a studio sideman under Clement Dodd's tutelage at [l=Studio One]. He is best known for co-writing the Bob Marley song 'Buffalo Soldier'. In 1965 he released the track 'El Cid', credited to King Sporty and Justin Yap. In 1977 Sporty released an album 'Mr. Rhythm' on his own Konduko label.

He later moved from Jamaica to Miami and began producing and releasing music there on his own [l=Konduko] and [l=Tashamba] labels.

He evolved from Reggae to Funk to Disco to Electro to Miami Bass between the 1970's and 1980's. Sporty found lasting hits in the Electro Funk canon with Connie Case's 'Get On Down' and 'Haven't Been Funked Enough', under his Ex Tras moniker when he made licensing deals with Tommy Boy Records in 1982.

Sporty was married to Rhythm and Blues singer , Betty Wright. Together they recorded a great deal of Electro records in the 1980's under names such as Fashion Funktion and Extra Funk Factory. In 1986 he was one of the first producers to morph his sound into Miami Bass, most notably producing Matty Matt's 'Rappin Wrestling' and The Youth Mc's 'Funky Fresh Beat'. King Sporty continues to active in the music writing and publishing business.


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