Prince Lincoln Thompson

Also known as Lincoln Thompson, L. Thompson, L.Thompson, Lincoln Thompson, P. Lincoln, Prince L. Thompson, Prince Lincolin, Prince Lincoln

Discography of Prince Lincoln Thompson:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Humanity / I Can't Get No Sleep 6 Audio 1992 Big Life
2 Humanity 7 Audio 1983 Vista Sounds
3 Unite The World 8 Audio 1988 Bold Reprive Records
4 Ride With The Rasses 7 Audio 1983-07-07 God Sent Records
5 Natural Wild 8 Audio 2002 Get Back
6 Humanity / I Can't Get No Sleep 4 Audio 1992 Big Life
7 Experience 10 Audio Vista Sounds
8 Humanity 7 Audio 1980 Nocedicoco
9 Vortex Dub 14 Audio 2002 Orange Street
10 Natural Wild 8 Audio 1980 United Artists Records
11 True Experience 22 Audio God Sent Records
12 Ride With The Rasses 7 Audio 1983 Vista Sounds
13 Heroes Just The Same 4 Audio 1996 1-5 South Records UK
14 One Common Need 2 Audio God Sent Records
15 Humanity / I Can't Get No Sleep 4 Audio 1992 Big Life
16 Live Up To Your Name / Little Joe 2 Audio Bongo Man
17 Natural Wild 8 Audio 1980 Vista Sounds
18 Natural Wild 3 Audio 1980
19 Spaceship 2 Audio 1980
20 They Didn't Know Jah 2 Audio God Sent Records
21 True Experience / Lumumbo 2 Audio Studio One
22 Live Up To Your Name / Ska Bostella 2 Audio Bongo Man
23 Daughters Of Zion 2 Audio 1978 Studio One
24 Roots Man Blues 8 Audio 1983 Target Records (11)
25 African Herbsman 2 Audio 1994 CS Sweetest
26 Time Is Running Out 2 Audio God Sent Records
27 Cool Cool Lover 3 Audio Fu-Manchu
28 Unite The World 8 Audio 1999 Culture Press
29 I Man Feel It 2 Audio MSR (5)
30 Natural Wild 8 Audio 1980 Ballistic Records
31 Natural Wild 3 Audio 1980
32 I Gave You My Devotion 3 Audio Riverside
33 Heroes Just The Same 2 Audio 1996 1-5 South Records UK
34 Miracle Of Love / Jah Love Us All 4 Audio 1996 CS Sweetest


Died 23rd January 1999

Prince Lincoln Thompson was one of the sweetest and most profound roots singers of the late 70s and early 80s, but never achieved the success of many of his better known contemporaries. With his soaring falsetto voice and great song writing abilities he was another groomed for crossover success after the death of [a=Bob Marley] but that success eluded him

He started as a singer in rocksteady group The [a=Tartans] with friend and collaborator [a=Cedric Myton], later of [a=Congos, The] and recorded a few tracks for [a=Clement "Coxsone" Dodd]. But on becoming a Rastafarian in the mid 70s he formed the vocal group [a=Royal Rasses, The] with Myton and a range of other harmony singers including [a=Clinton Hall], [a=Keith Peterkin] and [a=Jennifer Lara]

His chance at the big time came when signed to the United Artists offshoot Ballistic Records, in 1979. He recorded the short but classic "Humanity" LP which didn't achieve commercial success, toured Europe extensively to support the follow up "Experience" but after "Ride With The Rasses" (another classic) was also unsuccessful he was then persuaded to collaborate with [a=Joe Jackson] on "Natural Wild". This costly commercial failure essentially sent Ballistic bankrupt and Prince Lincoln returned to Jamaica and withdrew from the music business.

In the 80s he returned to London to open The Rasses Fish & Grocery Store in Tottenham and recorded one final album, "21st Century" in 1997


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