David Jahson

Everald G. Pickersgill

Also known as D. Jahson, D. Jahson, David & Jahson, David 'Black Spy' Jahson, David / Black Spy / Jahson, David And Jahson, David Jah Son, David Janson
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.davidjahson.reggaefans.co.uk/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Jahson

Discography of David Jahson:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Natty Chase The Barber 2 Audio 2002 Pick A Skill Music
2 Yaga Yaga 2 Audio Pick A Skill Music
3 Not Another 2 Audio Pick A Skill Music
4 Lips Of Wine / True Believer In Love 4 Audio Blackspider
5 Coconut Woman / Rub A Dub Time 2 Audio
6 Natty Chase The Barber 2 Audio 1975 Arab
7 Raving / Together 2 Audio Clair Music
8 Natty Chase The Barber 12 Audio 1978 Top Ranking
9 Natty Chase The Barber 2 Audio 1983 SPY Records (5)
10 Stop The Gun Shooting / Back Way Wid Yu Formula 3 Audio Blackspider
11 People Bawling 2 Audio Kim (2)
12 Yonder 2 Audio 2012 Coptic Lion
13 Jah Is Coming For His Earth 2 Audio Jaques
14 No One 2 Audio 2007 Teams
15 Natty Chase The Barber 2 Audio 1976 Grounation
16 Six Nil 2 Audio Blackspider
17 Really Want To Know 2 Audio 1984 Spy Records (5)
18 Natty Chase The Barber Away 11 Audio 1999 Crocodisc
19 Joyful Noise 2 Audio Black Spider
20 Clean Head Dread 2 Audio Top Ranking
21 Clean Rasta Dread 2 Audio Heartical
22 Past & Present 10 Audio 1982 Spy Records (5)
23 A 1 Sound 2 Audio Pick A Skill Music
24 Live Jah Son 2 Audio 1978 Scorpio (7)
25 Formula 2 Audio Pick A Skill Music
26 Stand Up Firm / Rhythm Skylarking # 2 2 Audio 2006 Teams
27 Jordan River 2 Audio Blackspider
28 Natty Chase The Barber 12 Audio 2002 Pick A Skill Music
29 Come Again Showcase 6 Audio 1986 Spy
30 Roots Of David 12 Audio 1997 Pick A Skill Music
31 Lonely 4 Audio Teams
32 We Live Together / Natty Chase The Barber 2 Audio Dub Station Record
33 Chat Chat 2 Audio Dub Station Record

Everald Pickersgill (born 4 November 1954),[1] better known as David Jahson, is a Jamaican reggae singer, active since the early 1970s.


Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1954, Pickersgill first recorded in 1970 for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One, but the results were only released on sound system dub plates.[2] In 1972 he recorded "Far I" for Byron Lee's Dynamic studio, which was released on the Jaguar label, miscredited to 'David Janson' and mis-titled "For I", reaching number seven on the JBC singles chart.[2][3] Feeling that Dynamic had mishandled the single, his next release was the self-produced "Child of a King", released on the Ital Lion label through Pete Weston's Micron label.[2] In 1975 he recorded his most well-known song, "Natty Chase the Barber", using a new version of John Holt's "Ali Baba" rhythm recorded by a band including his friend Sly Dunbar at Channel One Studios and mixed at King Tubby's.[2] The single was released by Tommy Cowan on his Arab label, miscredited this time to 'David & Jahson'.[2] The song inspired several similarly themed singles by other artists, including Dr Alimantado's "I Killed The Barber", also using the "Ali Baba" rhythm, and Jah Stitch's "Bury The Barber".[3] At the time, he was also working as a deejay with the 'Jah Love Muzik' sound system, and several of Jahson's singles also featured his own deejay versions on the B-side.[2]

Jahson was also a member of the vocal group Well Pleased & Satisfied along with Jerry Baxter.[2] He also played percussion and sang backing vocals with Inner Circle on their tour to support the Everything Is Great album, and members of the band backed him on his Natty Chase the Barber album in 1978, released on the Lewis brothers' Top Ranking label.[2] The album also featured Sly & Robbie and was mixed by Prince Jammy.[2]

In the 1980s he settled in the United Kingdom, continuing to record, and also releasing his old material on his own 'Pick A Skill' label.[3] His Natty Chase the Barber album was pirated in the 1980s but Jahson reissued it later on Pick A Skill.[2]

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