Michael Paul Palmer
Michael Palmer (born 1960), also known as Palma Dog, is a Jamaican reggae musician who released several albums in the 1980s. Biography Born in the Maxfield Park area of Kingston in 1960, Palmer began his career performing with sound systems such as Stereophonic Sound with General Echo in the late 1970s, taking inspiration from the success of his neighbour Leroy Smart. The shooting death of Echo and Stereophonic's owner Big John in 1980 was a blow to Palmer's career. His debut single, "Mr Landlord" (1975), recorded for producer Oswald Thomas was not successful, and it was not until a couple of years later when he found success with "Smoke the Weed", recorded at Channel One, and with producer Jah Thomas on tracks such as "Ghetto Dance" and "Different Love". He went on to work with a variety of producers including George Phang, Sugar Minott, Prince Jammy, and Joseph Hoo Kim, and enjoyed a number one single in Jamaica in 1984 with the Phang-produced "Lick Shot". He also performed at the Reggae Sunsplash festival that year. His recordings led to a series of mid-1980s albums, including split albums with Frankie Jones, Frankie Paul, Johnny Osbourne, and Kelly Ranks. Palmer moved into production, achieving success with Neville Brown's "Haul and Pull Up", and returned to recording himself in the early 1990s, with singles such as "Juggling" and "Everyone Makes Love". After being advised to give up singing due to vocal problems, Palmer moved to the United States and was out of the music industry for almost 20 years. Palmer returned to music in the 21st century, performing in the US, and released new music in 2017.. Michael Palmer has teamed up with his new manager Barrington Gray, Cedar Valley Records (Sweden) and producer/engineer Andre "Tripple T" Daley (Jamaica) the magician behind some of the Exterminator Label most memorable mixes, a number of new tracks will be released in 2018 by this team. Discography Lickshot (1982), Power House Star Performer (1984), Tonos Pull It Up Now (1985), Greensleeves Angella (1984), Vista Sounds Showdown vol. 4 (1984), Hitbound/Empire - with Frankie Jones Double Trouble (1985), Greensleeves - with Frankie Paul Ghetto Living (1985), Bebo's I'm So Attractive (1985), Jammy's Sweet Daddy (1985), Black Scorpio We Rule (1985), Power House Michael Palmer Meets Kelly Ranks at Channel One (1985), Dancefloor Wicked (1985), Vibes & Vibes - with Johnny Osbourne Showcase - I'm Still Dancing (198?), Midnight Rock Joint Favourites (1986), Greensleeves - with Half Pint Where Is That Love (2018), Cedar Valley Records
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Wade attended Excelsior High School from 1972 to 1976. His career began in the mid-1970s, working with Yabby You, 1976's "Black Is Our Colour" immediately achieving success in Jamaica. His debut album, Black Is Our Colour was released in 1976 and was followed by further hits with cover versions of The Paragons' "Happy Go Lucky Girl" and "On The Beach". This was followed by further albums Evil Woman (1978), Dancing Time, and Fire Fire (both 1979), before Wade moved on to work with Dillinger, recording "Five Man Army" together with Dillinger, The Tamlins, Al Campbell, and Trinity. He recorded for Joe Gibbs, hitting the UK reggae chart in 1980 with "After You" and "Natty Contractor". In 1981, Wade worked with Linval Thompson, releasing a string of singles including "Round The World", "Tell Me What's Going On", "Poor and Humble", and "Down In Iran". He then emigrated to The Netherlands and signed a deal with Epic Records. He scored a hit in 1992 with "Love You Too Much" In 2011, Wade performed at the One Love Peace Festival in London with other artists including Sean Paul, Busta Rhymes, Shaggy, Gyptian, Aswad, Third World, Etana, King Sounds and John Holt.