Reggae icon Barrington Levy’s career traces to the earliest years of VP Records. Three of the company’s first singles on its Roots From The Yard imprint in 1979 were “Revelation,” “Collie Weed,” and “A Yah Me Deh,” the latter being VP’s first release from producer Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes. VP manufactured and distributed Levy’s Shaolin Temple on the Jah Guidance imprint in 1979 (one of four LPs to drop that year from the young star), followed by Robin Hood in 1980, and Prison Oval Rock in 1984. As popular as Levy was in the 1980s, he stepped up his game at the end of the decade and into the 1990s with his covers of Bob Andy’s “Too Experienced” and “My Time.”
VP released his first definitive greatest hits anthology, Too Experienced, in 1998 and then Reggae Anthology: Sweet Reggae Music (2013) and Teach The Youth (2009). Greensleeves titles also include English Man (1979), The Barrington Levy Collection (1990), and Barrington Levy’s DJ Counteraction (1995).