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Junior Murvin
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    (circa 1949-December 2, 2013)
    Born in Saint James Parish, Jamaica
    Birth name was Murvin Junior Smith
    Reggae singer
    Best known single was 'Police and Thieves' (1976)
    He first recorded as Junior Soul.
    'Police and Thieves' was banned in his native Jamaica for allegedly inspiring youth violence.
    'Police and Thieves' did not make the British Top 40 until 1980.
    His falsetto vocals were influenced by Curtis Mayfield.
    'Police and Thieves' was covered by the Clash on their debut album.
    AllMusic wrote about the 'Police and Thieves' LP, 'There may be eight or ten perfect reggae albums in existence, and this is certainly one of them.'

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