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AFTER 15-YEAR ABSENCE SKULLMAN IS BACK!

Skullman

Skullman

By Kevin Jackson
Observer writer

Thirty years ago, Spanish Town deejay Skull Man (aka Daddy Skull) was the rage on the live show circuit. He had several hit songs but left the music business to become a teacher. After a 15-year absence, Skull Man is back with new management and looking forward to reviving his career.

“I recently did a show, Skull Man in Concert in New York, and I have a new team working with, CPG Music Group. We’re working on some new material so very soon we will be releasing songs so the fans can enjoy,” Skull Man said in an interview with the Jamaica Observer.

Based between New York and Jamaica, Skull Man resigned as director of sports at Portmore Community College last year.

“Even when I was doing well as a deejay, I was a teacher. I got involved in teaching many years ago. I have made my contribution through teaching but the deejay business is my natural talent. When I left high school (Kingston College) I went to GC Foster College and I studied the art of teaching sports,” he explained.

Skullman in the 80's

Skullman in the 80’s

Born Paul Bartley, Skull Man made his recording debut in the mid-1980s for King Tubbys while still in high school. He also recorded for Dennis Star’s PickOut label.

But it was the Winston Riley-produced Original Stop which gave him the breakthrough. Follow-up hits included Turbo Mi Turbo, Run Out A Luck, Partner Draw, Short Man Rule, Turn Me Loose, Girl Sentence and Je Taime, produced by Sly and Robbie.

Skull Man conceptualized and promoted the popular Border Clash show.

“Border Clash was the first major stage show that artistes like Beenie Man and Bounty Killer worked on. We did Border Clash for three years and then we stopped,” said Skull Man.

 

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