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Lord Sassafrass

Michael Orlando Johnson

Also known as Lord Sasafrass, Lord Sassa Frass, Lord Sassa Fross, Lord Sassa-Fross, Lord Sassafrace, Lord Sassafras, Lord Sassafrost, Lord Sassi Fross, M. Johnson, S. Frass, S. Fross, Sasafras, Sasafrass, Sassa, Sassa Fras, Sassa Frass, Sassa Frast, Sassa Frost, Sassa-Fross, Sassafras, Sassafrass, Sassafross

Discography of Lord Sassafrass, all releases:

# Cover Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Don't Wait Too Long 7 Audio 2008-03-28 Queep Organic Soul
2 The Horse Man Connection 12 Audio 1982 Starlight Records
3 Lord Sassafrass - Step Up In Life / Step Up In Dub Step Up In Life / Step Up In Dub 2 Audio 1989 Time 1 Records
4 Lord Sassafrass - 1983 Live Stage Show At Ranny Williams Entertainment Center 1983 Live Stage Show At Ranny Williams Entertainment Center 2 Audio 1983 Roots Rockers
5 Lord Sassafrass - Poccomania Jump Poccomania Jump 10 Audio 1985 Black Scorpio (2)
6 Lord Sassafrass - Calypsonian Jump Calypsonian Jump 2 Audio 1985 Black Scorpio (2)
7 No More Heartaches / I'm The One 2 Audio 1982 Gorgon Records
8 Lord Sassafrass - Step Up In Life / Version Step Up In Life / Version 2 Audio Quality Music (3)
9 Lord Sassafrass - National Dish National Dish 2 Audio 1985 Black Scorpio (2)
10 Green Bay Incident 2 Audio 1978 Upsetters
11 Need You 2 Audio 1984 Stereo Records (5)
12 Lord Sassafrass - Take Heed / Get In The Groove Take Heed / Get In The Groove 4 Audio Black Joy
13 Lord Sassafrass - Trickster In Love Trickster In Love 2 Audio King Bennie
14 Lord Sassafrass - Murder She Wrote Murder She Wrote 3 Audio Ashantites
15 Lyrical Class / Let's Be Friends 3 Audio Esso Jaxxon
16 Lord Sassafrass - Pocomania Jump / Four Legs Gallop Pocomania Jump / Four Legs Gallop 2 Audio 1984
17 Lord Sassafrass - Murder She Wrote Murder She Wrote 2 Audio 1986 Ottey's & Ashantics
18 Lord Sassafrass - Proud A We Proud A We 2 Audio Riley Inc.
19 Lord Sassafrass - 100lbs Of Collie / Rasta Come From Jail 100lbs Of Collie / Rasta Come From Jail 2 Audio 1982 Black Joy
20 Lord Sassafrass - Don't Point Your Finger Don't Point Your Finger 2 Audio Gorgon Records
21 Lord Sassafrass - A B C A B C 2 Audio 1984 Black Scorpio (2)
22 Jamaica Way 2 Audio 1987 Skengdon
23 Lord Sassafrass - Poccomania Jump Poccomania Jump 8 Audio Horseman Records (2)
24 Poccomania Jump 2 Audio Horseman Records (2)
25 Lord Sassafrass - Jamaica Way Jamaica Way 2 Audio Skengdon
26 Step Up Ina Life 2 Audio 1996 Black Scorpio (2)
27 Lord Sassafrass - Sweet Africa Sweet Africa 2 Audio 1982 Starlight Records
28 Lord Sassafrass - Jamaica 25th Jamaica 25th 2 Audio 1987 Sunset Records (2)
29 Lord Sassafrass - Raiding Party Raiding Party 2 Audio Horseman
30 Lord Sassafrass -  Green Bay Incident / Dreadlocks In Moon Light City Green Bay Incident / Dreadlocks In Moon Light City 2 Audio Upsetter
31 Lord Sassafrass - Run Di Session / Talking Yardie Run Di Session / Talking Yardie 2 Audio 2013 Jahtari
32 Lord Sassafrass - International Jocky / Big Bad Wicked International Jocky / Big Bad Wicked 2 Audio Horseman Label
33 Lord Sassafrass - I've Got To Tune In / Hopper Dance I've Got To Tune In / Hopper Dance 4 Audio Jah Life
34 Lord Sassafrass - A B C / Pocomainia Jump A B C / Pocomainia Jump 2 Audio 1984 Black Scorpio (2)
35 Lord Sassafrass - The Don Of All Dons The Don Of All Dons 2 Audio GT I-Power
36 Lord Sassafrass - Rasta Come From Jail / Hundred Pounds Of Collie Rasta Come From Jail / Hundred Pounds Of Collie 2 Audio Papa D Records
37 Lord Sassafrass - Love Mi Boops Love Mi Boops 2 Audio Black Scorpio (2)
38 Lord Sassafrass - Chubby Belly Chubby Belly 2 Audio 1987 Harry J Records

Jamaican recording artist Lord Sassafrass is best known as a dancehall Reggae DJ with the Black Scorpio Sound System. On Black Scorpio Sound, Lord Sassafrass introduced the world to General Trees, and the entire Horseman Crew. Prior to his career in music Sassafras was employed at the riding stables at the Caymans Park racecourse in Jamaica. A regular visitor to the course was the entrepreneurial Jack Scorpio who built his own popular sound system in the early 70s and ventured into record production in the 80s. His first production was Sassafras performing ‘Pocomania Jump’, a reference to the religious culture that has survived in Jamaica since the days of slavery. The tune was an instant hit. Much of Sassafrass’ musical history is seen in the live dance. Similar to the career of Brigadier Jerry, Sassafrass was entertaining in an era of live djs, where recorded music was secondary to the live dance. In 1985 he went to New York where he performed on heavy weight soundsystems like Third World or GT Hi Power, just to name a few. His work today carries out the tradition he started almost forty years ago – a sound that is completely unique and his own.