R.I.P: Noel “King Sporty” Williams, 1943-2014

January 8, 2015


King Sporty “Self Destruct” (1976)

Another R&B track with that distinct Miami soul flavor, this one was sampled by Timbaland for Justin Timberlake’s “That Girl.”

Bob Marley & The Wailers – โ€œBuffalo Soldierโ€ (1980/1983)

“Buffalo Soldier,” one of the world’s most recognizable songs needs no introduction. Or does it? Fans might be surprised to hear how much the original version of one of Marley’s most iconic tracks, cut in Miami in 1980 with King Sporty, differs from the commonly known version later released om Confrontation and Legend.Check ’em both out below and if you have audio of the original, original version with Sporty on vocals, link us!

King Sporty “Do U Wanna Dance” (1983)

In his first music video, Sporty dances his way through a low-budget clip for his ’83 single “Do U Wanna Dance.” Think dutty wining and twerking are some kind of new invention? Check 2:14 for evidence otherwise!