of George Nooks
in Kingston, George Nooks attended Oberlin High School and after
leaving school Nooks tried his best to get into the music business
by entering and winning several talent shows. It was not long before
he was making guest appearances at stage shows.
Like most great
singers, multiple award winner in the 1995 Tamika Reggae Award George
Nooks started his musical career in the church. George, who was
on the youth choir at his church, soon found out that he wanted
to do much more than sing in a choir. Before long, he was performing
at school concerts and according to him he "always managed
to mash up the place."
He was so impressive
that before long he was appearing on major stage shows such as Joe
Gibbs' "Ultra Dread Show" at the Tropics Club and Palace.
Nooks is no stranger to having hit songs. In fact he did it under
two different names! He held the top spot as Prince Mohammed with
'Forty Leg' and George Nooks with 'Tribal War'. Even as "Forty
Leg Dread" was enjoying chart success, George released "Tribal
War" (under the name of George Nooks). He pulled off something
no singer had managed to achieve, having two hit songs simultaneously
under two different names.
George Nooks gained momentum in 1994 with the release of the single/video
"I Don't Care/Bad Minded People". It was an instant hit
that increased his visibility and quickly made George Nooks a force
to contend with. Also in 1994, Legendary Records released "Love
In Time" an unquestionably smooth ballad backed up by "Hold
It Down" (Total Records).
Van Gibbs, a
well known producer from Palm Tree Enterprises, - his hits include
"Hotstepper" (Ini Kamoze)- released "Not Guilty"
with Nooks. The song did well on the international scene, bringing
home the point that Nooks success was no "one hit wonder".
Later came recording
contracts with Chinna Smith and Dennis Brown but the songs went
nowhere. Nooks' first hit came when he recorded the song 'Forty
Leg Dread", (recorded under the name of Prince Mohammed) which
was aided by the rumour that a dread who was found with forty legs
in his hair.
War", which was song of the year in 1978, Nooks linked up with
Dennis Brown and recorded "Bubbling Love" and "Cool
Cool Runnings" which had major success both locally and internationally.
"Left With a Broken Heart" "Since I Fell For You",
"Criticising", "Greatest Love" and "We're
In this Love Together" were some of the singles which followed
and which made indelible impressions on the music industry.
in the late seventies but still kept his musical ties in Jamaica.
The soft-spoken singer has performed in Europe, Canada, the Caribbean
and the Tri-State area. He has also stamped his class on the Sunsplash
(US), Tamika Reggae Awards, Q Club and at major US concerts.
With many recordings and over twenty five hits with various producers
and record labels in Jamaica, and a Platinum record for One Time
Daughter/Someone Loves You Honey (Ariola/J.Gibbs) George Nooks took
position as one of the hottest DJs around town. This brought him
on a world tour performing in Europe, Canada, United States and
the Caribbean Islands.
The singer has been enjoying chart success with singles such as
'Labba Labba', 'Archibella' 'So Lonely', 'I Don't Wanna Lose You'
and many others.
Presently he is busy in the studio finishing tracks for his soon
to be released album entitled 'So Much Love' for VP Records. Among
the tracks for the album are 'So Much Love', 'My Brethren', 'God
Is Standing By' and 'The Way You Are'.
He's just completed albums for Bobby Digital and Jammys which will
be released in the near future.
George is very excited about the direction his career his going.
"God is really standing by me and I look forward to achieving
even more things in my career."
"Just watch and see - everything is in store," says a