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Born Allan Harris in Portland, Jamaica, Jerry has since the age of 14 devoted his life to music. He was influenced by the life and playing style of his father who was a professional jazz and calypso musician on the hotel circuit in Jamaica.
The name Jerry was given to him by musican friends. They felt that Allan had a similar style to guitarist “Jah Jerry” of the Skatalites fame. His first regular gig as a guitarist/backing vocalist came in 1972 when he played with The Young.
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His first regular gig as a guitarist/backing vocalist came in 1972 when he played with The Young Experience Band for 4 nights a week at Port Antonio Hotel and night club. From there, the band spent the next two years performing live concerts with artist such as U-Roy, Toots & The Maytals, and the Heptones.U-Roy Also in the band was Jerry’s friend, Junior Murvin who would later become famous for the classic “Police And Thieves.”
With this experience firmly under his belt, Jerry wanted to further his musical talents by performing solo with his own compositions. His first album I’m For You was released by Wackies Records. He continued to write, play, and arrange his own music which eventually lead him to produce the classic Spreading All Over album in 1987. Then came Rock This Session in 1990, Smile And Be Happy in 1991, all of which were released by Alpha Enterprise based in Japan.