Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
|Origin||Clarendon Parish, Jamaica|
Patrick Andy began singing at church and in school, and began his recording career working with Yabby You in the mid-1970s, often covering songs by Horace Andy. In 1978 he had a hit with "Woman, Woman, Woman", in combination with Ranking Barnabus, and a solo hit with "My Angel". In the early 1980s he began recording with producer Joseph Hoo Kim at Channel One Studios, and further hits followed with "Tired Fe Lick Weed Inna Bush" and "Pretty Me". He had further hits with "Get Up Stand Up" (1984), "Smiling", and "Sting Me a Sting, Shock Me a Shock", recorded for Prince Jammy in 1985. More hits followed and Andy recorded a number of "clash" albums, where tracks were split between Andy and a series of "opponents", including Wayne Smith, Frankie Jones, Half Pint, and Horace Andy.