Spanner Banner - Cry Cry

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Spanner Banner
Birth name Joseph Bonner
Born 6 February 1959 (age 56)
St Andrew
genres Reggae, dancehall
Years active Late 1980s–present
Labels Techniques, Island, Heartbeat, VP, Bonner Yard Productions


Joseph Bonner, better known as Spanner Banner, is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician.


Bonner was born on 6 February 1959, in Rock Hall, St. Andrew, Jamaica. The brother of fellow reggae stars Pliers, Richie Spice, and Snatcha Lion, Bonner began his career in the late 1980s on the Bidia sound system in St. Andrew, and had hits with songs such as "Life Goes On" with producer Winston Riley. He co-wrote Chaka Demus & Pliers' chart-topping "Tease Me", and rose to prominence himself in the mid-1990s with albums on RAS "Now and Forever" and Island Jamaica "Chill", working with Sly and Robbie on the latter. He went on to release the "Real Love" album in 2001 on Heartbeat Records, featuring contributions from Tanya Stephens, Lady Saw, and Sean Paul among others.

After relocating to England for a few years he returned to Jamaica and found success again. In 2009 he returned to the charts with the Donovan Germain-produced "Rolling Stones", and won the 'Biggest Comeback Artiste' award at the 2010 EME Awards. In 2011 he set up the Bonner Yard Productions record label.

In February 2014 he announced plans to release a new album, to be preceded by an EP in March.


  • Now and Forever (1994), RAS
  • Chill (1995), Island Jamaica
  • Lover's Story (1998), Sweet Angel
  • Real Love (2001), Heartbeat
  • Clean Up Your Actions (2008), Clive Hunt/Ugly Man
  • I'm a Winner (2009), Bonner Cornerstone/VP
  • Life Goes On (1990), Techniques
  • Greatest Hits (2001), Jet Star




Spanner Banner - Cry Cry / Fire House Crew - Version

Spragga Roots 7" single

Record manufactured in Jamaica.

The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean, unmarked, and free from tears, stains or stickers.

The record centre hole displays no signs of spindle wear.

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