Junie Ranks made her mark in the dance hall years ago. After recording her first single “Counteraction” for Techniques on the Stalag riddim, she gained many hit singles like “Gimmie Di Buddy,” “ Cry Fe Me Boops,” “Big and Ready” and “Dibby Dibby Man”. During the days of real dancehall music, she was one of the top female dee-jays and received the Father Bins award for Female Dee Jay of the Year in 1989.
Junie has recorded for some of the top producers in the business, such as Winston Riley, King Jammys, Steelie, Bunny Lee, Patrick Roberts, Black Scorpio, and the late King Tubbys. She also collaborated with Penthouse records on several occasions at the end of the 80s.
After a frustrating time when she gave up the music business to work in the health sector, Junie came back and recorded “Bring Back The Love.” This song allows one to reminisce of the days gone by when the dance was nice. Ranks pay tribute to several recording artists and the music of that era. The song was also one of the anthems in the Caribbean Community and wen to number 1 in South Florida. “Give You My Loving,” was another that enjoyed substantial mileage on reggae radio in New York and charted to number 14 in South Florida.
Presently Junie is working on new music and doing shows. You can follow her on Instagram @Junie.ranks.3 Facebook @Junie Ranks