Before leaving the Sensations, one of Jamaica's legendary rock steady vocal groups, to continue his singing career as a soloist, Johnny Osbourne had already proved himself to be a star. Such classic songs, made famous by the Sensations, like "Those Guys," "Baby Love," "Warrior" and "I'll Never Fall in Love," among others, most of which were written by Johnny, are prime examples as to why he has been rated as one of Jamaica's most prolific songsters.
By teaming up with Prince Jammy in 1980, one of the most creative record producers of all time, one of the most stunning roots reggae songs and albums was born: Folly Ranking. This great comeback by Johhny Osbourne was long awaited and welcomed. Featuring the driving rhythms of the great Sly & Robbie, Folly Ranking combines infectious urgent music, brilliant lyrics and an inherent sense of drama equal to the relevant ingredients of good effective poetry.