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Boris Gardiner (born 13 January 1943) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter and bass guitarist. He was a member of several groups during the 1960s before recording as a solo artist and having hit singles with "Elizabethan Reggae" (in 1970), "I Wanna Wake Up with You" and "You're Everything to Me" (both 1986).




  • Reggae Happening (1970), Trojan
  • It's So Nice to Be with You (1970), Steady
  • Soulful Experience (1971), Dynamic Sounds
  • For All We Know (1972), Dynamic Sounds
  • Is What's Happening (1973), Dynamic Sounds
  • Every Nigger Is a Star OST (1973), Leal Productions
  • Everything to Me (1986), Revue
  • Lover's Lane (1989), TNT
  • Let's Take a Holiday (1992), WKS
  • Next to You (1992), VP
  • Reggae Songs of Love (Plus) (2008), Encore


  • The Very Best of Boris Gardiner (2002), Music Club
  • I Want to Wake Up with You: The Best of Boris Gardiner (2004), Sanctuary/Trojan

Charted singles

  • "Elizabethan Reggae" (1970) – UK No. 14
  • "I Wanna Wake Up with You" (1986) – UK No. 1
  • "You're Every Thing to Me" (1986) – UK No. 11
  • "The Meaning of Christmas" (1986) – UK No. 69
  • "Friends and Lovers" (with Gwen Guthrie) (1987) – UK No. 97

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