Biography

Joseph Williamson, who performs by the name Joseph Benaiah (bĕ-nī’-yă) which is a word rooted in 
history and culture, was born in Kingston Jamaica. He began his music career as a bandleader, guitarist, vocalist, 
and songwriter in 1970. Benaiah has performed and toured extensively, with reggae artists such as Dennis Brown, 
Mighty Diamonds, Toots and the Maytals, Marcia Griffiths, Michael Rose, and Freddie McGregor to name a few. He 
has performed in Japan, Brazil, Canada and most of the US. With five CDs to his credit and a career spanning more 
than 50 years. 

Benaiah’s CDs include We Nah Give Up, Children of Israel, Time Eternal and New Beginning. During the 1990’s, Benaiah was voted, “Best Reggae Band in Miami” by the readers of New Times and chosen as “Best Live Band. Benaiah received an award from Hi-Class Promotions for Best Backing Band. Since 2015 Benaiah has been a member of the legendary reggae group the Mighty Diamonds as ‘Capo Diamonds’. Joseph Benaiah is preparing to unleash his latest production onto the global marketplace. He is currently working on his fifth solo CD, ‘Vision with Faith’ in the upcoming summer of 2022. On his brand-new CD, Joseph Benaiah has assembled a powerful roster of world-renown musicians, to ensure the authenticity and quality of music his fans have come to expect. Features on the new album to name a few are Sly & Robbie, Dean Fraser, Glen Browney, Squidly Cole, Robbie Lyn, and Danny Bassie of the Firehouse crew. A powerful horn section provides the stamp of classic roots rock sound and offers an additional benefit to the listeners.

Kingston recording studios such as Mixing Lab, Tads, Tuff Gong, and Grafton Studios contributed to the genuine Jamaican sound. Production duties are shared by Joseph Benaiah and hit-maker Dean “Cannon” Fraser. Joseph Benaiah Has Just Completed a Video shot in Jamaica with Dean Fraser and Robbie Lyn who accompany him on the Video Title (Blessing) Distribution is handled by Sphinx Records, and marketing and promotion by Sphinx Record Company and Masani Productions Inc.