President represents Enos’ productions from the late 1970s to 1980s, including the 1975 Augustus Pablo album ‘Thriller’ and productions released under his own name, plus a host of other artists including Ronnie Davis, Horace Andy, Jah Stitch via the Orbit , Soul Beat and Goodies labels in Jamaica.
McLeod was born in 1946 in Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica, and before his career in music he trained as a cabinet-maker and a boxer. His debut release was Mackie, which was produced by Sid Bucknor, who at the time was the resident engineer at Studio One. Under Bucknor’s tutelage, McLeod learned the basics of record production, soon having success with late 1960s releases such as Young Love by Lloyd Clarke. His production work included recordings with some of Jamaica’s top singers, including Gregory Isaacs, Ken Boothe, and The Gaylads.
McLeod also produced the first recording by Michael Williams credited to Prince Far I, previous recordings being issued under the name King Cry Cry, with the new stage name given to Williams by McLeod.
McLeod continued to work as a singer, having hits in Jamaica with singles such as Tel Aviv, Hi-Jacking, and If You Love Jah, and the combination hits Jestering (with Shorty the President) and Jericho (with The Mighty Diamonds).