Michigan and Smiley are a Jamaican reggae/dancehall duo consisting of Papa Michigan (born Anthony Fairclough) and General Smiley (born Erroll Bennett). They rose to popularity during the first wave of dancehall music in the late 1970s.
The duo of Michigan (Anthony Fairclough) and Smiley recorded at Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One in Jamaica, pressing their first number one hit single, “Rub a Dub Style”, which featured their call and response style vocals, overdubbed on the Studio One riddim, “Vanity” (the instrumental alias given to Alton Ellis’ Rocksteady classic, “I’m Just A Guy”). Their next single, perhaps a larger hit, “Nice Up the Dance” was a version of the quintessential Studio 1 rhythm, “Real Rock”. These singles, with four other tracks, also versions of Studio One rhythms, were released as their first album, Nice Up the Dance.