A: Big Joe / Senators – American Pum pum

B: Unknown – unknown


Two further tracks from the Errol T/Randy’s camp, on which fun is had on top of the ‘Bum Ball’ riddim. On one side Brother Winston gives Bredda T some advice on how to score American Pum Pum, although she seems ready to get it on from the get go. This track is credited to Big Joe on the dutch pressing of Fab and to the Senators on Impact. On both these versions, the b-side deals with Nixon’s impeachment in a rather raunchy tune called either Impeachment Tape or Tape White Wash. My version, however, has a different tune on the flip, which is best described as another chapter in the White Liver Mabel  story. Man comes home after work, he’s tired but has to perform once more. I haven’t a clue which artist is involved in this musical shenanigan.

Errol T released far better cuts on the Bum Ball riddim in 1971, but revisited it 3 years later for the Impeachment Tape, American Pum Pum and the (yet) unknown tune.  This pairing is one of the rarer ones; I have stumbled upon this disc by surprise and so far have come across just one other copy, which went for crazy money.

If you listen closely, you can hear Slim Smith singing a tune in the background. Anyone know which tune this might be?


Label: Joe Gibbs Record Globe (misprint)
Release date: 1971/ 1973
Matrix: JG 4477 / JG 4478
Posted: 26-03-2017

> Thanks to Jumbo of Riddim Shower for identifying the a-side. Much obliged!


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