JAH GRUNDY – SHAOLIN DISCIPLES

JAH GRUNDY – SHAOLIN DISCIPLES

A: Jah Grundy - Shaolin Disciples B: Joe Gibbs & The Proffesionals - Kick to yu chin   Jah Grundy rides the Professionals' update of the Techniques' rocksteady anthem 'Love is not a gamble' in fine style. Using the kung-fu theme - popular through the flood of martial arts movies...

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ETHIOPIANS – BAND YOUR BELLY

ETHIOPIANS – BAND YOUR BELLY

A: Ethiopians - Band your belly B: Mighty Two - Belly solution   Like many others who had their ear to the street, Leonard Dillon foresaw the troubles the 1976 elections would bring. With the US increasing their involvement on the island's political course through the CIA, Jamaica experienced...

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CLINT EASTWOOD – WHIP THEM JAH

CLINT EASTWOOD – WHIP THEM JAH

A: Clint Eastwood - Whip them jah B: Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Whipping Dub   Reggae works in mysterious ways. You see a label, often linked to a producer, you read the credits and - most of the time - you take it as the truth. But there is always more than meets the eye. ...

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TALL DREAD – TEN YEARS LATE

TALL DREAD – TEN YEARS LATE

A: Tall Dread - Ten years late B: Mighty Two - version   In a conversation or a written piece about dj's from the Joe Gibbs stable, it's most likely you'll hear or read the name 'Prince Mohammed' within a nanosecond. See, I just did it myself. It always strikes me as odd when this occurs,...

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THE AFRICANS – KONG POW

THE AFRICANS – KONG POW

A: The Africans - Kong Pow B: The Professionals - Maroon rock   This 7 inch is special to me. One of the first people that got in touch with me through this blog, is a man called Nick Farris. It wasn't long after the first few posts, that he hit up me on my e-mail with corrections,...

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MARCIA AITKEN – NARROW MINDED MAN

MARCIA AITKEN – NARROW MINDED MAN

A: Marcia Aitken -Narrow minded man B: Mighty Two - Broomstick   Marcia Aitken had a 6 year stint in reggae before she left Jamaica to open up her own restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. Discovered by Professionals / We the People Band bassist Lloyd Parks while singing (and still attending)...

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BLACK SKIN – THEY NEVER LOVE

BLACK SKIN – THEY NEVER LOVE

A: Black Skin - They never love B: The Professionals - No love   Black Skin's "They never love" is a funny anthem. Riding a dreader than dread riddim and sounding like a dread anthem too, this song actually tells a tale about a love gone wrong. Terribly wrong, if you trust the outspoken...

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AFREQUES – COOL IT BROTHERS

AFREQUES – COOL IT BROTHERS

A: The Afreques - Cool it brothers B: Mighty Two - Zion Gates   I don't know much about the Afreques apart from the fact that they used to be Winston McAnuff's backing singers while he was in Black Kush. They can be seen in the legendary Deep Roots documentary in which Black Kush performes...

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