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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PETER TOSH – COLLIE WEED / HE’S SO GOOD TO ME

PETER TOSH – COLLIE WEED  / HE’S SO GOOD TO ME

A: Peter Tosh - He's so real to me   B: Peter Tosh - Collie Weed / Weed weed weed   When Peter Tosh cut a deal with Joe Gibbs to work together on a 50/50 basis, the steppin' razor must have also brokered a total and absolute freedom of expression. Never one to keep his thoughts...

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TRINITY – EVENTIDE HOME

TRINITY – EVENTIDE HOME

A: Trinity - Eventide home B: Professionals - Massive fire   On may 20th 2011 residents of Torrington Park marched the streets of Kingston in order to raise awareness and call for an end to the political warfare that is still, occasionally, reaping havoc in the nation's capitol and beyond....

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I ROY – KNOTTY KNOTS

I ROY – KNOTTY KNOTS

A: I Roy - Knotty Knots B: Mighty Two - Knots version   Three years after the impressive range of songs from the courtroom that Derrick Morgan laid down for various producers, I Roy revisits the format on the most superb recording he ever made for Joe Gibbs. Just like the Derrick Morgan...

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LADY ANN – INFORMER

LADY ANN – INFORMER

A: Lady Ann - Informer B: The Professionals - Most on the corner   After the very bloody 1980 elections, an affair that brought Jamaica on the brink of civil war once again, leaving 800 dead and countless others injured; the island was desperately in need of peace. Peace, quiet and entertainment....

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FANTELS – HOOLIGAN

FANTELS – HOOLIGAN

A: The Fantels - Hooligan B: Mighty Two - Far Land   Some gwaan like hooligan, some act like maffia and some follow their path as a musician. In the case of Hal Anthony Lewinson this choice must not have been a hard one to make. Born into a musical family; Jimmy Cliff is his cousin...

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MR X & SWEETIE – WHITE LIVER MABEL

MR X & SWEETIE – WHITE LIVER MABEL

A: Mr X & Sweetie - White Liver Mabel B: Winston Wright - & Larry McDonald - Reuben   Although slackness became a big thing in the 80's dancehall scene, rude tunes have always been around in reggae. The pace and beat are certainly not the only ingredients the originators took...

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RONALD & KARL – THINGS NOT SO NICE

RONALD & KARL – THINGS NOT SO NICE

A : Ronald & Karl - Things not so nice B : Mighty Two : Not so nice version   Who are Ronald & Karl? The credits on the 7" don't reveal a thing and books nor internet does much to help me either. To my knowledge this is the only song the obscure duo ever released and although...

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