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Monday, November 28, 2011

White Mice - Dally Stylie 7'' [1985 Tuffest Vibes Original Pressing]

White Mice had one of the most unique/funniest deliveries and voice in
my opinion, yet he still managed to deliver hit after hit in the late
80's, mainly on the Intelitec label. While he started his career at a
young age, his high-pitched/childish voice never seemed to dissapear,
leading to his instantly recognizable vocals.

This track is on Neville Dreadlock's rare label, and I'm loving the
label art and font layout. Anyone know what's the name of the hat
Neville's wearing? Seen lots of old dancehall artists rocking 'em, but
don't know where to find them. Thanks!

Michael Buckley - Strong Musician 7'' [1987 Sunset Original Pressing]

This one's on the Revolution/Here I Come riddim, originally by
Barrington Levy, and later adapted by Harry J for Barry Back's Music
Tonight. This is the one off of that version. Crucial!!

Yagga Yo
Carl Meeks - Love Of Jah 7'' [198x Photographer Original Pressing]

Funky version of Meeks favorite riddim to ride... Koloko! While I still
think Youth Man is a ruffer cut, this one gives it a run for its money.
As far as I know, this track doesn't appear on any LP, only on this 7''
format. Check it out-

Jah Jah
Robert French - Pretended Lover 7'' [1983 All Sport Original Pressing]

Though the digital sound didn't become official untill the drop of
Sleng Teng by Jammy at the 4 Sound Clash of 1985, there were still
tunes as early as '83/'84 that displayed digikal sounds. While by '85
tunes were fully computerized, some of these earlier tracks are not
quite strictly digi. Still, they represent a piece of history... a
transitional phaze that eventually lead to the death of the studio
band, and the rise of the golden era of digital dancehall. This tune
here by French is absolutely beautiful, with the hauntingly melodic
piano and heavy bass. Another rare find....

Boom Shot
Frankie Wilmott - I Won't Give Up 7'' [198x Jah Life Original Pressing]

This murderous song was originally released on 7'' by Jah Life, and
12'' on their subsidiary, Music House. It was repressed last year on
both 7'' an 12'' on Music House, though as far as I know, the only og 7''
press is on Jah Life. The riddim is identical to Culture Paul's Mini
Van Man, which is also a huge tune. Enjoy this rarity!

Bless I
Frankie Paul - Call The Brigade 7'' [198x Ujama Original Pressing]

Another rude rude sound killer. This one to the Bad Boy Toney riddim
that Papa San made famous. Though this one is chockfull of ambulance
and car alarm sounds. Madness!!

Admiral Tibett - New Tactics 7'' [1987 Redman International Original Pressing]

Pure mash-down tune! Tibett could be considered one of the earliest
artists of the "roots revival" movement, which has sparked modern day
conscious artists like Anthony B, Sizzla, Jah Mason, etc... While
Garnet Silk is often given the credit for being the first to start this
sound, Tibett was spitting progressive lyrics since the mid 80's.
Here's a great example. This tune was recently repressed by Dub Store
in Japan.

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Also, I know everyone is a big fan of Mediafire, but I've been having
trouble uploading in their servers, so I'm switching to Depositfiles
for now, unless someone can suggest something better.
Sorry about not posting for over a
month... Been in a transitional phase at work, and so shits been
hectic. Got some big tunes coming your way though! Thanks for following
the blog. Stay tuned....