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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm 7'' [198x Techniques Original Pressing]

One of a few songs (see also Wayne Smith's Sleng Teng, and Anthony Redrose's Tempo) that helped start the digital explosion in Jamaica. This bad boy on the Stalag riddim completely stormed the island and catapulted Tenor to stardom. Though Pumpkin Belly was Saw's first hit, this reworking of Sister Nancy's Bam Bam was even bigger. Originally written for the famous 4 Sound Clash of 1985 for Youth Promotion, it was swooped by up Winston Riley and released on his Techniques label. This tune has influenced countless artists/singles from Sublime, to Alborosie, to Nicki Minaj (unfortunately!). Oh, this is also featured on Riley's Stalag 17, 18, and 19 LP.

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