Wednesday, April 25, 2007


WHIP THEM JAH JAH by Dennis Brown.

Dennis Brown is known as the Crown Prince of Reggae. He occupies a place in the musical firmament that someone like Aretha, Rod Stewart, or maybe Al Green would occupy here (the choices are broad because I can only really speculate): a beloved, talented, interpreter (and as (mainly) an interpreter considered a bit conservative). A crowd pleaser.

Whip Them Jah Jah provides a really famous riddim that I'm most familiar with from the Earthquake Dub set. But I've never seen the original I'm sharing today apart from the copy we have. Which we got a few years ago from my sister in a Dirty Santa contest--four discs for ten dollars, IIRC. What a gift!


Photo: Antumalal (3).


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