The title track from Pato Banton’s 1987 album which featured his pro-ganja hit “Don’t Sniff Coke.”
Bronx toaster Shinehead’s 1988 rap-reggae hit “Hello Y’All,” which came out on the Unity album…
Pato Banton, who first came to national recognition, by appearing on The English Beat’s 1982 album Special Beat Service, came out with this humorous anti-coke and pro-gangja classic in 1987 on his Never Give In album. I spun this record quite a bit when I was 17.
Another great track from Ellis’ self-titled 1983 dub-heavy reggae classic…
Great dub-inflected track from the little-known and unjustly ignored self-titled album by Noel Ellis from 1983.
Taken from the 1978 album Kaya, one of Bob’s greatest creations. This is simply one of those songs you never get tired of hearing.
NOTE: If this song says it’s no longer available, just click on it twice & it should bring up another screen that will automatically play it.
Jamaican producer and toaster Mikey Dread sings over the “Bankrobber” dub melody (this was the B-side) from June 1980. Very hard to find now.
Outside of Eek-A-Mouse, Dread probably had the strangest singing voice in reggae. This is in tribute to him, as he passed away not too long ago. He was a production genius and should not be forgotten.
The great Burning Spear (the group and the man) performing one of his signature songs. The man also known as Winston Rodney has been making records and touring for about 40 years now and is one of reggae’s most respected artists.