Old punk fanzines, photos and bits, new stuff about whatever music I'm currently into and whatever else comes to mind..
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Big Youth Special
More Reggae today.. 4 classic 45's by Big Youth here. I never really went for the deejay stuff in a big way back in the 70's but Big Youth makes it work. His delivery just rolls with the music. I could have put up a dozen tracks easily.. he worked with most of the best producers in Jamiaca and cut great tracks right through the 70's. I've pick my 4 favourites..
First up is Ace 90 Skank, an early hit, produced by Keith Hudson on the Mafia label.
Next up is a two sider.. Foreman vs Frazier, a topical hit for Big Youth after the Foreman vs Frazier "Sunshine Showdown" world heavy weight title fight in Kingston, JA in January '73. Not sure how many boxing records there are but this has to be the best ever.. "biff baff boom..George batter him down".. you can feel those blows!