Tuesday, March 11, 2008

good peeps: Big Youth

"Just Be Glad and Righteous"

Recently we wrote about Jacob Miller and since shuffle decided to treat me to three jams from Big Youth on the way home from work, I figured it's as good a time as any to mention an original ras. Known to many as the Rasta musician with the red, gold and green bejewled front teeth, Big Youth came alive in the Kingston ghetto with a string of hits, including his most popular song "S. 90 Skank", a dubbed out jam about motorbikes. While "S.90..." was his most notable hit, I've always been a sucker the tracks on Dreadlocks Dread, a record full of stoney vocals, steady riddims, and dubby production. Bust out the Bambu's and get acquainted with one of reggae's finest.

Big Youth- Marcus Garvey
Big Youth- Natty Dread She Went

"Train to Rhodesia"

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