BABA BOOM * THE JAMAICANS * TREASURE ISLE 7012 * UK
A 1967 'Festival Song' sung by the Jamaicans, on an original rhythm played by Tommy McCook and the Supersonics, and produced by Duke Reid. At the time this one was a instant hit with the white youth in Southern England, the sound was arresting and electrifying, played under the right conditions it could hardly fail to make you dance. The rhythm has been much used since; one notable instance as Treasure Dub on the Joe Gibbs African Dub Chapter 1 album.
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