Thursday, August 13, 2009

Crown Prince of Reggae

Dennis Brown - "Your Love's Got a Hold On Me" b/w Joe Gibbs and The Professionals - "Oh Girl" is a SWEET rub-a-dub early dancehall reggae 12" single from 1983, a great year for this style of music. It's one of my favorite versions of the Heavenless riddim, done by Joe Gibbs and The Professionals, with Dennis Brown singing a slow, sultry song over it with a laid back melody. Like, he sings it so slow and behind, you're waiting for each note and word, and it hits you just at the right time. The vocals match the riddim so well it's disgusting. The riddim is addictive, and overall it's perfect hot day, summertime listening. This is my favorite Dennis Brown track. The b-side is the riddim with the occasional dubbed in shout of "MURRRDERAH!" It's fucking awesome, and in good shape, so this rip actually aounds okay! Enjoy!

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