Samstag, 18. April 2020

Tenor Saw & Nitty Gritty - Tenor Saw Meets Nitty Gritty (1985)

One of the most important figures in early ragga and dancehall, Tenor Saw (born Clive Bright, 1966, Kingston, Jamaica) is best-known for his 1985 hit "Ring the Alarm," a song based on the then-ubiquitous "Stalag 17" rhythm which proved to be one of the biggest — and catchiest — hits to come out of reggae's transition into the electronic age.

Tenor Saw followed it up with "Fever", an LP that — while it didn't contain his signature song — proved to be a minor classic of early dancehall, full of simple, catchy melodies, synthesized rhythm-section parts, and Tenor Saw's floating vocals.

With such a promising start to his career, it seemed Tenor Saw would be around for quite a long time; sadly, his life was cut short in August 1988, when he was hit by a car in Houston, TX, and killed. The album "Wake the Town" was released posthumously in 1992.

Here´s "Tenor Saw Meets Nitty Gritty", a George Phang Power House album released originally in 1985 with 8 tracks.

Tenor Saw - Lone Ranger & Tonto
Nitty Gritty - One Auntie Lu Lu
Tenor Saw - A House Is Not A Home
Nitty Gritty - Drape Her Up
Tenor Saw - Roll Call
Nitty Gritty - Everything You Try
Tenor Saw - If You Only Knew
Nitty Gritty - She's A Delilah
Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm
Nitty Gritty - False Alarm
Tenor Saw - Pumpkin Belly
Nitty Gritty - Hog Inna Minty
Tenor Saw - No Work On Sunday
Nitty Gritty - Gimme Some Of Your Sum'thing
Tenor Saw - Golden Hen
Nitty Gritty - Run Down The World

Tenor Saw & Nitty Gritty - Tenor Saw Meets Nitty Gritty (1985)
(ca. 180 kbps, front cover included)

5 Kommentare:

Cri hat gesagt…

this makes me curious. Any chances for a re-up?

zero hat gesagt…

Now there´s a fresh link.

Cri hat gesagt…

thanks a lot, kind Zero!

zero hat gesagt…

Sorry for the bad quality...

Anonym hat gesagt…

Could you please re-upload this album again? Thank You!

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