DREAD INNA JAMDOWN (LP)
12" Vinyl D
The 2007 Jah Stitch album back on vinyl.
The Mighty Jah Stitch was a legend in Jamaica, making the move as so many ghetto youth's have tried from Bad Man to Music Man. Jah Stitch embraced the DJ Culture that he himself was an integral part of.
He put not one but two musical stamps on the format. His initial Big Youth sounding chants grew from working alongside the man on the mic. The second almost spoken vibe came about after a well documented incident that led to him being shot .He lived to tell the tale and cut some of the finest Roots DJ cuts, with his new vocal style that many copied but few have surpassed.
We have selected some of his best known tracks to show the knack of working a killer rhythm and dubbed vocal with an almost call and response story telling style.
The opening and title track to this set 'Dread Inna Jamdown' sees him working over John Holt's 'In The Springtime'.
The second cut 'Dem Seek Natty Everywhere' works another John Holt classic 'Forgot to Say I Love You'.
After some hits in the 1970's, the 1980's would see a short name change to Major Stitch.
But we feel that his best loved monicker Jah Stitch serves the man well.
So sit back and enjoy some fine DJ Cuts. [info sheet from distr.]