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ARTIST
TITLE
He Was A Friend/Try Not I
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
DO KK3-EP DO KK3-EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/13/2010

2010 release, restocked: new lower pricing. This record follows on from the string of mid-'80s hits for Firehouse, Jammy's, Ujama and co, for which Dennis Thomas aka King Kong is most celebrated. Originally released in 1988 as a tribute to his friend Tenor Saw, killed that year in suspicious circumstances, it came as a 12" on Thomas' own Concious Music label, and as a 7" (without "Try Not I") on Jah All Mighty in New York. This is the great dancehall singer at his most powerful. Both vocals come with dubs, and the rhythm is driving, hard and sombre, with nervous, grubbing synths, ringing claps, and a lethal bass-line. Dug Out is devoted to reggae reissues, run by Mark Ainley and Mark Ernestus. Restoration done at Abbey Road Studio, mastering at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin.