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01 05 :09
02
Dr. Alimantado The Barber Feel It
03 :30
03
U Roy Hold On
04 :12
04 03 :21
05
Dillinger Roots Natty Congo
03 :35
06
Prince Jazzbo Good Memories
04 :01
07
Big Joe In the Ghetto
03 :21
08
Dennis Alcapone It Must Come
02 :36
09
Jah Stitch Bury the Barber
02 :51
10
Little Joe Tradition Skank
03 :48
11
Trinity Kendal Crash
02 :53
12 02 :23
13
Clint Eastwood What a Hard Man Fe Dead
03 :14
14 03 :01
ARTIST
TITLE
The Deejays Meet Down Town 1975-1980
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
VOJ 003LP VOJ 003LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/14/2014

LP version. The late '60s and early '70s spectacle of Jamaican deejays taking their live performances out of the dance halls and translating them into hit records, not only marked the beginning of 40 years of dancehall-driven music on the island but also provided the original inspiration and template for the global dominance of rap and hip-hop. The art of deejay was now rightly recognized and the toasters or talk-over artists advanced from introductions and interjections to stringing complete sets of lyrics together and riding the rhythm for the entire length of the song. Deejays including U Roy, I Roy, Dennis Alcapone, Big Joe, Little Joe and Prince Jazzbo, who built their reputations working live on sound systems, now went one step beyond and moved on to become recording deejays with entire catalogs of hit singles and albums to their credit. Throughout the '70s a whole host of mic men followed in their wake, including Dillinger, Dr. Alimando, Clint Eastwood and Jah Stitch. Talking records were not new, but "talk-over" records were. The repercussions of this uniquely Jamaican phenomenon would go on to reverberate worldwide.