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Thursday, March 11, 2010

► ► ► Throwback Thursday ► ► ► Cinderella and The 'Roots' Prince!

According to Greek history, Rhodophis is a
rosy cheeked girl who is forced to wash clothes
in the Ormoc stream while her masters go to
a function sponsored by Pharaoh Amasis.
While at the stream, an eagle takes her rose
gilded sandal and drops it at the feet of the
Pharaoh who, intrigued by this sandal, determines
he must find its owner.  He does, and marries
Rhodophis, and the two live happily ever after.
In 1697, Charles Perrault re-wrote the above
tale to include a pumpkin, a fairy Godmother,
and glass slippers which Disney turned into the
1950 cartoon classic 'Cinderella.'
In 1998, Spragga Roots, one of the engineers in
Bobby Digital's studio, Digital B, was inspired
to re-lick the classic chune first performed by Errol
Dunkley for the Studio One label.  Spragga turned
the single into the riddim 'Black Cinderella,' and
to tell the story of the riddim, he had the man with
the golden voice, Sanchez, lay down the lead chune
of the same name.  Sanchez simply asks "Where
can I find / my Black Cinderella / she cannot be/
far away...."
In addition to Sanchez, Singing Melody, Admiral
Tibet, Sizzla, George Nooks, Lukie D, General Pecus
and a few others add their touch to the riddim making
it a classic!
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch Spragga Roots
'Black Cinderella' riddim here:
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