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Friday, October 8, 2010

Classic Friday! That's Entertainment!

As we continue to explore classic riddims from
the 80's, we can't go any further without highlighting
the Joe Gibbs produced Entertainment Riddim
which was produced for the Powerhouse Record
Created and voiced in 1983, Mr. Gibbs chose a
few artists for the riddim, and the few he chose
made it 'institution' for Reggae DJ's and selectors.
The Crown Prince of Reggae, Mr. Dennis Brown
sang "Love Got A Hold On Me" so sweetly, that
the chune became an instant classic.  Lady Ann's
"Informer" did the same as did Tristan Palmer's
chune "Entertainment" for which the riddim was
Continuing the historical roots and significance of
the Entertainment riddim, Mafia McKoy remade
the riddim for his Loud Disturbance Records
and called it the 50 Pound Riddim.  This riddim
was the last riddim that the late great Sugar Minott
voiced on before he sadly passed away.
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch the original Entertainment
riddim produced by Joe Gibbs for Powerhouse Records
P.S.  In case you missed it, you can catch the just
uploaded interview with Mafia McKoy - Part 1 here:

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