Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gunman Connection

Here's some early tracks by dancehall genius Little John. He got his stage name from the fact that he was just 9 when he cut his first record, a great version of 'Give Me The Right' called '51 Storm'. He would've been about 12 or 13 when he recorded this one, and his voice already sounds a lot bigger than his age.

Here he teams up with fellow prodigy Billy Boyo for what I think is one of the best 'connection' songs, and does a solo version on the flip. If you can't quite place the rhythm, it's the In Crowd's 'Milk & Honey' (Dennis Brown also did a version). So, 'Bushmaster Connection' - I hope you enjoy it.

Here's the original:


novum said...

thank you very much!
just love this junjo sound..

Anonymous said...

Likkle John was born in 1965, so he was 17 and that's why sounded bigger. I saw this birth year written somewhere and it feels more right than 1970. Some reggae book told us he was born ~1970, but it was a guess that spreaded as a fact I think. By the way, nice blog you have.