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April 4, 2003: Yabby U part 1
Vivian Jackson, the man known as Yabby U, is the focus for the show. This was my first take on his works, covering what was some of the most obvious (to me) tracks, and getting to know his music.
For this mix, I start off with a Bob Marley classic that has sound connections to a Yabby U track, a little something called Crazy Baldhead. After the Wailers version, I hit the Johnny Clarke remake, then into the dub. Chant Down babylon Kingdom is the next from Yabby. Next riddim, the anthemic Conquering Lion, voiced by Vivian Jackon and the Ralph Brothers. After a few versions we move to a Heptones riddim, Heptones Gonna Fight. After the original, we hear Michael Prophets retake and the Yabby U produced dub. After that, the pre-Black Uhuru Michael Rose piece Born Free and the rolling dub. Then to Wayne Wade's Gang War along with the dub and DJ versions. Up next a track I've been looking for a better copy of, Warrior No Tarrier by Tony Tuff and of course the dubs (with a train wreck mix in, but hey it was live!)
Moving on, Yabby hits you again with Go to School Jah Jah Children (Africa). Nice dub ensures, with Leroy Smart waging his opinion of Gamblin. After that, some more from Yabby U, some the tracks he produced for Michael Prophet, and a few other riddim runs to wrap out the show.