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May 30, 2003: Tappa Zukie part 1


Tappa Zukie is a talented toaster and producer in the work of reggae music. Born David Sinclair in 1955, he began his music career working for sounds systems, including the Maccabees Sound System where he caught the eye of producer Bunny Lee. After a diversion in the UK where he put his first tunes to wax (resulting in the album "Man A Warrior"), he returned to Jamaica and recorded a few DJ tracks for producers such as Yabby U. Soon afterward, he began putting together his first album with tracks made available to him by Bunny Lee, Ossie Hibbert and Joseph Hookim. These tracks resulted in his album "MPLA." He also set up his own label, titled "Stars" and began producing artists such as Errol Dunkley and Ronnie Davis. After heading to the UK again, he set up a distribution deal for his label and first self produced album.

Over the course of the next few years Tappa put out a number of albums and produced work by such artists as Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Cornell Campbell, Knowledge, Mighty Diamonds, Dennis Brown and others.


SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Liberation StruggleTappa ZukieMarios Roots Selections Vol. 2Tappa Zukie
2You Cant RunJunior Ross & the SpearI Can Hear the Children SingingYou Can't Run: Junior Ross & The SpearTappa Zukie
3Jah Jah DubTappa ZukieTappa Zukie in DubYou Can't Run: Junior Ross & The SpearTappa Zukie
4Cool Down Your TemperLinval ThompsonRide On DreadlocksCool Down Your Temper: Linval ThompsonBunny 'Striker' Lee
5Cool Down YouthmanJah StitchOriginal RaggamuffinCool Down Your Temper: Linval ThompsonYabby U & Bunny Lee
6Cool This DubTappa ZukieTappa Zukie in DubCool Down Your Temper: Linval ThompsonTappa Zukie
7Cool DownTappa ZukieDeep RootsCool Down Your Temper: Linval ThompsonTappa Zukie
8Cool Pon Your CornerBarry BrownCool Pon Your CornerCool Down Your Temper: Linval Thompson / Cool Pon Your Corner: Barry Brown
9Cool Pon Your Corner DubBarry BrownMighty PlatesVoice Of The Poor: Fred Locks
10Peace And Love In the GhettoJohnny ClarkeKing In The ArenaPeace and Love In The Ghetto: Johnny Clarke / Clean Up the Arena: Jackie Mittoo / ~Drum SongBunny 'Striker' Lee
11Peace and Love in the DubKing TubbyDub Gone CrazyPeace And Love In The Ghetto: Johnny Clarke / Clean Up The Arena: Jackie Mittoo / ~Drum SongBunny 'Striker' Lee
12Ghetto RockTappa ZukiePeace in the GhettoPeace In the Ghetto: Johnny Clarke / Dangerous Woman: Tappa Zukie / Ghetto Rock: Tappa ZukieBunny 'Striker' Lee
13Creation RebelJohnny ClarkePut It OnCreation Rebel: Burning Spear / Johnny Clarke / U Roy / Ital Pot: Tappa ZukieBunny 'Striker' Lee
14Rough Rebel DubKing Tubby & The AggrovatorsFoundation of DubCreation Rebel: Burning Spear / Johnny Clarke / U Roy / Ital Pot: Tappa ZukieBunny 'Striker' Lee
15Ital PotTappa ZukieM.P.L.A.Creation Rebel: Burning Spear / Johnny Clarke / U Roy / Ital Pot: Tappa ZukieTappa Zukie
16Make FaithKnowledgeStraight Outta TrenchtownMake Faith: KnowledgeTappa Zukie
17Daniel (In The Lions Den)Prince AllaI Can Hear the Children Singing
18Black ManPrince Alla & Tappa ZukieI Can Hear the Children Singing
19Beautiful DubTappa ZukieTappa Zukie in DubMan From Zion:Junior RossTappa Zukie
20Man From ZionJunior Ross & the SpearI Can Hear the Children SingingMan From Zion: Junior Ross & The SpearTappa Zukie
21Chapter A DayTappa ZukieInternationalMan From Zion: Junior RossTappa Zukie
22Hold Them prophecyJunior Ross & the SpearI Can Hear the Children Singing
23Prophesy DubTappa ZukieTappa Zukie in DubHold Them Prophesy: Junior RossTappa Zukie
24Judgement TimeJunior Ross & the SpearI Can Hear the Children Singing
25Judgement TimeTappa ZukieTappa Zukie in Dub
26ANCRevolutionariesRevolutionaries
27Dont Get CrazyTappa ZukieM.P.L.A.
28Dont Get WearyI RoyDont Check Me With No Lightweight Stuff
29The WinnerGregory Isaac's All StarsMr. Isaacs
30Weatherman TamPrince Far IHealth & StrengthThe Winner: Gregory Isaacs / Please Officer: Barry Brown / Weatherman Tam: Prince Far IPrince Far I
31Weatherman Tam DubPrince Far IStalk of Shots Vol. 2
32Walla Wup Walla Walla WupGregory IsaacsLeggo DubStorm: Gregory Isaacs / I?m Not So Lucky: Barry Brown
33Freedom StreetTappa ZukieTapper RootsThe Winner: Gregory Isaacs / Please Officer: Barry Brown / Weatherman Tam: Prince Far ITappa Zukie
34LibertyJunior Ross & the SpearI Can Hear the Children SingingLiberty: Junior Ross & The SpearTappa Zukie
35Freedom Fe NattyLloydie Slim & Tappa ZukieFreedom Fe NattyRoots Freedom: Junior Ross
36African BorderJunior Ross & the SpearI Can Hear the Children SingingLiberty: Junior Ross & The Spear ~bassTappa Zukie
37Babylon FallJunior Ross & the SpearI Can Hear the Children SingingBabylon Fall: Junior Ross & the Spear
38Dont Deal with BabylonTappa ZukieM.P.L.A.
39Falling DubTappa ZukieTappa Zukie in DubBabylon Fall: Junior RossTappa Zukie
40PopulationKnowledgeStraight Outta TrenchtownPopulation: Knowledge
41So Jah Jah SayJunior Ross & the SpearI Can Hear the Children SingingSo Jah Jah Say: Junior Ross & The SpearTappa Zukie
42Whats YoursKnowledgeStraight Outta TrenchtownWhats Yours: KnowledgeTappa Zukie
43Praise Jah in GladnessTappa ZukiePeace In The GhettoDarker Shade of Black / Promises / I Love You So: Barry Brown / Stand Up To Your Judgement: Mighty Diamonds / Pass the Ku Shung PengBunny 'Striker' Lee
44Dark Destroyer DubKing TubbyDub Chill Out
45Let Us AllKnowledgeStraight Outta Trenchtown