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December 17, 2010: Big Youth part 1


Big Youth got his start in the sound systems, making his name with Lord Tippertone's sound. His first cut was for the African Museum label on Errol Dunkley's "Movie Star" riddim. He then laid down tracks with producers Jimmy Radway, Lee Perry, Phil Pratt, Derrick Harriott and Niney. The thing that really distinguishes Big Youth from his peers is this work he laid down at crucial periods in each of these producers' histories, along with a number of other obscure and under the radar producers. For myself, my first introduction to many of these producers like Guissie Clarke, Phil Pratt, Jimmy Radway and others was through Big Youth's DJ cuts on their riddims.



SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Intro(none)
2Black CinderellaErrol DunkleyKeep The Pressure DownBlack Cinderella: Errol DunkleyJimmy Radway
3Cinderella In BlackAugustus PabloKeep The Pressure DownBlack Cinderella: Errol DunkleyJimmy Radway
4The Best Big YouthBig YouthKeep The Pressure DownBlack Cinderella: Errol DunkleyJimmy Radway
5Sound EducationI RoyDon't Check Me With No Lightweight StuffBlack Cinderella: Errol DunkleyJimmy Radway
6Pride Of JavaCaribsFe Me TimeBlack Cinderella: Errol DunkleyJimmy Radway
7Hell And SorrowHortense EllisKeep The Pressure DownHell and Sorrow: Hortense EllisJimmy Radway
8TribulationBig YouthKeep The Pressure DownHell and Sorrow: Hortense EllisJimmy Radway
9She Is RockingCaribsFe Me DubHell and Sorrow: Hortense EllisJimmy Radway
10WarningDesmond YoungKeep The Pressure DownWarning: Desmond YoungJimmy Radway
11Black AfricaCaribsFe Me DubWarning: Desmond YoungJimmy Radway
12The Way Of The LightBig YouthHit The Road JackWarning: Desmond Young
13Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (Version)Big YouthNatty Universal DreadWarning: Desmond YoungJimmy Radway
14Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (Version)Big YouthNatty Universal DreadWarning: Desmond YoungJimmy Radway
15Double WarningI RoyDon't Check Me With No Lightweight StuffWarning: Desmond Young
16Full Warning DubI Roy{Full Warning}Warning: Desmond Young
17No JesteringCarl MalcolmArc Angel's Reggae Revive Vol 09No Jestering: Carl Malcolm
18No JesteringImpact All StarsImpactNo Jestering: Carl Malcolm
19Notty No JesterBig YouthTell It BlackNo Jestering: Carl Malcolm
20Last Of The JesteringImpact All StarsForward The BassNo Jestering: Carl MalcolmClive Chin
21No JesteringBig YouthImpactNo Jestering: Carl Malcolm
22SilhouettesDennis BrownMoney In My Pocket [Anthology]Silhouettes: Dennis Brown
23Drop The DunnyCrystalitesPresents Scrub A DubSilhouettes: Dennis BrownDerrick Harriott
24Dock Of The BayBig Youth[7][Down Town][] {Big Youth: Dock Of The Bay + Verion (Down Town) 7''}Silhouettes: Dennis Brown
25Bass And Drums VersionAugustus PabloSkanking with Pablo 1971-77Silhouettes: Dennis Brown
26P.W.D.Ray IRasta RevivalSilhouettes: Dennis BrownDerrick Harriott
27Stop That TrainA Place Called JamaicaStop That Train: Keith and TexDerrick Harriott
28Stop That ManCrystalitesStep SoftlyStop That Train: Keith And TexDerrick Harriott
29Cool BreezeBig YouthA Place Called JamaicaStop That Train: Keith and TexDerrick Harriott
30Golden PearlCrystalitesMore Scrubbing The DubStop That Train: Keith And TexDerrick Harriott
31Draw Your BrakesScottyHigh Explosion: DJ Sounds From 1970 To 1976Stop That Train: Keith and TexDerrick Harriott
32Artibella (Machinegun Cut)Stranger Cole & Ken BootheRock A Shacka Vol. 06: Top Notch TunesArtibella: Ken Boothe
33ArtibellaKen BootheBest Of Sun ShotArtibella: Ken BoothePhil Pratt
34Natty CultureSunshot BandRaw Roots Vol. 2Artibella: Ken BoothePhil Pratt
35Keep Your DreadBig YouthNatty Universal DreadArtibella: Ken Boothe
36Raw RootsBobby KalphatPhil Pratt ThingArtibella: Ken BoothePhil Pratt
37Rasta TimeAl CampbellRoots Vol 2Artibella: Ken Boothe
38Roots RawSunshot BandPhil Pratt ThingArtibella: Ken BoothePhil Pratt
39Strange ThingJohn HoltRaw Roots Vol. 1Strange Things: John HoltPhil Pratt
40Strange MoodPhil Pratt All StarsRaw Roots Vol. 1Strange Things: John HoltPhil Pratt
41Miss Lou Ring A DingBig YouthNatty Universal DreadStrange Things: John Holt
42Our Forefathers Died In The SandCarl MooreRaw Roots Vol. 1Strange Things: John HoltPhil Pratt
43Strange Mood Version 2Phil Pratt All StarsRaw Roots Vol. 1Strange Things: John HoltPhil Pratt
44All That We Need Is LoveAlton EllisBe True To Yourself [Anthology]All We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
45Pick A DubKeith HudsonPick A DubAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
46S 90 SkankBig YouthThe Hudson AffairAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
47Silver B.O.A.C. BirdKeith Hudson & The Soul SyndicateInstant ComaAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
48We Will Make ItKeith Hudson & Phillip SamuelThe Hudson AffairAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
49Don't Think About MeHorace AndyStudio Kinda CloudyDon't Think About Me: Horace AndyKeith Hudson
50I'm All RightKeith HudsonPick A DubDon't Think About Me: Horace AndyKeith Hudson
51Can You Keep A SecretBig Youth & Keith HudsonThe Hudson AffairDon't Think About Me: Horace Andy
52Crying VersionHudson All StarsInstant ComaDon't Think About Me: Horace AndyKeith Hudson
53Melody MakerKeith HudsonThe Hudson AffairDon't Think About Me: Horace Andy
54I'm AlrightJah WooshStudio Kinda CloudyDon't Think About Me: Horace AndyKeith Hudson
55Skin Him AliveDino PerkinsStudio Kinda CloudyDon't Think About Me: Horace AndyKeith Hudson
56Playing It Right DubKeith HudsonPlaying It Cool, Playing It RightDon't Think About Me: Horace AndyKeith Hudson
57Blood And FireNiney The ObserverBlood and FireBlood and Fire: NineyNiney
58Blood DubNiney & The Soul SyndicatePresent DubBlood and Fire: NineyNiney
59Brimstone & FireObserversTrojan Producer Series Box SetBlood and Fire: NineyNiney
60Fire BurnBig YouthTell It BlackBlood and Fire: Niney
61Psalm 9 To Keep In MindTommy McCook & The ObserversBlood and FireBlood and Fire: NineyNiney
62Chapter TenObserversHead Shot: Reggae InstrumentalBlood and Fire: NineyNiney
63Only A SmileParagonsTide Is HighOnly A Smile: Paragons
64Only A SmileGlen AdamsMoon Walk ReggayOnly A Smile: ParagonsDuke Reid
65Flashing My WhipU RoyTrojan DJ Box SetOnly A Smile: Paragons
66Only A Smile (Version Two)Dennis BrownOpen The GateOnly A Smile: Paragons
67Is Dread In A BabylonBig YouthNatty Universal DreadOnly A Smile: Paragons
68Smile DubNiney & The Soul SyndicateTrojan Dub Box Set Vol. 2Only A Smile: ParagonsNiney
69I Pray Thee ContinuallyBig YouthNatty Universal DreadOnly A Smile: Paragons
70Marcus GarveyBurning SpearJack Ruby Presents The Black FoundationMarcus Garvey: Burning SpearJack Ruby
71Messiah Garvey (Extended)Big YouthNatty Universal DreadMarcus Garvey: Burning Spear
72Marcus Garvey DubKing Tubby & Errol ThompsonBlack Foundation in DubMarcus Garvey: Burning SpearJack Ruby
73Conquering LionJesus Dread (1972-1977)Conquering Lion: Vivian Jackson & Ralph Brothers
74King Tubby's RockKing TubbyJesus Dread (1972-1977)Conquering Lion: Vivian Jackson & Ralph BrothersYabby You
75Pablo Dread in a RedJesus Dread (1972-1977)Conquering Lion: Vivian Jackson & Ralph Brothers
76Big Youth Fights Against CapitalismKing TubbyJesus Dread (1972-1977)Conquering Lion: Vivian Jackson & Ralph BrothersYabby You
77Fisherman SpecialJesus Dread (1972-1977)Conquering Lion: Vivian Jackson & Ralph BrothersYabby You
78Lords DubKing TubbyJesus Dread (1972-1977)Conquering Lion: Vivian Jackson & Ralph BrothersYabby You
79Think TwiceDelroy WilliamsI Stand BlackThink Twice: Delroy WilliamsAugustus Pablo
80One WayAugustus ClarkeBlack Foundation DubThink Twice: Delroy WilliamsAugustus Clarke
81Strictly RockersBig Youth & Augustus PabloMusic Works Vol. 1: Roots & CultureThink Twice: Delroy WilliamsAugustus Clarke
82No EntryAugustus PabloFunny FeelingThink Twice: Delroy WilliamsAugustus Clarke