FOLLOW THAT RIDDIM: FROM STRANGER COLE TO U-ROY


Stranger Cole: Crying Every NIght
From 7″ (Treasure Isle, 1969/1970). Also on Bangarang.

U-Roy and Hopeton Lewis: Tom Drunk
From 7″ (Trojan, 1970). Also on Your Ace From Space.

The thing I love about being totally underinformed when it comes to riddims is discovering both re-uses of certain riddims, or in this case, the originating riddim. I got turned onto “Tom Drunk” because of Reflection Eternal and certainly, if there’s any song that’s associated with this riddim, it’s the U-Roy single. Huge hit, big deal for him at that point in his […]

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