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KING KONG ‎– He Was A Friend

Catalog Number: DOKK3

Label: Dug Out

Format: Vinyl


Release Type: EP

Genre: Recommendations, Reggae,

Availability: In stock


KING KONG ‎– He Was A Friend

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This record follows on from the string of mid~eighties hits for Firehouse, Jammy's, Ujama and co, for which Dennis Thomas aka King Kong is most celebrated.
Originally released in 1988 as a tribute to his friend Tenor Saw, killed that year in suspicious circumstances in Houston, Texas, at the age of twenty~two, it came as a twelve~inch on Thomas' own Concious Music label (then re~locating from Canada to London), and as a seven (without Try Not I) on Jah All Mighty in New York.For sure this is the great dancehall singer at his most powerful. His grieving, heartfelt vocal is woven through with the haunted quotation of Saw's finest moments.
Both vocals come with dubs, and the rhythm is driving, hard and sombre, with nervous, grubbing synths and ringing claps, and a lethal bass~line.


A He Was A Friend
B Try Not I

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Label Dug Out
Format Vinyl
Back to date No

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