Saturday, April 30, 2016

Day 182 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Papa Tullo - Delaware

Everald Crawford AKA Papa Tullo was another of the early 80s deejay who doesn't have much written about him but was one hell of an artist!  Tullo, like the rest of his contemporaries, spent a lot of time honing his skill in the dance by working with sound systems including Studio Mix and Arrows before making the jump to vinyl.  He recorded a stack of singles for a bunch of producers and different labels before his debut album Tullo At Home was recorded and released on the Negus Roots label in 1982.  His combination album with Purpleman; Purpleman Saves Papa Tullo In A Dancehall, released in '83 on the Vista label is one of the rub-a-dub era's greatest albums and one of the prized possessions in my record collection!  Now it would have been easy for me to just go with one of the tracks on there and call it a day but I figured I'd dig one up that I hadn't heard in a long while... Today's tune and the 181st in the 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge I might add, was produced by the great Junjo Lawes and released in 1982 as a 12" on Greensleeves at the is called "Delaware."  A smooth track by one of the sadly unsung heroes of early dancehall.

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