Monday, January 09, 2006

Tony Tuff - Down In Rome



You might be starting to tell now that I'm a big-time fan of reggae from the early dancehall era - I've got tons that I'd like to share and since time is relatively limited today I figured I'd make it easy on myself and do some more Junjo material. I hope you don't mind... I'm going to share some full album dub this week (if I get the chance)... I've got 3 great dub LPs that I'm gonna space-out so I don't blow through them within a short period of time and hopefully sometime soon I'll present a dub poetry album from Lillian Allen that I was finally able to track down! Well enough about coming attractions...

Tony Tuff, born Winston Morris in 1955, started his career with the African Brothers alongside Sugar Minott and Derrick "Bubbles" Howard. In 1978 the group broke-up, Sugar Minott went on to record for Studio One and Tony Tuff continued on, becoming the lead singer for the Soul Syndicate Band as well as recording various solo projects. In the early 80's he went on to achieve great success with Henry "Junjo" Lawes' Volcano Hi-Power Sound System and recorded a string of hits including "Come Fi Mash It (or "Come We Come Fi Mash It" as the 12" says)," "Nobody But You" and others. Since I'm still without ripping capabilities I've decided to share a couple of his singles produced by Junjo on the Jah Guidance label that I already have on the hard drive...





Tony Tuff.Zip

6 comments:

head honcho said...

Hi!

a few days ago you posted that single from Alton Ellis. I really like that song. Do you the A-side from that single?

greetings,

jd said...

Hello.

Didn't know Tony Tuff. Now I do. Thanks for that, good voice, great music.

Reggaexx said...

Head Honcho - Skateland Girl was the A-side & the Radics version from the B-side combined into one MP3 file... I know of a couple other tunes on the same riddim that I've got lying around somewhere.

Jd - I'm glad you like 'em - I'm even more glad you've discovered someone new!

kerppu said...

"soon I'll present a dub poetry album from Lillian Allen"

I'm really looking forward to this!

Andren said...

Big African Brothers fan and love his solo work aswell.

Andren said...

Be sure to check out our blog for various styles of music, most importantly our reggae/dub mixsets.