Nicodemus (born Cecil Willington, 1957) started his DJ career in the late 70's/early 80's on the Socialist Roots Sound System alongside selector Danny Dread. His style had been compared to that of Prince Far I and Prince Jazzbo and he went on to record at Channel One with the Roots Radics. Of course he then went on to do some work for Junjo and it resulted in the DJ Clash album versus Toyan which was widely circulated thanks to Greensleeves. He also went on to record the massive hit "Bone Connection" or sometimes referred to as "Boneman Connection."
As the years progressed Nicodemus continued recording and as the 90's approached he suddenly became widely appreciated for being a DJ Veteran and was treated with the respect he was due. His recordings with Supercat and Junior Demus in the late 80's for the album "Cabin Stabbin'" were in my opinion, some of the best material he had ever recorded and it was obvious Nicodemus had re-invented himself and made the smooth transition to the prevalent digital rhythms of the day. Sadly Nicodemus died on August 26, 1996 from diabetes complications.
I could have shared a bunch of singles but when I was driving home from work the other night, the track "Mr. Fabulous" popped up in shuffle mode on the Ipod and I suddenly remembered how much I liked this album. Nicodemus recorded "Nuff Respect" for producer Kenneth Black on the Skengdon label in 1986 and includes his hit "Suzy Wong" - all backing tracks provided by the Fat Man Riddim Section. I'm nearly positive this album has never been released on CD or made readily available with a re-issue so I hope you enjoy it.
Nicodemus - Nuff Respect