Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Day 157 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Dillinger - Out De Light

Lester Bullock AKA Dillinger was originally influenced by Dennis Alcapone, U Roy and Big Youth and started performing as Dennis Alcapone Jr. on the Prince Jackie and El Paso sound systems in the early 70s.  When he got in the studio with Lee Perry, it was Scratch who suggested he change his name to Dillinger, after notorious gangster John Dillinger.  In 1974 Dillinger recorded the absolute killer classic "Freshly" for Yabby You and the year after branched out by jumping in the studio with Augustus Pablo, Joseph Hoo Kim and Coxsone Dodd and releasing a slew of tunes and albums.  Today's tune "Out De Light" comes from a 1978 7" on the Jamaica Sound label produced by Joe Gibbs and it is pretty damn sweet!

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