Charlie Chaplin – Que Dem [1984]

Charlie Chaplin - Que Dem [1984]

Charlie Chaplin - Que Dem [1984]

Charlie Chaplin - Que Dem [1984]

This is a very young looking Charlie Chaplin on the cover of his album ‘Que Dem’ that was released in 1984 on Power House records and distributed by Sonic Sounds.

The album cover is by Wilfred Limonious who also provides his signature hand-drawn cartoon on the rear of the sleeve. The cartoon shows Charlie Chaplin (the actor) bumping into his Jamaican DJ-namesake and saying “Reggae? What ever it means, it sounds good to me“.

Limonious started his career illustrating albums at Sonic Sounds, but as soon as his reputation grew he designed album sleeves from pretty much every label on the island (as well as a few abroad)….but it was on Sonic Sounds where he cut his artistic teeth and made his name as a designer/illustrator.

The album is pretty awesome too and shows why Charlie Chaplin rapidly became one of Jamaica’s most popular DJs in the early 80s. This is laid back dancehall DJ-ing over some great rhythms from some top Jamaican musicians including Skully, Sly & Robbie, Willie Lindo, and more.

Tracklist
A1 DJ A Dance
A2 Exploiting
A3 Now A Days
A4 Pretty Girl
B1 Coco Deala Brown
B2 Unfair
B3 Diet Rock
B4 Que Dem
B5 Food Man Rock

hearit1

Listen to ‘ DJ A Dance’ by Charlie Chaplin

Listen to ‘Unfair’ by Charlie Chaplin:



buyit

Check out more Charlie Chaplin at iTunes

Mission Impossible – Various Artists [1984]

Mission Impossible - Various Artists [1984]

Mission Impossible - Various Artists [1984]

Mission Impossible - Various Artists [1984]

Dancehall is rarely subtle, and I think that is pretty much encapsulated by this album cover – a cartoon ‘rasta-rambo’.

Mission Impossible‘ is a compilation of tracks that were all released on the ‘Two Year Old’ riddim that was produced by George Phang.

Sly & Robbie as the Taxi Gang ore the musicians, and the compilation features tracks from Johnny Osbourne, Freddie McGregor, Frankie Paul, Peter Metro, and many more.

Artwork and sleeve design credited to L. Hinde

Tracklist
A1 Jakie Statement – Care Yu Body
A2 Johnny Osbourne – Mission
A3 Winston Hussey – Special Attention
A4 Frankie Paul – F P Love
A5 Peter Metro – Hackle The Mike
B1 Freddie McGregor – Don’t Hurt My Feelings
B2 Lynval Thompson – Labba Mouth
B3 Weedie Dread – Sweet Sixteen
B4 Al Campbell – Boarderline
B5 Sly & Robbie – Mission Impossible

hearit1

Listen to ‘Mission’ by Johnny Osbourne:


Listen to ‘Hackle the Mic’ by Peter Metro: