Chunky knitwear and a well groomed afro, what every discerning gentleman wears in the tropical heat…..Dennis Alcapone looks over his shoulder and into the camera on the cover of his 1975 album called ‘Dread Capone’.
The gangster title of this album is a world away from the cover – Alcapone looks more likely to invite you to sit down and join him in a hot chocolate, and maybe a pipe.
Dennis Alcapone was one of the founding fathers of Jamaican DJ / toasting, and this album was released at a high point in his popularity. The album is full of his trademark toasting and rapping style, punctuated with his signature “Yeeeaaah” yelps, and “Hurghhh” cries.
It was originally released on ‘Live and Learn’ records and produced by Count Shelly, and was also re-released on ‘Shellys’ record label.
Tour The World
Set Up Yourself Youthman
Train To Glory
Natty Dread Alover
Heart Of Dub
Listen to ‘Set Up Yourself Youthman’ by Dennis Alcapone:
Listen to ‘Repatriation Now’ by Dennis Alcapone:
Everyone should have some Dennis Alcapone on their iPod. For what it is worth, we recommend ‘Forever Version’.