Uglyman Vs Little John – Dancehall Clash [1986]

Uglyman Vs Little John - Dancehall Clash

Uglyman Vs Little John - Dancehall Clash

Produced by Harry J and released on his own label in 1983, this is another entry into the hugely popular ‘DJ confrontation’ album format – which typically saw two popular DJs dropping 5 tracks each on one album (see Yellowman Vs Josey Wales – Two Giants Clash as another example of the genre).

Little John went on to become a popular name in the dancehall and recorded a number of successful vocal dancehall albums; Uglyman however had less success – he was more popular as a live entertainer on sound systems than a recording artist and didn’t produce many albums or singles. Uglyman remains fondly regarded amongst early reggae dancehall trainspotters.

This is a great album and the amateurish album artwork weirdly works well (at least in our opinion, we’ve seen worse anyway).

Track Listing:

  • Little John – Inna De Dance
  • Little John – Wah Come Rule I
  • Little John – Trembling Style
  • Little John – Experience Lover
  • Little John – Too Labba Laba
  • Uglyman – We A Sample
  • Uglyman – Donkey Ride
  • Uglyman – See Duppy Deh
  • Uglyman – Fix The Stag-A-Lag
  • Uglyman – Don’t Mix We Up

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Little John – English Woman [1983]

Little John - English Woman (1983)

Awesome….in a bad way. Little John looks like a Scout Master that has had one drink too many and has got up on stage.

What ‘English Woman’ would be able to resist the short-trousered charms of Little John? I bet he was surrounded by them day and night after releasing this. Still, gotta give Little John credit, we’ve never seen him look anything less than insanely happy on a record sleeve.

This showcase album for Little John came out in 1983 on Gorgon Records, and it’s a pretty solid dancehall vocal record.

Track Listing:

  • English Woman
  • It’s Me
  • Make A Way
  • Name And Number
  • This New Love Of Mine
  • Endlessly

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Little John – Clarks Booty [1985]

Little John Clarks Booty

When Vybz Kartel released ‘Clarks’, he was revisiting a well-worn (excuse the pun) trend in Jamaican Dancehall music, the tribute to the island’s favorite footwear – Clarks boots.

This is a great cover – Little John is looking as happy as it gets, perhaps he’s just bought himself brand new Clarks Bootys. And if he has, I hope they are white and furry to match the hat.

Originally released in 1985 on the ‘Live and Love’ record label and produced by Prince Jammy, this album was a collection of the biggest dancehall rhythms at the time with Little John doing his thing over the top of them.

Little John’s album is pure dancehall in it’s subject material:
“Hol’ up yuh foot and show your Clark’s Booty, Show crowd a people that yuh trash and ready”.

Track List:
I Am A Lover
Dance Hall Vibes
Give Me A Chance
Follow Me
Give Me No Bun
Rip And Run Off
Love Don’t Come Easy
In The Ghetto
Hook On The Crock
Clarks Booty
Yes Mama *
Shock Out *
Come Do It To Me *
House Land *
Dance Medley *

Clarks Booty by Little John has recently been digitised and is a great snapshot of mid-80s Dancehall and well worth picking up.

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