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Brigadier Jerry – Kingston City (1978)

Posted in Brigadier Jerry, DJ, Dub with tags , , on March 1, 2014 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“More influential through his live performances than his scant recordings, Brigadier Jerry was one of Jamaica’s top DJs at the dawn of the dancehall era. A brilliant lyrical improviser, Briggy — as he was affectionately known — elevated the standards for speed and fluidity in DJ chatting technique, laying the groundwork for much of what followed, along with Josey Wales and Charlie Chaplin. Despite early dancehall’s taste for slackness, Jerry’s subject matter was almost always spiritual and cultural, though he did have a sense of humor and was an excellent battle DJ. Still actively touring in the new millennium, he also still commanded much of the respect — among knowledgeable reggae audiences — that he did in his groundbreaking heyday. …”

YouTube: Kingston City – Nice & Pretty