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Trials & Crosses – A Tribute to Nitty Gritty (1994)

Posted in Dub, King Jammy, Nitty Gritty with tags , , on January 19, 2014 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“Glen Augustus Holness (1957–24 June 1991), otherwise known by his stage name Nitty Gritty, was a popular Reggae singer. Born in the August Town section of Kingston, Jamaica, he was the second of eleven children born to religious parents. Holness formed The Soulites in the early 1970s and recorded his first solo single in the early 1980s for producer Sugar Minott. He worked on the Zodiac sound system and recorded further singles, working with George Phang before moving on to King Jammy in 1985, with whom he had his breakthrough success with ‘Hog inna Minty’, a Jamaican folk song. Nitty Gritty was the first to record the song and was an instant success.”

YouTube: Hog in a minty + version, See it there see it there, Don’t Want To Lose You, Run Down the World, Good morning teacher, Draw mi mark, So them come so them go