Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jackie Opel - Push Wood (from The Best of Jackie Opel 2002, recorded 1965)

As obscene as any Dancehall or Soca made nowadays, I'm not sure if Jackie calling his junk "Mango Wood" or refering to his girl's as fire is better. Jackie worked with Sir Coxsone back in the day, travelling to Kingston from his home in Bridgetown. He is credited as the father of "Spouge", a hybrid of styles developing in the Caribbean at the time. To me, he's a dirtier Alton Ellis rudeboy, and rules pretty hard.

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