Tune IDs – mid/late 90s dancehall

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Tune IDs – mid/late 90s dancehall

Postby steve0 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:46 pm

Can anyone help me out with a couple of tunes I've never managed to ID. I heard both on a radio show in about 1998 and from memory they're both pretty 'bouncy' in style! It was around the same time as the Joyride, Night Rider and Bookshelf riddims.

No. 1. Lyrics are focused on the words "Raggamuffin soldier" and "Raggaman soldier"!

No. 2. The second is done to the tune of Louis Jordan's 'Ain't Nobody Here but us Chickens' and concentrates on the lyrics "tomorrow is a busy day".

Any ideas?

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Postby Anonymous » Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:52 pm

The only tune I know that borrows from the Louis Jordan tune is Colin Roach's "Champion Sound" on Jammy's, but that's from around 1987/88.

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Postby steve0 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:16 pm

Thanks Gordon, I'll check that out. I thought they sounded pretty new when I heard them, but they could be older. '87 era Jammys would certainly explain the 'bouncy' sound that I remember.

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Postby steve0 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:28 pm

Yep, spot on Gordon - no. 2 is definitely Colin Roach's 'Champion Lover' on the 'Jump Up' riddim.

http://www.reggae-store.com/catalog/158-42.html

I just need to hunt out a copy now.

Anyone got any ideas on the 'Raggamuffin Soldier' one??

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Postby englishpound » Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:40 pm

There is a Jah Life Time 7" called "Ragga Muffin Soldier" by Teddy Brown. Sounds like he is trying to do his best D. Brown impression...but it's got a heavy bouncy riddim...don't know the year though.
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:30 pm

Could it be 'Freedom Fighter' by Eddie Fitzroy (Studio 1) on the 'Hot Milk' rhythm?

"Come step it like a Raggamuffin Soldier, jump across the African border..." (or something similar)
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Postby hot water » Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:42 pm

could it be:

lloyd hemmings "raggamuffin soldier" on the 'stagalag' riddim, found on the techniques riddim LP

ras shiloh "raggamuffin soldier" from his CD/LP on melchezidek

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Postby steve0 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:03 pm

Come step it like a Raggamuffin Soldier, jump across the African border...


Those lyrics sound promising but I can't find any mention of Eddie Fitzroy's Freedom Fighter on Google or www.reggae-riddims.com. Can you check those details or let me know where I might be able to find it?

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Postby dots69 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:01 pm

Raggamuffin Soldier / MICHAEL RUSTLE / Star Trail / Mr Bassie riddim

90 sumting ???

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Postby Ital Dokta » Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:51 am

The raggamuffin soldier tune wouldn't be Half Pint "Greetings" by any chance?
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Postby Jugz » Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:06 pm

barrington levi did a 'ruggamuffin soldier'. Can't remember label or year though. I think it's on 12". Wicked tune.
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Postby Captain » Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:38 pm

eddie fitzroy - freedom fighter - c. dodd (Studio 1)
or maybe
steve knight - ragamuffin soldier - m. harrisson & s. knight (Riddim force)


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Postby Captain » Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:41 pm

Lyrics for the steve knight tune :
raggamuffin soldier
come step it cross the border
raggamuffin soldier
step it like a raggamuffin soldier, step it across the border
step it like a raggamuffin soldier, step it across the border
we don't need no guns nor no ammunition
neither no nuclear weapon
because jah jah has set his plan
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Postby steve0 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:26 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions. I think "jump across the African border" sounds familiar, so I'll have to hunt down a copy of the Eddie Fitzroy tune. Does anyone know if it appeared on an album?

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Postby Jack Johnson » Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:10 pm

I'm a raggamuffin soldier
can't no one push me over....

is it this one? Digital English Prod. about 96-98? as run by solution at the time. Can look if you need the artist... quite storming riddim.
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