1976 Election Tune ID

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1976 Election Tune ID

Postby Ringo » Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:25 pm

In "Trench Town: Concrete Jungle, Kill or be killed" the author describes a song much played on Jamaican Broadcasting Company radio with the following lyrics supporting Michael Manley's new policies in the run up to the 1976 election:

"My leader born ya, my leader born ya,
no I na lef ya, no I na lef ya,
Hit dem wid Jamal, hit dem wid Jamal
and den yu hi dem with the free education,
hit dem with the free education.
Equal pay for women, equal pay for women;
hit dem with de minimum wages, hit dem wid
de minimum wages.
No **** no de ya again, no **** no
ya again, everyone lawful, oh yea, everyone lawful."

Anyone know the tune, or if it actually had a release?
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Postby JV » Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:08 pm

Neville Martin: The Message (Clandisc 1976)
Clancy Eccles keeps re-printing this 7" all the time. Recommended.
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Postby Ringo » Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:23 pm

Cheers Juha, seen the tune, didn't know it.
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Postby ephteeay » Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:40 pm

its not gonna be that easy dingo .. im watching every move you make!
:)
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Postby Ringo » Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:44 pm

Stop now, FTA. Step away from the bid button with your hands raised.....................
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Postby MickH » Tue Dec 14, 2004 4:15 pm

I have a 1st pressing of this tune for swap Ringo if you are interested.. Would want something similar in return ( i.e. 70,s rootswise)
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Postby Ringo » Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:21 am

Cheers Mick, but FTA and I were actually discussing a different tune. I'll probably just pick up the reissue as I don't have much to trade at the moment.
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Postby ephteeay » Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:56 am

Ringo..a tip for tonight: wear your battlefield armour.
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Postby Ringo » Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:02 am

I'll not be joining in any battles, mate, I'll be watching from the wings. Good luck.
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Postby mike turner » Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:27 pm

This tune must have been issued in great numbers. Whenever I'd go through a pile of old records in JA I'd come across a copy of this.
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Postby ephteeay » Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:30 am

31 GBP ending price for beautiful dream...
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