Junior Murvin - Cool Down The Heat / Nitty Gritty - Run Down The World // Jammy's Versions
Junior Murvin, champion of hitting the highest register on the vocal ( & vibes) scale for singers from JA, touches down on the excellent 'run down the world riddim', in digital dancehall style, produced by King Jammy alongside Jammy's All Stars on keys and drums (Steely & Clevie perhaps?).
Junior Murvin's lyric talks about unnecessary heat (aka violence) in Kingston from the era of gunmen and political violence in the 80s.
Flipside, we have Nitty Gritty's well-known, always great, 'Run Down The World' - a real classic.
The dubs on these are seriously tough as well.
Worth it for that drum intro and the bubbling bassline already.
Essential digital gear, served up on a 12" via Greensleeves here, full pressure.
Junior Murvin - Cool Down The Heat
Jammy's All-Stars - Cool Down The Version
Nitty Gritty - Run Down The World
Jammy's All-Stars - Run Down The Version