Monday, July 23, 2007

"The Yabby You sound are the general sound"

I am waking up to Trinity and Dillinger this morning.
Specifically, the 1977 Yabby You-produced single "Jesus Dread" credited to "Trinity meets Dillinger."
The Jamaican DJs spend the duration of the tune exhorting the popularity of Yabby You's sound and how the producer's works are spreading around the world.
Yabby You's story is well-known amid hardcore reggae fans. Born Vivian Jackson into extreme Kingston poverty, Yabby You was so malnourished as a child that he developed severe arthritis and crippled legs. Although he couldn't work, he had musical talent to spare. He eventually helped develop the "rockers" style of reggae popular in the late 1970s.