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    The Upsetter – 'Bird in hand' - (Return of the super ape) 1978

    This is an amazing tune - can't work out how its done - did scratch really have an Indian singer in his Black Ark studio or is it stolen ?

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    Amazing tune.

    The whole thing is pinched.



    Seems like the vocalist on the Lee Perry version is Sam Carty.

    Last edited by massrock; 09-05-2009 at 09:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massrock View Post
    Amazing tune.

    The whole thing is pinched.



    Seems like the vocalist on the Lee Perry version is Sam Carty.

    That's amazing. I got the Perry tune and didnt even realise it was sung in Hindi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    2 pages with no mention of Apache Indian? Also, Sly & Robbie's Reggae Bhangra compilations.

    Supercat was half Indian IIRC.
    And Conroy Smith. Wast one his lyrics 'teach dem black indian teach dem' on Dangerous and also a tune called Indian Lady (which may be by the by)

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    Quote Originally Posted by craner View Post
    What happened to Desi? Anyone else remember Woebot's great field trip to a specialist Desi record shop in Southall? That's dedication right there.
    Good question. I haven't been to Southall in several years myself... Dr Zeus and RDB were making some amazing music back in the day though (well, quite recently, really).

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    Good question. I haven't been to Southall in several years myself... Dr Zeus and RDB were making some amazing music back in the day though (well, quite recently, really).
    Still going strong Id guess tho' I dont get to listen to it much. There's the BBC's Asian Network still playing desi styles.

    edit : http://www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork/

    edit 2 : Just seen MJ Cole was on this show whch may of interest
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork/djkayper/
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    I was kind of reminded of this by the student demos where someone had a portable sound system. Indians from Trinidad and Guyana in New York has been slowly building a bicycle sound system street culture which was reported in the New York Times a while back.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/29/ny...prod=permalink

    Looks like there going to be a film about it called Made in Queens.

    There's a couple of videos here


    and

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    that films a year or so old now from the looks of it. looks interesting though. id like to see it.

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    soca definitely had alot of indian influence, and dancehalls kick rhythm overlays soca (if you substitute the last snare for the kick instead).

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    how come no one has mentioned that both weed AND dreadlocks came to the Afro-Jamaicans via India?

    rather significant "influence" on the reggae "nuum" i would think...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zhao View Post
    how come no one has mentioned that both weed AND dreadlocks came to the Afro-Jamaicans via India?
    rather significant "influence" on the reggae "nuum" i would think...
    Here you are Zhao.

    http://www.thehempire.com/index.php/...dus_and_rastas.

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    Default Reggae in India

    Not really for this thread but may as well stick it here.

    The Reggae Rajahs in New Dehli, India. Looks like Mungos were out there too.


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    The Indian immigrant's influence on Jamaican culture is fairly well documented, but I don't know how much of it seeped into JA music. I imagine you can find Indian influences in some reggae/ragga, but whether that's come from within, or is just a reflection of larger outside trends I don't know. There isn't a great history of the Indo-Jamaicans being involved in JA music, is probably the only one I can recall off the top of my head.

    The Chinese Jamaicans are a whole other story. They have a long and illustrious history of involvement in JA music. From Leslie Kong producer and owner of Beverly's records, Vincent and Patricia Chin, founders of VP Records, musician Byron Lee - down to Sean Paul and the UK's own Omar.

    Then there's this little face melter

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    Whoa! I had no idea about any of this!

    Thanks for bumping Bang Diddley.

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    omar (the uk soul singer) is half indian far as i know.

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