yabby you

crackerjack

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Apparently died two days ago

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Beautiful talent. Thanks for everything.
 

mms

sometimes
shame, yeah lyrically its pretty steely stuff, there is some ease and ingenuity in his music that no one else had though.

i wish you could still get that jesus dread cd mine is scratched tae fuck.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
shame, yeah lyrically its pretty steely stuff, there is some ease and ingenuity in his music that no one else had though.

i wish you could still get that jesus dread cd mine is scratched tae fuck.

a great shame - some obits:

http://www.westburymusic.net/news/readmore.asp?newsid=35

http://www.reggae-vibes.com/concert/yabbyu/yabbyu.htm

Yeah I have Jesus Dread on vinyl so will give that spin tonight. Apparently Blood & Fire have a ton of CDs in storage but can't get them out to people cos they are in administration or something.

Really annoying because I would pay them some cash to get hold of the gaps in my collection and this would help them get going as a company and put cash in the pockets of the artists as well.

It gets touched on in this interview with Steve Barrow here:
http://bigmikeydread.podomatic.com/entry/eg/2010-01-04T06_25_11-08_00

He said they have about 40 artists on the roster and of course they aren't really getting any money at all at the moment from them (except download sales but that's fuck all).
 

mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
In the 90s a best mate's brother gave me a C90 of Yabby You and Congos stuff which I rinsed so much on repeat play that one night, really late, about 3 in the morning - I wasn't even playing it loud - my neighbour leant out of their window and screamed 'Can you PLEASE play something else'. I was driving them nuts.

Thanks Yabby! RIP.
 
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