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Algoriddim 20101217: Big Youth part 1

Algoriddim 20101217: Big Youth part 1

Playing tracks by

Errol Dunkley, Augustus Pablo, Big Youth, I-Roy, Caribs and more.

Big Youth got his start in the sound systems, making his name with Lord Tippertone's sound. His first cut was for the African Museum label on Errol Dunkley's "Movie Star" riddim. He then laid down tracks with producers Jimmy Radway, Lee Perry, Phil Pratt, Derrick Harriott and Niney. The thing that really distinguishes Big Youth from his peers is this work he laid down at crucial periods in each of these producers' histories, along with a number of other obscure and under the radar producers. For myself, my first introduction to many of these producers like Guissie Clarke, Phil Pratt, Jimmy Radway and others was through Big Youth's DJ cuts on their riddims.