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GCD 8914 Eek A Mouse

Michigan & Smiley

Live at Reggae Sunsplash


Buy this CD for $14.00

Eek A Mouse and the Sagittarius Band
1. Intro/Ganja Smuggling
2. Hire and Removal
3. Neutron Bomb
4. Assassinator
5. Wah Do Dem (RealVideo snippet available).

Michigan & Smiley and We the People Band
6. Intro/Nice up the Dance
7. Rub a Dub Style
8. We Need a One Love
9. One Love Jam Down
10. Thank You Jah

Born Ripton Hylton, this "six-foot-six above sea level" toaster was named after a race horse. The Mouse's Far Eastern "bong-gong-giddy-mem-giddy-hoy" style set the pace for many early-80s imitators. His sing-jay lyrics run the gamut from wildly funny to terrifying and touching. A master of stagecraft, his witty costumes range from Mexican caballero to Samurai warrior and help keep him touring successfully into the 90s. -- Roger Steffens, All Music Guide

Papa Michigan And General Smiley were among the first dual-toasters on the Jamaican scene. Beginning in the late '70s while still in school, the humorous duo (Smiley got his name because he never smiles) scored immediately with "Rub a Dub Style" and "Nice up the Dance," two ubiquitous songs on the dancehall circuit. "One Love Jam Down" became a popular anthem, and 1982's "Diseases" established them as major stars, especially at the annual Sunsplash festivals. They broke up in the late '80s, although occasional attempts at reunions have been made recently. -- Roger Steffens, All Music Guide


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