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Hi Yo 07:43
HI YO HI Yo HI Yo looking back in tha past Of what we have been through Travelling through tha middle passage Beyond sea of seas And call round here tha Caribbean sea Where we suffer Lord When we think about Africa Mother land Africa Hi Yo Hi Yo Hi Yo Hi Yo African bound Hi Yo Hi Yo When we think of Africa we think about home That where we should be More than down here in captivity Treat us like we are nothing Treat us like footstool But Jah let us survive there evilous devices Hi Yo Hi Yo Hi Yo Hi Yo We will survive All that they do we will survive In my history There I can see They did not care for our ancestors So they don't care for you and I All they have in their mind is to keep us in slavery And down wanna set us free but we have to be free Looking back at tha past Of what we have we have been through Looking back at tha past Pure sadness I see Looking back at tha past Pure sad memories Looking back Hi Yo Hi Yo Hi Yo...
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MR. WICKED MAN Mr. Wicked, Mr. Wicked man Where you gonna run to Mr. Wicked, Mr. Wicked man Where you gonna hide (x2) Selling out your soul to tha devil To achieve vanity Making deal with evil What a high price to pay Mr. Wicked, Mr. Wicked man Where you gonna run to Mr. Wicked, Mr. Wicked man Where you gonna hide Mr. Wicked, Mr. Wicked man Where you gonna run to And miss Wicked miss Wicked woman Where you gonna hide Working negro Mancy Holding down your brothers and sisters you see Just to be the cream of tha crop But you living on borrow time Jah Jah a go beat you beat you beat you Mr. Wicked man Jah Jah a go beat you beat you beat you Miss Wicked woman You living on borrow time And your time is winding out as well Mr. Wicked, Mr. Wicked man Where you gonna run to Mr. Wicked, Mr. Wicked man Where you gonna hide Mr. Wicked, Mr. Wicked man Where you gonna run to And Miss Wicked, Miss Wicked woman Where you gonna hide They shall run to tha rock but There will be no hiding place They shall run run, run, run till They can't run no more Mr. Wicked Mr. Wicked man Where you gonna run to Mr. Wicked Mr. Wicked man Where you gonna hide (x2)
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Broadway 07:49
BROADWAY Broadway Broadway Broadway Catch me on Broadway (x2) Driving out on the freeway Heading for the highway On tha highway heading for Broadway (x2) Broadway Broadway Broadway Here I come, got to take some time To free our mind, from tha tension Of life tha surround you Got to take your baby out to a movie Or take her for a stage show on Broadway Broadway Broadway That the place to be (x2) On Broadway Tha clown will be there Joker will be there Hornman will be there Bob Marley won't be there Peter Tosh won't be there Jacob Miller Joseph Hill won't be there On Broadway Broadway Broadway Tha tha place to be Broadway Broadway It's like a home away from home On Broadway Broadway It's like you in another world When you are on Broadway (x3)
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TEK IT LIKE THAT No believe we ago sit down And just a take it like that no No believe we ago sit down And just a take it like that Every day could never be the same And they know that we are to some aim No believe we ago sit down And just a take it like that no No believe we ago sit down And just a take it like that Just a watch the children them a die just a watch poor people a cry Just a watch the whole of us a die Me ago take up some No believe we ago sit down And just a take it like that no No believe we ago sit down And just a murmur everyday Here comes tha time (x4) Every man got to take a stand (x2) yes To build a better nation (x2) They give us basket to carry water (x2) Right now they wanna rule our destiny Like how they don't wanna set us free But No believe we ago sit down And just a take it like that no No believe we ago sit down And just a murmur every day Here comes tha time (x4) Every man got to take a stand Every man got to take a stand yes
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Rub A Dub 08:26
RUB A DUB I met this girl from Virginia Her name is Kadina Her beauty is fit for a magazine cover When I look at Kadina How she is moving like a undercover I wonder how good she is undercover Fi rub a dub inna the morning Rub a dub inna the evening Rub a dub rub a dub all night long Rub a dub inna the morning Rub a dub inna the evening Rub a dub rub a dub all night long Tha way how she was moving She got me thinking What a hell when she discover I'm a undercover law enforcer Rub a dub inna the morning Rub a dub inna the evening Rub a dub rub a dub all night long Rub a dub inna the morning Rub a dub inna the evening Rub a dub rub a dub me and Kadina Lord she bad undercover Lord Lord she know her work undercover Lord she bad undercover Lord Lord she know her work undercover Kadina (x2) Bong bong goes tha rain (x2) Riva to the bank Riva overflow its bank Bong bong goes tha mix (x2) Mento mix with calypso Take her where the water flow And rub a dub inna the morning Rub a dub inna the evening Rub a dub rub a dub all night long rub a dub inna the morning Rub a dub inna the evening Rub a dub rub a dub me and Kadina
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MOTHERS CRYING Mothers crying, children dying Mothers crying, crying Inna London city Toronto City Inna New York City people feel tha pain Inna London city Toronto City Inna New York City people feel tha pain Brothers fighting brothers Sisters fighting sisters Because of tha evilous system Nation fighting against nation Religion fight against religion because Of man idea and plan Inna Bombay City inna Kingston City Way over in Harlem People crying Children dying while some while some Having fun while tha heads of state having fun People feel tha pain Want it want it want it want it want it want it want it want it Cannot get it cannot get it Hey have it have it have it have it have it have it have it have it Just don't waste it a waste it While tha children crying for something to eat And tha parents crying cost of living is too high People feel tha pain While some having fun People pay tha price While some drinking wine People pay tha price While some having champagne People feel tha pain While some making law People feel tha pain I 'n' I feel tha pain I 'n' I feel tha pain (x4)
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THEY NEVER LISTEN Hey Jim What happen to her men She got mess up ha ha She never listen to mama She never listen daddy And now she learn tha way That's the only way some people learn She is only sixteen And she already have a family She is facing responsibilities she was not ready for It blow her mind It change her ways She start drink she start smoke She roam the street at night Doing all kind of funny things that ant right Let me tell you about her younger brother Never listen to daddy hH never listen to mama And he too learn tha hard way He became a gangster One of tha most dangerous man in town Now he is in a wheelchair get hit by a bullet Oh damn Ha ha ha ha ha ha oh They never listen to Mama They never listen to Daddy They never listen to tha voices of experience They never listen to tha elders They never listen to no other They ignore tha voices of experience, oh There is only two way to learn Listen and learn or pay to learn, oh They never listen to Mama They never listen to Daddy They never listen to tha voices of experience They never to the elders They never listen to no other They ignore tha voices of experience
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about

ALL SONGS IN HIGH RESOLUTION - EXCLUSIVELY HERE

All songs were mixed in extended "discomix" format because we absolutely loved the riddims those fabulous musicians recorded. Plus imagine: Robbie Shakespeare + Horsemouth Wallace play together so rarely we wanted to make the pleasure last a bit longer and dubbier.

Keith Foundation Interview - August 3, 2018

I was born March 26, 1952 in Saint Mary's hospital. My parents were strugglers. My mother is still around at 92 years of age and she is doing OK, not feeling any pain, which is good at that age. I had 4 brothers and 4 sisters, I have three younger brothers and sisters.

I started singing the same year Toots did the Bam Bam festival song. The following year, me and a bredrin named Bobby Trusty entered the festival contest in Saint Mary but nothing happened. The next year Trusty had left, when you're young and meet a pretty girl, you know how it goes… So I entered alone as Errol Douglas and won in Saint Mary, then I won in Portland, but didn’t win in Kingston, although many in the crowd thought I should have. It was a love song for festival, I don't remember it. Then people start thinking I was Errol Dunkley, because we both have the same first name and our last names sound similar, and at the time we had the same voice range. So I knew I had to change my name sooner or later!

I went back to the country and started a band with a few bredrin. We didn’t have money and couldn't buy instruments. Our drum was just a congo drum, but still we practiced.

I went back regularly to Kingston at Joe Gibbs and one night around 5:30, Errol Thompson auditioned me. I sang a tune called "Jah Can Do It". They laid the track with Sly, Lloyd Parks, Touter and Gladdy. But they never did anything with it. Then one day a friend of mine played me this Dennis Brown tune called "Jah Can Do It": it was my tune, except that Errol Thompson had credited himself as the song writer!

Sometimes you have to pay to learn, seen? I decided that I would never work with town producers again.

Then a friend of mine from church school took me to Jack Ruby. I auditioned 2 songs there and Jack told me I needed good harmonies, saying he could ask the Gaylads or the Heptones to sing harmonies. But I said, no let me practice with our people. Initially there were three harmonies, but one of them got a girl pregnant and had to leave so there were just two harmonies. I prefer 2 harmonies anyway. After a while we went back to Jack Ruby and recorded the song "Barriers". You can see the audition on YouTube. Jack took the song to Chris Blackwell and Blackwell loved it so we recorded a full album in 1988.

That year, we toured 4 or 5 countries in Europe with Yellowman, Donovan and a Rap group. I don’t remember their name.

Then in 1989, we recorded another album with Jack Ruby and toured the US.

But when Jack Ruby passed away, we had no management and couldn't make a move. In 1996, Chris Blackwell launched a new label in Jamaica called Island Jamaica and signed us to do the "One shirt" album. But we never toured the album because we still had no manager to take care of us.

Finally, in 1999, we toured the US on our own. Then I Pal got cancer and passed away in 2001, while Smiley decided to stay in America. I love Jamaica and I stayed here in Jamaica. I don’t want to leave Jamaica and live a foreign.

I try to make a living as a musician, I do stage shows in Jamaica, and I keep writing songs. I write songs with an acoustic guitar. I rehearse them a lot before I feel I'm ready to record them. Even for demo, I want to rehearse a lot before. But the music has changed and artists nowadays listen to riddims and write songs to the riddims. Vince Morgan from Studio One and I work together and he sometimes gives me riddims so I can write to those. Papa Curvin too. I don't prefer that, but I can do it. I prefer to work with musicians where I sing my song on the guitar, so they get the tone and can build a riddim based on my song. I have nuff tunes in my head, ready to record.

Right now, I just want to go back on the road in Europe and America and tour the new album.

Interview by Guillaume Bougard

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released February 25, 2019

Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Drums: Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace
Guitar: Earl "Chinna" Smith
Robbie Shakespeare
Keyboards: Robbie Lyn

Studio: Anchor Recording Studio, Kingston Jamaica
TABOU1 Studio

Recording engineer: Delroy "Phatta" Pottinger
Mixing engineer: Gaylard Bravo, Guillaume Bougard
Mastering: François Terrazzoni, Studio Parelies, Paris, France

Musical director: Robbie Shakespeare

Producer: Guillaume Bougard for TABOU1-Mideya

Artwork: Laurent Gudin

Photos: Cecil Buster

Special Thanks: Rob Dulcemania for his initial link and continuous support, Cecil Buster @ Junkyard Music Production for his invaluable assistance, Robbie Shakespeare for his time and generosity (+ the freaking awesome music), Robbie Lyn the maestro, Chinna Smith the virtuoso and Horsemouth the Drum Don Gorgon (the nucleus of Jack Ruby's legendary Black Disciples band, no less), Teacher & Mr. T @ reggae-vibes.com

All songs: lyrics: Errol Douglas, music: Robert Shakespeare
Published by Funky Gemini Inc. (ASCAP)

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