Archive for the ‘John John’ Category

9. Cobra – Mr. Pleasure

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Another John John version, this time vocalled by Cobra.  It’s got a singjay-y chorus which I’m a sucker for, and I think the trumpets on this version give a bit of spark to the vocals on it which it might lack on another track. As you might expect, it’s fairly slack  – “Mad dem with your fat pum pum under yu frock”.

Cobra - Mr. Pleasure [John John, 1993]

Cobra – Mr. Pleasure [John John]

 

5. Jigsy King – Skin To Skin Connection

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

One of many versions of Sleng Teng on the 1993 version produced by King Jammy’s son, Lloyd James Junior, a.k.a. John John. John John is the eldest of Jammy’s three sons and became a highly successful producer in his own right, as did his younger brothers.  United Reggae has a nice article on the generations of the James family and their continuing role at the heart of dancehall music.

The John John version of Sleng Teng starts off with a distinctive trumpet riff which sets off the baseline nicely. As with a lot of 90s ragga there is a second line of drums with a more percussive feel to it. On vocals Jigsy King does his gruff voiced thing, with some fairly standard lyrics about  “Skin to skin connection, woman them cry for the loving and affection” which Jigsy is the one to provide…

Jigsy King - Skin To Skin Connection [John John]
Jigsy King – Skin To Skin Connection

Jigsy King - Skin To Skin Connection (Version) [John John]
Jigsy King – Skin To Skin Connection (Version) John John