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1. Daddy Woody – Hungry (Ujama)

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

So,  in no particular order, here’s the first one.

Daddy Woody on a Jazzbo version of Sleng Teng. I can’t find a year for it but the same song appears as ‘Hungry Buck and A Bite’ on Ujama’s Old v/s Young compilation from 1987  so I imagine it’s from the same year.

As you might expect from the title the lyrics are about poverty etc.,  (“Two man a fight over one dumpling”).

On the b-side is the Jazzbo production with a liberal dose of reverby xylophone over the standard Sleng Teng bassline.

Daddy Woody – Hungry (Ujama)A-side

Daddy Woody – Hungry (Ujama) B-side

According to this thread on Roots Archives:

Daddy Woody hit the scene in Jamaica,1984 with a song ‘”yuh too talky talky” he moved on to DJing on local soundsystem “Soulomonic” then to “Hollywood sound”. As time went by he found him self alongside the worlds heavyweight sound system ” Peoples Choice”and “Megatone” where he was producing/DJing. He then released a track titled “Hungry” During his time at megatonehe was working alongside artists such as Lt Stitchie,Papa San,Brigideer Gerry, Michigan & Smiley,,Singing Melody,Cobra,Beeniman,Shabba, Spragga Benz, Topcat, JonnyP,Horace Andy,to name a few.He then worked with “Roadstar soundsystem” and produced”Punnany Chemist” before releasing one of his most internationaly well known hits “Ramma Jamma” and “Priceless Body” .In 1996 he moved to Coventry, England where he became a promoter,putting om dances with some of the biggest names in reggae music ,still writing producing he has most recently worked with Ray King of Ray King soul band and the legendary Nevile Staples of Specials a.k.a Fame.