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Beathearts rewind #44: Xanadu & Sweet Lady - Rappers Delight (1979)

This sunny Sunday we bring you a gem from the islands that was recently reissued. Joe Gibbs was one of the originators of the Jamaican reggae scene. When he started his studio he employed Lee Scratch Perry and engineer and his studio band included among others Sly & Robbie.

Following Jamaican tradition, the summer of 1979 he put out this cover of the tune of the moment from New York - Sugar Hill Gang - Rappers delight.

They stayed true to original groove of the record but added a more organic percussion, handclaps and two female MCs. Side B is the mandatory dub version adds an organ and a electronic jam session which makes us surrender completely. Ace!

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