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Swing Easy

Check the magnificent full version called "Mango Grove Version" courtesy of Irish Moss above! (Shut the loop off on the "Wheelout" button and click the play symbol on the player above.)

I posted a request in www.versionst.com to se if anyone would want to have their versions in jamrid. Soon Irish Moss sent this magnificent Swing Easy! Here is his comment:

"Greetings man!

Here is my version of Swing Easy. Hope you enjoy it. I did a few versions under Irish Moss. I also have done work under RasRobConnelly. Respect man! Thanks for your work.


It's me and the JAMRID audience that should say thank you! For more Irish Moss music:
As Irish Moss
As Ras Rob Connelly

:-) Selecta 06040

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I've heard so many versions of this riddim but I didn't know the name of it.I sent a three second sample of the riddim to Maple and he replied:

"That's Soul Vendors' "Swing Easy" (Coxsone ca. 1966-67). Instrumental based on an old jewish (?) tune "Fiddler On the Roof". Versions aplenty."

I've been biggin' up Tanya Stephens lately, this is her Me And Me God for X-rated.I love her laid back sing-jay style and her lyricsare really good. Often sexoriented but usually with a more serious angel onthe subject than fellow male DJ:s. This is cut reality piece, however.A wonderful lyric, here is a piece:

"Some guys a gwaan like them own the privilige
fe tell other people how dem suppose fe live
but me nah watch no face or listen to no chat
a just one man perfect an a Jesus dat
so if me waan fe bruk out out an galong bad
that's just between me and me God
if me waan fe skin out an act like me mad
that's just up to me"

For some reason this reminds me of Ninjaman's March Against Crime for Mister Doo. It can be found on his My Weapon LP. If you happen to own it, play it!A very long, very complicated lyric displaying nuff conciousness. A lyricworthy of Marley coming from...surprise...Ninjaman!

:-) Selecta

Riddim origin information:
Artist: Soul Vendors
Song: Swing Easy
Label: Studio One

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Comments (latest first):

blessed rythym ccen!

Comment by: jn Date: 2008-08-22

title:swing easy
rhythm:swing easy

Comment by: GENARAL IRIE Date: 2008-07-16

illl ridddim

Comment by: Chuneaman Date: 2008-05-07

God bless

Comment by: Date: 2007-10-26

original lick is PHYAH!!!

wish more current producers took the time to actually COMPOSE their versions like our reggae forefathers who are, to me, on par with the likes of Bach, Chopin, etc

Comment by: Date: 2007-08-26

original lick is PHYAH!!!

wish more current producers took the time to actually COMPOSE their versions like our reggae forefathers who are, to me, on par with the likes of Bach, Chopin, etc

Comment by: Date: 2007-08-26

boamb as fuk~

Comment by: Date: 2007-07-01

tanya is the best i like how her voice sit on this riddim.

Comment by: t.t Date: 2007-05-18

this song is hot

Comment by: t.t Date: 2007-05-16

I buju may not be familiar wit how da country run! Bullet Bullet! Bullet!

Comment by: Date: 2007-05-03

Nothing better than to listen to the original.

You heard it here 1st..remember that.

Comment by: JAM Soundz Date: 2007-03-17

Buju's Sensimilla Persecution is my favorite on this riddim.

Comment by: Cliffad Date: 2007-02-12


Mi and Mi God.. Madd!! - classic

Comment by: Date: 2007-01-04

easy now.

ive got a dub of this called "skanking easy" by augustus pablo, sounding alot dirtier than the instrumental youve got. Does this ring any bells? big tune!

Comment by: jm Date: 2006-11-05


that tune is called Bad Boys, from artist named Michigan. Dunno if it is the "Michigan & Smiley" Michigan.

Anyway, it is a xrated/Barry O'Hare production, same cut as the TS above is on. Can be found on "X Rated Gang Vol. 2", but it's only a minute or so on the CD, not the whole tune.

Comment by: Selecta Date: 2006-08-30

Can one of you Swing Easy riddim lovers help me?

I'm looking for a tune on the Swing Easy riddim of which I can only remember the chorus and I'm not sure about the artist either... Chorus goes along the lines of:
"Say we a rude boy
in the face of babylon
but in the face of jah
i am a righteous man"

I realise that's a pretty vague description but I'd be overjoyed if someone can finally tell me who sing this fantastic version.

Thanks Emy

Comment by: Emy Date: 2006-08-09

The skatalites did an instrumental version, but it was on the Ball of Fire album, made in 98. If you notice the bass is way too clean for the 60s. And that is the best version of this riddim I have heard out of this riddim out of the approx. 15 I've heard. I've played this to everyone from jazz to bluegrass entusiasts and everyone wants it played louder.

Comment by: Date: 2006-07-11

for the person below sayin tony rebel fresh vegatable...that song isnt on this riddim so obviously u dont kno music

Comment by: rude bwoy Date: 2006-06-23

MY GODD!!! what a great riddim dis. dis ah one ah di biggest riddim of all time!! yuhzeeit!!

Comment by: Mayhem Date: 2006-05-31


Comment by: JUAN Date: 2006-05-23

like a fresh vegetable.
-Tony rebel.
Dis riddim makes ya want to wine wit ya gyal.

Comment by: Kalibre Date: 2006-05-16



Comment by: 2TWO Date: 2006-05-06

This version database contains Pupa Vlados Original Reggae Riddims Dot Com (+34 000 songs) and Robert Camphouse's Camphouse Riddim Index (+4000) songs:

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