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Wake The Town

"Go and wake the town and tell the people, tell them about it
Hey, yeeea, hey, heey!
Go and wake the town and tell the people the news
Tell them reggae music is on the loose"

Bwoy, that's POETRY! When I saw that this riddim was named Wake The TownI put on Tenor Saw's classic Wake The Town to see if it was a version of thatriddim. It's a bit similar, but if it is a version, it's at least at double speed. Then I heard a version with DJ fe deh future Elephant Man calledWake The Town, which explained the title. But it gave me a reason to play some Tenor Saw and that's always a good thing.

Riddim built by Sly Dunbar, who else would build a riddim like this?Original, modern, but yet with a traditional feel to it. Have you ever thought about how much time you have spent listening to Sly Dunbar music?In my case it has to be years! Couldn't use my time better! When I made this loop I let it run for half an hour. Sly and Frankie P...

(I got all the riddims in .wav format, which is almost CD-quality. Whenyou hear it you hear it in .au format which is very low quality. The goodthing is that it's very compact, it has to be, otherwise it wouldn't bepossible to downlad it through the web. I'm planning to make a Windows versionof JAMRID that will play .wav files. The idea is that you'll be able to download JAMRID in .zip format and then run it as a regular Windows program. When you have JAMRID for Windows you'll be able to update it withnew riddims, by just download them from this site.)

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Riddim origin information:
Artist: Elephant Man
Song: Wake The Town
Year: 1997

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Comments (latest first):

I love this site, but was trying to find the Riddim too that Frisco Kid song "Tell Secret". It the beat from that boy george song Karma Chameleon". Would you happen to know it. Please email me if you know.. Thank you.


Comment by: Jemel Date: 2007-07-03

What about U-Roy? I tought it was from him

Comment by: Daan Date: 2006-10-04

man im looking all over fot this riddim in cd quailty any recommendations on where to look hit me back duttykidd1717@hotmail.com

Comment by: dutty Date: 2006-03-24

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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