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Wayne Jarret cut Youthman for Glen Brown in the late seventies.

Glen Brown was one of the first producers to cut versionswith different artists over the same riddimtrack. A strange habit, unique to reggae I think. Some say this is ripping off the record buying public, but this is because they don't know anything aboutthe music. You and I know it's great service to be able to first select your favourite riddim and thenchoose what style and type of lyrics you want on it!This will soon be common in any type of music, believe me. (Ok, ok, maybe I've said that for fifteen years, but it got to happen sooner or later... I think...)

Anyway, cutting 15 versions and releasing them at the same time is now the most common way to put a new riddim on the market. This is one reason forthe incredible abundance of talent in Jamaica. The cost of giving a unknown youth a break is very smallfor the producer since the riddimtrack is already there and paid, and a tune from a unknown artist won't compete with the bigger artists sales anyway.Usually it just boosts the riddim to have a lot of versions around.

But, while I'm at the subject, there are other reasonsfor this endless flow of new talent in Jamaica.The way reggae music works is ideal for finding talents.A singer or DJ start out at his local soundsystem. Grab the mike and kill a sound, as simple as that. At least his friends will find it amusing. All big artists has started out this way,some has been practising for years on small sounds.If he is talented he will perform on bigger sounds. Hisname will spread and he will start cutting dubplates.Some artist has been known to reggae audiences all overthe world at this stage thanks to yard tapes.At this stage no one has invested any money in the artistand no records has been released (and the artist hasn'tmade any money). If his dubplates are popular the artist gets at least two or three chances to put something sensational on vinyl and make an impact.No matter if you're unknown, if thetune is good enough it will get attention.This way the biggest talents emerge from a base of thousands and thousands of artist performing every weekend on local sounds.

Major labels work in a different way. They get 10 000 demotapes with three songs on each. Then they pick one, invest millions in a record, millions in a video and millions in promotion.Then they sit down and pray hard. No wonder 95 % flops and the rest is Madonna and Prince.

This version is Pinchers Darling Baby from his first LP Can't Take ThePressure. This is one of the most underrated and overlooked LP's from the eighties. I could go on for ever about it's merits but I think I'llspare you this time.

:-) Selecta

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Comments (latest first):

Right Crucial P. The real name of this riddim is "wicked can't run away", 1st voiced on by glenroy richards. Since Glenroy was one of them that died in the green bay killings, they re-named it that after him

Comment by: Rico D Date: 2008-10-12

I just creamed my panties!!! I've been looking for who sing this Wicked Can't Run Away for years. Thanks Jamrid. I should have came to you in the first place!

Comment by: Ms. Juvy Date: 2008-09-24

ista wikd riddim dis!!! like dem tunes on have no favourite cant decide

Comment by: Selektah KB Date: 2008-04-22

Yes Rasta children.This riddim Heartical to the bone.Daddy Pinchas version sen shiva dung mi spinal column,from mi feet bottom right back to me crown,callin out,callin out Don Dada, caw mi know Pinchas still Bigga,an larger than nuff singers aroun town!So all amateur....."Reeeemove Yah,Rastafari!!!

Comment by: Date: 2008-03-13

I think it is possible to get hold of the LP Can't Take The Pressure if you search the Internet. ebreggae.com had it a while ago

Comment by: Date: 2007-12-11

Where can I find that track, Pinchers Darling Baby, Youthman Riddim

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Comment by: PANTYY Date: 2007-08-27


Comment by: KILLAWAY SOUND Date: 2007-05-31

Wicked can't run away!

Comment by: Date: 2006-11-15

Yes Iyah selecta,

I have always argued with my friends about this riddim business. They say it kills the musik and origination. The truth is riddims and weeling out is a phenomenon of reggae musik and I would not want my reggae packaged in anyway. Reggae artists are extremely talented musicians. Arguably the reggae industry is the most competitive of any industry in the world. Juss checkout the output and the talent. Artists release two albums in one day, but hip and RNB artists struggle to put an album together.

Comment by: Sekurudread Date: 2006-09-22

The riddim is also known under the title "youthman", but it's originally a Glenn Brown instrumental "wicked can't run away". Sometimes also known as "green bay killing".

Comment by: Crucial P Date: 2006-07-20

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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Barrington LevyLook YouthmanLook Youthman1979Henry 'Junjo' LawesVolcano
Barrington LevyLook Youthman (12 inch)Look Youthman1979Henry 'Junjo' LawesVolcano
Clint EastwoodSide KickLook Youthman1980Henry 'Junjo' LawesVolcano
Rod TaylorStand Up FirmLook Youthman1980Henry 'Junjo' Lawes
[Dub King Jammy]Round 2Look Youthman1980Henry 'Junjo' LawesVolcano
Admiral TibettI Can'T Be SureYouthman2000Finatic
Andrew BellCheck PointYouthmanGlen BrownPantomine
Anthony BProphesy A RevealYouthman1996Richard BellStar Trail
Banana ManDance Hall MurderYouthman~1990-92King Jammy
Blender, EvertonWarmonger manYouthman2000Mc- LarenTuff riddim
Carlton LivingstonWicked Can't Run AwayYouthman1991Jah Life Time
Courtney MelodyMy LadyYouthmanHugh 'Redman' JamesRedman
Dennis AlcaponeDem A HooliganYouthmanGlen Brown
Derrick ParkerTrue Love In You I FindYouthmanKestra
DillingerYouth ManYouthmanL Sevitt & L Bullocks
Eccleton JarrettRock Them One By OneYouthmanKing JammyJammys
Everton BlenderWarmonger Man (12 inch)Youthman2000Tuff Riddim
Frankie PaulStand UpYouthman2000Tuff Riddim
Glen BrownDon't TestYouthmanGlen Brown
Glen BrownMusic In MeYouthmanGlen BrownPantomine
Glen BrownWicked A Go RunYouthmanGrove
Glen Brown & King TubbyWicked Can't Run This DubYouthman
Glen Brown & Melodian TonySweet Reggae MusicYouthmanGlen BrownPantomine
Glenroy RichardsWicked Can't Run AwayYouthman1979Glen BrownPantomine
Half PintDon't be no heroYouthman2001Edwards, B.Ball a fire
Horace AndyYou Are My Angel [2]Youthman~1994Father PowStone Love
Horace MartinSoundbwoy StyleYouthmanDerrick HarriottCrystal
Ian SweetnessAs I Look Up To The HillsYouthman2000Finatic
Jehrose TafariRainbowYouthman2000Jah Fury
John HoltSurvival TimeYouthman
Johnny RingoGreen Bay StoryYouthmanGlen Brown
Junior CatEdenYouthman2000Sugar MinottBlack Roots
Junior KellyGood TidingYouthman1999Front Page
Junior KellyGood tidingYouthman2000Front page
Junior ReidStanding At AttentionYouthmanRocky Gibbs
L J RapFriends Will Test YouYouthmanGlen Brown
Lady ApacheGirls Get SmartYouthmanGlen Brown
Leroy SibblesJah Jah Call YouYouthman2000Sugar MinottBlack Roots
Leroy SmartDon'T Take It So RuffYouthman2000Sugar MinottBlack Roots
Linval ThompsonDown Inna BabylonYouthmanSugar MinottBlack Roots
Little KirkSound BoyYouthmanPatrick & Kirk
LucianoCrying For LoveYouthman2000Tuff Riddim
LucianoCrying for loveYouthman2000Mc- LarenTuff riddim
LucianoWhat Manner Of A ManYouthman2000Sugar MinottBlack Roots
Michael PalmerOld PiratesYouthmanGlen BrownPantomine
Mikey GeneralSome People Start FrownYouthman2000Sugar MinottBlack Roots
Mikey JarrettGo To SchoolYouthmanGlen Brown
Mr BaileyThe InvasionYouthmanGlen Brown
Natty RoyRas A GrowYouthmanRocky Gibbs
Philip MyazDon'T Cry MamaYouthmanRocky Gibbs
PinchersDarling BabyYouthman1986Peter 'Chemist' Thompson
Ranking JoePeace And LoveYouthmanGlen Brown
Reverend BadooClasicalYouthmanGlen Brown
Sugar MinottUp Inna DisYouthman2000Sugar MinottBlack Roots
Tappa ZukieGreen Bay MurderYouthman1978D Sinclair
Tappa ZukieGreen Bay Murder (12 inch)Youthman1978D Sinclair
Terrence Smith & Cassette & TapeV.I.B.Youthman1900Jah Life
Thriller UNew World OrderYouthman2000Finatic
Tony TuffBig Dance In TownYouthman2000Tuff Riddim
TuffestWar BoatYouthmanGlen BrownPantomine
Wayne JarrettYouthmanYouthman1979Glen BrownPantomine
Wayne JarrettYouthman (12 inch)Youthman
Wayne Wonder & Frankie SlyMy Girl For LifeYouthman2B Production
Welton IrieWicked Haffe Run (=Wicked Running; Wicked Tumbling)Youthman1977Glen BrownPantomime
Young BaileyBed Mash UpYouthmanGlen BrownPantomine
[Dub]Sound Boy VersionYouthmanPatrick & Kirk
[Dub]Soundbwoy Style VersionYouthmanDerrick HarriottCrystal
[Dub]Survival Time (Part 2)Youthman
[Dub]Wicked Can't Run Away VersionYouthman1991Jah Life Time
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