Dancehall Killers – 1980-1981

Badoo + ToyanRocking Of The Five Thousand / Reaching To Be Free

Roy Ranking + Raymond NaptaliGo Deh In The Late Night Blues / Late Night Session

Roy Ranking + Hugh BrownBabylon Policy / Peaceful Something

Nico DemusGunman Connection / It Have Fe Ram

Ribs (later of Unity Hi Fi), Fatman and Mikey Crucial with sound system gear (Photo courtesy of Daddy Fatman).

Fancied uploading a couple of bad tunes up onto the site, recorded by Ken Gordon A.K.A. Fatman on his own K.G. Records imprint. Jah Pork requested a track by Nico Demus from the Socialist Roots Sound System, way over JA way, ‘Gunman Connection’ recorded for Channel Ones in-house label, Cha Cha Imprint.

Fatman represented Tottenham, North London all through the 1970’s and through to today, although he now has a base at 277 Green Lanes, Manor House, London, N4 which is more Arsenal territory. Mirage is a friendly place to have some nice Jamaican food and to hear some nice sounds. Go along and see if you can get a discount by mentioning Penguin to Ken, Irine or Flip! Sometimes they have Sound System nights and nuff singers and players pass by the resturant on the way to and from Jamaica.

These tunes dedicated to John Eden, Pork of course, and any Hackney Squatters that passed through the Four Aces Club in Dalston Lane.

Count Shelley and The Four Aces Club (Photo Unknown)

Jack Ruby, Fat Jaw and Karl on Fatman Sound (Photo courtesy of Daddy Fatman)

Fat Jaw, thirteen years ago, was still alive and well, I know this because I used to chat to him outside Jack Ruby’s resturant in Ocho Rios, then run by Michael Ruby (Jack Ruby’s son) as Jack had passed on. Great Sound Systems up on the roof of Ruby’s. We had discussed Fatman Sound, and Fat Jaw, ex of Brixton (sometime in his life), told me all kinds of stories about 1970’s dances.

Anyway, one day me and wifey (Bobbly Jax Bird) were outside Ruby’s when a car speeded past (at all of 15 mph) and the wing mirror hit Jax on the side of the hip. She yelped and Fat Jaw surrounded the poor baffoon driving said motor, that had stopped twenty yards away, and was going to put said baffoon to death with help from a couple of Ruby hangers on. It was only Jax and myself pleading to Fat Jaw that she was ok and it was only a small contact, and not to worry, that baffoon was allowed to drive on and ‘not turn head back’.

Baffoon didn’t, Jax and myself scuttled off quietly with a slight scared expression on our faces!

Cheers anyway Fat Jaw! 

  1. Stewart
    July 28, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Hey, excellent, Penguin! Downloading them now! The Four Aces was the first reggae club I ever went to 🙂

  2. Stewart
    July 28, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    PS Not sure about the green vinyl though :O

  3. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    July 28, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    What wrong with green vinyl old boy?

  4. Stewart
    July 28, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Well, it’s not black for a start…

  5. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    July 28, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Grim cnut! 🙂

  6. Jah Pork Pie
    Jah Pork Pie
    July 29, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Penguin, you are a king amongst men! Gunman Connection takes me back to hanging around in Legends on reggae night in the 80s with some real good friends. You have made a gout-ridden middle-aged man double-time skank with pleasure! Thanks very very much mate.

  7. Stewart
    August 7, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    PS For me, the sound of The Four Aces will forever be Jah Thomas’s ‘Dance on the Corner’ album… (which is fab apart from that crap track about fucking cricket)

  8. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    August 9, 2008 at 9:57 am

    If you have been a good boy Stewey, and that is a BIG if, I will upload some Jah Thomas for you.

  9. Stewart
    August 9, 2008 at 10:31 am

    I’m ALWAYS a good boy. It’s just the rest of the world that is naughty…

  10. gary
    March 29, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    found this by accident glad to say, downloaded the tune and thanks. any chance of the mickey simpson good lovin (dub plate version) as on the youtube video, now that would be a find, wouldn’t it. Cheers.

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