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Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:06 pm

Back in the early to mid 80's Rodigan played a tune on Capital radio. It was on a slow and heavy riddim and the vocal went something like: "Me no have no luck inna gambling..." I have asked about this tune before and it's not the Sugar Minott, Roman Stewart or the Little John tune before anyone suggests them. They are all much faster.

I went to several record shops in London at the time but I couldn't find it. I taped it off the radio but the tape reeled out after a while.

Any ideas?
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Postby Donovan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:43 am

Don Carlos - Dice Cup ?
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Postby Ranking Glasses » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:12 am

Good tune but it's not that one. This one is slow and brooding and I'm pretty sure it wasn't a well known artist.
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Postby Lidj I » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:02 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7_M2fG4pZY&feature=youtu.be

This one? If so, the singer is Eli Emmanuel but this was never released as far as I know.
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Re: Still Searching

Postby Ranking Glasses » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:23 pm

No no no, it's a singing tune from the early to mid 80s.
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Postby kalcidis » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:27 pm

Lidj I wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7_M2fG4pZY&feature=youtu.be

This one? If so, the singer is Eli Emmanuel but this was never released as far as I know.


What a tune! Thanks for sharing the video.
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Postby yms » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:16 pm

https://youtu.be/kjg5g5ateQo

Tradition - Gambling Man
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Postby Ranking Glasses » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:07 pm

No no no, it's too soft. The tune I'm talking about is sparse and heavy unadulterated roots.
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Postby Reggaemusicstore » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:03 am

I think it could well be called Gambling House by Trevor Junior or possibly Hopeton Junior, unreleased dubplate as far as I'm aware. I used to listen to Rodigan's show regularly back then and had the tune on tape but it's long gone now. Sparse early 80's Channel One one drop style.
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Postby Ranking Glasses » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:54 am

Sounds like one, thanks. Explains why I could never find it.
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Re: Still Searching

Postby Ital Kemar » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:38 am

i know its a longshot, but i had this song in my head after reading the post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U154BwtNdY
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Re: Still Searching

Postby Ranking Glasses » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:38 pm

Oh no. We've established that the tune in question is Gambling House by Hopeton Junior on an unreleased dubplate. It's a tough hardcore tune and none of this lighweight stuff people keep checking me with. Thanks anyway though.
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