Sunday, April 24, 2011

Take 5 Riddim w/ Undercover (1961)

In 1959 The Dave Brubeck Quartet released their swingin' jazz album 'Time Out' and on it is one of my favourite songs of all-time - Take 5. Come 1968 Val Bennett with Bunny Lee take the controls and turn out a stomping ska tune "Russians are Coming". The versions continue inna reggae, roots and dub style through the 70's and 80's, sampling that distinctive sax lick and driving 5/4 bass-line. Enjoy.

***Inna Jazz Style***

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take 5 (1959)

Carmen McRae and Dave Brubeck - Take 5 (1984)

Quincy Jones - Take Five (1983)

***Inna Reggae Style***

Val Bennett - Russians Are Coming (1968)

Al Campbell - Bad Boy

Augustus Pablo & King Tubby - The Big Rip Off

Barrington Levy - Captivity

Barry Brown - Two House Apartment

Barry Brown - Natty Roots Man

Bobby Kalphat - Cunter Punch

Bobby Kalphat - Cunter Dub

Dillinger - Jah Love

Don Carlos - Mr. Big Man

Eric Bubble - Younger Generation

Jah Devon - To Take It All

Jah Devon - 5 Of Them

King Tubby - Take Five

Little Pepe - Junto Al Lion

Lone Ranger - Step It Inna Africa

Sugar Minott - Have You Ever Found A Love

Tommy McCook & The Agrovators - Jah Love Rockers Dub

Tony Tuff - Round The World

U Brown - Blow Mr Hornsman

Version - Take Five Riddim

Welton Irie - Mr Hornsman

Willie Williams - Jah Righteous Reign


  1. this is mean bro - take 5 is definitely one of those tunes that hold a special place for me. This is an excellent comp - ka pai e hoa - well done.

  2. Thanks Pat, I love it aye! I just picked up the welton Irie and Ubrown 7's off grant smithies via trade me. stoked.

    Hey, if you like sweet wata riddim, check out - Yes You Are Riddim