Label
Riddim
Format
Date

Smugg Records
Diseases / Mad Mad
12" Single
December 11, 2002

Artist & tune

  • Tenor Saw - Golden Hen / Danny Vergo - Champion Sound
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Clive Bright aka Tenor Saw, known for his eerie, hypnotic wail, was definitely one of the most influential singers of the early digital era. In 1984 he recorded his debut single "Roll Call" for Powerhouse producer George Phang. The following year he was associated to Sugar Minott's Youth Promotion sound system and record label which brought him the hits "Lots Of Sign", "Pumpkin Belly", "Run Come Call Me" and "Fever". However, his most successful tune was "Ring The Alarm", which came across Winston "Techniques" Riley's "Stalag" riddim and still is an anthem in today's dancehalls. "Golden Hen" for Uptempo Records was released in 1986 and continued the sequence of consecutive hits. In the summer of 1988 Tenor Saw was killed by a speeding car in Houston, Texas. Here we're treated to an awesome extended version of "Golden Hen", a solid dancehall tune from a very talented artist whose untimely death prevented that he became a real dancehall superstar. The flipside features the same riddim track utilized by lesser known Danny Vergo whose extended version of "Champion Sound" is a wicked soundbwoy tune. Very entertaining 12" release from Smugg Records, well worth of hearing. So, check it out!