Jah Birth
Three Wise Mice
7" Single
December 10, 2007

Artist & tune

  • Lenn Hammond - How Am I Suppose To Live Without You / Version
  • Lutan Fyah - Worth While / Version
  • Chaka Demus & Pliers - Too Proud / Version
  • Blessed - Don't Dis / Version
  • Oba Simba - Ready Long Time / Version
  • Prophecy - Fast And Pray / Version
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Producer Delroy 'Worm' Nevin of the Jah Birth label has dug up (and then revitalized) the classic "Three Blind Mice" riddim, originally a traditional folk song from Jamaica, but made internationally known by Max Romeo, who recut it for Lee 'Scratch' Perry in the 1970s after Leo Graham had recorded the original version for the eccentric producer in earlier times. Renamed "Three Wise Mice", the much versioned riddim hosts cuts from known artists such as Lenn Hammond, the hit duo Chaka Demus & Pliers and Lutan Fyah, alongside efforts from newcomers like Prophecy, Oba Simba en the much promising Blessed from Toronto, Canada. Lenn Hammond, who recently received accolades for his single/video "Not Far From Sunshine", makes once again a very good impression with the lovers tune "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You", a well done cover version of the Michael Bolton song. It's with these kinda songs and riddims that a crooner like Lenn Hammond is at his best. Also Lutan Fyah's uplifting "Worth While" -- in which he praises the African daughters -- is an above par effort worth of hearing as it contains nuff lyrics to keep you involved. The vet duo Chaka Demus & Pliers delivers a good cut on the riddim in their tried and proven style, while Blessed is the newcomer who attracts the most attention with his great cultural piece "Don't Dis". Oba Simba proved he was a name to watch for in the future with earlier released singles including "Promises" for Special Delivery Music, and he affirms this again with "Ready Long Time". Prophecy has a distinctive vocal delivery and also lyrically he makes a decent impression. His "Fast And Pray" is a real nice conscious song, which grows on you when you take time to listen to it more than once.