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Jericho rhythm

Posted by Baldhead Selector 
Jericho rhythm
January 12, 2006 04:31AM
I have 'Jericho skank' by Jackie Mittoo and 'Dance Cleopatra' by Prince Buster.

I can't get enough of these. Can anyone here recommend anything else on the same rhythm please?

Many thanks

Baldy



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Re: Jericho rhythm
January 12, 2006 04:50AM
There's the soul cut by Booker T & The MG's plus Roland Alphonso's "Jericho Chain".

Respect

Gordon
yes
Re: Jericho rhythm
January 12, 2006 04:56AM
Tyrone Evans - How Sweet It Is
Dub Specialist - Lagos Dub
Re: Jericho rhythm
January 12, 2006 04:58AM
That's great.

Thanks and respect

Baldy



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Jackie Pablo
Re: Jericho rhythm
January 12, 2006 10:07AM
Two more cuts..

'Jericho Jazz' - Roy Burrowes, Clifford Jordan & Charles Davis

From "Reggae Au Go Jazz" (Studio 1)


'Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho' - Grant Green, Herbie Hancock & Band

From "Feelin' The Spirit" (Blue Note)

Jackie Pablo
Re: Jericho rhythm
January 12, 2006 10:24AM
One more from Studio 1!

"Jericho Rocking" - Ernest Ranglin



Baldy
Re: Jericho rhythm
January 12, 2006 02:45PM
Thank you Jackie.

Respect


Baldy
ian
Re: Jericho rhythm
January 12, 2006 03:43PM
Baldy,
If you really want to go deep, the melody to the tunes you mention comes from 'Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho' which is an old traditional spiritual song sung by slaves in America.

I have a version of it by Paul Robeson recorded in the 1920's. As explained from the extract below its been a popular tune to cover..

[ctl.du.edu]

In “Joshua Fit (Fought) the Battle of Jericho,” another of the many spirituals that Robeson performed frequently in his public concerts, both the upbeat rhythms and lyrics of the song provided a needed burst of energy and inspiration for weary activists. The metaphorical text of the song is drawn from the Biblical story of Joshua and his band of musicians who, bearing the ark of God, successfully brought down the walls of the city of Jericho through the spirited use of trumpets and other musical instruments. It is almost as if the creator of this song were saying, “If Joshua could achieve victory over evil through the blowing of trumpets, then we can ultimately achieve victory over evil (slavery) through the singing of our songs!” Ultimately, lyrics, melody and rhythm combine to help us understand why “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” has been a perennial favorite of both singers and listeners.

Also on that link there says there's a link to a sample of the tune but I couldn't find it, but there is a sample of the piano melody on this link... [gbgm-umc.org]

Cheers,
Ian
Baldy
Re: Jericho rhythm
January 15, 2006 05:00AM
Good info Ian - Thank you

I knew it was related to a biblical story but had not realised it was also a music-related story. Is the Paul Robeson version good?

Respect

Baldy
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