One of Reggae’s Maddest Characters Does His Thing At Reggae Sunsplash

On November 5, 2013, 17 North Parade will unlock another one of its musical treasures, Eek-A-Mouse’s 2 CD+DVD Reggae Anthology: Eek-Ology.  The VP Records vintage imprint reveals a rare exclusive clip from the DVD, which features Eek-A-Mouse’s iconic performance at the 1982 Reggae Sunsplash festival in Jamaica. The new anthology Eek-Ology is a thoughtful selection of essential hits and rare gems from Eek-A-Mouse’s extensive catalogue during the prime of his career. Eek-A-Mouse (born Ripton Joseph Hylton) was one of the most unique talents to emerge from the Jamaican reggae scene in the 1980s. The Mouse’s inimitable vocal flow combines an unconventional melodic approach filled with rhythm and humor, and his unmistakable half-singing, half-deejaying (rapping) style inspired the term “singjay.” The anthology features early recordings like his 1979 breakthrough anthem “Once a Virgin” produced by Joe Gibbs, “Modelling Behavior” produced Linval Thompson and his string of ’80s hits with producer Henry “Junjo” Lawes (“Virgin Girl,” “Wild Like a Tiger,” “For Hire and Removal,” “Do You Remember” and “Ganja Smuggling”).  Fans can also be treated to a selection of rarities, including Eek-A-Mouse’s earliest releases “Creation,” “My Father’s Land” and “No Wicked Can’t Reign,” all making their CD debut. In addition to the epic DVD featuring his exquisite live stage performance at Jamaica’s 1982 Sunsplash, other highlights include extensive liner notes, four previously unreleased songs from a 1983 John Peel BBC Radio 1 session and multiple 12″ mixes. Check out the video below along with the full track listing and be sure to pick up Eek-ology on November 5th.

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Eek-A-Mouse – Eek-Ology: Reggae Anthology Track Listing:

DISC 1

01. Virgin Girl ^

02. Once A Virgin ^

03. Een A Moy ^

04. Creation *

05. My Father’s Land *

06. No Wicked Can’t Reign *

07. Noah s Ark

08. Wa-Do-Dem

09. Tell Them

10. Falling Heroes

11. Ganja Smuggling

12. Operation Eradication (12  mix)

13. Georgie Porgie

14. Do You Remember (12 mix)

15. For Hire And Removal (12  mix)

16. Christmas-a-Come

 

DISC 2

01. Sensee Party

02. Some A Holla, Some A Bawl

03. Neutron Bomb

04. Anarexol (12 mix)

05. Modelling Queen

06. Stadium Hot

07. Terrorist in the City

08. Wa-Do-Dem (BBC John Peel session) ^

09. Hitler (BBC John Peel session) ^

10. Assassinator (BBC John Peel session) ^

11. For Hire And Removal (BBC John Peel session) ^

12. Star, Daily News & Gleaner

13. Wild Like a Tiger

14. Taller Than King Kong

15. Rude Boys A Foreign

16. Tek Wey

17. Let There Be Night

 

* First time available

^ First time available on CD

 

DVD ‘Live at Reggae Sunsplash 1982

1. Ganja Smuggling

2. For Hire And Removal

3. Neutron Bomb

4. Assassinator

5. Wa-Do-Dem

 

VINYL

 Side A

1. Once A Virgin

2. Virgin Girl

3. Een A Moy

4. Creation *

5. No Wicked Can’t Reign *

6. My Father s Land *

 

Side B

1. Rude Boys A Foreign

2. Taller Than King Kong

3. Tell Them

4. Neutron Bomb

5. For Hire And Removal

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