Monday, July 14, 2008

Michigan & Smiley

"Papa Michigan (born Anthony Fairclough) and General Smiley (born Erroll Bennett) were among the first dual-toasters on the Jamaican scene. Beginning in the late '70s while still in school, the humorous duo (Smiley got his name because he never smiles) scored immediately with "Rub a Dub Style" and "Nice up the Dance," two ubiquitous songs on the dancehall circuit...They broke up in the late '80s, although occasional attempts at reunions have been made recently."
- All Music Guide

Papa Michigan & General Smiley: Eye of Danger
from Studio One Rockers

Diseases
from a rip of Greensleeves 12" GRED 072 Side A

Jah A The Creator
from a rip of a Studio One 12", includes the A side and The Sound Dimension B side version