“Just Friends Riddim Driven,” produced by Winston Riley for The Techniques in 2001
“Just Friends” was produced by Winston Riley for the record label The Techniques, and released as part the “Riddim Driven Series” in 2001.
As a fan of Studio One‘s productions might notice, this riddim is a recut of “Mama Let Me Go” by the The Heptones. The original version of this riddim is also known as the “Love In The House Riddim” in reference to the song of Errol Dunkley, produced by Nkruma Jah Thomas for Midnight Rock (Source: Discogs).
If you closely pay attention to the bassline, and chord progression, one can also note the similarities this riddim shares with the “Love I Can Feel Riddim,” popularized by John Holt‘s song of the same name that was produced by Coxsone for Studio One in 1970 (Source: Riddimguide.com)
The various-artist Reggae rhythm album features artists such as Tony Rebel, George Nooks, Admiral Tibet, Richie Stephens, Thriller U, and more.
For the record, the VP Records’ “Riddim Driven” series includes more than a 100 riddims. It’s a must-have in your Reggae music collection. So make sure you get this issue if you don’t have it yet. Also, do not hesitate to leave a comment below to let us know what you think of this riddim.
01 – Tony Rebel, Swade – Just Friends
02 – George Nooks – Girl Friend
03 – Lovindeer – Ladies Man
04 – Amiral Tibet – Informer
05 – Richie Stephens – Bring Back the Love
06 – Thriller U – My God is Real
07 – Glen Washington – Satisfaction Guaranteed
08 – Natural Black – Nuh Promote Nuh Violence
09 – Frankie Paul – Moan and Groan
10 – Lukie D – Hugging Me Loving Me
11 – Candy Man – Loving Game
12 – Richie Canary – Baby You’re Mine
13 – Bongo Herman – Bongo Loving
14 – Riddim Driven – Just Friends – Mega Mix Medley