“Nanny Goat Riddim,” produced by Penthouse Records in 1992
In 1992, Donovan Germain for Penthouse Records produced a recut of a Studio One riddim.
The 1968 Studio One’s version
One of the oldest cut known on this riddim is “Nanny Goat,” recorded by Larry Marshall & Alvin Perkins in 1968 (Source: Discogs).
Some musicologists, and reggae historians say that Larry Marshall‘s song was the first reggae song ever, even though others argue that it’s “Do The Reggaey” by Toots and the Maytals, also recorded in 1968 (Source: Reggae Routes: The Story of Jamaican Music, 1998).
The 1992 Penthouse’s version
As far as the 1992 is concerned, it is a various-artist rhythm album that features Buju Banton, Freedie McGregor, Garnett Silk, and more.
It sounds pretty joyful. Even though its build is quite common, and sounds alike many riddims of that era, it doesn’t make it less interesting.
The line-up, that you can see below, is very good. It might not be the best of classics, yet it is worth a listen.
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Nanny Goat Riddim
- Artist: Various Artists
- Genre: Reggae
- Produced by: Donovan Germain
- Music by: Donald 'Bassie' Dennis & Paul Crossdale (Firehouse Crew), Clevie
- Label: Penthouse
- Release date: 1992
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- Buju Banton – Woman No Fret
- Buju Banton & Marcia Griffiths – Closer
- Freddie McGregor – Nanny Goat
- Garnett Silk – Good Good
- General Degree – Brinks
- Lolipop – Angel of the Morning
- Mad Cobra – Hearse
- Marcia Griffiths – Closer To You
- Tony Rebel – Chatty Chatty
- Riddim Version