The Upsetters - Chim Cherie


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Pressure Sounds

Lifted from Pressure Sounds’ Sound System Scratch compilation, this is the original piece to Shinehead’s dancehall classic Billie Jean riddim. Originally based on the obscure Studio One A Get a Lick by Bumps Oakley circa 1968, this cut was reportedly built by Family Man for a Bob Marley composition, but was never used. Somehow a cut got into the hands of sound men who popularised it as a vehicle for their deejays and numerous different versions have emerged over the years. Equally revered amongst dancehall fans and roots fans, the flip features a specially commissioned “version” only available on this 7” constructed from the original by the Dub Organiser aka Chris ‘The Mule’ Lane of the A Class Studio and Fashion Records.

a1. The Upsetters - Chim Cherie

b1. Dub Organiser - Chim Cherie