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Jah Stitch Dread Inna Jamdown (12 Track Vinyl Album)
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Dread Inna Jamdown (12 Track Vinyl Album)
01 Dread Inna Jamdown
02 Dem Seek Natty Everywhere
03 Make A Joyful Noise
04 Serious Thing
05 The Best By Any Test
06 Natty Dread Skanking
07 From Dusk To Dawn
08 Hold On Tight
09 Love For Everyone
10 Rock To The Beat
11 Natty Going On So
12 Live Together In Harmony
Born 27 July 1949, Kingston, Jamaica. – Died 28 April 2019
Jah Stitch was born 27th July, 1949 in Kingston Jamaica as Melbourne James. He was brought up in the same singing yard as singers Roy Shirley, Stranger Cole and The Heptones. Together with a friend called Finger he started the Sound System Finger tone. The sound would later evolve to the legendary Lord Tipper tone sound system. Around this time Jah Stitch also met Bunny Lee. They started a musical and personal friendship. Stitch’s first release was however produced by Errol Holt with the single (Danger Zone). Jah Stitch soon left Tipper-tone and joined Black Harmony Sound which wasn’t taken to keenly resulting in the shooting of Stitch outside of Bob Marley’s shop in Kingston Beeston Street.
He would miraculously survive the bullet even though rumours spread that the shot was fatal, even reaching Bunny Lee who was in England at the time trying to get Jah Stitch material released. A picture taken at the hospital with John Holt and Ken Boothe was sent out to reconfirm that Jah Stitch actually had survived. This incident would lead to Jah Stitch reinventing himself as a deejay. He now cut (No Dread Can’t Dead) where he had an almost spoken delivery – the song was a major critical success.