Sunday, February 17, 2008
Nitty Gritty was one of the roughest deejays from the mid-80's Jammy sect and is pretty unique when compared to the entire canon of deejays.
He sort of comes with a listening curve if you will. At first listen you might think he sounds "weird" or "ghost" like. He doesn't so much sing or chat, but moans out his lyrics. He emerged with this style around the same time as the late Tenor Saw and King Kong, both deejays who exhibit a very similar style.
"Turbo Charge" is one of his few true full lengths with the exception being Trials and Crosses which is basically some of the tracks from "Turbo Charge" and some good 45's compiled on one album.
Many allege that Nitty Gritty was murdered by Supercat in front of Super Power Record Shop in NYC in 1991. This theory was never proven and Supercat was acquitted of all charges, but many still wonder and it serves as a reminder of how violent the dancehall world is.
1. Gimme Some A Your Something
2. Turbo Charge
3. Ram Up The Dance
4. Key To Your Heart
5. Amazing Grace
6. Cry Cry Baby
7. Down In The Ghetto
8. Don't Want To Lose You
9. Hog In Minty
Nitty Gritty "Turbo Charged" Full Album