Thursday, April 16, 2009
I remember very clearly when I first heard King Kong. I was at Lou's Records chilling with Kofi and he asked me if I listened to Nitty Gritty. I told him I hadn't but I'd check him out since Kofi usually steered me to good records back then. I went and grabbed a double player of Nitty Gritty and King Kong. I popped it in and was sort of bummed. I thought I had been duped into some weird dudes with some warbling voices who just sounded really weird.
I kept listening to those albums and after a while I realized just how good King Kong and Nitty Gritty (for that matter) really were.
This album was done by Bobby Konders for his Massive B label and has way too many classic riddims to name.
When King Kong comes in with "Call Mr. Madden/ tell him to build me a million coffin" it's pretty much a wrap.
As far as I know King Kong is living in Ethiopia, but still does dubplates and performs from time to time.
King Kong "Rumble Jumble Life"