Thursday, July 25, 2013

Downbeat Sound from New York

 Founded in the seventies by selector Tony Screw in New York City, Downbeat rapidly became not only a regional force, but one that could compete with the strongest sounds from Jamaica.
In the "rub-a-dub" era of the 1980's, Downbeat ensured its success by regularly featuring the best of Jamaica's microphone talent. Top artists like Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Jonny Osbourne  Josey Wales, Ninjaman, Professor Nuts, Shinehead Michigan and Smiley, and more. This features several artists and one of Babylon Down's favorite singer Mr. Horace " Sleepy" Andy.