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"Guns Fever"
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‘Sticky’: “Guns Fever” Vocalist?

Thanks to Harry Hawks‘ biographical portrait of master percussionist (& sometime vocalist) Uziah ‘Sticky‘ Thompson for Reggae Collector’s Artists Hall of Fame, we learn that (1) ‘Sticky’ gets a shout-out in the intro to Baba Brooks’ “Girls Town Ska” from 1965 [Q: “Hey Sticks, where you going tonight?”  A: “I’m

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"Ball of Fire"
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“Sticky”: Mouth Percussionist

David Katz‘s biography of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, People Funny Boy, provides some very useful biographical details about master percussionist, Uziah ‘Sticky‘ Thompson: For the rest of [1967], Perry worked closely with a variety of artists for [Joe] Gibbs, including future percussionist, [alternately spelled] Uzziah ‘Sticky’ Thompson, then a popular deejay known

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